Famous Birthdays on 17th February

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1444 - Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 - Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1519 - Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)
1581 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
1583 - J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1646 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
1653 - Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1667 - Georg Bronner, composer
1675 - Johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1696 - Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 - Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer
1699 - Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
1718 - Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
1723 - Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1740 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
1747 - Narciso Casanovas, composer
1752 - Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
1754 - Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer
1754 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
1758 - John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
1774 - Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)
1781 - René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
1796 - Giovanni Pacini, composer
1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1816 - Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
1816 - Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
1820 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)
1820 - Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
1821 - Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
1824 - William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1831 - Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer
1836 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
1837 - Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1837 - Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)
1844 - A Montgomery Ward, found mail-order business (Montgomery Ward)
1848 - Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
1849 - Selwyn Image, Bodiam Sussex, painter
1850 - Anton Urspruch, composer
1850 - Ludwig Bonvin, composer
1854 - Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
1855 - Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I)
1857 - Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
1858 - Ernest Ford, composer
1861 - Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany (d. 1922)
1862 - Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
1862 - Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
1863 - Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
1864 - Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
1864 - Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1867 - William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
1870 - Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
1874 - Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
1877 - Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
1877 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
1877 - André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
1879 - Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
1880 - Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
1882 - Kurt Schindler, composer
1884 - Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)
1885 - Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
1887 - Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer
1888 - Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Bouwmeester Award)
1888 - Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
1888 - Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)
1889 - H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire
1891 - Georg Britting, writer
1892 - Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
1893 - Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
1895 - Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain)
1895 - Edna Park Edwards, PA
1897 - Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)
1898 - Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
1902 - Marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)
1903 - Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
1904 - Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
1904 - Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
1906 - Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
1906 - Ramon Tapales, composer
1907 - Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award)
1907 - Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
1908 - Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)
1908 - Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
1909 - Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
1909 - Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)
1910 - Ai Qing, poet
1910 - Marc Lawrence, NYC, actor (Man With Golden Gun)
1911 - Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)
1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
1913 - Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
1913 - Oskar Danon, composer
1913 - Rene Leibowitz, composer
1914 - Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
1914 - Arthur Kennedy, Worcester Mass, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place)
1914 - Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
1914 - [Bert de] Wayne Morris, Los Angeles California, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory)
1915 - Homer Keller, composer
1916 - Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
1916 - Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
1916 - Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
1917 - Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
1917 - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
1918 - Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1918 - Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
1919 - Jock Mahoney, Chicago, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury)
1919 - Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
1919 - Kathleen Freeman, Chicago Ill, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)
1920 - Colin Franklin, doctor
1920 - Paul Fetler, composer
1920 - Trevor Oswald Ling, religious studies professor
1922 - Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
1922 - Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1922 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
1923 - Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (Pres of World Bank)
1924 - Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
1924 - Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
1925 - Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
1925 - Hal Holbrook, Cleveland, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain)
1925 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1926 - Friedrich Cerha, composer
1926 - Lee Hoiby, Madison Wisconsin, composer (1957 Arts & Letters)
1928 - Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
1929 - Chaim Potok, NYC, novelist (Promise)
1929 - Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
1930 - Usko Merilainen, composer
1930 - Ruth Rendell, English writer
1932 - Buck Trent, Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw)
1933 - Bobby Lewis, rocker (Tossin' & Turnin')
1933 - Craig Thomas, (Rep-R-Wyoming)
1934 - Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
1934 - Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
1934 - Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals)
1935 - Johnny Bush, country singer
1935 - Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
1936 - Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown (1936) 1936 - Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1936 - Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
1937 - Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
1938 - Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)
1939 - Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actr (Diff'rent Strokes)
1939 - John Leyton, British singer
1940 - Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
1941 - Gene Pitney, Hartford Ct, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity)
1941 - Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
1942 - Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
1944 - Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
1944 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
1945 - Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)
1945 - Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
1945 - Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 - Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
1946 - Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1946 - Zina Bethune, NYC, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), (d. 2012)
1947 - Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
1947 - Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
1947 - Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
1948 - José José, Mexican singer and actor
1949 - Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
1950 - Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
1952 - Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
1952 - Karin Janz, East German gymnast
1953 - Janice Dickinson, Brooklyn New York, American model (Vogue)
1954 - Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
Novelist Mo YanNovelist Mo Yan (1955) 1955 - Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
1956 - Richard Karn, American actor
1957 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
1958 - Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)
1958 - Karen Lende O'Connor, Concord Ma, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96)
1959 - Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
1959 - Richard Karn, Seattle WA, actor (Al-Home Improvement)
1959 - Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)
1959 - Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
1961 - Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1961 - Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
1962 - David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
1962 - Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
1962 - Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
1962 - Samuel Bayer, American music video director
1963 - Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan (1963) 1963 - Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar
1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian
1964 - Mike Campbell, Seattle WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1964 - Buster Olney, American sports columnist
1965 - Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)
1965 - Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
1965 - Michael Bay, American film director
1966 - Luc Robitaille, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins)
1966 - Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
1966 - Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
1966 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
1966 - Michael Lepond, American musician
1967 - Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
1967 - Michelle Forbes, Austin TX, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen)
1967 - Chanté Moore, American singer
1968 - Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
1968 - Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1968 - Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
1968 - Bryan Cox, National Football League player

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