Famous Birthdays on this Day, June 17:

1239 - Edward I, King of England (1272-1307)/chased Jews out of England
1603 - Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
1604 - Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House)
1682 - Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)
1691 - Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
1693 - Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
1703 - John B Wesley, England, religion co-founder (Methodists)
1704 - John Kay, English inventor (d. 1780)
1714 - Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
1718 - George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)
1725 - Joseph Anton Bauer, composer
1742 - William Hooper, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence)
1750 - Michel Woldemar, composer
1756 - Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
1808 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)
1810 - F Freiligrath, writer
1811 - Jon Sigurdsson, Iceland, leader/collects Icelandic legends
1811 - Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter (d. 1879)
1817 - Thomas Maley Harris, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1818 - Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)
1818 - Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III
1823 - John Henry Hobart Ward, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1828 - Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian
1830 - Rochard Montgomery Gano, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1913
1832 - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
1837 - Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863
1838 - Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Kapala-Kundala)
1838 - Chattopadhyaya/Bankim Chandra, Bengalese writer (Monastery of Delight)
1839 - Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)
1845 - Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker
1855 - Fritz Steinbach, composer
1858 - Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)
1861 - Sidney James Jones, composer
1861 - Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
1861 - Omar Bundy, U.S. army general and soldier (d. 1940)
1863 - Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1934)
1867 - John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor (shorthand)
1867 - Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)
1870 - George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)
1871 - James Weldon Johnson, lawyer (1st black admitted to Florida Bar)
1871 - Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania
1874 - Grant Mitchell, Columbus OH, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1875 - Philipp A Kohnstamm, philosopher/theorist (Mensch & World)
1878 - Albert Thomas, French socialist politician
1880 - Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)
1880 - Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
1880 - Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)
1881 - Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (d. 1955)
1882 - Igor F Stravinsky, Oranienbaum Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [NS]
1882 - Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
1883 - Alexandre Cellier, composer
1884 - Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
1888 - Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer
1888 - Heinz Guderian, German General (d. 1954)
1895 - Slavko Osterc, composer
1898 - Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist
1898 - Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
1900 - Hermann Reuter, composer
1900 - Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)
1902 - Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
1902 - Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
1903 - Michail Swetlow, writer
1903 - Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
1904 - Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist
1904 - Ralph Bellamy, Chicago, actor (Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places)
1906 - Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
1907 - Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1907 - Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
1908 - Frank Sully, St Louis MO, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief)
1908 - Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
1908 - John Verrall, composer
1909 - Elmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
1909 - Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
1910 - Herbert Owen Reed, composer
1910 - Red Foley, Blue Lick Ky, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
1910 - Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)
1912 - Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
1913 - Felix Hartlaub, writer
1914 - John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
1915 - Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
1915 - Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
1916 - Einar Englund, composer
1916 - Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live
1917 - Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
1918 - Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
1918 - Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
1919 - Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)
1919 - Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
1919 - Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
1919 - Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
1920 - Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
1920 - Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965)
1920 - Patrick Duffy, MP
1920 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (d. 1981)
1922 - Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
1922 - Jerry Fielding, Pitts Pa, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes)
1923 - Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)
1924 - Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
1924 - Gotthold Gloger, writer
1924 - Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
1925 - Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)
1926 - Alan Walters, political economist
1926 - Manuel Enriquez, composer
1927 - Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
1927 - Lucio Fulci, director
1927 - Martin Böttcher, German conductor
1928 - James Brown, Pulaski TN, soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America)
1929 - Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
1929 - Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
1930 - Brian Statham, cricketer
1930 - James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1930 - Romuald Twardowski, composer
1931 - John Baldessari, American artist
1932 - Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Oly-bronze-1956)
1932 - John P Murtha, (Rep-D-PA, 1974- )
1933 - Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
1933 - Harry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (d. 2006)
1936 - Ken Loach, British film director
1937 - Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)
1938 - Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
