Who Was Born Today – August 17 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 17 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 17
1786 Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician who died in the defense of the Alamo.
1882 Samuel Goldwyn, American movie mogul who helped start MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer).
1887 Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born black nationalist who advocated the departure of African-Americans back to Africa.
1890 Harry Hopkins, who organized the Works Projects Administration under President Roosevelt.
1892 Mae West, American actress in burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and movies.
1923 Larry Rovers, painter and sculptor.
1932 John (Red) Kerr, basketball coach.
1943 Robert DeNiro, American actor, won Oscars for his roles in The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull.
1944 Lawrence Joseph Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation.
1953 Judith Regan, controversial book publisher, editor, talk show host.
1960 Sean Penn, actor, screenwriter, director, political and social activist (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mystic River).
1965 Robert Manry, copy editor of Cleveland Plain Dealer who sailed solo in a sailboat from Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth, Cornwall, England.

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