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|August 17th, 2007||Death||Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (born in 1913)|
|August 17th, 2007||Death||Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (born in 1982)|
|August 17th, 2005||Event||The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.|
|August 17th, 2005||Death||John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (born in 1934)|
|August 17th, 2004||Event||MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.|
|August 17th, 2004||Event||The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.|
|August 17th, 2004||Death||Thea Astley, Australian writer (born in 1925)|
|August 17th, 2004||Death||Gerard Souzay, French baritone (born in 1918)|
|August 17th, 1999||Event||A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Izmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.|
|August 17th, 1998||Event||Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.|
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