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Notable Birthdays on May 17

Jien - 1155 Japanese poet and historian
Edmund - 1443 Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
Sandro Botticelli - 1444 Italian painter (Birth of Venus)
Engelbert II - 1451 earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg
Albrecht von Hohenzollern - 1490 1st duke of Prussia
Martin Delrio - 1551 Flemish theologian and occultist
Martinus A del Rio - 1551 Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist
Christoph Thomas Walliser - 1568 composer
Ferdinand van Apshoven - 1576 the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria - 1628 Regent of the Tyrol
Bartholomew Roberts - 1682 Welsh pirate
Andreas Felix von Oefele - 1706 German historian and librarian
Robert Darcy - 1718 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician
Francesco Pasquale Ricci - 1732 composer
John Penn - 1741 US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [OS=May 6]
Seth Warner - 1743 American revolutionary leader
Edward Jenner - 1749 England, physician, discovered vaccination
John St Aubyn - 1758 British fossil collector
Caroline - 1768 Brunswick, Queen Consort of King George IV
Henry Paget - 1768 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general
Anna Brownell Jameson - 1794 Dublin, writer
Martinus J Niewindt - 1796 bishop of Curacao (christen slaves)
Carl Friedrich Zollner - 1800 composer
Robert Smith Surtees - 1803 novelist
Ottho G Heldring - 1804 Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)
Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel - 1808 composer
Joseph Warren Revere - 1812 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1880
Johann Nepomuk Kafka - 1819 composer
Sebastian Kneipp - 1821 German naturopathist
Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby - 1823 contralto/composer
Joseph Norman Lockyer - 1836 discoverer (Helium)/founder (Nature magazine)
Virginie Loveling - 1836 Belgian writer and poet
Julius Wellhausen - 1844 German biblical scholar
Edmund Bishop - 1846 English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
Antonio Scontrino - 1850 composer
Gerrit Mannoury - 1867 Dutch mathematician/philosopher
Horace Elgin Dodge - 1868 American automobile manufacturer
Henricus P Bremmer - 1871 art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)
Dorothy Miller Richardson - 1873 Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
Henri Barbusse - 1873 Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
Alban Collignon - 1876 Belgian sport journalist
Simon Petlyura - 1879 Ukrainian independence fighter
Alfonso XIII of Spain - 1886
A P "Tich" Freeman - 1888 cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent " England)
Selmer Jackson - 1888 Iowa, actor (Life " Legend of Wyatt Earp)
Alfonso Reyes - 1889 Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
Philip James - 1890 composer
Princess Alexandra - 1891 Duchess of Fife
Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere - 1896 composer
Hannah Tillich - 1896 writer
Odd Hassel - 1897 Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
Alfred Joseph Casson - 1898 Canadian painter
Ralf Harolde - 1899 Pittsburgh PA, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off)
Nicolai Berezowsky - 1900 composer
Ruhollah Khomeini - 1900 Iran's ayatollah (1979-89)
Werner Egk - 1901 Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
John Vincent - 1902 composer
Cool Papa Bell - 1903 baseball player
Douglas Packard - 1903 British Lt General
Jean Gabin - 1904 French actor
John Patrick - 1905 screenwriter
Eric Mensforth - 1906 president (Westland Aircraft)
Zinka Milanov - 1906 Croatian soprano
Charles Cawley - 1907 British chief scientist/minister of power
Horace McMahon - 1907 South Norwalk Ct, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
Ilona Schacherer Elek - 1907 Budapest Hung, fencer (Olympic-gold-1936, 48)
Sigismund Toduta - 1908 composer
Edward Playfair - 1909 British senior civil servant
Magda Schneider - 1909 actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight)
Knut Anders Haukfield - 1911 SOE Operative
Lisa Fonssagrives - 1911 Swedish-born supermodel
Maureen O'Sullivan - 1911 Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride " Prejudice)
Clarence "Ace" Parker - 1912 NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
Sandor Vegh - 1912 violinist teacher conductor
Alec Ogilvie - 1913 CEO (Powell Duffryn)
Hans Ruesch - 1913 Swiss racing driver
Lord Hirshfield - 1913 chartered accountant
Guido Masanetz - 1914 composer
Joseph D Craggs - 1915 electrical engineer
Cornelis A Eman - 1916 Aruban politician
