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Birthdays occurring on August, 17

1896 Leslie Groves was born on August 17, 1896
The test will proceed as scheduled, ... I demand a signed weather forecast. I warn you, if you are wrong, I will hang you.
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1899 Stephen Weiss was born on August 17, 1899
I'm just trying to play my game, compete and try to help the team win. To do that, I try to be an offensive player. If I contribute that way, that's awesome. But first thing is to play hard.
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1899 Janet Lewis was born on August 17, 1899
Westin's move to completely smoke free fully supports our brand positioning of renewal and creating a healthier environment for guests and employees alike. We're giving guests, groups, and associates what they want, and our brand and our owner/operators are gaining a distinct competitive advantage in the process.
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1905 John Hay Whitney was born on August 17, 1905
American multimillionaire and sportsman who had a multifaceted career as financier, horse breeder, publisher and philanthropist. 1905-1982
The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have.
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Deaths occurring on August, 17

1907 Roger Peyrefitte was born on August 17, 1907
One should never lose hope. Homosexuality can strike any straight man at any age.
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1973 Conrad Aiken died on August 17, 1973
And the shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves Interlace with low voices and footsteps and sunlight To divide us forever.
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1983 Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983
American lyricist. 1896-1983
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.
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1987 Rudolf Hess died on August 17, 1987
We SS men were not supposed to think about these things,
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1987 Clarence Brown died on August 17, 1987
American , 1890-1987American , 1890-1987
Many times I was never quite satisfied with the scene after two or three or four takes, and I would go ahead and take it anyway, ... But when that scene was shown on the screen . . . there was something behind the eyes that told the whole story.
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1987 Carlos Drummond de Andrade died on August 17, 1987
Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved.
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