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January 17 - Births

Calendar Date January 17th:
January 17th - Births:
1463 – Friedrich III - Elector of Saxony (d. 1525)
1484 – George Spalatin - German reformer (d. 1545)
1501 – Leonhart Fuchs - German physician & botanist (d. 1566)
1504 – Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
1560 – Gaspard Bauhin - Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
1600 – Pedro Calderon de la Barca - Spanish playwright (d. 1681)
1612 – Thomas Fairfax - 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English Civil War general (d. 1671)
1666 – Antonio Maria Valsalva - Italian anatomist (d. 1723)
1686 – Archibald Bower - Scottish historian (d. 1766)
1706 – Benjamin Franklin American statesman & inventor (d. 1790)
1712 – John Stanley - English composer (d. 1786)
1719 – William Vernon - American merchant (d. 1806)
1732 – King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski of Poland (d. 1798)
1734 – François-Joseph Gossec - Belgian composer (d. 1829)
1761 – James Hall - Scottish geologist (d. 1832)
1789 – August Neander - German theologian (d. 1850)
1798 – Auguste Comte - French sociologist (d. 1857)
1814 – Mrs. Henry Wood - English novelist (d. 1887)
1820 – Anne Brontë - British author (d. 1849)
1828 – Eduard Remenyi - Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
1828 – Lewis A. Grant - American Civil War general (d. 1918)
1831 – Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
1832 – Henry Martyn Baird - American educationalist (d. 1906)
1834 – August Weismann - German biologist (d. 1914)
1850 – Aleksandr Taneyev - Russian composer (d. 1918)
1851 – A. B. Frost - American illustrator (d. 1928)
1853 – Alva Belmont - American socialite (d. 1933)
1857 – Eugene Augustin Lauste - French inventor (d. 1935)
1857 – Wilhelm Kienzl - Austrian composer (d. 1941)
1858 – Tomás Carrasquilla - Colombian writer (d. 1940)
1860 – Douglas Hyde - Irish President of Ireland (d. 1949)
1863 – David Lloyd George - British Prime Minister (d. 1945)
1863 – Constantin Stanislavski - Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938)
1865 – Charles Fergusson - Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
1867 – Carl Laemmle - German-born film executive (d. 1939)
1871 – David Earl Beatty British admiral (d. 1936)
1871 – Nicolae Iorga - Romanian writer (d. 1940)
1875 – Florencio Sánchez - Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
1876 – Frank Hague - American politician (d. 1956)
1877 – May Gibbs - Australian children's author (d. 1969)
1880 – Mack Sennett - Canadian film director (d. 1960)
1881 – Antoni Łomnicki - Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
1882 – Noah Beery - Sr., American actor (d. 1946)
1883 – Sir Compton Mackenzie - Scottish novelist (d. 1972)
1886 – Ronald Firbank - British novelist (d. 1926)
1886 – Glenn L. Martin - American aviation pioneer (d. 1955)
1887 – Ola Raknes - Norwegian psychoanalyst & philologist (d. 1975)
1897 – Marcel Petiot - French mass murderer (d. 1946)
1899 – Al Capone - American gangster (d. 1947)
1899 – Nevil Shute - English author (d. 1960)
1901 – Aron Gurwitsch - Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
1903 – Jyoti Prasad Agarwala - Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
1903 – Warren Hull - American actor (d. 1974)
1905 – Guillermo Stábile - Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
1905 – Jan Zahradníček - Czech poet (d. 1960)
1905 – Peggy Gilbert - American jazz saxophonist & bandleader (d. 2007)
1905 – Ray Cunningham - American baseball player (d. 2005)
1907 – Henk Badings - Dutch composer (d. 1987)
1908 – Cus D'Amato - American boxing manager (d. 1985)
1911 – George Joseph Stigler - American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1914 – William Stafford - American poet & essayist (d. 1993)
1914 – Anacleto Angelini - Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
1914 – Irving Brecher - American Screenwriter (d. 2008)
1916 – Peter Frelinghuysen - American politician
1917 – M. G. Ramachandran - Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
1917 – Ramón Cardemil - Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
1918 – Keith Joseph - British politician (d. 1994)
1918 – George M. Leader - American politician
1921 – Antonio Prohias - Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
1922 – Luis Echeverría Álvarez - Mexican President of Mexico
1922 – Nicholas Katzenbach - American politician
1922 – Betty White - American actress
1923 – Carol Raye - Australian actress
1925 – Robert Cormier - American author (d. 2000)
1925 – Abdul Kardar - Pakistani cricketer (d. 1996)
1925 – Edgar Ray Killen - American convict, former preacher & K.K.K. member
1925 – Patricia Owens - Canadian actress (d. 2000)
1926 – Newton N. Minow - American lawyer & statesman
1926 – Moira Shearer - Scottish actress (d. 2006)
1927 – Tom Dooley - American humanitarian (d. 1961)
1927 – Norman Kaye - Australian actor & musician (d. 2007)
1927 – Eartha Kitt - American actress & singer (d. 2008)
1928 – Jean Barraqué - French composer (d. 1973)
1928 – Vidal Sassoon - English cosmetologist
1929 – Jacques Plante - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1930 – Eddie LeBaron - American football player
1931 – James Earl Jones - American actor
1931 – L. Douglas Wilder - American 66th Governor of Virginia
1931 – Don Zimmer - American baseball coach
1932 – Sheree North - American actress (d. 2005)
1933 – Dalida - French singer (d. 1987)
