On This Day

Famous Birthdays on February 17 (Part 2)

  • 1970 Dominic Purcell, English-born Australian actor (Prison Break), born in Wallasey, England
  • 1971 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 2005)
  • 1971 Jeremy Edwards, British actor (Holby City), born in London, England
  • 1971 Denise Richards, American actress (The World is not Enough), born in Downers Grove, Illinois

Billie Joe Armstrong

1972 Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day - "Basket Case"; "American Idiot"), born in Oakland, California

  • 1972 Vladimir Vujtek, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Tampa Bay), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia)
  • 1972 William Floyd, American NFL full back (San Francisco 49ers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 Taylor Hawkins, American drummer (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1972 Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model and businesswoman, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1972 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • 1973 Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1973 Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1973 Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974 Jerry O'Connell, American actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1974 Kaoru, Japanese musician, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • 1974 Bryan White, American singer, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 1974 Al-Muhtadee Billah, crown prince of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan
  • 1975 Sung-Hee Park, Korean tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul), born in Pusan, Korea
  • 1975 Todd Harvey, Canadian NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1975 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Philadelphia)
  • 1975 Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
  • 1976 Kelly Carlson, American actress
  • 1976 Scott Williamson, American baseball player
  • 1977 Matthew Kaminski, jazz, and baseball organist (Atlanta Braves), polka accordionist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim, born in Long Praire, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1979 Josh Willingham, American baseball player
  • 1980 Klemi Saban, Israeli soccer defender (25 caps; Maccabi Netanya), born in Netanya, Israel
  • 1980 Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • 1980 Jason Ritter, American actor and producer (Joan of Arcadia, Gravity Falls, Raising Dion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Donielle Thompson, American gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics 1996), born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Paris Hilton

1981 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

  • 1982 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and filmmaker (Third Rock From the Sun, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982 Adriano, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1982 Brian Bruney, American baseball player, born in Astoria, Oregon
  • 1983 GĂ©rald Cid, French footballer, born in Talence, France
  • 1984 Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler (Ring of Honor), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1984 Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1984 AB de Villiers, South African cricketer, born in Warmbad, South Africa
  • 1985 Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • 1986 Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1988 Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim

Bonnie Wright

1991 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Ed Sheeran

1991 Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter ("Shape of You"; "Thinking Out Loud"), born in Halifax, England

  • 1992 Meaghan Martin, American actress and singer (Camp Rock; 10 Things I Hate About You), born in Fallon, Nevada
  • 1995 Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1996 Sasha Pieterse, South African actress (Pretty Little Liars), born in Johannesburg, South Africa