Thursday, January 17, 2008

Today's Birthdays! January 17

1463 - Friedrich III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1525)
1484 - George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
1501 - Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (d. 1566)
1504 - Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
1560 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
1600 - Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish playwright (d. 1681)
1612 - Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English Civil War general (d. 1671)
1686 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
1706 - Benjamin Franklin American statesman (d. 1790)
1712 - John Stanley, English composer (d. 1786)
1719 - William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
1761 - James Hall, Scottish geologist (d. 1832)
1789 - August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
1820 - Anne Brontë, British author (d. 1849)
1828 - Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (d. 1918)
1831 - Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
1832 - Henry Martyn Baird, American educationalist (d. 1906)
1851 - A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
1853 - Alva Belmont, American socialite (d. 1933)
1858 - Tomás Carrasquilla, Colombian writer(d. 1940)
1860 - Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
1863 - David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1945)
1863 - Constantin Stanislavski, Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938)
1867 - Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
1871 - David Earl Beatty British admiral (d. 1936)
1871 - Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer (d. 1940)
1875 - Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
1880 - Mack Sennett, Canadian film director (d. 1960)
1881 - Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
1882 - Noah Beery, Sr., American actor (d. 1946)
1886 - Glenn L. Martin, American aviation pioneer (d. 1955)
1897 - Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
1899 - Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)
1899 - Nevil Shute, English author (d. 1960)
1901 - Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
1903 - Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
1905 - Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
1905 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d.2007)
1905 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1908 - Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
1911 - George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1914 - William Stafford, American poet and essayist (d. 1993)
1914 - Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
1914 - Irving Brecher, American Screenwriter
1917 - M. G. Ramachandran, Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
1917 - Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
1918 - Keith Joseph, British politician (d. 1994)
1921 - Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
1922 - Luis Echeverría Álvarez, President of Mexico
1922 - Nicholas Katzenbach, American politician
1922 - Betty White, American actress
1925 - Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
1925 - Abdul Kardar, Pakistani cricketer
1926 - Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
1926 - Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (d. 2006)
1927 - Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer
1928 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
1928 - Vidal Sassoon, English cosmetologist
1929 - Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1930 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player
1931 - James Earl Jones, American actor
1931 - L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia
1931 - Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
1932 - Sheree North, American actress (d. 2005)
1933 - Dalida, French singer (d. 1987)
1933 - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (d. 2003)
1933 - Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist (d. 1998)
1935 - Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
1939 - Maury Povich, American talk show host
1940 - Kipchoge Keino, Kenyan runner
1942 - Muhammad Ali, American boxer
1942 - Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
1942 - Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
1943 - René Préval, President of Haiti
1943 - Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
1943 - Chris Montez, American singer
1944 - Françoise Hardy, French singer
1945 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1946 - Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
1948 - Davíð Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
1948 - Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
1949 - Mick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones)
1949 - Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d. 1984)
1952 - Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1952 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician
1954 - Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
1954 - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist
1955 - Steve Earle, American musician
1956 - Paul Young, English musician
1957 - Keith Chegwin, English television presenter
1957 - Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
1959 - Susanna Hoffs, American musician
1959 - Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
1960 - John Crawford, American musician
1960 - Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
1961 - Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
1962 - Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
1962 - Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
1963 - Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
1964 - Andy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
1964 - Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama
1965 - Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 - Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
1966 - Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
1966 - Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer
1967 - Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
1967 - Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
1967 - Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
1968 - Craig Strong, American actor & voice actor
1968 - Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer
1968 - Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
1969 - Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
1969 - Naveen Andrews, British actor
1969 - Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
1970 - Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player
1970 - Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
1970 - James Wattana, Thai snooker player
1971 - Kid Rock, American singer
1971 - Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
1971 - Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
1971 - Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
1971 - Sylvie Testud, French actress
1971 - Ann Wolfe, female boxer
1972 - Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
1972 - Lil Jon, American rapper/producer
1973 - Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
1973 - Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
1973 - Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 - Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
1974 - Derrick Mason, American football player
1974 - Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
1975 - Tom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher)
1975 - Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
1977 - Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
1977 - Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
1980 - Zooey Deschanel, American actress
1980 - Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
1980 - Kimberly Spicer, American model
1980 - Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
1981 - Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
1981 - Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
1981 - Ray J, American R&B singer
1982 - Alex Varkatzas, American singer
1982 - Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
1982 - Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
1983 - Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
1983 - Johannes Herber, German basketball player
1983 - Andrea Lowell, American Model
1983 - Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver
1985 - Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)
1985 - Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer BeForU
1985 - Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)

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