On this day: August 17

POSTED: 08:14 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 16, 2016 

Davy Crockett is born, George Orwell publishes his classic novel, the Berlin Wall claims its first victim, Bill Clinton admits to an "improper physical relationship," and Michael Phelps sets a new Olympic mark, all on this day.

OTD August 17 - Donnie Wahlberg
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1969: Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block and has also had roles in movies such as "The Sixth Sense," "Dreamcatcher" and "Righteous Kill," and on TV in "Band of Brothers" and "Blue Bloods" (pictured).


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