17 August is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years). There are 136 days remaining until the end of the year.
Behind the scenes
- 1968: Helen McCrory, the actress who plays Draco Malfoy's mother Narcissa Malfoy, is born.
- 1970: Rupert Degas, a British actor who provided the voice of Lord Voldemort, Rubeus Hagrid and Severus Snape in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is born.