Sunday, October 17, 2010

October 17 Birthdays

Births

* 1253 – Ivo of Kermartin, Patron saint of lawyers (d. 1303)
* 1563 – Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (d. 1611)
* 1577 – Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)
* 1582 – Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
* 1623 – Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
* 1688 – Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (d. 1726)
* 1711 – Jupiter Hammon, American writer (d. 1806)
* 1719 – Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
* 1760 – Henri de Saint-Simon, French economist and philosopher (d. 1825)
* 1811 – Albertus van Raalte, Dutch/American religious leader (d. 1876)
* 1813 – Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
* 1814 – Yakiv Holovatsky, Ukrainian writer and professor (d. 1888)
* 1817 – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian intellectual (d. 1898)
* 1853 – Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
* 1864 – Elinor Glyn, British writer (d. 1943)
* 1865 – James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
* 1886 – Spring Byington, American actress (d. 1971)
* 1890 – Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
* 1892 – Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
* 1892 – Herbert Howells, English Composer (d. 1983)
* 1898 – Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher (d. 1998)
* 1898 – Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer (d. 1971)
* 1900 – Jean Arthur, American actress (d. 1991)
* 1902 – Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)
* 1903 – Nathanael West, American writer (d. 1940)
* 1906 – Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
* 1908 – Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
* 1912 – Pope John Paul I (d. 1978)
* 1912 – Jack Owens, The Cruising Crooner, American singer/songwriter (d. 1982)
* 1914 – Jerry Siegel, American cartoonist (d. 1996)
* 1915 – Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)
* 1917 – Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
* 1917 – Marsha Hunt (actress), American actress
* 1918 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
* 1918 – Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills
* 1919 – Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
* 1920 – Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (d. 2010)
* 1920 – Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
* 1921 – Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)
* 1921 – Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (d. 2001)
* 1922 – Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive
* 1922 – Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
* 1923 – Charles McClendon, American football coach (d. 2001)
* 1923 – Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
* 1925 – Harry Carpenter, English sports commentator
* 1926 – Julie Adams, American film actress
* 1926 – Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)
* 1930 – Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
* 1930 – Jimmy Breslin, American newspaper columnist and author
* 1931 – Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
* 1933 – Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
* 1933 – Bill Anders, American astronaut
* 1934 – Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
* 1935 – Sydney Chapman, English politician and architect
* 1936 – Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
* 1937 – Paxton Whitehead, English actor
* 1938 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (d. 2007)
* 1938 – Les Murray, Australian poet
* 1940 – Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
* 1940 – Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
* 1941 – Earl Thomas Conley, American singer
* 1941 – Jim Seals American singer (Seals and Crofts)
* 1942 – Steve Jones, American basketball player
* 1942 – Gary Puckett, American musician
* 1946 – Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
* 1946 – Adam Michnik, Polish activist
* 1946 – Bob Seagren, American athlete
* 1946 – Michael Hossack, American musician (The Doobie Brothers)
* 1946 – Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
* 1947 – Gene Green, American politician
* 1947 – Michael McKean, American actor
* 1948 – Margot Kidder, Canadian actress
* 1948 – George Wendt, American actor
* 1948 – Robert Jordan, American novelist (d. 2007)
* 1950 – Howard Rollins, American actor (d. 1996)
* 1950 – Philippe Barbarin, French cardinal
* 1951 – Roger Pontare, Swedish singer
* 1954 – Carlos Buhler, American high altitude mountaineer
* 1955 – Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
* 1956 – Mae Jemison, American astronaut and physician
* 1956 – Patrick McCrory, American politician
* 1957 – Lawrence Bender, American film producer
* 1957 – Steve McMichael, American football player
* 1958 – Alan Jackson, American singer and songwriter
* 1959 – Ron Drummond, American writer
* 1959 – Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
* 1959 – Richard Roeper, American film critic
* 1959 – Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
* 1960 – Rob Marshall, American director
* 1960 – Guy Henry, English actor
* 1962 – Mike Judge, American cartoonist, filmmaker and voice actor
* 1963 – Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
* 1963 – Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
* 1965 – Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer
* 1966 – Danny Ferry, American basketball player
* 1966 – Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
* 1966 – Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
* 1967 – René Dif, Danish musician (Aqua)
* 1968 – Ziggy Marley, Jamaican musician
* 1969 – Wood Harris, American actor
* 1969 – Ernie Els, South African golfer
* 1969 – Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
* 1970 – Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
* 1970 – John Mabry, American baseball player
* 1970 – Blues Saraceno, American guitarist
* 1971 – Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
* 1972 – Eminem, American rapper
* 1972 – Tarkan, Turkish singer
* 1972 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer
* 1972 – Sharon Leal, American actress
* 1972 – Joe McEwing, American baseball player
* 1973 – Andrea Tarozzi, Italian footballer
* 1974 – Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
* 1974 – Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
* 1974 – Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboardist (HIM)
* 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
* 1978 – Erin Karpluk, Canadian television actress
* 1979 – Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
* 1979 – Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
* 1979 – Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
* 1980 – Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
* 1980 – Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver
* 1982 – Nick Riewoldt, Australian football player
* 1983 – Daniel Booko, American actor
* 1983 – Ivan Saenko, Russian football player
* 1983 – Mitch Talbot, American baseball player
* 1984 – Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player
* 1984 – Chris Lowell, American actor
* 1984 – Randall Munroe, American cartoonist
* 1985 – Baran Kosari, Iranian actress
* 1985 – Carlos González, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1987 – Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
* 1987 – Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer
* 1992 – Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor

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