Famous Birthdays on 17th July

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 217

1487 - Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah (d. 1524)
1674 - Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
1702 - Johann Schneider, composer
1744 - Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering
1745 - Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)
1763 - Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education
1763 - John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader
1775 - August Harder, composer
1797 - Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
1817 - Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer
1827 - Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
1830 - Eelco Refer, linguist (Dictionary for the Dutch translator)
1831 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
1832 - Johan August Soderman, composer
1839 - Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
1839 - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
1853 - Francesco Fanciulli, composer
1859 - Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
1871 - Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
1873 - Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
1875 - Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
1876 - Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
1876 - Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, Georgia, lived to be 115 (died in 1991)
1876 - Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
1878 - Henri Zagwijn, composer
1883 - Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
1883 - Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
1885 - Benjamin James Dale, composer
1888 - Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
Detective Writer Erle Stanley GardnerDetective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner (1889) 1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner, Malden Mass., US detective writer (Perry Mason), (d. 1970)
1894 - Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent)
1897 - Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
1898 - Berenice Abbott, Springfield Oh, photographer (World of Atget)
1898 - Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
1899 - James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy)
1901 - Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
1902 - Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
1903 - Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer
1904 - Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
1905 - Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
1905 - William Gargan, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen)
1906 - John Carroll, [Julian LaFaye], New Orleans LA, actor (Wolf Call)
1908 - Rudolf Petzold, composer
1909 - Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)
Actor James CagneyActor James Cagney (1899) 1911 - Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
1912 - Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
1913 - Everett Helm, composer
1913 - Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
1913 - Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
1914 - Lucille Benson, Scottsboro Ala, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies)
1914 - James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)
1915 - Cass Daley, Philadelphia PA, actress (Red Garters)
1915 - Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
1915 - Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
1916 - Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
1917 - Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
1917 - Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)
1917 - Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
1918 - Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis DillerComedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller (1917) 1919 - Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
1920 - Bill Monroe, New Orleans La, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report)
1920 - Helen Walker, Worcester MA, actress (Brewster's Million)
1920 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
1920 - Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1920 - Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser (d. 2005)
1921 - Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
1921 - George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
1921 - František Zvarík, Slovakian actor
1922 - Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
1923 - John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
1926 - Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
1926 - Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
1928 - Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1928 - Vince Guaraldi, American musician and composer (d. 1976)
1929 - Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
1930 - Ryohei Hirose, composer
1932 - Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1932 - Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials)
1932 - Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
1932 - Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
1933 - Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
1933 - Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
1934 - Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
1934 - Philippe Capdenat, composer
1934 - Rainer Kisch, writer
1935 - Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
1935 - Diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)
1935 - P D Q Bach, [Peter Schickele], Iowa, composer (5th of Beethoven)
1937 - Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1938 - Stan Bronstein, rocker
1939 - Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1939 - Warwick Hutton, artist
1939 - Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
1939 - Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician
1940 - Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
1940 - Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
1941 - Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
1941 - Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
1942 - Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
1942 - Gale Garnett, Auckland NZ, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine)
1942 - Don Kessinger, American baseball player
1942 - Peter Sissons, British newsreader
1944 - Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
1945 - Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
1945 - Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
1946 - Alun Armstrong, English actor
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker BowlesDuchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles (1947) 1947 - Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles
1947 - Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1948 - Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1948 - Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1948 - Luc Bondy, Zurich Switzerland
1948 - Phillip Harris, rocker
1948 - Ron Asheton, Washington DC, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), (d. 2009).
1949 - Geezer Butler, Birmingham, rocker (Black Sabbath)
1949 - Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)
1949 - Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
1949 - Terry "Geezer" Butler, Birmingham, rock bassist (Black Sabbath)
1949 - Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
1950 - Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
1950 - P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
1951 - Lucie Arnaz, Los Angeles California, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer)
1952 - Chet McCracken, Seattle Wash, rocker (Doobie Brothers)
Actor David HasselhoffActor David Hasselhoff (1952) 1952 - David Hasselhoff, Balt Md, actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch)
1952 - Nicolette Larson, KC MO, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love)
1952 - Phoebe Snow, singer (Theme from "It's a Different World")
1952 - Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
1954 - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
1954 - J. Michael Straczynski, American author
1955 - Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
1955 - Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
1956 - Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Sask, NHL Center (NY Islanders)
1956 - Robert Romanus, American actor
1957 - Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)
1958 - Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director
1959 - Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)
1960 - Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
1960 - Karen Elaine Price, Pasadena California, playmate (January, 1981)
1960 - Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
1960 - Nancy Giles, NYC, actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie)
1960 - Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
1960 - Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
1960 - Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
1960 - Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
1961 - Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
1962 - Jay Barrs, Jacksonville Fla, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96)
1962 - Bill Sage, American actor
1963 - Denise Miller, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place)
1963 - Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
1963 - Letsie III, King of Lesotho
1963 - John Ventimiglia, American actor
1964 - Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
1965 - Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
1965 - Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1965 - Craig Morgan, American singer
1965 - Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
1966 - Michael John Bradley, Largo FL, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd)
1966 - Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
1967 - Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
1967 - Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)
1968 - Beth Littleford, American comedian
1968 - Bitty Schram, American actress
1969 - Tommy Soderstrom, Stockholm SWE, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders)
1970 - Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1970 - Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
1971 - Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward/guard (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1971 - Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1971 - Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
1971 - Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
1972 - Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972 - Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
1972 - Melissa "Missy" Schwen, Bloomington Ind, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1972 - Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1972 - Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer
1973 - Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
1973 - Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
1973 - Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
1974 - Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
1975 - Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics-96)
1975 - Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
1975 - Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
1975 - Cécile de France, Belgian actress
1975 - Paul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
1975 - Konnie Huq, English television presenter
1975 - Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
1975 - Andre Adams, Former New Zealand Cricketer
1976 - Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
1976 - Eric Winter, American actor
1976 - Matthew Holmes, Australian actor
1977 - M.I.A., British rapper
1977 - Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
1977 - Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
1978 - Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1978 - Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
1978 - Émilie Simon, French singer
1978 - Katharine Towne, American actress
1979 - Mike Vogel, American actor
1980 - Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
1980 - Ryan Miller, American hockey player
1981 - Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer
1982 - Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)

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