Famous People Born in 1917 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 494 of 494

  • Oct 20 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • Oct 21 Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz

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Oct 22 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • Oct 23 Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West)
  • Oct 24 Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • Oct 25 Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive
  • Oct 26 Felix the Cat, cartoon character
  • Oct 26 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
  • Oct 27 Oliver Tambo, co-founder (African National Congress)
  • Oct 27 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
  • Oct 28 Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
  • Oct 29 Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)
  • Oct 29 Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Oct 30 Bobby Bragan, American baseball player
  • Oct 30 Nikolai Vasilievich Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Erik Routley, composer
  • Oct 31 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • Nov 1 Clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • Nov 1 Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
  • Nov 1 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)
  • Nov 2 Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)
  • Nov 4 Leonardo Cimino, Manhattan, New York, actor (V, Dune), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 5 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 5 Jacob Everaers, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • Nov 5 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
  • Nov 5 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 7 Andras Mihaly, composer
  • Nov 7 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • Nov 11 Julien-Francois Zbinden, composer
  • Nov 11 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)
  • Nov 12 Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)
  • Nov 12 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • Nov 13 Robert Sterling, Newcastle PA, actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper)
  • Nov 15 Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
  • Nov 16 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)
  • Nov 17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California

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Nov 19 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Nov 20 Max Georg Baumann, composer
  • Nov 20 Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer
  • Nov 20 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • Nov 20 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Nov 20 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
  • Nov 21 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
  • Nov 22 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • Nov 22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 23 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
  • Nov 24 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • Nov 24 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
  • Nov 27 "Buffalo" Bob Smith, TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 27 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • Nov 28 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Nov 29 Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)
  • Dec 1 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • Dec 1 William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)
  • Dec 2 Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich)
  • Dec 2 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Simone Gallimard, publisher
  • Dec 5 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
  • Dec 6 Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • Dec 8 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • Dec 9 James Angleton, head of counterintelligence for the CIA (d. 1987)
  • Dec 9 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • Dec 10 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • Dec 12 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
  • Dec 13 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 13 John Hart, American actor
  • Dec 14 Elyse Knox, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
  • Dec 14 June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)

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Dec 16 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), born in Minehead, England (d. 2008)

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • Dec 16 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
  • Dec 17 Louis Salvador Palange, composer
  • Dec 18 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
  • Dec 19 Graham Sharp, British ice skater (d. 1995)
  • Dec 20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 21 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 21 Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
  • Dec 21 Sophie Masloff, American politician
  • Dec 22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Dec 22 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
  • Dec 24 Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
  • Dec 27 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • Dec 27 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer
  • Dec 28 Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)

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Dec 29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Dec 30 Nancy Coleman, actress (Edge of Darkness), born in Everett, Washington
  • Dec 30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)