Sunday, February 17, 2008

February 17 Birthdays

1490 - Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (d. 1527)
1519 - Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)
1524 - Charles of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1574)
1581 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
1646 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
1653 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (d. 1713)
1718 - Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
1752 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (d. 1831)
1754 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
1781 - René Laënnec, French physician (d. 1826)
1792 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (d. 1876)
1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
1820 - Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
1820 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
1821 - Lola Montez, Mexican dancer (d. 1861)
1836 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
1844 - Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder (d. 1913)
1848 - Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
1854 - Friedrich Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1902)
1861 - Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany (d. 1922)
1862 - Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
1863 - Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
1864 - Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1864 - Banjo Paterson, Australian poet (d. 1941)
1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1877 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
1877 - André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
1885 - Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
1887 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (d. 1947)
1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1908 - Red Barber, American baseball announcer (d. 1992)
1908 - Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (d. 2005)
1910 - Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (d. 1979)
1910 - Marc Lawrence, American actor (d. 2005)
1911 - Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born American literary scholar (d. 1984)
1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
1914 - Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)
1914 - Wayne Morris, American actor (d. 1959)
1916 - Raf Vallone, Italian actor (d. 2002)
1916 - Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
1917 - Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
1917 - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
1919 - Kathleen Freeman, American actress (d. 2001)
1920 - Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director
1922 - Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1922 - Tommy Edwards, American singer (d. 1969)
1922 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
1924 - Margaret Truman, American novelist (d. 2008)
1925 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1925 - Hal Holbrook, American actor
1928 - Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
1929 - Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
1929 - Chaim Potok, American author (d. 2002)
1929 - Patricia Routledge, English actress
1930 - Roger Craig, American baseball player and manager
1930 - Ruth Rendell, English writer
1932 - Buck Trent, American banjo player
1933 - Bobby Lewis, American singer
1933 - Craig L. Thomas, American politician (d. 2007)
1934 - Alan Bates, English actor (d. 2003)
1934 - Barry Humphries, Australian actor and comedian
1935 - Christina Pickles, British actress
1936 - Jim Brown, American football player
1939 - John Leyton, British singer
1939 - Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen
1940 - Gene Pitney, American singer (d. 2006)
1941 - Julia McKenzie, English actress and theatre director
1942 - Huey P. Newton, American political activist (d. 1989)
1944 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
1945 - Zina Bethune, American actress
1945 - Brenda Fricker, Irish actress
1946 - Dodie Stevens, American singer
1948 - José José, Mexican singer and actor
1948 - Rick Majerus, American basketball coach
1949 - Fred Frith, English musician and composer
1952 - Karin Janz, East German gymnast
1953 - Norman Pace, British actor and comic
1954 - Rene Russo, American actress
1955 - Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
1956 - Richard Karn, American actor
1957 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
1959 - Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
1959 - Neil Lomax, American football player
1962 - Samuel Bayer, American music video director
1962 - Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
1962 - Tyrone "Ty" Jones, American screenwriter
1962 - David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
1963 - Michael Jordan, American basketball player
1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian
1964 - Buster Olney, American sports columnist
1965 - Michael Bay, American film director
1966 - Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
1966 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
1966 - Luc Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
1966 - Michael Lepond, American musician
1967 - Chanté Moore, American singer
1968 - Bryan Cox, National Football League player
1969 - Tuesday Knight, American actress
1970 - Tim Mahoney, American musician (311)
1970 - Tommy Moe, American Olympic skier
1970 - Dominic Purcell, English-born actor
1971 - Martyn Bennett, Canadian composer (d. 2005)
1971 - Jeremy Edwards, British actor
1971 - Candy Conner american porn actress
1971 - Monica Roccaforte hungarian porn actress
1971 - Denise Richards, American actress
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model
1972 - Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
1973 - SaRenna Lee, American beauty
1973 - SaRenna Lee porn star
1974 - Kaoru, Japanese musician
1974 - Jerry O'Connell, American actor
1974 - Bryan White, American singer
1974 - Jade Feng porn star
1975 - Wish Bone, American rapper
1975 - Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
1975 - Todd Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - Vaclav Prospal, Czech ice hockey player
1976 - Lynx Dyan porn star
1976 - Princess Sophia porn star
1976 - Crown Princess porn star
1976 - Kelly Carlson, American actress
1976 - Scott Williamson, American baseball player
1976 - Jordan Blue aka Melanie Monroe star of big titty moms mini van moms and milf squirters
1977 - Jaime Leigh porn star
1978 - Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
1979 - Josh Willingham, American baseball player
1979 - Dee Baker Puerto Rican porn star
1980 - Al Harrington, American basketball player
1980 - Kaiya Lynn, porn star
1980 - Jason Ritter, American actor
1981 - Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
1981 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor
1981 - Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
1981 - Vivian West porn star
1982 - Adriano, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Brian Bruney, American baseball player
1983 - Gérald Cid, French footballer
1983 - Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer
1983 - Krystal-Lynn Lovely porn star
1983 - Poppy Morgan, Porn Star
1984 - Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler
1984 - Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu
1984 - AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
1985 - Cherry Jul Juliya Cherry porn star
1986 - Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
1986 - Tiger Stevens porn star
1987 - Jessi Castro aka Adrianna Ferrera porn star
1988 - Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
1991 - Bonnie Wright, British actress
1992 - Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
1996 - Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

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