John Hinde - 1916 photographer/circus promoter
Birgit Nilsson - 1918 Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
Antonio Aguilar - 1919 Mexican singer and actor
Merle Miller - 1919 American biographer
Harriet Van Horne - 1920 Syracuse NY, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls)
Lydia Wideman - 1920 Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
Bob Merrill - 1921 American composer and lyricist
Dennis Brain - 1921 London England, french-hornist (Serenade)
John Garlick - 1921 British senior civil servant
Michael Beetham - 1923 Marshal (RAF)
Miles Wingate - 1923 deputy master (Trinity House)
Peter Mennin[i] - 1923 Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
Frantisek Kovaricek - 1924 composer
Lord Tombs - 1924 CEO (Rolls Royce)
Thomas Baird - 1924 vice-admiral
Cicely Berry - 1926 voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
David Young - 1926 Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
Earl of Airlie - 1926 KT
Geoffrey Caston - 1926 vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
Lord Chamberlain - 1926 Earl of Airilet
Tenniel Evans - 1926 rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
Ronald Halstead - 1927 deputy CEO (British Steel)
Donald Cameron Watt - 1928 historian
Ian Griggs - 1928 bishop (Ludlow)
Vivian Moses - 1928 biotechnologist
Raymond Hide - 1929 geophysicist
Dewey Redman - 1931 jazz musician
Arthur Jones - 1932 principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
Colin Hope - 1932 CEO (T/N)
Peter Burge - 1932 cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's " 60's)
Rodric Braithwaite - 1932 British ambassador to USSR
Earl Morrall - 1934 NFL QB (Lions, Giants, Colts)
Dennis Christopher George Potter - 1935 playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)
Ivan Slone - 1935 world-famous watchmaker
Dennis Hopper - 1936 KS, actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider)
Lars Gustafsson - 1936 writer
Philippe Boesmans - 1936 composer
Hazel R. O'Leary - 1937 United States Secretary of Energy
Don Dolan - 1938 Staten Island NY, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital)
Jason Bernard - 1938 actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
Pervis Jackson - 1938 rocker (Spinners)
Trinus Riemersma - 1938 Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
Gary Paulsen - 1939 American author
Hugh Dykes - 1939 MP
Wim de Bie - 1939 CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
Alan Kay - 1940 American computer scientist
Ben Nelson. American politician - 1941
David Howell Cope - 1941 composer
Grace Zabriskie - 1941 American actress
Malcom Hale - 1941 rocker
Miriam Margolyes - 1941 actress (Will Be)
Caroline Charles - 1942 fashion designer
Taj Mahal - 1942 NYC, singer/songwriter (Real Thing)
Johnny Warren - 1943 Australian Footballer
Vicky Moscholiou - 1943 Greek singer
Arif Butt - 1944 cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)
Canon P B Price - 1944 general secretary, USPG
Jesse Winchester - 1944 Shreveport La, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it)
Paul Crossley - 1944 concert pianist
D A S Pennefather - 1945 Maj-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)
George Miller - 1945 (Rep-D-CA, 1975- )
F. Paul Wilson - 1946 American novelist
Sinaida Turchina - 1946 USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
Udo Lindenberg - 1946 German musician
John Traicos - 1947 cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
Bill Bruford - 1948 English pop drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)
Timothy Cordy - 1949 British director (Town/Country Planning Assn)
A A Johnson - 1950 MP
Christian Lacroix - 1950 French couturier (Chic Frills)
Howard Ashman - 1950 American lyricist
Janez Drnovšek - 1950 Slovenian politician
Keith Bradley - 1950 MP
I R Evans - 1951 CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
Simon Hughes - 1951 MP
Howard Hampton - 1952 Canadian politician
Jody Pijper - 1952 Dutch (background) singer
George Johnson - 1953 LA Calif, rocker (Brothers Johnson)
Nicholas Bacon - 1953 premier baronet of England
Yoko Shimada - 1953 Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
John Iles - 1954 dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
Michael Roberts - 1954 jockey
Bill Paxton - 1955 actor (Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies)
Bob Saget - 1956 Phila, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video)
Dave Sim - 1956 Canadian cartoonist
Sue Carpenter - 1956 TV presenter/journalist
Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard - 1956 Willington SC, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)
