Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 17 Birthdays

801 – Drogo of Metz, illegitimate son of Charlemagne (d. 855)
1239 – Edward I of England (d. 1307)
1603 – Joseph of Cupertino, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663)
1631 – Gauharara Begum, Mughal noblewoman (d. 1706)
1682 – Charles XII of Sweden (d. 1718)
1691 – Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
1693 – Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
1704 – John Kay, English inventor, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)
1714 – César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784)
1718 – George Howard, English field marshal and politician (d. 1796)
1800 – William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Anglo-Irish astronomer (d. 1867)
1808 – Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright, and linguist (d. 1845)
1810 – Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet (d. 1876)
1811 – Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1879)
1818 – Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893)
1818 – Sophie of Württemberg (d. 1877)
1821 – E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (d. 1888)
1832 – William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)
1839 – Arthur Tooth, English priest (d. 1931)
1858 – Eben Sumner Draper, American politician, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)
1861 – Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
1861 – Omar Bundy, American general (d. 1940)
1863 – Charles Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1934)
1867 – Flora Finch, English-American actress (d. 1940)
1867 – John Robert Gregg, Irish-American educator, publisher, and humanitarian (d. 1948)
1867 – Henry Lawson, Australian poet and author (d. 1922)
1871 – James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)
1876 – William Carr, American rower (d. 1942)
1876 – Edward Anthony Spitzka, American anatomist (d. 1922)
1880 – Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (d. 1964)
1881 – Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (d. 1955)
1882 – Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)
1888 – Heinz Guderian, German general (d. 1954)
1898 – M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)
1898 – Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (d. 1961)
1898 – Harry Patch, English soldier and firefighter (d. 2009)
1900 – Martin Bormann, German politician (d. 1945)
1902 – Sammy Fain, American composer (d. 1989)
1902 – Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
1903 – Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef, created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
1904 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
1904 – Patrice Tardif, Canadian politician (d. 1989)
1907 – Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1907 – Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
1909 – Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
1909 – Ralph E. Winters, Canadian-American film editor (d. 2004)
1910 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1968)
1910 – George Hees, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1996)
1914 – John Hersey, American journalist (d. 1993)
1915 – David "Stringbean" Akeman, American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)
1915 – Marcel Cadieux, Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 1981)
1915 – Karl Targownik, Hungarian-American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
1916 – Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Easy Riders) (d. 1999)
1917 – Dufferin Roblin, Canadian politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (d. 2010)
1918 – Ajahn Chah, Thai educator (d. 1992)
1919 – William Kaye Estes, American psychologist (d. 2011)
1919 – John Moffat, Scottish lieutenant and pilot
1919 – Beryl Reid, English actress (d. 1996)
1920 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (d. 1981)
1920 – Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress
1920 – François Jacob, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1920 – Peter Le Cheminant, English air marshal
1922 – John Amis, English journalist and critic (d. 2013)
1923 – Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
1923 – Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (d. 2014)
1923 – Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and educator (d. 1999)
1924 – William MacDonald, English-Australian serial killer (d. 2015)
1925 – Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (d. 2014)
1927 – Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor
1927 – Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 1981)
1929 – Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)
1929 – James Shigeta, American actor and singer (d. 2014)
1930 – Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
1931 – John Baldessari, American painter
1932 – Derek Ibbotson, English runner
1932 – John Murtha, American colonel and politician (d. 2010)
1933 – Harry Browne, American politician (d. 2006)
1933 – Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982)
1936 – Vern Harper, Canadian tribal leader and activist
1936 – Ken Loach, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1937 – Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer (d. 2013)
1937 – Ted Nelson, American sociologist and philosopher
1940 – George Akerlof, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Nicholas C. Handy, English chemist (d. 2012)
1942 – Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Newt Gingrich, American politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
1943 – Chantal Mouffe, Belgian political theorist
1943 – Burt Rutan, American engineer
1944 – Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
1944 – Bill Rafferty, American comedian and game show host (d. 2012)
1945 – Frank Ashmore, American actor
1945 – Art Bell, American radio host and author
1945 – Tommy Franks, American general
1945 – Ken Livingstone, English politician, 1st Mayor of London
