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December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 14 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 1239Kujō Yoritsugu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1256)
  • 1267Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
  • 1554Ernest of Bavaria, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1612)
  • 1556Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, poet in Mughal Empire(d. 1627)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1903Erskine Caldwell, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1987)
  • 1903 – Ray Noble, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
  • 1905Simo Häyhä, Finnish soldier and sniper (d. 2002)
  • 1905 – Mohammad Hidayatullah, 11th Chief Justice of India, and politician, sixth Vice President of India (d. 1992)
  • 1905 – Erico Verissimo, Brazilian author and translator (d. 1975)
  • 1906Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (d. 1994)
  • 1906 – Russell C. Newhouse, American pilot and engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1908Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  • 1910Eknath Easwaran, Indian-American educator and author (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Sy Oliver, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • 1912Edward Short, Baron Glenamara, English captain and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)
  • 1913Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 1967)
  • 1914Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Fernando Alonso, Cuban ballet dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (d. 2013)
  • 1916Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1917Kenneth Dike, Nigerian historian, author, and academic (d. 1983)
  • 1920Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist, developed the APL programming language (d. 2004)
  • 1921Lore Berger, German-Swiss author and translator (d. 1943)
  • 1922Alan Voorhees, American engineer and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1923Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian and scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1926Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1926 – John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Stephen Lewis, English actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2015)
  • 1927Richard Long, American actor and director (d. 1974)
  • 1927 – Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (d. 2012)
  • 1928Marilyn Beck, American journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Eli Beeding, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Doyle Conner, American farmer and politician, seventh Florida Commissioner of Agriculture (d. 2012)
  • 1929William Safire, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1930Bob Guccione, American photographer and publisher, founded Penthouse (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor and painter
  • 1930 – Dorothy Rowe, Australian psychologist and author (d. 2019)
  • 1931Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – James McGaugh, American neurobiologist and psychologist
  • 1932John Bond, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1934Irving Petlin, American painter and academic (d. 2018)
  • 1934 – Ray Wilson, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)
  • 1935Brian Langford, English cricketer (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Cal Ripken Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1936Pope Francis
  • 1936 – Tommy Steele, English singer, guitarist, and actor
  • 1937Brian Hayes, Australian-English radio host
  • 1937 – Art Neville, American singer and keyboard player (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Kerry Packer, Australian businessman, founded World Series Cricket (d. 2005)
  • 1937 – John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • 1937 – Calvin Waller, American general (d. 1996)
  • 1938Peter Snell, New Zealand runner (d. 2019)
  • 1939James Booker, American pianist (d. 1983)
  • 1939 – Eddie Kendricks, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1940Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1941Dave Dee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
  • 1941 – Stan Mudenge, Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012)
  • 1942Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian general and politician, seventh Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 1942 – Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1987)[14]
  • 1943Ron Geesin, Scottish pianist and composer
  • 1944Jack L. Chalker, American author and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1944 – Carlo M. Croce, Italian-American oncologist and academic
  • 1944 – Bernard Hill, English actor
  • 1945Ernie Hudson, American actor
  • 1945 – David Mallet, British director
  • 1945 – Chris Matthews, American journalist and author
  • 1945 – Jüri Talvet, Estonian poet and critic
  • 1945 – Jacqueline Wilson, English author and academic[15]
  • 1946Simon Bates, English radio host
  • 1946 – Eugene Levy, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947Wes Studi, American actor and producer
  • 1948Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1948 – Jim Bonfanti, American rock drummer
  • 1948 – Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkish economist and politician
  • 1949Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
  • 1949 – Paul Rodgers, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950Laurence F. Johnson, American educator and author
  • 1950 – Maurice Peoples, American sprinter and coach
  • 1951Pat Hill, American football player and coach
  • 1951 – Ken Hitchcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1951 – Tatyana Kazankina, Russian runner
  • 1953Bill Pullman, American actor
  • 1954Sergejus Jovaiša, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1955Brad Davis, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1956Peter Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Dominic Lawson, English journalist and author
