Famous Birthdays on 17th October

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1253 - Ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
1577 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1582 - Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
1623 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
1626 - Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
1688 - Domenico Zipoli, composer
1696 - August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
1704 - Willem Bentinck, orangist
1711 - Jupiter Hammon, 1st black American to publish poetry (Complete Works)
1719 - Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
1720 - Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer
1725 - John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)
1729 - Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
1730 - Ernestus Weinrauch, composer
1734 - Grigori G Orlov, Russ guard officer/favorite of Catharina II
1806 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
1811 - Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)
1813 - Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
1815 - Emanuel Geibel, writer
1817 - Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)
1817 - Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)
1844 - Miguel Nieto, composer
1845 - Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
1848 - William "Candy" Cummings, created curve ball
1853 - Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
1859 - William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)
1860 - Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
1864 - Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
1865 - James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
1875 - Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
1878 - Andrei N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai
1878 - Henri Mulet, composer
1883 - A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
1885 - Aaf Bouber-ten Hoope, Dutch actress (Jantjes)/wife of Herman Bouber
1886 - Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)
1890 - Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
1892 - Herbert Norman Howells, composer
1892 - Otakar Jeremias, composer
1892 - Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
1893 - Jean Binet, composer
1893 - Fritz Ascher, Berlin Germany, German Expressionist artist
1895 - Doris Humphrey, Oak Park Ill, dancer (Dances of Women)
1898 - Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
1898 - Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method)
1898 - Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
1900 - Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
1903 - Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)
1903 - Jerry Colona, Boston Mass, comedian (Jerry Colona Show)
1903 - Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
1905 - Franco Albini, Italian architect
1906 - Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
1908 - Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
1909 - Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
1912 - John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978)
1914 - Albert Markos, composer
1914 - Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)
1914 - John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller (1915) 1915 - Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)
1916 - Robert Lowery, Kansas City MO, actor (Murder Over NY)
1916 - Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer
1917 - Marsha Hunt, Chicago Ill, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw)
1917 - Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
1917 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
1918 - Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)
1919 - John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
1919 - Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
1920 - Montgomery Clift, Omaha NE, actor (From Here to Eternity)
1920 - Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
1920 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
1921 - George Mackey Brown, poet
1921 - Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)
1921 - Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
1921 - Tom Poston, Columbus Ohio, actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart)
1922 - Louis Benjamin, showman
1922 - Pierre Juneau, Montreal, Canada, film and broadcast executive, (d. 2012)
1922 - Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
1923 - Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
1926 - Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
1926 - Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
1926 - Karl Gordon Henize, Cincinnati Ohio, astronaut (STS 51-F)
1928 - Ivan Marinov, composer
1928 - James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
1928 - Zacharias J de Beer, South African physician/MP (DP)
1929 - Ram Da-Oz, composer
1930 - Angelo Paccignini, composer
1930 - Jimmy Breslin, Queens NYC, columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday)
1930 - Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
1931 - Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
1932 - Gundaris Pone, composer
1932 - Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)
1932 - William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
1933 - William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)
1933 - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
1934 - Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
1934 - Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
1935 - Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
1936 - David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1936 - Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
1937 - Paxton Whitehead, English actor
Motorcycle Daredevil Evel KnievelMotorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel (1938) 1938 - Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)
1940 - Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
1940 - Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
1941 - Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1941 - Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)
1941 - James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
1942 - Gary Puckett, vocalist (& Union Gap-Woman Woman, Young Girl)
1943 - Susan Davenny Wyner, New Haven Ct, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize)
1944 - Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
1945 - Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1946 - Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)
1946 - James Ray Tucker, Los Angeles California, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor)
1946 - Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
1946 - Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
1946 - Adam Michnik, Polish activist
1946 - Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
1947 - Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher
1947 - Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)
1947 - Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist
1947 - Michael McKean, NYC, actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap)
1948 - George Wendt, Chicago Ill, actor (Norm-Cheers)
1948 - Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)
1949 - Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1949 - Maurice Willis Wright, composer
1949 - Timothy Bottoms, Santa Barbara California, actor (Adam-East of Eden)
1950 - Howard E Rollins Jr, Balt Md, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World)
1950 - Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
1950 - Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
1955 - Sam Bottoms, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Prime Risk, Savages)
1955 - Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
1956 - Mae C Jemison, Decatur Alabama, MD/astronaut (STS 47)
1956 - Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
1957 - Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)
1957 - Lawrence Bender, American film producer
1958 - Alan Jackson, Newnan Ga, country singer (Here in the Real World)
1958 - Blaine McCallister, Ft Stockton TX, PGA golfer (1989 Honda Classic)
1958 - France St Louis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1958 - Gig Gangel Harlingen TX, playmate (Jan, 1980)
1959 - Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
1959 - Ron Drummond, American writer
1959 - Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
1959 - Richard Roeper, American film critic
1959 - Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
1960 - James Patrick Delsing, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1993 New England-2nd)
1960 - Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
1960 - Rob Marshall, American director
1960 - Guy Henry, English actor
1962 - John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics-96)
1962 - Mike Judge, Ecuadoran-born cartoonist
1963 - Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)
1963 - Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
1963 - Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
1965 - Connie Ann Hearn, Anchorage Alaska, actress (New Kind of Family)
1965 - Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
1966 - Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1966 - Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
1966 - Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
1967 - Adrianne Werdel Witmeyer, Los Angeles California, tennis star (1990 Futures-Chiba)
1967 - Allen West, US metal guitarist (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1967 - Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, Los Angeles California, tennis star
1967 - Mark Johnson, Worcester MA, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1967 - Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)
1967 - Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 - René Dif, Danish musician (Aqua)
1968 - Heather McDermid, Calgary Alberta, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 - Ziggy Marley, reggae performer and son of Bob Marley
1969 - Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1969 - Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1969 - Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)
1969 - Wood Harris, American actor
1969 - Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
1970 - Anil Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg-spinner since 1990)
1970 - Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1970 - John Mabry, Wilmington DE, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1970 - Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)
1970 - Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)
1970 - Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)
1971 - Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
1971 - Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
1971 - Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1971 - Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
1972 - Vicki Goetze, Michicot WI, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
Rapper EminemRapper Eminem (1972) 1972 - Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph Missouri, rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')
1972 - Tarkan, Turkish singer
1972 - Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer
1972 - Joe McEwing, American baseball player
1973 - Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1973 - Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)
1974 - Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboarder (HIM)
1974 - Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
1974 - Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
1974 - John Rocker, American baseball player
1975 - Francis Bouillon, American hockey player
1976 - Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer
1977 - Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
1977 - Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
1979 - Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
1979 - Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
1979 - Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
1980 - Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver

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