1945 – Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist
1946 – Peter Rosei, Austrian author
1947 – Linda Chavez, American author
1947 – George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter
1947 – Gregg Rolie, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Santana, Journey, and The Storm)
1948 – Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player
1948 – Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (d. 1992)
1948 – Karol Sikora, English physician and academic
1949 – John Craven, English economist and academic
1951 – Starhawk, American author and activist
1951 – John Garrett, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1951 – Paul McGuinness, German-Irish talent manager
1951 – Robert Lowry Scott, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone
1952 – Judith Macgregor, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to South Africa
1952 – Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1952 – Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Education
1954 – Mark Linn-Baker, American actor
1955 – Gail Jones, Australian author
1955 – Mati Laur, Estonian historian, author, and academic
1955 – Bob Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 – Kelly Curtis, American actress
1957 – Phyllida Lloyd, English director
1957 – Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer (Dead Kennedys, The No WTO Combo, and Lard)
1958 – Nicky Clarke, English hairdresser
1958 – Sam Hamad, Syrian-Canadian politician
1958 – Jon Leibowitz, American lawyer and politician
1958 – Daniel McVicar, American actor
1958 – Derek Lee Ragin, American tenor
1959 – Lawrence Haddad, British development economist and academic
1959 – Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
1960 – Adrián Campos, Spanish race car driver
1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
1961 – Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese actor
1962 – Michael Monroe, Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist (Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23)
1963 – Greg Kinnear, American actor and producer
1964 – Rinaldo Capello, Italian race car driver
1964 – Michael Groß, German swimmer
1964 – Svetla Mitkova-Sınırtaş, Bulgarian-Turkish shot putter and discus thrower
1964 – Erin Murphy, American actress
1965 – Kami Cotler, American actress and educator
1965 – Dermontti Dawson, American football player
1965 – Dan Jansen, American speed skater
1965 – Dara O'Kearney, Irish runner and poker player
1966 – Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras, Iraqi journalist
1966 – Tory Burch, American fashion designer
1966 – Christy Canyon, American porn actress
1966 – Ken Clark, American football player (d. 2013)
1966 – Diane Modahl, English runner
1966 – Jason Patric, American actor
1967 – Dorothea Röschmann, German soprano and actress
1968 – Minoru Suzuki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1969 – Paul Tergat, Kenyan runner
1969 – Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1970 – Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
1970 – Will Forte, American actor and screenwriter
1970 – Jason Hanson, American football player
1970 – Popeye Jones, American basketball player
1970 – Michael Showalter, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
1970 – Sotiris Lagonikas, Greek multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer
1971 – Mildred Fox, Irish politician
1971 – Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer and actress (Timbiriche)
1973 – Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican martial artist and author
1973 – Louis Leterrier, French director and producer
1973 – Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
1974 – Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
1975 – Jennifer Irwin, Canadian actress
1976 – Scott Adkins, English actor and martial artist
1976 – Sven Nys, Belgian cyclist
1976 – Keisuke Ogihara, Japanese rapper (Rip Slyme)
1977 – Tjaša Jezernik, Slovenian tennis player
1977 – Mark Tauscher, American football player
1977 – Branko Tomović, Serbian-German actor
1978 – Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
1978 – Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer
1979 – Tyson Apostol, American television personality
1979 – Nick Rimando, American soccer player
1980 – Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor
1980 – Jeph Jacques, American illustrator
1980 – Elisa Rigaudo, Italian race walker
1980 – Venus Williams, American tennis player
1981 – Kyle Boller, American football player
1981 – Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
1982 – Arthur Darvill, English actor and singer
1982 – Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian footballer
1982 – Stanislava Hrozenská, Slovak tennis player
1982 – Marek Svatoš, Slovak ice hockey player
1983 – Connie Fisher, Irish-Welsh actress and singer
1983 – Vlasis Kazakis, Greek footballer
1983 – Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Arashi)
1984 – John Gallagher, Jr., American actor and singer
1984 – Michael Mathieu, Bahamian sprinter
1984 – Si Tianfeng, Chinese race walker
1984 – Chris Weidman, American mixed martial artist
1985 – Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
1985 – Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
1986 – Apoula Edel, Armenian footballer
1986 – Helen Glover, English rower
1987 – Kendrick Lamar, Hip hop recording artist.
1987 – Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer (Morning Musume Minimoni, and Morning Musume Otomegumi)
1988 – Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
1988 – Shaun MacDonald, Welsh footballer
1988 – Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer
1989 – Giorgos Tofas, Cypriot footballer
1990 – Jordan Henderson, English footballer
1990 – Hansle Parchment, Jamaican hurdler
1991 – Kayane, French gamer
1991 – Jang Min-chul, South Korean gamer
1992 – Ryan Allsop, Engosh footballer
1993 – Jean Marie Froget, Mauritian swimmer
1997 – Ottomar Ladva, Estonian chess player

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