  • 1956 – Totka Petrova, Bulgarian runner
  • 1957Wendy Hoyte, English sprinter
  • 1957 – Bob Ojeda, American baseball player and coach
  • 1958Mike Mills, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1959Bob Stinson, American songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1961Mansoor al-Jamri, Bahraini journalist and author
  • 1962Paul Dobson, English footballer
  • 1962 – Galina Malchugina, Russian sprinter
  • 1962 – Rocco Mediate, American golfer and journalist
  • 1964Frank Musil, Czech ice hockey player and coach
  • 1964 – Joe Wolf, American basketball player and coach
  • 1965Craig Berube, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1966Tracy Byrd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1967Vincent Damphousse, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Karsten Neitzel, German footballer and manager
  • 1968Claudio Suárez, Mexican footballer
  • 1968 – Paul Tracy, Canadian race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1969Laurie Holden, American actress and model
  • 1969 – Inna Lasovskaya, Russian triple jumper
  • 1969 – Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer
  • 1969 – Mick Quinn, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
  • 1971Alan Khan, South African radio and TV presenter
  • 1971 – Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player
  • 1972Iván Pedroso, Cuban long jumper and coach
  • 1973Eddie Fisher, American drummer[16]
  • 1973 – Konstadinos Gatsioudis, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1973 – Rian Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Paula Radcliffe, English runner
  • 1973 – Hasan Vural, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1974Charl Langeveldt, South African cricketer
  • 1974 – Sarah Paulson, American actress
  • 1974 – Giovanni Ribisi, American actor
  • 1975Nick Dinsmore, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1975 – Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan sprinter
  • 1975 – Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-American actress
  • 1976Éric Bédard, Canadian speed skater and coach
  • 1976 – Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
  • 1976 – Andrew Simpson, English sailor (d. 2013)
  • 1976 – Takeo Spikes, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1977Arnaud Clément, French tennis player
  • 1977 – Samuel Påhlsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Katheryn Winnick, Canadian actress
  • 1977 – Maria Brink, American singer and songwriter
  • 1978Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and politician
  • 1978 – Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer and songwriter
  • 1978 – Chase Utley, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Riteish Deshmukh, Indian film actor, producer and architect
  • 1979Matt Murley, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Paul Smith, English footballer
  • 1980Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
  • 1980 – Alexandra Papageorgiou, Greek hammer thrower
  • 1980 – Eli Pariser, American activist and author
  • 1981Jerry Hsu, American skateboarder and photographer
  • 1981 – Tim Wiese, German footballer
  • 1982Josh Barfield, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player
  • 1982 – Craig Kielburger, Canadian activist and author
  • 1982 – Stéphane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player
  • 1982 – Ryan Moats, American football player
  • 1983Erik Christensen, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Haron Keitany, Kenyan runner
  • 1983 – Sébastien Ogier, French race car driver
  • 1984Luis Maria Alfageme, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984 – Julian Bennett, English footballer
  • 1984 – Andrew Davies, English footballer
  • 1984 – Mikky Ekko, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1984 – Shannon Woodward, American actress
  • 1985Łukasz Broź, Polish footballer
  • 1985 – Craig Reid, English footballer
  • 1985 – Greg James, English radio presenter and comedian
  • 1986Emma Bell, American actress
  • 1986 – Frank Winterstein, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
  • 1987Maryna Arzamasova, Belorussian middle-distance runner[17]
  • 1987 – Bo Guagua, Chinese businessman
  • 1987 – Chelsea Manning, American soldier and intelligence analyst
  • 1988Liisa Ehrberg, Estonian cyclist
  • 1988 – Grethe Grünberg, Estonian ice dancer
  • 1988 – Kris Joseph, Canadian basketball player
  • 1988 – David Rudisha, Kenyan runner
  • 1988 – Craig Sutherland, Scottish footballer
  • 1991James Hurst, American football player
  • 1991 – Jordan Rankin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Atsedu Tsegay, Ethiopian runner
  • 1992Joshua Ingram, Canadian drummer and percussionist
  • 1992 – Quinton de Kock, South African cricketer
  • 1993Patricia Kú Flores, Peruvian tennis player
  • 1994Lloyd Perrett, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1994 – Nat Wolff, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player and actor
  • 1996Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Russian figure skater
  • 1997Naiktha Bains, British-Australian tennis player
  • 1997 – Shoma Uno, Japanese figure skater
  • 1998Jasmine Armfield, English actress
  • 1998 – Martin Ødegaard, Norwegian footballer
  • 1999Mirei Sasaki, Japanese idol[18]

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 779Sturm, abbot of Fulda
  • 908al-Abbas ibn al-Hasan al-Jarjara'i, Abbasid vizier
  • 908 – Abdallah ibn al-Mu'tazz, Abbasid prince and poet, anti-caliph for one day
  • 942William I, duke of Normandy
  • 1187Pope Gregory VIII (b. 1100)
  • 1195Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut (b. 1150)
  • 1273Rumi, Persian jurist, theologian, and poet (b. 1207)
  • 1419William Gascoigne, Chief Justice of England
  • 1471Infanta Isabel, Duchess of Burgundy (b. 1397)
  • 1559Irene di Spilimbergo, Italian Renaissance poet and painter (b. 1538)[19]
  • 1562Eleonora di Toledo, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (b. 1522)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1904William Shiels, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Victoria (b. 1848)
