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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 17

Last Updated 06-10-2019

🎭Betty White -- is 97 in the year 2019 and 98 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1922
Hall of Famer, Actress, TV Hostess, Game Show Hostess, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Oak Park, Ill.; Allen Ludden's widow
Misc: some say b. 1917 or 1924
TV Shows: Life with Elizabeth (as Elizabeth), Date with the Angels (as Vicki Angel), Jack Paar Show (semi regular), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Sue Ann Nivens), Liar's Club (panelist), Password (panelist), Match Game (panelist), Betty White Show (as Joyce Whitman), Mama's Family (as Ellen Jackson), The Golden Girls (as Rose Nylund), The Golden Palace (as Rose Nylund), Bob (as Sylvia Schmidt), Maybe This Time (as Shirley), Ladies Man (as Mitzi Stiles), Bold & The Beautiful (as Ann Douglas), Hot in Cleveland (as Elka Ostrovsky)

🎵Larry Sohn -- is 95 in the year 2019 and 96 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1924
Bandleader

⚖🎭Newton N. Minow -- is 93 in the year 2019 and 94 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1926
Attorney, TV Executive
Misc: former F.C.C. head; referred to television as a "vast wasteland"

🏆🏁🏍Everett Brashear -- is 92 in the year 2019 and 93 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1927 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist

⛪🎭James Earl Jones -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1931
Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Arkabutla, Miss.
Misc: stage: Macbeth, Othello, The Emperor Jones; has a Shakesperian voice
TV Shows: Roots (as Alex Haley as an Adult), Paris (as Woody Paris), Vegetable Soup, Gabriel's Fire (as Gabriel Bird), Pros & Cons (as Gabriel Bird); Long Ago & Far Away (PBS), "This is CNN"
Movie Titles: Star Wars (as Darth Vader voicist), The Great White Hope, Exorcist II, Soul Man, The Hunt For Red October, Field of Dreams, Under One Roof, The Lion King (as the father of Simba)

L. Douglas Wilder -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1931
Governor
Names/Places: FN:Lawrence
Misc: Governor of Virginia 1990-1994

🎵Harold "Hal" Miller -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1931
Singer
Group Names: Rays (lead)

🏆🏌Jimmy (Golf) Powell -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1935
Golfer

🎭Jerry Fogel -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1936
Actor
TV Shows: The Mothers-in-Law (as Jerry Buell), The White Shadow (as Bill Donahue)
Movie Titles: Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Day of the Locust

🏆Toini Gustafson -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1938
Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)

⚛🏆🏁🏊David Theile -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Surgeon, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎭Maury Povich -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1939
TV Host, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: Connie Chung's hubby
TV Shows: A Current Affair, Maury Povich Show, Twenty One

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🏆Kari Knudsen -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1939
Model, Playmate, Norweigan
Misc: February 1962

🏆🏁🏃Kipchoge Keino -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1940
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Kenyan
Misc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72); young policeman who beat USA's Jim Ryun to win 1,500m gold medal at 1968 Olympics; won again in steeplechase at 1972 Summer Games; his success spawned long line of international distance champions from Kenya.

🎭Tom Lowell -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1941
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1979
TV Shows: Combat (as Nelson)
Movie Titles: Escape from the Planet of the Apes, That Darn Cat!

🎭🎵Randy Boone -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1942
Actor, Country Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
TV Shows: The Virginian (as Randy Benton), Cimarron Strip (as Francis Wilde), It's a Man's World
Movie Titles: Country Boy

Daniel Brandenstein -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1943
Astronaut
Misc: Columbia Shuttle Commander; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United States Alliance

🎵🎷Billy Harper -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1943
Tenor-sax, Jazz Musician

🎵Chris Montez -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1943
Pop Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Christopher Montanez
Song Titles: Let's Dance

🎭🎵🏆Françoise Hardy -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1944
Actress, Singer/Guitarist, Model, French

