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Notable Birthdays for August 17

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Those born on this date include:

- French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1601
- frontiersman Davy Crockett in 1786
- movie producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1882
- actor Mae West in 1893
- Watergate figure W. Mark Felt, known as Deep Throat, in 1913
- actor Maureen O'Hara in 1920
- U.S. spy plane aviator Francis Gary Powers in 1929
- British poet laureate Ted Hughes in 1930
- Nobel literature laureate V.S. Naipaul in 1932
- actor Robert De Niro in 1943 (age 79)
- filmmaker Julian Fellowes in 1949 (age 73)
- pop singer Belinda Carlisle in 1958 (age 64)
- novelist Jonathan Franzen in 1959 (age 63)
- investigative journalist Eric Schlosser in 1959 (age 63)
- actor Sean Penn in 1960 (age 62)
- television commentator/former football coach Jon Gruden in 1963 (age 59)
- actor Helen McCrory in 1968
- actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg in 1969 (age 53)
- tennis Hall of Fame member Jim Courier in 1970 (age 52)
- television host Giuliana Rancic in 1974 (age 48)
- actor Mark Salling in 1982
- actor Austin Butler in 1991 (age 31)
- former WWE wrestler Paige, born Saraya-Jade Bevis, in 1992 (age 30)
- actor Taissa Farmiga in 1994 (age 28)
- musician Phoebe Bridgers in 1994 (age 28)
- rapper The Kid Laroi, born Charlton Howard, in 2003 (age 19).

 

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