Famous Birthdays on 17th January

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1342 - Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy
1463 - Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther
1484 - George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
1501 - Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)
1504 - Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
1517 - Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)
1545 - Antonio Pace, composer
1560 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
1574 - Robert Fludd, composer
1600 - Calderon, writer
1612 - Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
1657 - Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
1659 - Antonio Veracini, composer
1683 - Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
1686 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (1706) 1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)
1712 - John Stanley, composer
1719 - Jean-Joseph Vade, composer
1719 - William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
1728 - Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer
1732 - Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
1733 - Thomas Linley, composer
1734 - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)
1745 - Nicolas Roze, composer
1759 - Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist
1761 - James Hall, Scotland, geologist
1769 - Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer
1771 - Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
1789 - August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
1806 - James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House
1814 - Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
1818 - Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
1820 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
1828 - Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918
1828 - Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
1831 - Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
1834 - Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia
1834 - August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
1835 - Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
1835 - Johan Filip von Schantz, composer
1836 - Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer
1842 - Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
1845 - Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
1850 - Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer
1851 - A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
1853 - Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
1857 - Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
1857 - Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
1858 - Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
1860 - Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
1862 - John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
1863 - David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)
1863 - Henry Charles Tonking, composer
1863 - Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)
1864 - Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
1865 - Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
1867 - Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
British Admiral of the Fleet David BeattyBritish Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty (1871) 1871 - David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet
1873 - Francois Rasse, composer
1875 - Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
1876 - Olga Fastrova, writer
1876 - Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
1877 - Hans Jelmoli, composer
1877 - May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
1878 - Oscar Apfel, Cleve, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn)
1880 - Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
1881 - Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)
1881 - Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
1882 - Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, Mark of Zorro)
Businessman, gambler, mobster Arnold RothsteinBusinessman, gambler, mobster Arnold Rothstein (1882) 1882 - Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)
1885 - E Ball-Hennings, writer
1885 - Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
1886 - Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
1886 - Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
1887 - Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)
1891 - Marjorie Gateson, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Man's Family)
1891 - Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
1891 - Walter Eucken, German economist
1896 - Harry Reser, Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
1897 - Nils Asther, Malmö Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster)
1897 - Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone (1899) 1899 - Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
1899 - Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
1899 - Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
1899 - Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
1900 - Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
1901 - Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
1901 - Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
1902 - Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
1903 - Warren Hull, Gasport NY, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)
1903 - Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
1904 - Grant Withers, Pueblo CO, actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
1904 - Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
1905 - Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
1905 - Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
1905 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1907 - Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
1908 - Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
1908 - Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
1910 - Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
1910 - Michael Economides, restaurateur
1911 - Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
1911 - Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
1912 - Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
1913 - Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
1913 - Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
1914 - Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
1916 - Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
1917 - Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
1917 - Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
1917 - Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
1917 - Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
1918 - Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
1920 - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
1920 - Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina
1921 - Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
1921 - Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
1922 - Betty White, Oak Park, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
1922 - Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
1922 - Nicholas Katzenbach, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lawyer (US Attorney General), (d. 2012)
1923 - Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
1923 - Carol Raye, Australian actress
1924 - Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
1925 - A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
1925 - Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
1925 - Duane Hanson, US sculptor
1925 - Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
1925 - Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
1926 - Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
1926 - Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
1926 - Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
1926 - Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
1927 - Donald Erb, Youngstown, Ohio, composer
1927 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1927 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
1927 - Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
1928 - Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
Hairdresser Vidal SassoonHairdresser Vidal Sassoon (1928) 1928 - Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)
1928 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
1929 - Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Quebec, NHL goaltender (#1)
1929 - Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)
1930 - Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
1930 - Robert Ceely, composer
1930 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player
1931 - Frederick Alfred Fox, composer
1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
1931 - L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
1931 - Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
1933 - Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
1933 - Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
1933 - Dalida, Cairo, actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
1933 - Sheree North, [Dawn Bethel], LA, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1933 - Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
1934 - Donald Cammell, film director
1934 - Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop)
1934 - Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
1935 - Jimmy Powell, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
1935 - Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
1935 - Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
1936 - Jerry Fogel, Rochester NY, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)
1938 - John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
1939 - Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
1939 - Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
1940 - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1940 - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1941 - Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali (1942) 1942 - Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)
1942 - Randy Boone, Fayetteville NC, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
1942 - Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
1942 - Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
1942 - Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
1943 - Chris Montez, rocker
1943 - Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
1943 - René Préval, President of Haiti
1943 - Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
1944 - Françoise Hardy, French singer
1945 - William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
1945 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1946 - Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
1947 - Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
1947 - Jane Elliot, NYC, actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing)
1947 - Todd Susman, St Louis Mo, actor (Goodnight Beantown)
1947 - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
1948 - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
1948 - Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1948 - Anne Queffélec, French pianist
1949 - Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)
1949 - Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
1950 - Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
1951 - Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1952 - Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
1952 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
1952 - Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1953 - Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
1954 - Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics-1996)
1954 - Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
1954 - Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
1955 - Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
1956 - David Caruso, actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes)

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