Historical Birthdays

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🎂 Famous Historical Birthdays - June 17, 2021

1928 James Brown, Pulaski TN, soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America)

1977 Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)

1914 John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)

1956 Nick Cook, cricketer (England lefty slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89)

1945 Ken Livingstone, MP (Labour)

1682 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)

1756 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public

1946 Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )

1965 Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Oly-gold-1984, 88, 92)

1823 John Henry Hobart Ward, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1920 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)

1963 Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)

1912 Don Gillis, Cameron Missouri, composer (Symphony #5«)

1832 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)

1980 Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

1908 Frank Sully, St Louis MO, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief)

1956 Nicholas Cook, cricketer

1980 Andee Pickens, New Orleans La, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

1949 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator

1930 James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)

1944 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)

1972 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

1965 Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)

1908 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer

1932 John P Murtha, (Rep-D-PA, 1974- )

1883 Alexandre Cellier, composer

1966 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

1930 Romuald Twardowski, composer

1903 Michail Swetlow, writer

1917 Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)

1884 Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist

1750 Michel Woldemar, composer

1817 Thomas Maley Harris, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1967 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics-96)

1945 Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

1939 Hanna Johansen, writer

1970 Stephane Fiset, Montreal, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)

1922 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer

1948 Rub‚n Blades, Panama, singer/actor (Fatal Beauty, Critical Condition)

1944 Chris Spedding, rocker

1830 Rochard Montgomery Gano, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1913

1910 Red Foley, Blue Lick Ky, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)

1888 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer

1900 Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)

1810 F Freiligrath, writer

1964 Erin Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)

1943 Newt[on] L Gingrich, (Rep-R-G, 1979- /Speaker of House 1995-97)

1927 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )

1910 Herbert Owen Reed, composer

1951 Joe Piscopo, Passaic NJ, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials)

1867 John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor (shorthand)

1828 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian

1811 Jon Sigurdsson, Iceland, leader/collects Icelandic legends

1970 Ron "Popeye" Jones, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)

1975 Frederick Koehler, Queens NY, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie)

1919 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer

1817 Ivan K A‹vazovski, Russan painter (Harbor Scenes)

1919 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)

1918 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)

1878 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician

1880 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)

1845 Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker

1930 Brian Statham, cricketer

1943 Christopher Brown, composer

1906 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer

1970 Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)

1919 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary

1965 Mike Magnante, Glendale CA, pitcher (KC Royals)

1937 Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)

1967 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)

1895 Slavko Osterc, composer

1714 Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)

1950 Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer

1957 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love)

1977 Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands

1972 James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

1895 Louise Fazenda, Lafayette IN, actress/com‚dienne (Almost an actress)

1940 Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

1960 Mitzi Edge, Albany GA, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic)

1965 Kami Cotler, Long Beach Calif, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons)

1963 Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)

1871 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

1239 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307)/chased Jews out of England

1880 Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)

1938 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer

1922 Paul SchallЃck, German writer (Don Quixote in Cologne)

1874 Grant Mitchell, Columbus OH, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner)

1946 Barry Manilow, Bkln NY, singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)

1725 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer

1926 Alan Walters, political economist

1838 Chattopadhyaya/Bankim Chandra, Bengalese writer (Monastery of Delight)

1924 Gotthold Gloger, writer

1703 John B Wesley, England, religion co-founder (Methodists)

1967 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)

1904 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist

1940 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

1977 Jason Miller, Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)

1964 Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)

1933 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor

1980 Venus Williams, Lynwood Calif, tennis star

1964 Diane Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)

1858 Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)

1929 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)

1969 Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)

1861 Sidney James Jones, composer

1925 Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)

1970 Popeye Jones, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)

1923 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)

1964 Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)

1970 Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)

1915 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)

1838 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Kapala-Kundala)

1818 Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III

1927 Lucio Fulci, director

1979 Cawey Schau, Seattle Wash, canoist (alt-Olympics-96)

1932 Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Oly-bronze-1956)

1919 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)

1898 Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist

1924 Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)

1913 Felix Hartlaub, writer

1975 Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)

1948 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)

1924 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)

1916 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live

1855 Fritz Steinbach, composer

1969 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998)

1882 Igor F Stravinsky, Oranienbaum Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [NS]

1818 Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)

1920 Fran‡ois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965)

1875 Philipp A Kohnstamm, philosopher/theorist (Mensch & World)

1965 Ray Seals, NFL defensive end (Pitts Steelers, Carolina Panthers)

1965 Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pitts Steelers)

1920 Patrick Duffy, MP

1954 Mark Linn-Baker, St Louis, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers)

1904 Ralph Bellamy, Chicago, actor (Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places)

1942 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

1978 Jenny Keim, Cin Ohio, diver (Olympics-9th-96)

1916 Einar Englund, composer

1922 Jerry Fielding, Pitts Pa, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes)

1926 Manuel Enriquez, composer

1604 Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House)

1965 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)

1900 Hermann Reuter, composer

1871 James Weldon Johnson, lawyer (1st black admitted to Florida Bar)

1939 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)

1929 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )

1969 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)

1971 Tripp Schwenk, US, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-silver-96)

1742 William Hooper, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence)

1908 John Verrall, composer

1837 Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863

1958 Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)

1966 Clare Look-Jaeger, Milwaukee Wisconsin, high jumper

1912 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)

1962 Ed Brady, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

1967 Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer

1870 George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)

1945 Tony Roche, tennis coach

1939 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)

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