  • 1907William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish physicist and engineer (b. 1824)
  • 1909Leopold II of Belgium (b. 1835)
  • 1917Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and activist (b. 1836)
  • 1927Rajendra Lahiri, Indian activist (b. 1892)
  • 1928Frank Rinehart, American photographer (b. 1861)
  • 1929Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa, Portuguese general and politician, tenth President of Portugal (b. 1863)
  • 1930Peter Warlock, Welsh composer and critic (b. 1894)
  • 1932Charles Winckler, Danish discus thrower, shot putter, and tug of war competitor (b. 1867)
  • 193313th Dalai Lama (b. 1876)
  • 1935Lizette Woodworth Reese, American poet (b. 1856)[21]
  • 1940Alicia Boole Stott, Anglo-Irish mathematician and academic (b. 1860)
  • 1942Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1895)
  • 1947Christos Tsigiridis, Greek engineer (b. 1877)
  • 1956Eddie Acuff, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1957Dorothy L. Sayers, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
  • 1962Thomas Mitchell, American actor (b. 1892)
  • 1964Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)
  • 1967Harold Holt, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
  • 1970Oliver Waterman Larkin, American historian, author, and educator (b. 1896)
  • 1978Don Ellis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • 1981Antiochos Evangelatos, Greek composer and conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1982Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1889)
  • 1986Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist (b. 1925)
  • 1987Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal (b. 1900)
  • 1987 – Linda Wong, American porn actress (b. 1951)
  • 1987 – Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-American author and poet (b. 1903)
  • 1992Günther Anders, German journalist and philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 1992 – Dana Andrews, American actor (b. 1909)
  • 1999Rex Allen, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1920)
  • 1999 – Grover Washington Jr., American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • 1999 – C. Vann Woodward, American historian and academic (b. 1908)
  • 2002K. W. Devanayagam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, tenth Sri Lankan Minister of Justice (b. 1910)
  • 2003Otto Graham, American football player and coach (b. 1921)
  • 2004Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (b. 1931)
  • 2005Jack Anderson, American journalist and author (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Marc Favreau, Canadian actor and poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 1936)
  • 2006Larry Sherry, American baseball player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2008Sammy Baugh, American football player and coach (b. 1914)
  • 2008 – Freddy Breck, German singer-songwriter, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Dave Smith, American baseball player and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2009Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)
  • 2009 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Alaina Reed Hall, American actress (b. 1946)
  • 2010Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2010 – Walt Dropo, American basketball and baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Ralph Coates, English footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2011Eva Ekvall, Venezuelan journalist and author, Miss Venezuela 2000 (b. 1983)
  • 2011 – Kim Jong-il, North Korean commander and politician, second Supreme Leader of North Korea (b. 1941)
  • 2012Richard Adams, Filipino-American activist (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – James Gower, American priest and activist, co-founded the College of the Atlantic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Laurier LaPierre, Canadian historian, journalist, and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (b. 1957)
  • 2013Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Spanish cardinal (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Richard Heffner, American historian and television host (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Tetsurō Kashibuchi, Japanese drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Janet Rowley, American geneticist and biologist (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Conny van Rietschoten, Dutch sailor (b. 1926)
  • 2014Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (b. 1913)
  • 2014 – Richard C. Hottelet, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Oleh Lysheha, Ukrainian poet and playwright (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Lowell Steward, American captain (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Ivan Vekić, Croatian colonel, lawyer, and politician, Croatian Minister of the Interior (b. 1938)
  • 2015Hal Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Osamu Hayaishi, American-Japanese biochemist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Michael Wyschogrod, German-American philosopher and theologian (b. 1928)
  • 2016Benjamin A. Gilman, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Henry Heimlich, American doctor (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – Gordon Hunt, American voice director (b. 1929)
  • 2020Jeremy Bullock, English actor (b. 1945)[22]
  • 2020 – Allen Dines, American politician (b. 1921)[23]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Daniel the Prophet
    • Josep Manyanet i Vives
    • Lazarus of Bethany (local commemoration in Cuba)
    • O Sapientia
    • Olympias the Deaconess
    • Wivina
    • Sturm
    • December 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Accession Day (Bahrain)
  • International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
  • Kurdish Flag Day (Global Kurdish population)
  • National Day (Bhutan)
  • Pan American Aviation Day (United States)
  • Wright Brothers Day, a United States federal observance by Presidential proclamation

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