On This Day: August 17th
This is 229th day of the year and 136 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—16 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 17th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Mae WestAmerican comedienne
Marcus Garveyblack nationalist leader
V. S. Naipaulauthor
Robert De Nirofilm actor
Sean Pennactor, producer, director
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.