Famous Birthdays on 17th October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 214

  • 1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]])
  • 1563 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
  • 1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
  • 1582 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
  • 1623 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
  • 1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • 1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer
  • 1696 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
  • 1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist
  • 1711 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • 1719 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  • 1720 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer
  • 1725 John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)
  • 1729 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • 1730 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer
  • 1734 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II
  • 1752 Nicolas Appert, Châlons-sur-Marne, France, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
  • 1806 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
  • 1811 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)
  • 1813 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
  • 1815 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • 1817 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1817 Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)
  • 1833 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration
  • 1844 Miguel Nieto, composer
  • 1845 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • 1848 William "Candy" Cummings, created curve ball
  • 1853 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1859 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)
  • 1860 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • 1864 Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
  • 1865 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1875 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • 1878 Andrei N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai
  • 1878 Henri Mulet, composer
  • 1883 A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
  • 1885 Aaf Bouber-ten Hoope, Dutch actress (Jantjes)/wife of Herman Bouber
  • 1886 Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)
  • 1890 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1892 Herbert Norman Howells, composer
  • 1892 Otakar Jeremias, composer
  • 1892 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
  • 1893 Jean Binet, composer
  • 1893 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1895 Doris Humphrey, Oak Park Ill, dancer (Dances of Women)
  • 1898 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • 1898 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1898 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • 1900 Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1903 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • 1905 Franco Albini, Italian architect
  • 1906 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
  • 1912 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • 1914 Albert Markos, composer
  • 1914 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)
  • 1914 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur

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1915 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1916 Robert Lowery, actor (Murder Over NY), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1916 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer
  • 1917 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • 1917 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)
  • 1919 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1920 Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1920 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • 1920 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • 1921 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • 1921 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1921 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • 1921 Tom Poston, actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1922 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • 1922 Pierre Juneau, Canada, film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] Rockabilly musician, born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
  • 1926 Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
  • 1926 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1928 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • 1928 James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
  • 1928 Zacharias J de Beer, South African physician/MP (DP)
  • 1929 Ram Da-Oz, composer
  • 1930 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • 1930 Jimmy Breslin, Queens columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • 1932 Gundaris Pone, composer
  • 1932 Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1932 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • 1933 William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)
  • 1933 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
  • 1934 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • 1934 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • 1936 David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1936 Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  • 1937 Paxton Whitehead, English actor

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1938 Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1940 Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
  • 1940 Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
  • 1941 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941 Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)
  • 1941 James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1942 Gary Puckett, vocalist (& Union Gap-Woman Woman, Young Girl)
  • 1943 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1944 Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
  • 1945 Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1946 Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)
  • 1946 James Ray Tucker, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 1946 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • 1946 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • 1946 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • 1947 Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher
  • 1947 Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1947 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist
  • 1947 Michael McKean, actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 George Wendt, actor (Norm-Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)
  • 1949 Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • 1949 Maurice Willis Wright, composer
  • 1950 Howard E Rollins Jr, Balt Md, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World)
  • 1950 Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
  • 1950 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • 1955 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1955 Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician

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1956 Mae Jemison, Decatur Alabama, MD/astronaut (STS 47) 1st African American woman in space

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1956 Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
  • 1957 Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)
  • 1957 Lawrence Bender, American film producer
  • 1958 Alan Jackson, Newnan Ga, country singer (Here in the Real World)
  • 1958 Blaine McCallister, Ft Stockton TX, PGA golfer (1989 Honda Classic)
  • 1958 France ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958 Gig Gangel Harlingen TX, playmate (Jan, 1980)
  • 1959 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • 1959 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • 1959 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • 1959 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1959 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • 1960 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1960 James Patrick Delsing, PGA golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1960 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • 1960 Rob Marshall, American director
  • 1960 Guy Henry, English actor
  • 1962 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Mike Judge, Ecuadoran-born cartoonist
  • 1963 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • 1963 Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
  • 1965 Connie Ann Hearn, Anchorage Alaska, actress (New Kind of Family)
  • 1965 Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
  • 1966 Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1966 Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
  • 1966 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • 1967 Adrianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star (1990 Futures-Chiba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Allen West, US metal guitarist (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • 1967 Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Mark Johnson, Worcester MA, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1967 Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)
  • 1967 Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1967 René Dif, Danish musician (Aqua)
  • 1968 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968 Ziggy Marley, reggae performer and son of Bob Marley
  • 1969 Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969 Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)
  • 1969 Wood Harris, American actor
  • 1969 Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • 1970 Anil Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg-spinner since 1990)
  • 1970 Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1970 John Mabry, Wilmington DE, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)
  • 1970 Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)
  • 1970 Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1971 Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
  • 1972 Vicki Goetze, Michicot WI, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

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1972 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph Missouri, rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • 1972 Tarkan, Turkish singer
  • 1972 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer
  • 1972 Joe McEwing, American baseball player
  • 1973 Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)
  • 1974 Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboarder (HIM)
  • 1974 Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
  • 1974 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • 1974 John Rocker, American baseball player
  • 1975 Francis Bouillon, American hockey player
  • 1976 Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977 Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
  • 1977 Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1979 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver