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Notable Birthdays on April 17

Michael IX Palaeologus - 1278 co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor
Tobias Stimmer - 1539 Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
Maximilian I - 1573 duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
Marco Ivan Lukacic - 1587 composer
Giovanni Riccioli - 1598 Italian astronomer
Marguerite Bourgeoys - 1620 founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
Henry Vaughan - 1622 English poet (Silex Scintillans)
Abraham Jansz Storck - 1644 painter, baptized
Francois Valentijn - 1666 Dutch vicar/writer
Frederik I - 1676 van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
Johann David Heinichen - 1683 composer
Robert Blair - 1699 Scottish poet (Grave)
Henry Erskine - 1710 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason
Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht - 1715 composer
Christian Gottfried Krause - 1719 composer
Taksin - 1734 King of Thailand
Philip Hayes - 1738 composer
Johann Gottlieb Naumann - 1741 composer
Samuel Chase - 1741 judge (signed Decl of Ind)
François de Neufchâteau - 1750 French statesman and intellectual figure
Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek - 1774 organist/pianist/composer
Joseph Gilbert Totten - 1788 Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864
Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius - 1794 German botanist
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque - 1797 Belgian composer/conductor
Étienne Bobillier - 1798 French mathematician
Philip St George Cocke - 1809 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
Ann Sheppard Mounsey - 1811 composer
Henry Washington Benham - 1813 Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884
Gottfried Conradi - 1820 composer
French C Baeckelmans - 1827 Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
Jean-Baptiste Accolay - 1833 Belgian composer
J. P. Morgan - 1837 American financier
John Pierpont Morgan - 1837 US banker/CEO (US Steel)
Maurice Rouvier - 1842 French statesman
Isabel Barrows - 1845 US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)
William R. Day - 1849 American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Augustus Edward Hough Love - 1863 English mathematician
Johannes P Boskaljon - 1863 Curacao composer/conductor
Ursula Julia Ledochowska - 1865 Polish-Austrian Catholic saint
Ernest Starling - 1866 British physiologist
Charles R Gallas - 1868 Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)
Johannes M Meulenhoff - 1869 Dutch publisher
Ray Stannard Baker - 1870 US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
Ian Hay - 1876 Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
Matsudaira Tsuneo - 1877 Japanese diplomat
Artur Schnabel - 1882 Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
Hermann Darewsky - 1883 composer
Leo Frank - 1884 American convict
Cecil Burleigh - 1885 composer
Isak Dinesen - 1885 Danish writer (Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales)
Karen Blixen-Finecke - 1885 [Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)
Tania Blixen - 1885 writer
Otto Lederer - 1886 Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
Art Acord - 1890 Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists)
Jean PJC Haesaert - 1892 Flemish lawyer/sociologist
Nikita S Khrushchev - 1894 1st secretary USSR (1953-64)
Bert Wheeler - 1895 actor (Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)
Senor Wences - 1896 ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)
Antonius F "Anton" Coolen - 1897 Dutch author (Village by the River)
Harald Saeverud - 1897 Bergen Norway, composer (Saline) [NS]
Thornton N Wilder - 1897 US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)
Vincent Wigglesworth - 1899 entomologist
George Keyt - 1901 artist
Anton Beuving - 1902 lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
Jaime Torres Bodet - 1902 Mexican politician
Gregor Piatigorsky - 1903 Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)
Morgan Taylor - 1903 American athlete
Nicolas Nabokov - 1903 Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (Holy Devil)
Edward Chodorov - 1904 playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
Naoomal Jeoomal - 1904 cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman)
Arthur Lake - 1905 Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)
Louis Jean Heydt - 1905 Montclair NJ, actor (Joe-Waterfront)
M Rooi - 1906 editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
Sidney R. Garfield - 1906 American physician
Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher - 1909 politician
Humphrey Sims Moore - 1909 pacifist/journalist
Ivan Goff - 1910 Australian screenwriter
Earl of Lauderdale - 1911
Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin - 1911 writer
Mikhail Botvinnik - 1911 of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
Isador Caplan - 1912 lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
