June 17

Today's:

Birthdays


Edward I 1239 - Edward of Carnarvon, King of England from 1307-1327


John Wesley 1703 - Cleric, Christian theologian


James Weldon Johnson 1871 - Author, politician, diplomat, critic


Igor Stravinski (Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky) 1882 - Composer


Ralph Bellamy 1904 - Actor


Red Foley (Clyde Julian Foley) 1910 - Singer, musician, television personality


John Hersey (John Richard Hersey) 1914 - Writer, journalist


Stringbean (David Akeman) 1915 - Country singer


Elroy Hirsch 1923 - Football player


Peter Lupus 1932 - Bodybuilder, actor


Dickie Doo 1939 - Musician (Dickie Doo and The Don'ts)


Bobby Bell (Robert "Bobby" Lee Bell, Jr) 1940 - Football player


Norman Kuhlke 1942 - Musician (The Swinging Blue Jeans)


Newt Gingrich (Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich) 1943 - Politician, historian, author


Randy Johnson (Randolph Klaus "Randy" Johnson ) 1944 - Football player


Chris Spedding (Peter Robinson) 1944 - Musician


Barry Manilow 1946 - Musician


Joe Piscopo (Joseph Charles John "Joe" Piscopo) 1951 - Comedian, actor


Dave Fortier 1951 - Hockey player


Mark Linn-Baker 1953 - Actor ("Perfect Strangers"), director


Bobby Farrelly 1954 - Writer, director


Thomas Haden Church 1961 - Actor


Greg Kinnear 1963 - Actor, television personality


Dan Jansen 1965 - Speed skater


Jason Patric 1966 - Actor


Kevin Thornton 1969 - Musician (Color Me Badd)


Will Forte 1970 - Actor, comedian ("Saturday Night Live," "MacGruber")


Venus Williams 1980 - Tennis player


Marie Avgeropoulos 1986 - Actress (TV: "The 100," "Cult")


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