Birthdays of Personalities on August 17

xxxx :Emily Schulain
xxxx :Kenji Hino, rocker (RU Ready)
xxxx :Steven Gorman, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1586 :Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
1601 :Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]
1720 :Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
1786 :Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1811 :Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1817 :Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
1819 :James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1839 :Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
1840 :Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 :Luˇs NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 :Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1851 :Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 :Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1870 :Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine
1876 :D„ubler, writer
1876 :Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)
1876 :Henri G Winkelman, Dutch general/supreme commander/navy 1940
1876 :Theodor D„ubler, German writer (Northern Lights)
1885 :Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
1885 :Kurt Hiller, writer
1887 :Charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18)
1887 :Marcus Garvey, began back-to-Africa movement among US blacks
1890 :Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
1894 :Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
1894 :Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
1896 :Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
1898 :Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian
1900 :Quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1905 :John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
1906 :Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
1906 :Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
1910 :J A Manusama, Moluccan politician
1910 :R Peyrefitte, writer
1911 :Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince
1911 :Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
1912 :Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
1914 :Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)
1916 :Eleanor Steber, opera singer
1916 :John de Young, resistance fighter
1917 :P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)
1917 :Safa Khulusi, writer
1920 :Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)
1921 :Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
1922 :Paul Wiens, writer
1923 :Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)
1923 :Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], NYC, painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953)
1924 :Evan S Connell, US writer
1924 :Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
1924 :John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
1924 :Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
1925 :John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)
1925 :John Howard Purnell, scientist
1927 :Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
1927 :Bernard Bernie Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
1928 :Jean R Adams, entomologist
1928 :Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
1929 :Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
1930 :James Gulliver, businessman
1930 :Ted Hughes, British poet laureate
1932 :Vidiadhar S Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist (Middle Passage)
1937 :Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 :Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
1940 :David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1941 :Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
1941 :Ibrahim Babangida, president of Nigeria (1985- )
1943 :Koos Postema, editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk)/Dutch TV host
1946 :Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
1947 :Gary Talley, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Box Tops)
1949 :Sib Hashian, Boston Mass, rock drummer (Boston)
1952 :Kathryn C Thornton, Montgomery Ala, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73)
1952 :Thomas J Hennen, Albany GA, astronaut (STS 44)
1953 :Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
1953 :Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
1955 :Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
1958 :Belinda Carlisle, Hollywood Ca, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth)
1961 :Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1962 :Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
1965 :Glen Goldsmith, rocker (What You See is What You Get)
1965 :Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)
1965 :Steve Gorman, Hopkinsville Ky, rock drummer (Black Crowes)
1969 :Donald E Wahlberg Jr, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
1972 :Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
1973 :Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1991 :Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world Chess Champion



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