Birthdays of Personalities on January 17

xxxx :Kenny G-Love, [Greene], Detroit Mich, rapper (Intro)
1342 :Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy
1463 :Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther
1501 :Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)
1504 :Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
1600 :Pedro Cald?ron de la Barca, Spanish poet/dramatist
1612 :Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
1657 :Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
1683 :Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
1706 :Benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor
1732 :Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
1759 :Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist
1761 :James Hall, Scotland, geologist
1771 :Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
1806 :James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House
1818 :Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
1820 :Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
1828 :Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918
1835 :Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
1842 :Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
1845 :Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
1853 :Alva Vanderbilt Beaumont, women's rights advocate & activist
1857 :Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
1862 :John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
1863 :David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)
1864 :Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
1880 :Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
1881 :Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)
1885 :Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
1886 :Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
1886 :Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
1891 :Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
1891 :Walter Eucken, German economist
1896 :Harry Reser, Ohio, orch leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
1899 :Al Capone, Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
1899 :Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
1899 :Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
1899 :Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
1900 :Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
1902 :Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
1905 :Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
1910 :Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
1910 :Michael Economides, restaurateur
1911 :Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
1911 :Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
1913 :Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
1916 :Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orch leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
1917 :Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
1918 :Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
1920 :Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
1920 :Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina
1922 :Luis Echeverr?a Alvarez, president Mexico
1924 :Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
1925 :Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
1925 :Duane Hanson, US sculptor
1926 :Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
1928 :Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)
1929 :Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Qu?bec, NHL goaltender (#1)
1930 :Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
1931 :L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
1933 :Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
1933 :Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
1933 :Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
1934 :Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop)
1938 :Paul Revere, Harvard Nebraska, pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders)
1939 :Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
1939 :Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
1940 :H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1940 :Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1942 :Muhammad Ali, [Cassius Clay], heavyweight champ boxer (1964-7 74-8)
1943 :Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
1945 :William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
1947 :Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
1948 :Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
1948 :Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1951 :Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1952 :Larry Fortensky, former husband of Liz Taylor (7th)
1954 :Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
1955 :Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
1956 :Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
1960 :Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
1960 :John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1961 :Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
1964 :Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1966 :Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
1966 :Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
1970 :Jeremy Roenick, Boston MA, NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes)
1971 :Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
1971 :Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
1972 :Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1974 :Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 :Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
1974 :Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1977 :Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
1981 :Ray J, singer



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