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May 17th

469 Notable birthdays

Bill Paxton

American actor and filmmaker (1955–2017).

Born May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth.

Died February 25th, 2017 at 61 years old in Los Angeles (stroke). [ref]

Bob Saget

American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host (1956–2022).

Born May 17th, 1956 in Philadelphia.

Died January 9th, 2022 at 65 years old in Orlando (blunt trauma, head injury). [ref]

Idi Amin

President of uganda from 1971 to 1979.

Born May 17th, 1928 in Koboko.

Died August 16th, 2003 at 75 years old in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (kidney failure).

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

American writer.

Born May 17th, 1978 (age 45 years) in Oregon.

Nikki Reed

American actress.

Born May 17th, 1988 (age 35 years) in Los Angeles.

Dennis Hopper

American actor and filmmaker (1936–2010).

Born May 17th, 1936 in Dodge City. [ref]

Died May 29th, 2010 at 74 years old in Venice (prostate cancer). [ref]

Alistair Overeem

Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer.

Born May 17th, 1980 (age 43 years) in Hounslow.


Irish singer.

Born May 17th, 1961 (age 62 years) in Gweedore.

Sasha Alexander

American actress.

Born May 17th, 1973 (age 50 years) in Los Angeles.

Craig Ferguson

Scottish television host, comedian, author, and actor.

Born May 17th, 1962 (age 61 years) in Glasgow.

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