Famous Birthdays on 17th July

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  • 1487 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah (d. 1524)
  • 1674 Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
  • 1702 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach (d. 1788)
  • 1744 Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering
  • 1745 Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)
  • 1763 Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education
  • 1763 John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader
  • 1775 August Harder, composer
  • 1797 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • 1817 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer
  • 1827 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
  • 1830 Eelco Refer, linguist (Dictionary for the Dutch translator)
  • 1831 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
  • 1832 Johan August Soderman, composer
  • 1839 Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
  • 1839 Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
  • 1853 Francesco Fanciulli, composer
  • 1859 Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
  • 1871 Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
  • 1873 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
  • 1875 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • 1876 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
  • 1876 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, lived to be 115 years old, born in Flint, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1876 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
  • 1878 Henri Zagwijn, composer
  • 1883 Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
  • 1883 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
  • 1885 Benjamin James Dale, composer
  • 1888 Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)

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1889 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1894 Mary Clare, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1897 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
  • 1898 Berenice Abbott, Springfield Oh, photographer (World of Atget)
  • 1898 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)

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1899 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in New York City

  • 1901 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • 1902 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • 1903 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer
  • 1904 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • 1905 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
  • 1905 William Gargan, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1906 John Carroll, [Julian LaFaye], actor (Wolf Call), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1908 Rudolf Petzold, composer
  • 1909 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • 1911 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • 1912 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1913 Everett Helm, composer
  • 1913 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
  • 1913 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Lucille Benson, Scottsboro Ala, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies)
  • 1914 James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)
  • 1915 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1915 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
  • 1915 Habib Rajab, Durban, South African, a trader and collector of oriental art
  • 1916 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • 1917 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)

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1917 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1917 Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), born in Alaşehir, Manisa Province (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • 1920 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1920 Helen Walker, Worcester MA, actress (Brewster's Million)
  • 1920 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • 1920 Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1920 Gordon Gould, American physicist, inventor of the laser, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
  • 1921 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • 1921 František Zvarík, Slovakian actor

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1921 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1922 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
  • 1923 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • 1926 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1928 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1929 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • 1930 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • 1932 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
  • 1932 Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
  • 1933 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • 1934 Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
  • 1934 Philippe Capdenat, composer
  • 1934 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • 1934 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1935 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • 1935 Diahann Carroll, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935 P D Q Bach, [Peter Schickele], Iowa, composer (5th of Beethoven)
  • 1937 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
  • 1938 Stan Bronstein, rocker
  • 1939 Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
  • 1939 Warwick Hutton, artist
  • 1939 Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
  • 1939 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician
  • 1940 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • 1940 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  • 1941 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • 1941 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • 1942 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • 1942 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1942 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
  • 1942 Peter Sissons, British newsreader
  • 1944 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
  • 1945 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1945 Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
  • 1946 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham

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1947 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 1947 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1948 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1948 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1948 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • 1948 Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • 1949 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 1949 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • 1949 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
  • 1950 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
  • 1950 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1951 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

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1952 David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1952 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952 Phoebe Snow, singer (Theme from "It's a Different World")
  • 1952 Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)

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1954 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 1954 J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  • 1955 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
  • 1955 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer

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1956 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1956 Robert Romanus, American actor
  • 1957 Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1958 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • 1959 Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)
  • 1960 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
  • 1960 Karen Elaine Price, playmate (January, 1981), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960 Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
  • 1960 Nancy Giles, actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
  • 1960 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • 1960 Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
  • 1960 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
  • 1961 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
  • 1962 Jay Barrs, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 Bill Sage, American actor
  • 1963 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1963 Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  • 1963 John Ventimiglia, American actor
  • 1964 Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1965 Alex Winter, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • 1965 Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1965 Craig Morgan, American singer
  • 1965 Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
  • 1966 Michael John Bradley, Largo FL, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd)
  • 1966 Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
  • 1967 Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
  • 1967 Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)
  • 1968 Beth Littleford, American comedian
  • 1968 Bitty Schram, American actress
  • 1969 Tommy Soderstrom, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
  • 1971 Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward/guard (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1971 Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1971 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
  • 1971 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
  • 1972 Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972 Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1972 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, Bloomington Ind, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1972 Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1972 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer
  • 1973 Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1973 Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
  • 1973 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
  • 1974 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
  • 1975 Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
  • 1975 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
  • 1975 Cécile de France, Belgian actress
  • 1975 Paul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
  • 1975 Konnie Huq, English television presenter
  • 1975 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
  • 1975 Andre Adams, Former New Zealand Cricketer
  • 1976 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
  • 1976 Eric Winter, American actor
  • 1976 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor
  • 1977 M.I.A., British rapper
  • 1977 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
  • 1977 Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
  • 1978 Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1978 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Émilie Simon, French singer
  • 1978 Katharine Towne, American actress
  • 1979 Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer