Famous Birthdays on June 17

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  • 1239 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307) subdued Wales, expelled Jews from England
  • 1603 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
  • 1604 Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House)
  • 1682 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)
  • 1691 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
  • 1693 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1714 Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • 1718 George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)
  • 1725 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer
  • 1742 William Hooper, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1750 Michel Woldemar, composer
  • 1756 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
  • 1808 Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)
  • 1808 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)
  • 1810 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, born in Detmold, Principality of Lippe (d. 1876)
  • 1811 Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Thomas Maley Harris, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1818 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • 1818 Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III
  • 1823 John Henry Hobart Ward, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1828 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • 1830 Rochard Montgomery Gano, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1913)
  • 1832 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • 1837 Strong Vincent, American army officer (died famously at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania (d.1863)
  • 1838 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram)
  • 1839 Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)
  • 1845 Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker
  • 1855 Fritz Steinbach, composer
  • 1858 Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)
  • 1861 Sidney James Jones, composer
  • 1861 Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
  • 1861 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general and soldier (d. 1940)
  • 1863 Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1934)
  • 1867 John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor (shorthand)
  • 1867 Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1870 George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)

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1871 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1871 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania
  • 1874 Grant Mitchell, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1875 Philipp A Kohnstamm, philosopher/theorist (Mensch & World)
  • 1878 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), born in Champigny-sur-Marne (d. 1932)
  • 1880 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1880 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (Red, Nigger Heaven), (d. 1964)

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1881 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

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1882 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1882 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
  • 1883 Alexandre Cellier, composer
  • 1884 Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
  • 1888 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer
  • 1888 Heinz Guderian, German General (d. 1954)
  • 1895 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • 1898 Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1898 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)

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1900 Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), born in Wegeleben, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
  • 1902 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1903 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • 1903 Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist
  • 1904 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1906 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • 1907 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Frank Sully, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1908 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • 1908 John Verrall, composer
  • 1908 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Elmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Herbert Owen Reed, composer
  • 1910 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
  • 1910 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • 1912 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • 1913 Felix Hartlaub, writer
  • 1914 John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
  • 1915 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1915 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Einar Englund, composer
  • 1916 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live"
  • 1917 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
  • 1918 Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)
  • 1919 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • 1919 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
  • 1919 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • 1920 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
  • 1920 Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • 1920 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
  • 1922 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1923 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)
  • 1924 Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • 1924 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
  • 1925 Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)
  • 1926 Alan Walters, political economist
  • 1926 Manuel Enriquez, composer
  • 1927 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • 1927 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1929 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
  • 1929 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
  • 1930 Brian Statham, cricketer
  • 1930 James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1930 Romuald Twardowski, composer
  • 1931 John Baldessari, American artist
  • 1932 Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Oly-bronze-1956)
  • 1932 John P Murtha, (Rep-D-PA, 1974- )
  • 1933 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
  • 1933 Harry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Anthony Bevilacqua, Roman Catholic Cardinal (Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • 1937 Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)
  • 1938 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • 1939 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • 1939 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
  • 1939 Hanna Johansen, writer
  • 1940 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1940 Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

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1940 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
Economist
George Akerlof
  • 1942 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1942 Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1943 Christopher Brown, composer

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1943 Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

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1943 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1943 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • 1944 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
  • 1944 Chris Spedding, rocker
  • 1944 Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

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1945 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1945 Frank Ashmore, American actor
  • 1945 Tommy Franks, American General
  • 1945 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • 1946 Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )
  • 1946 Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
  • 1947 Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1947 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • 1948 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1949 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • 1950 Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Joe Piscopo, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1952 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 1954 Mark Linn-Baker, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 Gail Jones, Australian author
  • 1956 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • 1957 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Jon Gries, American actor
  • 1957 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • 1958 Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1958 Jello Biafra, American musician and activist
  • 1958 Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • 1958 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • 1958 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • 1960 Mitzi Edge, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1960 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • 1962 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • 1962 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1963 Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)
  • 1963 Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 Diane Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Erin Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)
  • 1964 Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)
  • 1964 Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
  • 1965 Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Oly-gold-1984, 88, 92)
  • 1965 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1965 Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)
  • 1965 Kami Cotler, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965 Mike Magnante, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965 Ray Seals, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1966 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer
  • 1967 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)
  • 1967 Eric Stefani, American musician
  • 1969 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
  • 1969 Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • 1969 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998)
  • 1969 Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
  • 1970 Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1970 Stephane Fiset, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
  • 1970 Michael Showalter, American comedian
  • 1971 Tripp Schwenk, US, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1971 Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer
  • 1972 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)