1933 – Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - French-born Pakistani diplomat (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) (d. 2003)
1933 – Shari Lewis - American ventriloquist (d. 1998)
1935 – Ruth Ann Minner - Governor of Delaware
1937 – Alain Badiou - French philosopher
1939 – Maury Povich - American talk show host
1940 – Kipchoge Keino - Kenyan runner
1940 – Tabare Vazquez - President of Uruguay
1941 – Dame Gillian Weir - New Zealand organist
1942 – Muhammad Ali - American boxer
1942 – Ita Buttrose - Australian journalist & businesswoman
1942 – Ulf Hoelscher - German violinist
1942 – Nancy Parsons - American actress (d. 2001)
1943 – René Préval - President of Haiti
1943 – Geoffrey Deuel - American actor
1943 – Chris Montez - American singer
1944 – Françoise Hardy - French singer
1945 – Javed Akhtar - Indian lyricist, poet & scriptwriter
1946 – Michèle Deslauriers - Quebec actress
1948 – Davíð Oddsson - former Prime Minister of Iceland
1948 – Jim Ladd - American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
1948 – Anne Queffélec - French pianist
1949 – Mick Taylor - British musician (The Rolling Stones)
1949 – Andy Kaufman - American comedian (d. 1984)
1950 – Luis López Nieves - Latin American writer
1952 – Darrell Porter - American baseball player (d. 2002)
1952 – Larry Fortensky - American former husband of Elizabeth Taylor
1952 – Ryuichi Sakamoto - Japanese musician
1953 – Carlos Johnson - American blues musician
1954 – Susan Kiefel - Australian lawyer & judge
1954 – Robert F. Kennedy - Jr., American lawyer & environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy & Ethel Kennedy
1955 – Steve Earle - American musician
1956 – Paul Young - English musician
1957 – Keith Chegwin - English television presenter
1957 – Steve Harvey - American actor, comedian & radio personality
1957 – Ann Nocenti - American comic book writer
1957 – Michel Vaarten - Belgian cyclist
1959 – Susanna Hoffs - American musician
1959 – Momoe Yamaguchi - Japanese singer & actress
1960 – John Crawford - American musician
1960 – Chili Davis - Jamaican-born American baseball player
1960 – Chatchai Plengpanich - Thai actor
1961 – Brian Helgeland - American writer & film director
1961 – Maia Chiburdanidze - Russian women's Chess grandmaster
1962 – Jim Carrey - Canadian actor & comedian
1962 – Sebastian Junger - American journalist & author
1963 – Kai Hansen - German singer & guitarist (Gamma Ray)
1964 – Andy Rourke - English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
1964 – Michelle Obama - First Lady of the United States
1965 – Sylvain Turgeon - Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – Nikos Nioplias - Greek footballer
1966 – Stephin Merritt - American singer & songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
1966 – Joshua Malina - American actor
1966 – Shabba Ranks - Jamaican singer
1967 – Richard Hawley - English singer, guitarist, & songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
1967 – Filippo Raciti - Italian police officer (d. 2007)
1967 – Song Kang-ho - South Korean actor
1968 – Craig Strong - American actor & voice actor
1968 – Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer - Dutch writer
1968 – Svetlana Masterkova - Russian athlete
1969 – Lukas Moodysson - Swedish film writer & director
1969 – Naveen Andrews - British actor
1969 – Tijs Verwest - (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
1970 – Jeremy Roenick - American ice hockey player
1970 – Genndy Tartakovsky - Russian-born animator
1970 – James Wattana - Thai snooker player
1971 – Kid Rock - American singer
1971 – Richard Burns - English rally driver (d. 2005)
1971 – Youki Kudoh - Japanese actress
1971 – Sylvie Testud - French actress
1971 – Ann Wolfe - female boxer
1972 – Ken Hirai - Japanese singer & songwriter
1972 – Benno Fürmann - German actor
1973 – Cuauhtémoc Blanco - Mexican footballer
1973 – Liz Ellis - Australian netball captain
1973 – Aaron Ward - Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Yang Chen - Chinese footballer
1974 – Marco Antonio Barrera - Mexican boxer
1974 – Derrick Mason - American football player
1974 – Vesko Kountchev - Bulgarian musician
1975 – Tom Jenkinson - English musician (Squarepusher)
1975 – Freddy Rodriguez - Puerto Rican-American actor
1975 – Rami Yacoub - Swedish songwriter/producer
1977 – Kevin Fertig - American professional wrestler
1977 – Leigh Whannell - Australian screenwriter/actor
1978 – Pater Sparrow - Hungarian director/production designer
1980 – Zooey Deschanel - American actress
1980 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Ukrainian ballroom dancer
1980 – Kimberly Spicer - American model
1980 – Gareth McLearnon - Northern Irish flautist
1981 – Warren Feeney - Northern Irish footballer
1981 – Scott Mechlowicz - American actor
1981 – Ray J - American R&B singer
1982 – Dwyane Wade - American basketball player
1982 – Amanda Wilkinson - Canadian singer
1982 – Fany Hwang - Korean actor
1983 – Álvaro Arbeloa - Spanish Footballer
1983 – Johannes Herber - German basketball player
1983 – Andrea Lowell - American model
1983 – Rick Kelly - Australian racing driver
1984 – Calvin Harris - Scottish music producer & vocalist
1985 – Simone Simons - Dutch singer (Epica)
1985 – Riyu Kosaka - Japanese singer BeForU
1985 – Kang-In - South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, & DJ (Super Junior)
1986 – Hale Appleman - American actor
1989 – Hollie-Jay Bowes - English actress


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