Paul Langton - 1913 Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place)
Richard Travis - 1913 Carlsbad NM, actor (Missile to the Moon)
George W. Davis - 1914 American art director
Joe Foss - 1915 American soldier and politician
Azijn Banana - 1916 [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
David Stafford-Clark - 1916 psychiatrist
Donald Gibson - 1916 British vice-admiral
Ryoei Saito - 1916 businessman
Sirimavo Bandaranaike - 1916 world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)
Vinegar Banana - 1916 [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
Bill Clements - 1917 American politician
Anne Shirley - 1918 UK, actress (Devil " Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)
William Holden - 1918 Ill, actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB)
Chavela Vargas - 1919 Costa Rican-Mexican singer
Gilles Lamontagne - 1919 French Canadian politician
Bengt N Anderberg - 1920 Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
Joan "Maudie" Warburton - 1920 painter
Donald Barron - 1921 CEO (Midland Bank)
Harry Reasoner - 1923 Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)
Lindsay Anderson - 1923 Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children)
Lloyd Biggle Jr - 1923 US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)
Norman Potter - 1923 cabinetmaker designer/writer
Solly Hemus - 1923 American baseball player
Patrick Sergeant - 1924 founder (Euromoney Publications)
Anne Harris - 1925 CEO (Natl Federation of Women's Institutes)
John Yates - 1925 bishop (Lambeth England)
Joyce Buck - 1925 actress/interior designer
Arthur Hockaday - 1926 director-Gen (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
Gerry McNeil - 1926 Canadian ice hockey player
Michael Vernon - 1926 CEO (RNLI)
Christopher Whelen - 1927 composer
Tadeusz Mazowiecki - 1927 premier of Poland (1989-90)
Cynthia Ozick - 1928 US, author (Pagan Rabbi " Other Stories)
Eileen Stamers-Smith - 1929 headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
James Last - 1929 orchestra leader/composer/arranger
Lady (James) Mellon - 1929 CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
Chris Barber - 1930 jazz trombonist
Genevieve - 1930 Paris France, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples)
Joan Clague - 1931 director of nursing services (Marie Curie Foundation)
John Bartlett - 1931 tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
John Chalstrey - 1931 alderman/Lord Mayor (London)
Joyce Molyneux - 1931 chef
Ruth Etchells - 1931 principal (St John's College-Durham)
Graziella Sciutti - 1932 Italian opera singer
Han J A Hansen [Jansen] - 1932 Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
Ramsay Melhuish - 1932 diplomat
Penelope Lively - 1933 writer
Tim Rathbone - 1933 MP
Don Kirshner - 1934 rock " roll producer (invented bubblegum music)
Theo Angelopoulos - 1935 Greek film director
Lord Justice Aldous - 1936
Pete Graves - 1936 rocker (Moonglows)
Brian Sedgemore - 1937 British MP
Daffy Duck - 1937 animated character
Eduard N Stepanov - 1937 Russian cosmonaut
Ferdinand Piëch - 1937 Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive
Terry Dicks - 1937 British MP
Ben Barnes - 1938 American politician
David Dilks - 1938 vice-chancellor (Hull U)
K M P O'Brien - 1938 archbishop (St Andrews " Edinburgh)
Kerry Wendell Thornley - 1938 co-founder of Discordianism
Robin Knox-Johnston - 1939 yachtsman
Anja Silja - 1940 German soprano
Adolphus Hailstork - 1941 composer
Billy Fury - 1941 Liverpool, singer/guitarist (When Will You Say I Love You)
Max Stafford-Clark - 1941 artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)
David Bradley - 1942 British actor
Mario Brenta - 1942 writer/director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains)
Roy Estrada - 1943 rocker (Morthers Of Invention)
John Lill - 1944 professor/pianist
Vincent A M van der Burg - 1945 Dutch MP (CDA)
Clare Francis - 1946 yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
Henry Kelly - 1946 British broadcaster
J R Baines - 1946 professor (Egyptologist)
Linda Martin - 1947 Irish singer
Tsutomu Wakamatsu - 1947 Japanese baseball player
Jan Hammer - 1948 composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)
Viscount Bridport - 1948
Heini Hemmi - 1949 Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
John Oates - 1949 NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall " Oates-Rich Girl)
Bruce McNall - 1950 American former NHL team owner
L. Scott Caldwell - 1950 American actress
Olivia Hussey - 1951 Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo " Juliet, Death on Nile)
Željko Ražnatović - 1952 Serbian warlord
Kim Tyler - 1954 Hollywood Calif, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies)
Michael Sembello - 1954 American musician
Riccardo Patrese - 1954 driver (Grand Prix)
Rowdy Roddy Piper - 1954 Canadian professional wrestler
Pete Shelley - 1955 vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)
Peter Michalke - 1955 journalist
Rob Bolland - 1955 Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland " Bolland)
