The #1 R&B song on August 17, 1947

Jack You’re Dead

Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

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Notable August 17 birthdays in the 1940s

Rod Macdonald

Folk Singer
Born August 17, 1948

Martha Coolidge

Director
Born August 17, 1946

Sharat Saxena

Movie Actor
Born August 17, 1950

Boog Powell

Baseball Player
Born August 17, 1941

Kent Twitchell

Painter
Born August 17, 1942

Robert De Niro

Movie Actor
Born August 17, 1943

Isiah Robertson

Football Player
Born August 17, 1949

Larry Ellison

Entrepreneur
Born August 17, 1944