April 17

Today's:

Birthdays


Henry Vaughan 1622 - Author, physician, poet


Mifflin Gibbs 1823 - Abolitionist, judge


J.P. (John Pierpoint) Morgan 1837 - Financier


Thornton Wilder 1897 - Novelist, playwright


Gregor Piatigorsky 1903 - Cellist


Arthur Lake 1905 - Actor ("Blondie" series)


Sirimavo Bandaranaike 1916 - Ceylon Prime Minister, the world's first woman prime minister


William Holden (Beedle Jr.) 1918 - Actor ("Stalag 17 [1953]", "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "The Towering Inferno")


Harry Reasoner 1923 - Newsman ("Sixty Minutes")


Lon McCallister 1923


Solly (Solomon Joseph) Hemus 1923 - Baseball player


Lindsay Anderson 1923 - Director


Roy Gallant 1924 - Author


Chris Barber 1930 - Musician, bandleader


Don Kirshner 1934 - Music publisher, created The Monkees


Warren Chiasson 1934 - Jazz musician (Warren Chiasson Duo)


Lamar Lundy 1935 - Football player


Dennis Hextall 1943 - Hockey player


Bobby Curtola 1944 - Singer


Jan Hammer 1948 - Composer, musician


Pedro (Modesto Delfi) Garcia 1950 - Baseball player


Olivia Hussey 1951 - Actress ("Ice Cream Man", "Psycho 4: The Beginning")


Pete Shelley (Peter Campbell McNeish) 1955 - Musician (The Buzzcocks)


Sean Bean 1958 - Actor ("Goldeneye", "The Lord of the Rings" series)


Teri Austin 1959


Stephen Singleton 1959 - Musician (ABC)


Boomer (Norman) Esiason 1961 - Football player, TV commentator


Lela Rochon 1964


William Mapother 1965 - Actor ("Lost)


Henry Cusick 1967 - Actor ("Lost") - Lost Merchandise


Marquis Grissom 1967 - Baseball player


Liz Phair 1967 - Singer, songwriter


Redman 1970 - Rapper, actor


Jennifer Anne Garner 1972 - Actress ("Daredevil", "Electra", "Alias")


Victoria Beckham (Victoria Caroline Adams) 1974 - Singer (Posh Spice of the Spice Girls)


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