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🏆⚾Denny Doyle -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1944
MLB Second Baseman

🏆🏈Preston Pearson -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1945
NFL Runningback
Misc: Baltimore Colts: Super Bowl III, Pittsburgh Steelers: Super Bowl IX, Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowls X, XII, XIII
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys

🎵William Hart -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Misc: in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Group Names: The Delfonics

🎭Jane Elliot -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1947
Soap Actress
TV Shows: Guiding Light, All My Children, Knots Landing, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital

🎭Joanna David -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1947
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey
Movie Titles: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Soul Keeper, The Mill on the Floss, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

🎭Todd Susman -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1947
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Bob Crane Show, Goodnight Beantown

🏆⚽Edwin "Eddie" Gray -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1948
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: winger

🎭Debbie Watson -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1949
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: Karen (as Karen Scott), Tammy (as Tammy Tarleton)
Movie Titles: Tammy and the Millionaire, "Munster, Go Home!", The Cool Ones

🎵🎸Mick Taylor -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1949
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: MN:Michael
Group Names: Rolling Stones (1969-75), The Bluesbreakers

🏆🏁🎿Heini Hemmi -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1949
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swiss
Misc: giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)

🏆🏁🎿Roland Thoeni -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1951
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Italian
Names/Places: aka Roland Thöni
Misc: slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)

Larry Fortensky -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1952
Celebrity Spouse
Names/Places: Elizabeth Taylor's hubby #8

🏆⚾Pete LaCock -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1952
MLB Player
Names/Places: Peter Marshall's son

🎵Sheila Hutchinson -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1953 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Emotions

✍⚖Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1954
Author, Attorney, Environmental Activist
Names/Places: Robert Francis Kennedy's son

🎵Cheryl Bentyne -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1954
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Manhattan Transfer

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✍🎭🎵🎸Steve Earle -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1955
Author, Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Album Titles: Guitar Town

🎭🎵Mitch Vogel -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1956 N.S.
Actor, Composer
Misc: retired from acting in 1970
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Jamie Hunter)
Movie Titles: The Reivers, "Yours, Mine and Ours"

🎵Paul (B. 1956) Young -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1956
Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: MN:Anthony; not to be confused with Paul Young, the lead singer of Mike + The Mechanics
Misc: some say b. Feb 17 or Nov 30 1955

🎭Steve Harvey -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1957
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Producer
Misc: in the NAB Radio Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Me and the Boys (as Steve Hayes), The Steve Harvey Show (as Vice Principal Steve Hightower), Steve Harvey (talk show host), Family Feud (host)
Movie Titles: The Original Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey's Big Time, The Fighting Temptations, Racing Stripes

🎵Jez Strode -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1958
Hip-Pop Drummer, English
Group Names: Kajagoogoo

🎭🎵🎸Susanna Hoffs -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1959
TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: not b. 1957 or 1961 or 1962 when People wrote me about the two ages of her in a Mar 1991 issue as well as a band member of Susanna's confirmed in another interview
Group Names: The Bangles (lead singer), soloist, Ming Tea, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Song Titles: Hero Takes a Fall, Going Down to Liverpool, Manic Monday, If She Knew What She Wants, Walk Like an Egyptian (a song so novelty-ish and made fun of that it put her in the Demented Datebook), Walking Down Your Street, Hazy Shade of Winter, In Your Room, Eternal Flame, My Side of the Bed, All I Want
Album Titles: Bangles, All Over The Place, Different Light, Everything, Doll Revolution, Sweetheart of the Sun, When You're a Boy, Susanna Hoffs, Someday
Movie Titles: The Allnighter

🏆⚾Chili Davis -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1960
MLB Outfielder, Jamaican

🎵🎸John Crawford -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1960
Songwriter, Bassist, New Wave Singer
Group Names: Berlin

🎭Selena Stelle -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1961
XXX-rated actress

