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>>  Noted Birthdays on Wednesday, August 17  <<

David Crockett
c. 1834
1786 – Davy Crockett, born in Greene County, North Carolina,, frontiersman, adventurer, politician, Alamo (d.1836)
1865 – Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (d.1950)
1870 – Frederick F. Russell, developed first successful typhoid fever vaccine (d.1960)
1887 – Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist, activist, founded Black Star Line (d.1940)
1888 – Monty Woolley, born in New York City, actor, Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner (d.1963)
1889 – Lalla Carlsen, Norwegian actress, singer (d.1967)
1890 – Harry Lloyd Hopkins, American politician, diplomat, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (d.1946)
1893 – Mary Jane "Mae" West, born in Kings County, New York,, actress, Go Up and See Her Sometime, Klondike Annie (d.1980)
1909 – Larry Clinton, American trumpet player, bandleader (d.1985)

Mae West
c. 1932
1913 – W. Mark Felt, born in Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Watergate whistleblower "Deep Throat" (d.2008)
1918 – Evelyn Ankers, Chilean-American actress, singer, known as "the Queen of the Bs" (d.1985)
1918 – Mort Marshall, New York City, actor, Kiss Me Deadly (1955), The Longest Yard (1974) (d.1979)
1919 – Georgia Gibbs, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, singer, Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire (d.2006)
1920 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress, singer, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), The Quiet Man (1952), The Rare Breed (1966) (d.2015)
1923 – Chaleo Yoovidhya, born in Phichit, Thailand, co-creator of Red Bull (d.2012)
1926 – Jean Poiret, French actor, director, screenwriter (d.1992)
1928 – Chet Allen, Chickasha Oklahoma, actor, Jerry – Bonino, Slats – Troubleshooter (d.2011)
1929 – Augie Blunt, American actor (d.1999)

Maureen O'Hara
c. 1947
1929 – Francis Gary Powers, U.S. spy, U.S.S.R. captures him in 1959 U-2 incident (d.1977)
1933 – Glenn Corbett, American actor, Lincoln Case – Route 66 (d.1993)
1935 – Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor, director (d.2018)
1936 – Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Sioux musician, actor, singer, activist (d.2007)
1937 – Spiros Focás, Greek actor
1939 – Anthony Valentine, English actor (d.2015)
1939 – Luther Allison, Mayflower, Arkansas, rock guitarist, Bad News is Coming (d.1997)
1941 – John Wesley "Boog" Powell, baseball player, AL MVP 1970, Orioles HOF
1942 – Shane Porteous, Australian actor, animator, screenwriter

Robert De Niro
c. 2016
1943 – Boots Plata, Filipino actor, director, screenwriter (d.2011)
1943 – Robert De Niro, actor, director, producer, Bang the Drum Slowly, Taxi Driver, Awakenings
1943 – Dave "Snaker" Ray, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, Koerner, Ray & Glover (d.2002)
1944 – Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison, co-founded-CEO of Oracle Corporation, Billionaire
1947 – Jennifer Rhodes, American actress
1947 – Gary Talley, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Box Tops
1949 – Julian Fellowes, Egyptian-English actor, director, screenwriter, politician
1949 – Sib Hashian, born in Boston, Massachusetts, rock drummer, Boston (d.2017)
1951 – Richard Hunt, American puppeteer, actor (d.1992)

Larry Elllison
c. 2009
1951 – Robert Joy, born in Montreal, Quebec, actor, Big Shots, Suicide Club
1953 – Kevin Rowland, English singer, songwriter, guitarist, Dexys Midnight Runners
1955 – Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist, XTC
1955 – Janet Quist, born in Austin, Texas, Playmate December 1978
1955 – Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter, actor, Thing Called Love
1957 – Laurence Overmire, American poet, author, actor
1958 – Belinda Carlisle, born in Hollywood, California, GoGos lead singer, 'Heaven on Earth'
1959 – Emily Jansen Melliere, born in Iowa, daughter, wife, mother, teacher, etc
1960 – Sean Penn, born in Santa Monica, California, actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Emily Jansen Melliere
1962 – Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, German actor, director
1962 – Gilby Clarke, U.S. pop guitarist, Guns n' Roses – Civil War
1963 – Carmen Berg, born in Bismark, North Dakota, Playmate July 1987
1964 – Colin James, Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer
1964 – Maria McKee, American singer, songwriter, Lone Justice
1965 – Steve Gorman, American drummer, The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy
1965 – Glen Goldsmith, rocker, What You See is What You Get
1965 – Larry B. Scott, American actor, director, producer
1966 – Maysa Leak, American singer, producer, Incognito

