Thursday, December 17, 2015

December 17 Birthdays

1239 – Kujō Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1267 – Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
1556 – Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Pakistani-Indian poet (d. 1627)
1619 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine (d. 1682)
1632 – Anthony Wood, English historian and author (d. 1695)
1685 – Thomas Tickell, English poet (d. 1740)
1699 – Charles-Louis Mion, French composer (d. 1775)
1706 – Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1749)
1734 – Maria I of Portugal (d. 1816)
1749 – Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (d. 1801)
1778 – Humphry Davy, English chemist and physicist (d. 1829)
1785 – Dorothea Lieven, Russian wife of Christopher Lieven (d. 1857)
1796 – Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1865)
1797 – Joseph Henry, American physicist and engineer (d. 1878)
1807 – John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and activist (d. 1892)
1812 – Vilhelm Petersen, Danish painter (d. 1880)
1827 – Alexander Wassilko von Serecki, Austrian lawyer and politician (d. 1893)
1830 – Jules de Goncourt, French author and critic (d. 1870)
1835 – Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, Swiss-American ichthyologist and engineer (d. 1910)
1840 – Nozu Michitsura, Japanese field marshal and leading figure in the Imperial Japanese Army (d. 1908)
1842 – Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician and academic (d. 1899)
1847 – Émile Faguet, French author and critic (d. 1916)
1853 – Pierre Paul Émile Roux, French physician, co-founded the Pasteur Institute (d. 1933)
1859 – Paul César Helleu, French painter and illustrator (d. 1927)
1866 – Kazys Grinius, Lithuanian politician, 3rd President of Lithuania (d. 1950)
1866 – Konrad Stäheli, Swiss target shooter (d. 1931)
1873 – Ford Madox Ford, English-French author, poet, and critic (d. 1939)
1874 – William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1950)
1881 – Aubrey Faulkner, South African-English cricketer and coach (d. 1930)
1887 – Josef Lada, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
1887 – Hermine Reuss of Greiz (d. 1947)
1890 – Prince Joachim of Prussia (d. 1920)
1892 – Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (d. 1950)
1893 – Charles C. Banks, English fighting pilot (d. 1971)
1893 – Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (d. 1966)
1894 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)
1894 – Patrick Flynn, Irish-American runner (d. 1969)
1894 – Wim Schermerhorn, Dutch cartographer, engineer, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
1898 – Loren Murchison, American sprinter (d. 1979)
1900 – Mary Cartwright, English mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
1900 – Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (d. 1973)
1903 – Erskine Caldwell, American author (d. 1987)
1903 – Ray Noble, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1978)
1904 – Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
1905 – Simo Häyhä, Finnish soldier and sniper (d. 2002)
1905 – Mohammad Hidayatullah, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (d. 1992)
1905 – Erico Verissimo, Brazilian author and translator (d. 1975)
1906 – Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (d. 1994)
1906 – Russell C. Newhouse, American pilot and engineer (d. 1998)
1908 – Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1910 – Eknath Easwaran, Indian-American educator and author (d. 1999)
1910 – Sy Oliver, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1988)
1912 – Edward Short, Baron Glenamara, English captain and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)
1913 – Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 1967)
1914 – Fernando Alonso, Cuban ballet dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (d. 2013)
1914 – Raymond Fernandez, American murderer (d. 1951)
1915 – André Claveau, French singer (d. 2003)
1916 – Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (d. 2000)
1917 – Kenneth Dike, Nigerian historian, author, and academic (d. 1983)
1920 – Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist, developed the APL programming language (d. 2004)
1921 – Lore Berger, German-Swiss author and translator (d. 1943)
1922 – Alan Voorhees, American engineer and academic (d. 2005)
1923 – Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian and scholar (d. 2006)
1926 – Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1926 – John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1926 – Stephen Lewis, English actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2015)
1926 – Patrice Wymore, American-Jamaican actress and singer (d. 2014)
1927 – Ivar Ivask, Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1992)
1927 – Richard Long, American actor and director (d. 1974)
1927 – Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (d. 2012)
1928 – Marilyn Beck, American journalist and actress (d. 2014)
1928 – Eli Beeding, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)
1928 – Doyle Conner, American farmer and politician (d. 2012)
1928 – George Lindsey, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
1929 – Jacqueline Hill, English actress (d. 1993)
