August 17-National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

August 17 2023 is Thursday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on August 17

Find out about important past events, festivals, funny, weird, national days, special days & Holidays happening around the world in different countries on this day

  • 228th day of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Leo
  • National Thrift Shop Day
  • Flag Day- Bolivia
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • Indonesian Independence Day- Indonesia
  • National Vanilla Custard Day
  • Independence Day- Gabon

Past events and historical events on August 17

  • 2008-The American champion swimmer Michael Phelps Earns his 8th Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympics.
  • 1999-Turkey EartMore than 17,000 people died and hundreds of thousands were injured or homeless in Izmit, northern Turkey’s most densely populated city, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake. The worst earthquake in Turkey collapsed numerous structures in Istanbul, 50 kilometers distant.
  • 1998-President Clinton acknowledged to a grand jury and the nation on television that he had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
  • 1993-Buckingham Palace the palace is open to the public first time.
  • 1978-Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman become the first people to complete the world’s First Transatlantic Balloon Flight.
  • 1982-The first compact disc was pressed in the Polydor factory in Hanover, Germany.
  • 1970-The first spacecraft to land on another planet,Venera 7 launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1969-storm Camille, a Category 5 storm, hits Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, killing almost 300 people and destroying thousands of houses in Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, and Louisiana.
  • 1960-Gabon gains independence from the French.
  • 1858-First Bank Opens in Hawaii.
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Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on August 17

Famous Celebrities birthdays on 17th August– Robert DeNiro, Sharat Saxena, Boog Powell, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Julian Fellowes, Shraddha Arya, Kevin Rowland, Jonathan Franzen, Muhammad Shah, Sean Penn, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Gilby Clarke, Donnie Wahlberg, Christian Laettner and Posdnuos.
  • 1993-Nidhhi Agerwal -Indian actress
  • 1987-Shraddha Arya- Indian actress
  • 1963-S. Shankar- Indian film director
  • 1960-Sean Penn-American actor, director
  • 1949-Norm Coleman-American politician
  • 1943-Robert De Niro-American actor
  • 1911-Mikhail Botvinnik-Russian chess player
  • 1786-Davy Crockett-American soldier, politician
FAQ / People Also
1. Which Day is 17th August 2023?
  • 17th August is Thursday
  • 229th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Leo
2. Special Day on August 17?
  • Gabon celebrates its Independence Day every year on August 17. Gabon broke away from France after more than a hundred years and became an independent country on this day in 1960.
  • Indonesia has a national holiday called “Independence Day” to remember the day that Indonesia declared its freedom from the United Kingdom on August 17, 1945. By order of the government in 1946, it became a national holiday.
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