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November 17 in recent years

November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 44 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1901Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, first President of the European Commission (d. 1982)
  • 1901 – Lee Strasberg, Ukrainian-American actor and director (d. 1982)
  • 1902Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1904Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and architect (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Astrid of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1905 – Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1905 – Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1906Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Israel Regardie, English occultist and author (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Christian Fouchet, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1974)
  • 1916Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)
  • 1917Ruth Aaronson Bari, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Kim Heungsou, Korean painter and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1920Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Gemini Ganesan, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 2019)
  • 1922Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2020)
  • 1922 – Jack Froggatt, English footballer (d. 1993)
  • 1923Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician, first President of Cape Verde (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1925Jean Faut, American baseball player and bowler (d. 2023)
  • 1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Charles Mackerras, American-Australian oboe player and conductor (d. 2010)
  • 1927Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Fenella Fielding, English actress (d. 2018)
  • 1927 – Nicholas Taylor, Canadian geologist, businessman, and politician (d. 2020)
  • 1928Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Rance Howard, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Colin McDonald, Australian cricketer (d. 2021)
  • 1929 – Gorō Naya, Japanese actor and director (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930Bob Mathias, American decathlete, actor, and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1932Jeremy Black, English admiral (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Dan Osinski, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Orlando Peña, Cuban-American baseball player and scout
  • 1934Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma
  • 1934 – Anthony King, Canadian-English Psephologist and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Terry Rand, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player
  • 1935 – Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1937Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – Charles Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, Scottish general
  • 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2023)
  • 1939 – Auberon Waugh, English journalist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1940Luke Kelly, Irish singer, folk musician and actor (d. 1984)
  • 1942 – Derek Clayton, English-Australian runner
  • 1942 – Partha Dasgupta, Bangladeshi economist and academic
  • 1942 – Bob Gaudio, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1942 – Lesley Rees, English endocrinologist and academic
  • 1942 – István Rosztóczy, Hungarian-Japanese microbiologist and physician (d. 1993)
  • 1942 – Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
  • 1943Lauren Hutton, American model and actress
  • 1944 – Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach
  • 1944 – Malcolm Bruce, English-Scottish journalist, academic, and politician
  • 1944 – Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1991)
  • 1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1944 – Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and academic, designed the Seattle Central Library
  • 1944 – Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live
  • 1944 – Tom Seaver, American baseball pitcher (d. 2020)
  • 1944 – Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (d. 1966)
  • 1945Lesley Abdela, English journalist and activist
  • 1945 – Jeremy Hanley, English accountant and politician, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
  • 1945 – Elvin Hayes, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Roland Joffé, English-French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian politician, 8th President of Algeria
  • 1946 – Martin Barre, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1946 – Terry Branstad, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Governor of Iowa
  • 1946 – Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach
  • 1947 – Rod Clements, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist
  • 1948Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont
  • 1948 – East Bay Ray, American guitarist
  • 1949John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1949 – Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese soldier and politician, eighth Prime Minister of Vietnam
  • 1949 – Michael Wenden, Australian swimmer
  • 1950Roland Matthes, German swimmer (d. 2019)
  • 1951 – Butch Davis, American football player and coach
  • 1951 – Werner Hoyer, German economist and politician
  • 1951 – Dean Paul Martin, American singer, actor, and pilot (d. 1987)
  • 1951 – Stephen Root, American actor
  • 1951 – Jack Vettriano, Scottish painter and philanthropist
  • 1952 – David Emanuel, Welsh fashion designer
  • 1952 – Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1952 – Runa Laila, Bangladeshi singer
  • 1952 – Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, fifth President of South Africa
  • 1953 – Babis Tennes, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)
  • 1955 – Peter Cox, English singer-songwriter
  • 1955 – Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1955 – Dennis Maruk, Ukrainian-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956Angelika Machinek, German glider pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1956 – Jim McGovern, Scottish politician