1929 – William Safire, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1930 – Bob Guccione, American publisher, founded Penthouse (d. 2010)
1930 – Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor
1930 – Dorothy Rowe, Australian psychologist and author
1931 – Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (d. 2011)
1931 – Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (d. 2014)
1931 – James McGaugh, American neurobiologist and psychologist
1932 – John Bond, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1934 – Irving Petlin, American artist
1934 – Ray Wilson, English footballer and manager
1935 – Brian Langford, English cricketer (d. 2013)
1935 – Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)
1936 – Pope Francis
1936 – Rosemary Martin, English actress (d. 1998)
1936 – Tommy Steele, English singer, guitarist, and actor
1937 – Brian Hayes, Australian-English radio host
1937 – Art Neville, American singer and keyboard player (The Neville Brothers and The Meters)
1937 – Kerry Packer, Australian businessman, founded World Series Cricket (d. 2005)
1937 – John Kennedy Toole, American author and academic (d. 1969)
1937 – Calvin Waller, American general (d. 1996)
1938 – Carlo Little, English drummer (Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages and All-Stars) (d. 2005)
1938 – Peter Snell, New Zealand-American runner and orienteer
1939 – James Booker, American pianist (d. 1983)
1939 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1940 – Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist (d. 2013)
1940 – María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1941 – Stan Mudenge, Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012)
1942 – Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian general and politician, 7th Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
1942 – Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1987)
1943 – Mary Brunner, American criminal
1943 – Ron Geesin, Scottish pianist and composer
1944 – Jack L. Chalker, American author and educator (d. 2005)
1944 – Carlo M. Croce, Italian-American oncologist and academic
1944 – Bernard Hill, English actor
1944 – Timo K. Mukka, Swedish-Finnish author (d. 1973)
1945 – Ernie Hudson, American actor
1945 – Chris Matthews, American journalist and author
1945 – Jüri Talvet, Estonian poet and critic
1945 – Jacqueline Wilson, English author and academic
1946 – Simon Bates, English radio host
1946 – Eugene Levy, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1947 – Wes Studi, American actor and producer
1948 – Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1948 – Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkish economist and politician
1949 – Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
1949 – Paul Rodgers, English singer-songwriter and producer (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and The Law)
1950 – Laurence F. Johnson, American educator and author
1950 – Maurice Peoples, American sprinter and coach
1951 – Pat Hill, American football player and coach
1951 – Ken Hitchcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1951 – Tatyana Kazankina, Russian runner
1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor
1953 – Sally Menke, American film editor (d. 2010)
1953 – Bill Pullman, American actor, singer, and director
1954 – Sergėjus Jovaiša, Lithuanian basketball player
1955 – Brad Davis, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1956 – Peter Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1956 – Dominic Lawson, English journalist
1956 – Totka Petrova, Bulgarian runner
1957 – Wendy Hoyte, English sprinter
1957 – Bob Ojeda, American baseball player and coach
1958 – Mike Mills, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods, and Automatic Baby)
1959 – Albert King, American basketball player and sportscaster
1960 – Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
1961 – Mansoor al-Jamri, Bahraini journalist and author
1961 – Sara Dallin, English singer and bass player (Bananarama)
1961 – Marek Kaleta, Estonian javelin thrower
1962 – Paul Dobson, English footballer
1962 – Richard Jewell, American police officer (d. 2007)
1962 – Galina Malchugina, Russian sprinter
1962 – Rocco Mediate, American golfer and journalist
1964 – Ginger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wildhearts, Ginger & The Sonic Circus, and Silver Ginger 5)
1964 – Frank Musil, Czech ice hockey player and coach
1964 – Michele Tafoya, American sportscaster
1964 – Joe Wolf, American basketball player and coach
1965 – Craig Berube, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966 – Yuko Arimori, Japanese runner
1966 – Tracy Byrd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966 – Valeri Liukin, Kazakh-Russian gymnast and coach
1966 – Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1967 – Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and producer
1967 – Vincent Damphousse, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1967 – Karsten Neitzel, German footballer and manager
1968 – Claudio Suárez, Mexican footballer
1968 – Paul Tracy, Canadian race car driver
1969 – Inna Lasovskaya, Russian triple jumper
1969 – Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer
1969 – Chris Mason, English darts player and sportscaster
1969 – Mick Quinn, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (Supergrass)
