On This Day

Famous Birthdays on June 17 (Part 2)

  • 1970 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian (The Last Man on Earth), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1970 Michael Showalter, American comedian (Stella), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1971 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1971 Mildred Fox, Irish Independent politician (1995-2007)
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Tiel, Netherlands
  • 1972 James McKnight, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1973 Louis Leterrier, French film director (The Incredible Hulk), born in Paris
  • 1973 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 1974 Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducet, Jamaican-British singer (with Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me"), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • 1975 Petra Vaarakallio, Finnish ice hockey center (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1976 Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser, born in Bonheiden, Belgium
  • 1977 Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
  • 1977 Jason Miller, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1977 Mark Tauscher, American NFL player, born in Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • 1977 Branko Tomovic, German Serbian actor, born in Münster, Germany
  • 1978 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress, born in Sanmu, Japan
  • 1978 Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (World Champion 2008), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 1979 Nick Rimando, American soccer player, born in Montclair, California
  • 1980 Brittney McConn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ), born in Largo, Florida

Venus Williams

1980 Venus Williams, American Tennis Star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

  • 1980 Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor (The Prince of Tennis), born in Kumamoto-ken
  • 1981 Kyle Boller, American football quarterback
  • 1981 Amrita Rao, Indian Bollywood actress (Vivah)
  • 1981 Shane Watson, Australian Test cricket all-rounder (2005-2015), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1982 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Jodie Whittaker, British actress (1st female "Doctor Who"), born in Skelmanthorpe, England
  • 1983 Connie Fisher, British actress, born in Lisburn Northern Ireland
  • 1983 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer (Arashi) and actor (Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Katsushika, Tokyo
  • 1983 Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue), born in Chatham, Kent
  • 1984 John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1985 Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
  • 1985 Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer, born in Erechim, Brazil
  • 1988 Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1988 Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player