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, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
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
1752 - Nicolas Appert, Châlons-sur-Marne, France, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
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)
1833 - Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration
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)

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