1969 – Michael V., Filipino comedian, actor, and singer
1970 – Sean Patrick Thomas, American actor
1971 – Sinan Akkuş, Turkish-German actor and director
1971 – Alan Khan, South African radio host
1971 – Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player
1972 – John Abraham, Indian actor and producer
1972 – Laurie Holden, American-Canadian actress and producer
1972 – Iván Pedroso, Cuban long jumper and coach
1973 – Eddie Ray Fisher, American drummer (OneRepublic)
1973 – Konstadinos Gatsioudis, Greek javelin thrower
1973 – Rian Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1973 – Paula Radcliffe, English runner
1973 – Codrin Țapu, Romanian psychologist and academic
1973 – Hasan Vural, German-Turkish footballer
1974 – Duff Goldman, American chef and television host
1974 – Charl Langeveldt, South African cricketer
1974 – Sarah Paulson, American actress
1974 – Ian Petrella, American actor
1974 – Giovanni Ribisi, American actor
1974 – Marissa Ribisi, American actress and screenwriter
1975 – Mayuko Aoki, Japanese voice actress
1975 – Nick Dinsmore, American wrestler and trainer
1975 – Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan sprinter
1975 – Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-American actress and singer
1975 – Bree Sharp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Éric Bédard, Canadian speed skater and coach
1976 – Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer and manager
1976 – Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
1976 – Andrew Simpson, English sailor (d. 2013)
1976 – Takeo Spikes, American football player and sportscaster
1977 – Arnaud Clément, French tennis player
1977 – Oxana Fedorova, Russian model, actress, and singer, Miss Universe 2002
1977 – Samuel Påhlsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1977 – Katheryn Winnick, Canadian actress
1978 – Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican baseball player and sportscaster
1978 – Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor and producer
1978 – Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, actor, singer, and politician
1978 – Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer and songwriter (Three Days Grace and Thousand Foot Krutch)
1978 – Chase Utley, American baseball player
1979 – Charlotte Edwards, English cricketer
1979 – Jaimee Foxworth, American actress
1979 – Ryan Key, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yellowcard and Craig's Brother)
1979 – Matt Murley, American ice hockey player
1979 – Paul Smith, English footballer
1980 – Stella, Singaporean singer and actress
1980 – Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
1980 – Alexandra Papageorgiou, Greek hammer thrower
1980 – Eli Pariser, American activist and author, co-founded Avaaz.org
1981 – Jerry Hsu, American skateboarder and photographer
1981 – Rena Takeshita, Japanese model and actress
1981 – Tim Wiese, German footballer
1981 – Tolgahan Sayışman, Turkish model, television host, and actor
1982 – Dynamo, English magician
1982 – Josh Barfield, American baseball player
1982 – Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player
1982 – Benjamin Goldwasser, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (MGMT)
1982 – Craig Kielburger, Canadian activist, co-founded Free the Children and Me to We
1982 – Stephane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player
1982 – Ryan Moats, American football player
1983 – Erik Christensen, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – Bryan Jurynec, American ice hockey player
1983 – Haron Keitany, Kenyan runner
1983 – Kosuke Saito, Japanese DJ and composer
1984 – Luis Maria Alfageme, Argentinian footballer
1984 – Julian Bennett, English footballer
1984 – Sahara Davenport, American drag queen performer and singer (d. 2012)
1984 – Andrew Davies, English footballer
1984 – Mikky Ekko, American singer-songwriter and producer
1985 – Łukasz Broź, Polish footballer
1985 – Katie Kox, American porn actress
1985 – Jeremy McKinnon, American singer-songwriter and producer (A Day to Remember)
1985 – Ryuichi Ogata, Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds)
1985 – Craig Reid, English footballer
1986 – Emma Bell, American actress
1986 – Vanessa Zima, American actress
1987 – Bo Guagua, Chinese businessman
1987 – Chelsea Manning, American soldier
1988 – Liisa Ehrberg, Estonian cyclist
1988 – Grethe Grünberg, Estonian ice dancer
1988 – Kris Joseph, Canadian basketball player
1988 – David Rudisha, Kenyan runner
1988 – Craig Sutherland, Scottish footballer
1988 – Rin Takanashi, Japanese actress
1990 – Henri Anier, Estonian footballer
1990 – Ashley Edner, American actress
1990 – Makoto Takeda, Japanese actress and model
1991 – James Hurst, American football player
1991 – Nadech Kugimiya, Thai actor and singer
1991 – Atsedu Tsegay, Ethiopian runner
1993 – Patricia Kú Flores, Peruvian tennis player
1993 – Kiersey Clemons, American actress
1994 – Nat Wolff, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player and actor (Nat & Alex Wolff)
1997 – Naiktha Bains, Australian tennis player
1998 – Martin Ødegaard, Norwegian footballer
2007 – James, Viscount Severn, English son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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