✍🎭Brian Helgeland -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1961
Writer, Director
Movie Titles: Robin Hood, Man on Fire, 42, Mystic River, L.A. Confidential

🏆Maia Chiburdanidze -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1961
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: women's world chess champ

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🎭Denis O'Hare -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1962
Actor
TV Shows: Brothers and Sisters, True Blood, The Good Wife, American Horror Story
Movie Titles: True Blood, Garden State, Milk, Dallas Buyers Club, The Proposal

✍📰🎭Sebastian Junger -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1962
Author, Writer, Journalist, Actor, Director
Book Titles: The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Restrepo, Korengal, War

🎭Joseph C. Phillips -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1962
Actor
TV Shows: The Cosby Show (as Lt. Martin Kendall)
Movie Titles: Getting Played, Strictly Business, Church the Movie

🎨✍🎭Jim Carrey -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1962 N.S.
Painter, Screenwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Canadian
Names/Places: aka James Carrey; Lauren Holly's ex-husband
TV Shows: The Duck Factory, In Living Color (as Pee Wee Herman, Fire Marshall Bill, Vera de Milo, & regular)
Movie Titles: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever (as The Riddler), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, The Truman Show, Me Myself and Irene, Man on the Moon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Majestic, Bruce Almighty, Mr. Sunshine, Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Number 23, Horton Hears a Who, Yes Man, Under The Sea 3-D, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, Dumb and Dumber To

🎭Daniel Jenkins -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Going to Extremes (as Alex)
Movie Titles: Glory, O.C. and Stiggs, Cradle Will Rock, Five Corners

Michelle Obama -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1964
First Lady
Names/Places: Barack Obama's wife

🏆⚾Jeff Tabaka -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1964
MLB Pitcher, American

🎵🎸Andy Rourke -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1964
Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: The Smiths

🏆Karissa Rushing -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1966
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Arkansas-America (1991)

🎭Joshua Malina -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sports Night (as Jeremy Goodman), The West Wing (as Will Bailey), Scandal (as David Rosen)
Movie Titles: The First Time

🎵Shabba Ranks -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1966
Rapper, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN: Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon

🏆🏒Al Conroy -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1966
NHL Center, Canadian

🎭Linda Kash -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1967
Actress, Commercial Actress, Director, Canadian
Misc: Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel
TV Shows: Style and Substance
Movie Titles: Cinderella Man, Best in Show, Are We Done Yet?, Waiting For Guffman

🎭Jeff Chase -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1968
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: Mission: Impossible III, Looper, The Mechanic, Star Trek (2009)

🎵🎸Jon Wysocki -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1968
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: Staind, Soil

🎭Naveen Andrews -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1969
Actor, English
TV Shows: Sense8, Lost (as Sayid Jarrah), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Movie Titles: Planet Terror, The Brave One, The English Patient, Rollerball (2002)

🎵DJ Tiesto -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1969
Electronica Performer

🎭Robert Hines -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1970
Actor, Comedian
Movie Titles: A Midwinter's Tale, Hellraiser, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Wetherby

🏆🏈Darnell Walker -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1970
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏒Jeremy Roenick -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1970
Hall of Famer, NHL Center
Names/Places: RN:Jeremy Shaffer "J.R." Roenick
Misc: played 1988-2009
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks

💰🎮Leslie Benzies -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1971 N.S.
Executive, Video Game Programmer, Scotish
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series)

⚖🎭🎵Kid Rock -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Minister, Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Robert James Ritchie Sr.
Misc: in the WWE Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Cowboy, Only God Knows Why, Picture, All Summer Long
Album Titles: Devil Without a CAuse, Cocky, Kid Rock, Rock and Roll Jesus, Born Free, Rebel Soul, First Kiss, Sweet Southern Sugar

🏆⚾Tyler Houston -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1971
MLB Player

🏆🏒Derek Plante -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1971
NHL Coach, NHL Player, American