Pascual Pérez - 1957 Dominican baseball player
Vincent Henar - 1958 Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound)
Jim Nantz - 1959 American broadcaster
Paul Di'anno - 1959 rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
Fiona Hutchison - 1960 Miami Fla, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
Lou DiBella - 1960 American boxing promoter
Enya - 1961 Irish singer and songwriter
Craig Ferguson - 1962 Scottish actor and comedian
Lise Lyng Falkenberg - 1962 Danish writer
Scott Case - 1962 NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
Tracey Bryn - 1962 rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
Jon Koncak - 1963 NBA center (Orlando Magic)
Menno Oosting - 1964 Dutch tennis player
Richard Baumhammers - 1965 American spree killer
Trent Reznor - 1965 musician (9 Inch Nails)
Danny Manning - 1966 NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns)
Mark Kratzmann - 1966 Australia, tennis star
Mark Schmocker - 1966 Interlaken Switz, US team handball goalie (Oly-96)
Cameron Bancroft - 1967 actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
Debbie Dutch - 1967 Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox)
Tim Grunhard - 1968 NFL center (KC Chiefs)
Aaron Ruffin - 1969 CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Alan Doyle - 1969 Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
Craig Erickson - 1969 NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
Paige Turco - 1969 Boston MA, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light)
Thom Filicia - 1969 American television personality
Ujesh Ranchod - 1969 cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
Alan Wetmore - 1970 CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
Derrick Deese - 1970 NFL guard (SF 49ers)
Hubert Davis - 1970 NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks)
Jim Cummins - 1970 Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jodie Rogers - 1970 Melbourne Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
John Karelse - 1970 soccer player (NAC)
Jordan Nathaniel M Knight - 1970 Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
Matt Lindland - 1970 American mixed martial arts fighter
Renzo Furlan - 1970 Italy, tennis star
Stefania Croce - 1970 Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11)
Todd Mundt - 1970 NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
Bill Lindsay - 1971 Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
Shaun Hart - 1971 Australian footballer
Elena Wagner - 1972 Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-GBR)
John Burrough - 1972 NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
Jay Riemersma - 1973 tight end (Buffalo Bills)
Josh Homme - 1973 American musician and songwriter
Matthew McGrory - 1973 American actor
Sasha Alexander - 1973 American television actress
Steve Barakatt - 1973 Canadian composer
Marcia Turner - 1974 Cambridge Mass, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996)
Sendhil Ramamurthy - 1974 American actor
Wiki González - 1974 Venezuelan baseball player
Alex Wright - 1975 German professional wrestler
Cheick Kongo - 1975 French martial artist
Jonti Picking - 1975 British cartoonist
Kostas Sommer - 1975 Greek actor
Laura Voutilainen - 1975 Finnish singer
Anna Windsor - 1976 Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
Daniel Komen - 1976 Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
José Guillén - 1976 Dominican baseball player
Lee-Hom Wang - 1976 American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
Peter Devine - 1976 NYC, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
Jere Michael - 1977 Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)
Carlos Pena - 1978 Dominican baseball player
John Foster - 1978 American baseball player
Paddy Kenny - 1978 Irish goalkeeper
Wayne Thomas - 1979 English footballer
Dallas Taylor - 1980 American singer (Underoath)
Davor Džalto - 1980 Serbian art historian
Beñat Albizuri - 1981 Spanish cyclist
Giannis Taralidis - 1981 Greek footballer
Leon Osman - 1981 English footballer
R. J. Helton - 1981 American Idol finalist
Shiri Maimon - 1981 Israeli singer
Tony Parker - 1982 French-American basketball player
Channing Frye - 1983 American basketball player
Jeremy Sowers - 1983 American baseball player
Nicky Hofs - 1983 Dutch footballer
Christian Bolaños - 1984 Costa Rican footballer
Christine Robinson - 1984 Canadian water polo player
Derek Hough - 1985 American dancer and singer
Matt Ryan - 1985 American football player
Tahj Mowry - 1986 American actor
Nikki Reed - 1988 American actress
Leven Rambin - 1990 American actress
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