July 17

July 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on July 17, include:

  • Disneyland's Anniversary - (First Opened July 17, 1955) 
  • Global Hug Your Kid Day - July 17, 2023 (Third Monday in July)
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day - July 17, 2023 (Third Monday in July)
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day 
  • National Tattoo Day 
  • Victims of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Attack Day 
  • World Day for International Criminal Justice
  • World Emoji Day 
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day 
  • Yellow Pig Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include July 17, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Captive Nations Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July)
  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Full Week in July)
  • National Baby Food Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week of July)
  • National Independent Retailers Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July with July 21st in it)
  • National Scrabble Week - July 15-19, 2023
  • National Triathlon Week - July 17-23, 2023 (7 Days Starting the Third Monday in July)
  • National Zookeeper Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21

2023 Monthly Holidays that include July 17, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - July 1-23, 2023 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Jim Thorpe Native American Games - July 11-19, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 17 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1917 - Phyllis Diller, American comedian and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1923 - John Cooper, English car designer who co-founded the Cooper Car Company (d. 2000)
  • 1935 - Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer
  • 1943 - LaVyrle Spencer, America author

Famous Deaths

  • 1918 - Romanov family shooting victims in Russia
  • 1959 - Billie Holidays, American singer and actress (b. 1915)
  • 1961 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)
  • 1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800
  • 2006 - Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2009 - Walter Cronkite, American journalist and actor (b. 1916)
  • 2014 - Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1954 - Comedian Groucho Marx marries actress Eden Hartford
  • 1975 - Former Beatle Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
  • 1988 - NHL ice hockey star Wayne Gretzky marries actress Janet Jones
  • 1999 - Actress Raquel Welch marries Richard Palmer

Quote of the Day

Love & Peace

Imagine the world we would live in if everyone wanted Love & Peace!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Are there movie snacks that are healthy snacks? You be the judge! A movie these days can be expensive in more ways than one! First, you pay a small fortune to buy your ticket. On entering the theater, you are bombarded by the smell of freshly popped buttered popcorn. Who can resist the concession stand and all of your movie food favorites? Not many people!

Movie Snack Tips

Find more information on Movie Snacks from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habit's website.

This Day in History

  • 1429 - Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France
  • 1762 - After the murder of Peter III of Russia, Catherine II becomes the Tsar of Russia
  • 1867 - The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, MA
  • 1902 - The first air conditioner is created by Willis Carrier in Buffalo, New York
  • 1918 - The RMS Carpathia is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55 with 5 lives lost
  • 1938 - Douglas Corrigan becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan when he takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland
  • 1944 - Two ships full with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, CA killing 320
  • 1955 - Walt Disney opens Disneyland in Anaheim, California
  • 1981 - A walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri collapses and kills 144 and injures more than 200
  • 1984 - The national drinking age in the U.S. was changed from 18 to 21
  • 1989 - The first flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber occurs
  • 1996 - TWA Boeing 747 Flight 800 explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York on it's way to Paris, France, killing all 230 on board
  • 1998 - A tsunami destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people with several thousand injured after a 7.0 mw earthquake
  • 2006 - After a 7.7 mw earthquake and tsunami hits the Indonesian island, Java, 668 people are killed and more than 9,000 injured
  • 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed

This Day in Music

  • 1968 - Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' fourth film premieres in London
  • 1970 - The Guess Who perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon and his guests, Prince Charles and Princess Anne
  • 1995 - Carole King's Tapestry album is certified Diamond
  • 2012 - The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack album is released

The Guess Who - No Time

This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France race
  • 1976 - The Summer Olympics in Montreal opens with 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Disconsolate (adjective)

1.  Cheerless, dreary.
2.  Seemingly beyone consolation; inconsolable.

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