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🏆🏈Wendall Gaines -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1972
NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman
Misc: Arena Football League Figure

🏆🏒Ryan Hughes -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1972
NHL Center, Canadian

🏆🏀Erik Meek -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1973
NBA Forward, College Basketball Player

🏆🏒Aaron Ward -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1973
Hockey Announcer, NHL Defensive, Canadian

⚖🏆⚽Cuauhtémoc Blanco -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1973 N.S.
Politician, Soccer Player, Mexican

🏆🏈Derrick Mason -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🥊Marco Antonio Barrera -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Baby Faced Assassin

🎭Freddy Rodríguez -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1975 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Six Feet Under (as Federico "Rico" Diaz), The Night Shift (as Michael Ragosa), Bull (as Benny Colón)
Movie Titles: Harsh Times, Planet Terror, Lady in the Water

🎭Corky Martin -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1975
Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Chris William Martin
TV Shows: Tom Stone (as Tom Stone)
Movie Titles: Buried, The Age of Adaline, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

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🎨🏆Aliya Wolf -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1975
Photographer, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 2004

✍🎭Leigh Whammel -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1977
Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Australian
Movie Titles: Saw (series), Insidious (series)

🎵🎸Ricky (Rock Musician) Wilson -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1978 N.S.
Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: not to be confused with Ricky Wilson of B-52's fame
Group Names: Kaiser Chiefs

🎭Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1980
Dancer, Ukrainian
TV Shows: Dancing with the Stars

🎭🏆Kimberly A. Spicer -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1980
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1999

🎭🎵Zooey Deschanel -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1980
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: pron: ZOH'-ee deh-shuh-NEHL'
TV Shows: The New Girl (as Jessica "Jess" Christopher Day)
Movie Titles: The Happening, Almost Famous, The Good Girl, The New Guy, Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer, Maniac, All The Real Girls, Winter Passing, Bridge to Terabithia

🎭Scott Mechlowicz -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1981
Actor
Movie Titles: EuroTrip, Peaceful Warrior, Mean Creek, Waiting For Forever

🎭Diogo Morgado -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1981
Actor, Portuguese
TV Shows: Lacos de Sangue

🎭🎵Ray J. Norwood -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1981
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Willie Ray Norwood Jr.
TV Shows: Moesha, The Sinbad Show (as L.J. 'Little John' Beckley)
Movie Titles: Mars Attacks, Steel, Envy

🏆🏀Dwayne Wade -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1982 N.S.
NBA Player

🎵Amanda Wilkinson -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1982
Country Singer
Group Names: The Wilkinsons

🎭Ryan Gage -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1983 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (series)

🎵Calvin Harris -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1984
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Electronica Performer, Electronica DJ, Scotish

🏆Heather Knox -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1985
Playmate
Misc: January 2012

🎵🎸Jeremiah Fraites -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1986
Folk Performer, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: The Lumineers

🎵🎸Dan Campbell -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1986 N.S.
Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: The Wonder Years, soloist
Album Titles: Get Stoked on It!, The Upsides, Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, The Greatest Generation, No Closer to Heaven

🎭Jonathan Keltz -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1988
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Entourage (as Jake Steinberg), Reign (as Leith Bayard)
Movie Titles: 21 and Over

🎭Danilo Carrera -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1989 N.S.
Actor, Ecuadorian

🎭Kelly Marie Tran -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1989 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

🎭💻Willa Fitzgerald -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1991 N.S.
Actress, Internet Video Actress

London Siddharta Halford Bach -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Marla and Sebastin's son
Misc: b. Jan 17?