1939 - Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
1939 - Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
1939 - Hanna Johansen, writer
1940 - Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1940 - Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)
1940 - George Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate
1942 - Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1942 - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1943 - Christopher Brown, composer
1943 - Newt[on] L Gingrich, (Rep-R-G, 1979- /Speaker of House 1995-97)
1943 - Barry Manilow, American musician
1943 - Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
1944 - Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
1944 - Chris Spedding, rocker
1945 - Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)
1945 - Ken Livingstone, MP (Labour)
1945 - Tony Roche, tennis coach
1945 - Frank Ashmore, American actor
1945 - Tommy Franks, American General
1945 - Ken Livingstone, English politician
1946 - Barry Manilow, Bkln NY, singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)
1946 - Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )
1946 - Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
1947 - Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
1947 - George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
1947 - Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (d. 2000)
1948 - David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
1949 - Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
1950 - Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
1951 - Joe Piscopo, Passaic NJ, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials)
1952 - Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
1954 - Mark Linn-Baker, St Louis, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers)
1955 - Gail Jones, Australian author
1956 - Nicholas Cook, cricketer
1956 - Nick Cook, cricketer (England lefty slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89)
1957 - Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love)
1957 - Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
1957 - Jon Gries, American actor
1957 - Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
1958 - Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
1958 - Jello Biafra, American musician and activist
1958 - Bobby Farrelly, American film director
1958 - Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
1958 - Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
1960 - Mitzi Edge, Albany GA, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic)
1960 - Thomas Haden Church, American actor
1962 - Ed Brady, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1962 - Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
1963 - Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)
1963 - Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)
1964 - Diane Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
1964 - Erin Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
1964 - Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)
1964 - Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)
1964 - Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
1965 - Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Oly-gold-1984, 88, 92)
1965 - Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 - Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pitts Steelers)
1965 - Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)
1965 - Kami Cotler, Long Beach Calif, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons)
1965 - Mike Magnante, Glendale CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
1965 - Ray Seals, NFL defensive end (Pitts Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
1966 - Clare Look-Jaeger, Milwaukee Wisconsin, high jumper
1966 - Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1967 - Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer
1967 - Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics-96)
1967 - Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)
1967 - Eric Stefani, American musician
1969 - Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
1969 - Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
1969 - Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998)
1969 - Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
1970 - Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)
1970 - Popeye Jones, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
1970 - Ron "Popeye" Jones, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1970 - Stephane Fiset, Montreal, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
1970 - Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
1970 - Michael Showalter, American comedian
1971 - Tripp Schwenk, US, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-silver-96)
1971 - Mildred Fox, Irish politician
1971 - Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer
1972 - Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1972 - James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Sebastian White, musician and artist
1973 - Louis Leterrier, French film director
1973 - Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
1973 - Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant
1974 - Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
1975 - Frederick Koehler, Queens NY, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie)
1975 - Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 - Chloe Jones, American pornographic actress (d. 2005)
1976 - Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser
1977 - Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)
1977 - Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
1977 - Jason Miller, Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)
1977 - Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
1977 - Mark Tauscher, American football player
1977 - Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor
1978 - Jenny Keim, Cin Ohio, diver (Olympics-9th-96)
1978 - Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
1978 - Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
1979 - Cawey Schau, Seattle Wash, canoist (alt-Olympics-96)
1979 - Nick Rimando, American soccer player
1980 - Andee Pickens, New Orleans La, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1980 - Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)
1980 - Venus Williams, Lynwood Calif, tennis star
1980 - Kimeru, Japanese singer
1981 - Kyle Boller, American football quarterback
1981 - Amrita Rao, Bollywood actress
1981 - Shane Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder
1982 - Marek Svatos, Slovakian ice hockey player
1983 - Connie Fisher, English stage actress
1983 - Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
1983 - Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
1984 - John Gallagher Jr. American stage actor
1985 - Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
1985 - Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
1988 - Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
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