On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 17 (Part 2)

  • 1964 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • 1964 Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1964 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 John Smiley, American MLB pitcher, 1986-97 (Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and two other teams), born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player, 1984-2000 (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992), 55), born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Nata
  • 1966 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • 1967 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Van Conner, American rock bassist and guitarist (Screaming Trees), born in Apple Valley, California

Billy Corgan

1967 Billy Corgan, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1967 Barry Minkow, American religious leader and ex-convict (fraud)
  • 1968 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1969 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
  • 1969 [Lee] Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1970 Shannan Mitchem, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • 1971 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1971 Bill Mueller, American baseball player, born in Maryland Heights, Missouri
  • 1972 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian rock bassist (Hole, 1994-99), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • 1973 Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • 1973 Jerome Woods, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1973 Caroline Corr, Irish Celtic folk rock singer, drummer, and bodhrán player (The Corrs - "What Can I Do", born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • 1974 John Hall, American NFL placekicker (NY Jets), born in Port Charlotte, Florida
  • 1974 Mark Dolan, English comedian and TV show host (Balls of Steel), born in London, England
  • 1975 Justin Hawkins, British hard rock singer and guitarist (The Darkness - "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • 1975 Test [Andrew Martin], Canadian professional wrestler (WWF/WWE), born in Whitby, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1975 Natalie Zea, American actress
  • 1976 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1976 Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1976 Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • 1976 Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • 1976 Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • 1977 Richard Swift [Ochoa], American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • 1978 Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and film director
  • 1979 Nicole "Coco" Austin, American glamor model
  • 1979 Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Samoa Joe, Samoan professional wrestler
  • 1979 Stormy Daniels [Stephanie Clifford], American pornographic actress, claims had affair with Donald Trump, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1980 Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1981 Kyle Korver, American Basketball Player
  • 1981 Servet Çetin, Turkish Football Player
  • 1982 Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
  • 1983 Martin Shkreli, American businessman (Pharma), former hedge fund manager and convicted felon, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1986 Olesya Rulin, American actress
  • 1988 Grimes [Claire Boucher], Canadian pop musician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1990 Hozier [Andrew Hozier-Byrne], Irish folk-soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Take Me To Church"), born in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

John Boyega

1992 John Boyega [Adedayo B. Adegboyega], English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London

Katie Ledecky

1997 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (6 x Olympic gold 2012, 2016, 2021; World C'ships gold x 15; WR 400m, 800m, 1500m), born in Washington, D.C.