🎭Lucy Boynton -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1994 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Movie Titles: Bohemian Rhapsody, Miss Potter

🏆Nile Wilson -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1996 N.S.
Gymnast, English

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🎭Kathrine Herzer -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.1/17/1997 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Madam Secretary (as Alison McCord)
Movie Titles: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, A Lot Like Love, "Men, Women and Children"

James Martin -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2001
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Lauralee Bell and Scott's son

🎭Cassie Brennan -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2001 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: The Single Moms Club, Alone Yet Not Alone, Endgame

Marcella Francesca Hetfield -- is 17 in the year 2019 and 18 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2002
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Francesca and James' daughter

Brandon Eric Williams -- is 16 in the year 2019 and 17 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2003
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ella Matt and Barry's son

Avis Ann Baldwin -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2008
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Joanne Smith and Daniel's daughter

Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.1/17/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Julianna Margulies and Keith's son

🎭Nina Wilcox -- b.1/17/????
Actress

Pedro C. del al Barça -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1600 N.S. d.5/25/1681 N.S. (81)
Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Spanish
Names/Places: MN:Calderon

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🎵Thomas Linley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1733 d.11/19/1795 (62)
Composer

Sir James Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1761 d.6/23/1832 (71)
Chemist, Geologist, Scotish

Smith Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1768 d.12/18/1843 (75)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (1823-43).

Charles Brockden Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1771 d.2/22/1810 (39)
Novelist
Names/Places: NN: the father of the American novel

Thaddeus Fairbanks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1796 d.4/12/1886 (90)
Inventor
Misc: an inventor of heating and cook stoves, cast iron plows, and other items.

James Madison Randolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1806 d.1/23/1834 (28)
Celebrity Son
Misc: the first child born in the White House; by Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha

✍📰Ellen Wood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1814 d.2/10/1887 (73)
Dramatist/Playwright, Journalist, English

Anne Brontë -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1820 N.S. d.5/28/1849 N.S. (29)
Novelist, Poet, English
Names/Places: Charlotte & Emily's sister

🎵Eduard Remenyi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1828 d.5/15/1898 (70)
Composer, Violinist, Hungarian

🏆William Curtis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1837 d.6/30/1900 (63)
Sports Figure
Misc: acknowledged to be the "father" of American amateur sports and American rowing

Eugene Augustin Lauste -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1857 d.6/27/1935 (78)
Inventor, French
Misc: Talking Picture, the first sound-on-film recording

✍⚛Anton Pavlovich Chekhov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1860 Ju-1 or 1/29/1860 N.S. d.7/15/1904 N.S. (44)
Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Physician, Russian
Book Titles: The Cherry Orchard

⚛🎭Konstantin Stanislavsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1863 d.8/7/1938 (75)
Theorist, Teacher, Stage Actor, Stage Producer/Director, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Konstantin Sergeyevitch Alekseyev

David Lloyd George -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1863 d.3/26/1945 (82)
Statesman, British
Misc: Earl of Dwyfor; prime minister of Britain (1916-22)

🎭Carl Laemmle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1867 d.9/24/1939 (72)
Movie Producer, German
Misc: founder of Universal

🎭Edna Wallace Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1872 d.12/14/1959 (87)
Actress

Thornton Waldo Burgess -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1874 N.S. d.6/5/1965 N.S. (91)
Author
Book Titles: Peter Rabbitt

🏆🥊Fred Beell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1876 N.S. d.8/5/1933 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, German

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🎭Oscar Apfel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1878 d.3/21/1938 (60)
Actor
Misc: d. Mar 24?
Movie Titles: Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn

🏆🥊Jack O'Brien -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1878 d.11/12/1942 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Philadelphia

🎭Noah Beery Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1884 d.4/1/1946 (62)
Movie Actor

🎭Mack Sennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1884 d.11/5/1960 (76)
Movie Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Michael Sinnott
Misc: directed the first feature-length silent film on 12-21-14; some say b. 1880
Movie Titles: Keystone Kops (creator)

⚛💰Glenn Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1886 d.12/4/1955 (69)
Aviator, Manufacturer
Misc: the first monoplane maker; airplane inventor whose bombers and flying boats played important roles in World War II.