"Sugar" Ray Charles Leonard - 1956 Wilming, boxer (Oly-gold-1976) [or 5/17]
Faye Young - 1956 WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
Kaye Young - 1956 WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
Pillow - 1956 [Therese Joan Bell], Calif, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
Byron Cherry - 1957 Atlanta Ga, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard)
Nick Hornby - 1957 English author
Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov - 1958 Russian major/cosmonaut
David Hearn - 1959 Wash DC, slalom single canoe (Olympics-9th-96)
Elizabeth Lindsey - 1959 actress (China Beach)
Stephen Singleton - 1959 Sheffield, rocker (ABC)
Teri Austin - 1959 Toronto Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing)
Michael Whitaker - 1960 showjumper
Boomer Esiason - 1961 NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)
Frank J. Christensen - 1961 American labor leader
Norman Cowans - 1961 cricketer (England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85)
[Norman] Boomer Esiason - 1961 NFL QB (Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets)
Nancy Hogshead - 1962 Iowa City, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)
Joel Murray - 1963 American actor
Ken Daneyko - 1964 Windsor, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
Lela Rochon - 1964 American actress
Maynard James Keenan - 1964 American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
Raye Hollit - 1964 American Gladiator (Zap)
William Mapother - 1965 American actor
Yoshiki Kuroda - 1965 Japanese urban planner
Susie Redman - 1966 Salem OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore-2nd)
Vikram - 1966 Indian actor
Aaron Wallace - 1967 NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
Henry Ian Cusick - 1967 Peruvian-born Scottish actor
Kimberly Elise - 1967 American actress
Leslie Bega - 1967 LA Calif, actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class)
Liz Phair - 1967 American musician/songwriter
Marquis Grisom - 1967 Atlanta GA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleve Indians)
Marquis Grissom - 1967 American baseball player
Timothy Gibbs - 1967 Burbank Calif, actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara)
Maurits - 1968 Prince of Netherlands
Ritchie Woodhall - 1968 boxer
Roger Twose - 1968 cricketer (Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995)
Alexander McQueen - 1969 fashion designer
Redman - 1970 American rapper
Tony Sacca - 1970 WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
David Oliver - 1971 Sechelt, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
Benjamin Dodwell - 1972 Australian rower (Olympics-96)
Claire Sweeney - 1972 English actress
Gary Bennett - 1972 American baseball player
Gordon Laro - 1972 NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jarkko Wiss - 1972 Finnish Footballer
Jennifer Garner - 1972 American actress
Keith Lyle - 1972 safety (St Louis Rams)
Muttiah Muralitharan - 1972 cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner)
Tony Boselli - 1972 NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Brett Maher - 1973 Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
Gene Makowsky - 1973 CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Jeff Lewis - 1973 NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
Kaihō Ryōji - 1973 Japanese sumo wrestler
Kenneth Carlsen - 1973 Denmark, tennis star
Ross Aloisi - 1973 Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
Theo Ratliff - 1973 NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)
James Hamilton - 1974 linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Marcel Nijenhuis - 1974 soccer player (NEC)
Mikael Åkerfeldt - 1974 Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)
Victoria Beckham - 1974 English singer
Gabriel Soto - 1975 Mexican actor
Trifun Zivanovic - 1975 Santa Monica, fig skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)
Alex Nesic - 1976 American actor
Monet Mazur - 1976 American actress and musician
Nadine Thomas - 1976 Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)
Pascal de Vries - 1977 soccer player (FC Twente)
Phil Jamieson - 1977 Australian singer (Grinspoon)
Sizzla - 1977 Jamaican dancehall artist
Bilal Abdul-samad - 1978 rocker (Boys)
Jason White - 1978 Scottish rugby player
Siddharth Narayan - 1979 Indian actor
Tram-Anh Tran - 1979 actress (Ghostwriters')
Crystal Carlson - 1980 Miss Maine Teen USA (1997)
Curtis Woodhouse - 1980 English footballer/boxer
Lee Hyun-il - 1980 South Korean badminton player
Hanna Pakarinen - 1981 Finnish singer
Ryan Raburn - 1981 American baseball player
Brad Boyes - 1982 Canadian hockey player
Lee Jun Ki - 1982 South Korean actor and model
Roberto Jimenez - 1983 Peruvian football player
Stanislav Chistov - 1983 Russian hockey player
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - 1985 French tennis player
Jonathan Brown - 1990 Welsh footballer
Paulie Litt - 1995 American actor
Dee Dee Davis - 1996 American actress
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