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Birthdays: December 17

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for December 17

1884: Snow fell for three weeks in Portland, Oregon, accumulating to 34 inches for a December record

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for December 17

You are quiet, reserved, imaginative, sometimes impractical, and subject to moods. To be happy, you require a deep and constant love. You are generally bright and happy and usually manage to get a reasonable amount of comfort. You have few intimate friends.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1975: Milla Jovovich (actress)

Born 1946: Eugene Levy (actor)

Born 1953: Bill Pullman (actor)

On This Day in History

1933: First National Football League championship game was played at Wrigley Field--the Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 23-21

1969: A program dedicated to the investigation of UFOs (called Project Blue Book) was terminated. For more than 20 years, the U.S. Air Force had examined 12,618 sightings. Most of these were found to be caused by man-made objects such as balloons, satellites, and aircraft; natural or astronomical phenomena; weather; and hoaxes. Today, 701 remain unexplained.

Signs of the Zodiac

SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)

The Archer. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Quality: Philosophical.Ability: To see the bigger picture. You are the philosophers of the zodiac. On a personal mission to discover Truth (with a capital “T”), you intuitively understand that there is more to life and living than what is apparent on the surface. You seek to know the inner causes of the outer manifestations, and yours is a spiritual quest.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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