🏆⚾Louis Santop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1890 d.1/22/1942 (52)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an African-American baseball catcher in the Negro leagues. He became "one of the earliest superstars" and "black baseball's first legitimate home-run slugger" (Riley).

🎭Marjorie Gateson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1891 d.4/17/1977 (86)
Actress, Vaudevillaness
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Fanny)

Evelyn Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1893 d.8/3/1963 (70)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet

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Loyal Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1896 d.8/19/1982 (86)
Surgeon

🎭🎵Harry Reser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1896 d.9/27/1965 (69)
Director, Banjoist, Bandleader
Misc: Banjoist in the 1920's
TV Shows: The Sammy Kaye Show

Nevil Shute -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1899 d.1/12/1960 (60)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: LN:Norway

Alphonsus "Al" Capone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1899 d.1/25/1947 (48)
Criminal
Names/Places: NN:Scarface
Misc: Gangster; ddate?

Robert Maynard Hutchins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1899 d.5/14/1977 (78)
Educator

George Sperti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1900 d.4/30/1991 (91)
Inventor
Misc: Preparation H

🎭Nils Asther -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1901 d.10/13/1981 (80)
Movie Actor, Swedish

🎭Warren Hull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1903 d.9/14/1974 (71)
Actor, TV Host, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Strike it Rich

🎨Sidney Waugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1904 d.6/30/1963 (59)
Glass Sculptor

🎭Grant Withers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1905 N.S. d.3/27/1959 N.S. (54)
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Loretta Young's ex-
Movie Titles: Oklahoma Annie, Rio Grande, Fort Apache, My Darling Clementine, "Mr. Wong, Detective"

🎵🎷Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1910 d.3/25/1951 (41)
Jazz Drummer

🏆🏒Ralph "Buster" Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1911 d.6/25/1966 (55)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1929-1944
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans, Boston Bruins

📰George J. Stigler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1911 d.12/1/1991 (80)
Economist

🎵Bob Zurke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1912 d.2/16/1944 (32)
Pianist

🎵Vido Musso -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1913 d.1/9/1982 (68)
Tenor-sax

🏆🥊Sammy Angott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1915 d.10/22/1980 (65)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Izetta Jewel Brown Watkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1916 d.5/26/1989 (73)
Stage Actress

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🎵Joel Herron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1916 d.1/30/2012 (96)
Bandleader

🎵Irene Daye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1918 d.11/1/1971 (53)
Singer

📰Dallas Townsend -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1919 d.6/1/1995 (76)
Newsperson
Misc: CBS News

🎭Nora Kaye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1920 d.2/28/1987 (67)
Ballerina
Names/Places: RLN:Koreff

🎵Walter Butler Bailes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1920 d.11/27/2000 (80)
Country Singer
Group Names: Bailes Brothers

🎵George Handy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1920 d.1/8/1997 (76)
Arranger, Composer, Pianist

🎭Dehl Berti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1921 d.11/26/1991 (70)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Guns of Paradise (as John Taylor)

🎨Antonio Prohias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1921 d.2/24/1998 (77)
Cartoonist, Cuban
Misc: Created "Spy vs. Spy" for M*A*D Magazine

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🎨Robert De Niro Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1922 d.5/3/1993 (71)
Painter

Nicholas Katzenbach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1922 d.5/8/2012 (90)
Government Official
Misc: former Attorney General

🏆🏁Harry Hyde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1925 d.5/13/1996 (71)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: leading crew chief in NASCAR stock car racing in the 1960s through the 1980s

🎭Moira Shearer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1926 d.1/31/2006 (80)
Movie Actress, Ballet Dancer, Scotish
Names/Places: b. in Dunfermline; LN:King

🏆🏁🏊Petronella "Nel" van Vilet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1926 N.S. d.1/4/2006 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

