The #1 R&B song on August 17, 1945

Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well

Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra

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Notable August 17 birthdays in the 1940s

Norm Coleman

Lawyer and Politician
Born August 17, 1949

Gary Talley

Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter, and Author
Born August 17, 1947

Martha Coolidge

Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
Born August 17, 1946

Larry Ellison

Born August 17, 1944

Robert De Niro

Actor, Entrepreneur, Director, and Producer
Born August 17, 1943

Jean Pierre Lefebvre

Director and Screenwriter
Born August 17, 1941