  • 1957 – Jim Babjak, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1958Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
  • 1959 – Terry Fenwick, English footballer and manager
  • 1959 – William R. Moses, American actor and producer
  • 1959 – Jaanus Tamkivi, Estonian politician
  • 1960 – Michael Hertwig, German footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Jonathan Ross, English actor and talk show host
  • 1960 – RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer
  • 1960 – Steve Stipanovich, American basketball player
  • 1961 – Robert Stethem, American soldier (d. 1985)
  • 1961 – Pat Toomey, American businessman and politician
  • 1962 – Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1963Adrian Branch, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Daniel Scott, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1963 – Dylan Walsh, American actor
  • 1964Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor
  • 1964 – Mitch Williams, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Darren Beadman, Australian jockey
  • 1965 – Amanda Brown, Australian violinist and composer
  • 1966 – Ben Allison, American bassist and composer
  • 1966 – Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1966 – Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1966 – Richard Fortus, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American model and actress
  • 1966 – Sophie Marceau, French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Alvin Patrimonio, Filipino basketball player and manager
  • 1967 – Tab Benoit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Ronnie DeVoe, American singer, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Ryōtarō Okiayu, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1969 – Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
  • 1969 – Rebecca Walker, American author
  • 1970 – Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Tania Zaetta, Australian actress
  • 1971David Ramsey, American actor
  • 1971 – Tonje Sagstuen, Norwegian handball player, journalist, newspaper editor, and gambling executive
  • 1972Kimya Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Joanne Goode, English badminton player
  • 1972 – Lorraine Pascale, English model and chef
  • 1972 – Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1973 – Andreas Hedlund, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Eli Marrero, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1973 – Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1973 – Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater and coach
  • 1974 – Eunice Barber, Sierra Leonean-French heptathlete and long jumper
  • 1974 – Leslie Bibb, American actress and producer
  • 1974 – Berto Romero, Spanish comedian and actor
  • 1975 – Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer
  • 1975 – Lee Carseldine, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 – Jerome James, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Brandon Call, American actor
  • 1976 – Diane Neal, American actress and director
  • 1977Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1978 – Glen Air, Australian rugby league player
  • 1978 – Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress and stuntwoman
  • 1978 – Tom Ellis, Welsh actor
  • 1978 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
  • 1978 – Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1979 – Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1980 – Jay Bradley, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Sarah Harding, English singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2021)
  • 1981 – Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
  • 1982 – Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1982 – Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983Viva Bianca, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 – Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
  • 1983 – Ryan Braun, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Trevor Crowe, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Jodie Henry, Australian swimmer
  • 1983 – Harry Lloyd, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Christopher Paolini, American author
  • 1984 – Amanda Evora, American figure skater
  • 1984 – Park Han-byul, South Korean model and actress
  • 1985 – Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985 – Sékou Camara, Malian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1985 – Carolina Neurath, Swedish journalist
  • 1986 – Everth Cabrera, Nicaraguan baseball player
  • 1986 – Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Aaron Finch, Australian cricketer
  • 1986 – Nani, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986 – Greg Rutherford, English long jumper
  • 1987 – Justine Michelle Cain, English actress
  • 1987 – Craig Noone, English footballer
  • 1987 – Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer
  • 1988 – Justin Cooper, American actor
  • 1989 – Ryan Griffin, American football player
  • 1989 – Seth Lugo, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1990 – Elías Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1992 – Damiris Dantas, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1992 – Katarzyna Kawa, Polish tennis player
  • 1992 – Danielle Kettlewell, Australian synchronised swimmer
  • 1993 – Taylor Gold, American snowboarder
  • 1994Raquel Castro, American actress and singer
  • 1995 – Elise Mertens, Belgian tennis player
  • 1995 – Panashe Muzambe, Scottish rugby union player
  • 1996 – Minkah Fitzpatrick, American football player
  • 1996 – Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Australian rugby league player
  • 1997Dragan Bender, Croatian basketball player
  • 1997 – Julian Ryerson, Norwegian footballer
  • 2000 – Joanne Züger, Swiss tennis player
  • 2004 – Linda Nosková, Czech tennis player

Deaths

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1601–1900

1901–present

Holidays and observances

See also

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