🎭🎵Eartha Kitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1927 d.12/25/2008 (81)
TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in North, S.C.
Misc: some college students recently discovered her birth certificate and showed it to her. She said she had given herself the birthdate of January 26, 1928 because she never knew her actual date of birth until she saw the certificate. Her real birthdate is January 17, 1927.
Song Titles: Santa Baby, C'est Si Bon
TV Shows: Batman (as Catwoman)
Movie Titles: Boomerang

Thomas "Tom" Dooley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1927 d.1/18/1961 (34)
Scientist
Misc: medical missionary

Harlan Mathews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1927 d.5/9/2014 (87)
Senator

🎨⛪Vidal Sassoon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1928 d.5/9/2012 (84)
Hairstylist, Jewish, English
Misc: Beauty & Cosmetic expert

🎵Grady Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1929 d.12/3/2001 (72)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Country Musician
Misc: specialized in country music and rockabilly, a member of the Nashville A-Team.

🏆🏒Jacques Plante -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1929 d.2/27/1986 (57)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Jake The Snake
Misc: 7 Vezina trophies; the first goalie to wear a mask in a game
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1952-1963), New York Rangers (1963-1965), St. Louis Blues (1968-1970), Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-1973), Boston Bruins (1973), Edmonton Oilers (WHA) (1974-1975)

🏆⚾Don Zimmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1931 d.6/4/2014 (83)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Popeye
Misc: Rays #66 retired

🎭Sheree North -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1933 d.11/4/2005 (72)
TV/Movie Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Dawn Bethel
Misc: few say b.. 1930
TV Shows: Big Eddie, I'm a Big Girl Now, Bay City Blues

✍🎭🎵Shari Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1933 d.8/2/1998 (65)
Children's Author, TV/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Puppet Actress, Ventriloquist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Hurwitz
Misc: with Lamb Chop; Howard Stern hated puppet shows like hers; some say b. 1934.

🎭Stuart Nisbet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1934 N.S. d.6/23/2016 N.S. (82)
Actor
TV Shows: Dragnet, The Virginian, Bonanza, Dennis the Menace, Little House on the Prairie, L.A. Law, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Golden Girls
Movie Titles: The Graduate, Earthquake, Oh God, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Lucky Lady, Casino

🎵Cedar Walton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1934 d.8/19/2013 (79)
Composer, Pianist

✍📰Sydney Schanberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1934 d.7/9/2016 N.S. (82)
Author, Journalist
Misc: covered war in Cambodia

🎭Stephen Strimpell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1937 d.4/10/2006 (69)
Actor

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Henry Leon Ritzenthaler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1938 d.1/12/2009 (70)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Bill Clinton's half-brother

Jim Cash -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1941 d.3/25/2000 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Educator

✍🎵Michael Waterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1941 d.6/22/2011 (70)
Writer, Songwriter, Singer, Folk Performer, English

🎭🏆🥊Muhammad Ali -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1942 d.6/3/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, Ky.; RN:Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Misc: He floats like a butterfly, & stings like a bee, he was the greatest, Muhammad Ali; 1960 Olympic lightheavyweight champion; only 3-time world heavyweight champ (1964-67,1974-78,1978-79); defeated Sonny Liston (1964), George Foreman (1974) and Leon Spinks (1978) for title; fought Joe Frazier in 3 memorable bouts (1971-75), winning twice; adopted Black Muslim faith in 1964 and changed name; stripped of title in 1967 after conviction for refusing induction into U.S. Army; verdict reversed by Supreme Court in 1971; career record of 56-5 with 37 KOs and 19 successful title defenses for $69 million in earnings.

