Happy Birthday to these Leo's who were born on August 17th.

  1. 1473 - Richard, Duke of York, one of the Princes in the Tower (d. 1483?)
  2. 1562 - Hans Leo Hassler (baptised), German composer (d. 1612)
  3. 1578 - Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)
  4. 1601 - Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (d. 1665)
  5. 1629 - King John III of Poland (d. 1696)
  6. 1768 - Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  7. 1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
  8. 1828 - Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  9. 1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
  10. 1863 - Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (d. 1924)
  11. 1866 - Julia Marlowe, Shakespearean actress (d. 1950)
  12. 1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
  13. 1887 - Marcus Garvey, Jamaican leader, Rastafari prophet (d. 1940)
  14. 1887 - Emperor Charles I of Austria (d. 1922)
  15. 1890 - Harry Hopkins, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1946)
  16. 1890 - Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (d. 1920)
  17. 1893 - Mae West, American actress and playwright (d. 1980)
  18. 1896 - Leslie Groves, American military engineer, built The Pentagon,directed Manhattan Project (d. 1970)
  19. 1904 - Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (d. 1991)
  20. 1911 - Mikhail Botvinnik, chess player (d. 1995)
  21. 1913 - W. Mark Felt, FBI associate director and Deep Throat Watergate informant
  22. 1913 - Rudy York, baseball player (d. 1970)
  23. 1920 - Maureen O'Hara, actress
  24. 1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
  25. 1929 - Francis Gary Powers, U-2 pilot (d. 1977)
  26. 1930 - Glenn Corbett, actor (d. 1993)
  27. 1930 - Ted Hughes, English poet (d. 1998)
  28. 1932 - V. S. Naipaul, West Indian-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate
  29. 1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
  30. 1935 - Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor
  31. 1938 - Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian Muslim cleric
  32. 1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
  33. 1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
  34. 1943 - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues guitarist (d. 2002)
  35. 1948 - Rod MacDonald, American musician
  36. 1951 - Alan Minter, boxer
  37. 1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
  38. 1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
  39. 1954 - Eric Johnson, guitarist
  40. 1955 - Richard Hilton, American heir
  41. 1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
  42. 1957 - Robin Cousins, British figure skater
  43. 1958 - Belinda Carlisle, American singer
  44. 1958 - Kirk Stevens, Canadian snooker player
  45. 1959 - David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
  46. 1959 - Jonathan Franzen, American author
  47. 1960 - Sean Penn, American actor, director
  48. 1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses
  49. 1964 - Colin James, blues musician
  50. 1966 - Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder
  51. 1966 - William E. Dudley, American poet
  52. 1968 - Ed McCaffrey, American football player
  53. 1969 - Donnie Wahlberg, American actor and singer
  54. 1970 - Jim Courier, American tennis player
  55. 1970 - Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist
  56. 1970 - Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
  57. 1971 - Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  58. 1971 - Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  59. 1977 - Thierry Henry, French footballer
  60. 1977 - Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer (Nightwish)
  61. 1977 - William Gallas, French footballer
  62. 1979 - Antwaan Randle El, American football player
  63. 1980 - Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer
  64. 1980 - Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
  65. 1982 - Akisha Samia, Hawaiian professional wrestler
  66. 1982 - Melissa Anderson, independent professional wrestler
  67. 1985 - Reda Wahid, Lebanese footballer
  68. 1986 - Rudy Gay, American basketball player
  69. 1986 - Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
  70. 1990 - Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress