August 17 is the 229th day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, Seattle's famous Pike Place Market opened in 1907, George Orwell's famous Animal Farm was first published, and Michael Phelps became the first person to win 8 gold medals in one Olympic game. Famous birthdays include Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Mae West. August 17 also marks the Gold Cup Parade and National Black Cat Appreciation Day.
We have 17 holidays listed for August 17.
National Black Cat Appreciation Day
They’re so sleek and hypnotizing with their all-knowing eyes, but black cats seldom get recognition.
Baby Boomers Recognition Day
Join millions in celebrating the contributions made by boomers in today's society!
Gabon Independence Day
Gabon Independence Day.is an occasion to honor the birth of a sovereign nation.
Indonesia independence day
Indonesia Independence Day celebrates a long battle for the people of Indonesia for their own nation.
National Abel Day
Listen Abels around the world, this is the day to celebrate your lovely name.
National I LOVE My feet Day
Celebrate National I Love My Feet Day and your feet will thank you.
National Marilyn Day
Marilyn is one of the most iconic names in history and today we celebrate it.
National Massachusetts Day
Grab some turkey and cranberries, and hail the wonderful state in your best Boston accent.
National Nonprofit Day
It’s time to celebrate the unsung heroes who fight for those who can’t!
National Thrift Shop Day
Macklemore said it best, "I'm gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket!"
National Workers’ Comp Adjuster Day
Do your job and demand your compensation, but in just that order.
Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day
Deca ste lüblene slovenske matere (You are children of the beloved Slovene mother).
Taissa Farmiga’s Birthday
She evokes anxiety that delights her fans through suspense-filled scenes, making her a true scream queen.
Mae West’s Birthday
She was the most controversial actress of her day, famed for her carefree sexual freedom.
Joyner Lucas’s Birthday
Stretching the boundaries of creativity in rapping is what Joyner Lucas does best.