Sean Penn
c. 2013
1967 – David Conrad, American actor
1968 – Andrew Koenig, American actor, director (d.2010)
1968 – Andriy Kuzmenko, Ukrainian singer, songwriter, actor, Skryabin (d.2015)
1968 – Helen McCrory, English actress, Narcissa Malfoy – the final three Harry Potter films
1969 – Donnie Wahlberg [Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr.], Boston, rocker, New Kids – Hangin' Tough
1969 – Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer, actress
1970 – Rupert Degas, English actor, producer
1974 – Tony Hajjar, Lebanese-American drummer, At the Drive-In, Sparta
1974 – Tomomi Kahala, Japanese singer, songwriter, actress
1974 – Giuliana Rancic, Italian-American journalist, actress
1976 – Scott Halberstadt, American actor
1977 – Michael Richard Lewis, Welsh guitarist, Lostprophets, Public Disturbance, No Devotion
1977 – Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer, songwriter, producer, Nightwish
1978 – Karena Lam, Canadian-Hong Kong actress, singer
1978 – Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer, Tristania
1986 – Bryton McClure, Lakewood, California, actor, Richie – Family Matters

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>>  Noted Events On Wednesday, August 17  <<

2022 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time. Error 403 links corrected when found.
Woodstock Music & Art Fair
53 Years Ago Today! - Day Three
Grace Slick
2015 – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service reveals that hackers who stole taxpayer data in May had accessed additional databases, adding 220,000 to the previous estimate of 114,000 taxpayers who have had their information compromised
2012 – Trogloraptor marchingtoni, an unusual spider discovered in 2010 is determined to be a new family of spiders previously unknown in the world of science; the new spider family has been named Trogloraptor, meaning 'cave robber'
2011 – The price of gold reaches a new record after Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez announces plans to nationalize his country's gold industry
2005 – The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, starts
2002 – The Act of Entrusting the World to the Divine Mercy and consecration of the sanctuary in Kraków-Lagiewniki by John Paul II
2000 – Democrat National Convention: Nominates Al Gore to run for president
1998 – Monica Lewinsky scandal: U.S. President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship under oath, also called perjury, House impeachment
1988 – Republican National Convention: Nominate George H. W. Bush for president
1987 – Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,700 for first time (2,700.57)
1987 – Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
1985 – 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant in Austin, Minnesota
1983 – Hurricane Alicia, intensifying off the coast kills 21 in Texas
1982 – The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany
1973 – Willie Mays hits 660th and last home run (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
1969 – Woodstock rock festival, day 3, in New York
1969 – Category Five Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast at Pass Christian, Mississippi, killing 259 and causing $1.42 billion in damage
1966 – Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time home run list
1961 – Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress [1]
1950 – Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army
1945 – George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom
1943 – World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission
1943 – World War II: The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily
1943 – World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins
1943 – World War II: The Royal Air Force begins Operation Hydra, the first air raid of the Operation Crossbow strategic bombing campaign against Germany's V-weapon program
1942 – World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari)
1939 – The Wizard of Oz opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY
1938 – Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
1918 – Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000
1915 – Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia, United States
1915 – A Category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour (217 km/h) (275 killed)
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened
1896 – Bridget Driscoll is run over by a Benz car in the grounds of The Crystal Palace, London, the UK's first pedestrian motoring fatality
1891 – Electric self-starter for automobile patented
1891 – President Benjamin Harrison attends the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont [1]
1877 – Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Gainesville: Confederate forces defeat Union troops near Gainesville, Florida
1863 – American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter
1862 – American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River
1858 – First bank in Hawaii opens
1846 – U.S. fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1807 – Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York, New York, for Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world
1788 – Losantville, Ohio (now Cincinnati) founded [1]
1585 – A first group of colonists sent by Sir Walter Raleigh under the charge of Ralph Lane lands in the New World to create Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast of present-day North Carolina [1]

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