🎭Lenny Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1945 d.4/12/1982 (37)
Stage Actor

🎵🎸Dominic "Don" Troiano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1946 N.S. d.5/25/2005 N.S. (59)
Rock & Roll Musician, Canadian, Italian
Group Names: The Guess Who

🎭Andy Kaufman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1949 d.5/16/1984 (35)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Taxi (as Latka Gravas), Saturday Night Live (frequent guest)

🏆⚾Darrell Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1952 d.8/5/2002 (50)
MLB Catcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP and World Series MVP in 1982
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

🎵Pietro "Francesco" Cavalli -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1602 N.S. d.1/17/1676 N.S. (73)
Composer, Italian
Misc: of operas

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🎨Carlino Dolci -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1616 N.S. d.1/17/1686 N.S. (69)
Painter, Italian

John Ray -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1627 J-LD d.1/17/1705 J-LD (77)
Naturalist, British

🎵Tomaso Albinoni -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1671 N.S. d.1/17/1750 N.S. (78)
Composer, Italian

Friedrich Koenig -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1774 d.1/17/1833 (58)
Inventor, German
Misc: the high speed printing press

🎨William Rush -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1756 N.S. d.1/17/1833 N.S. (76)
Sculptor, American

Thomas (B. 1778) Lincoln -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1778 N.S. d.1/17/1851 N.S. (73)
Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: Abraham's father

🎭🎵Lola Montez -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1821 d.1/17/1861 (39)
Dancer, Singer, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert

🎵Amilcare Ponchielli -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1834 d.1/17/1886 (51)
Composer, Italian

Peter Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1822 d.1/17/1890 (67)
Scientist, American, Scotish
Names/Places: NN: The Father of American Horticulture

✍📰⚖George Bancroft -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1800 N.S. d.1/17/1891 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Author, Historian, Statesman
Names/Places: NN:The Father of American History

Rutherford Birchard Hayes -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1822 d.1/17/1893 (70)
President
Names/Places: b. in Delaware, OH
Misc: 19th U.S. President 1877-81, Civil War general

Margaret Collier Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1850 N.S. d.1/17/1910 N.S. (59)
Short Story Writer

Sir Francis Galton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1822 d.1/17/1911 (88)
Scientist, Explorer, English

George Selden -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1846 d.1/17/1922 (75)
Inventor
Misc: Gasoline engine

💰Juliette Gordon Low -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1860 d.1/17/1927 (66)
Philanthropist
Misc: founded the Girl Guides which became the Girl Scouts of America

Joseph Goldberger -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1874 d.1/17/1929 (54)
Physician, Austrian

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🎨Louis Comfort Tiffany -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1848 d.1/17/1933 (84)
Designer, Artist
Misc: stained glass windows

Ormond Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1847 d.1/17/1933 (86)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Educator

William Pickering -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1858 d.1/17/1938 (79)
Astronomer
Misc: discoverer of the 9th & 10th moons of Saturn

🎖Walther Von Reichenau -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1884 d.1/17/1942 (57)
Hero, German
Misc: field marshal who commanded the army that captured Warsaw (1939) and the 6th Army in its encircling movement through Belgium (1940) on the Western front during World War II.

💰🏆Walter Briggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1877 d.1/17/1952 (74)
Manufacturer, Sports Owner
Names/Places: NN:Spike
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (owner over 30 years)

🎵🎷Claude Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1901 d.1/17/1962 (60)
Jazz Trombonist
Group Names: Duke Ellington band

Terence Hanbury White -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1906 d.1/17/1964 (57)
Author, Novelist, India
Names/Places: aka T.H. White

Arthur Augustus Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1885 d.1/17/1964 (78)
Scientist, Ornithologist

🎭Evelyn Nesbit -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1884 d.1/17/1967 (82)
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Florence Evelyn Nesbit

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🏆🏁🏊Jennie Fletcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1890 N.S. d.1/17/1968 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, British
Names/Places: aka Jennie Hyslop

🏆🎾Lindley Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1892 d.1/17/1970 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RFMN:R. Lindley

🎵Billy Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1937 d.1/17/1970 (32)
Composer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Fat Boy
Song Titles: Summertime

🎭Rochelle Hudson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1916 d.1/17/1972 (55)
Actress

Betty Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1896 d.1/17/1972 (75)
Author, American
Names/Places: RLN:Wehner
Book Titles: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

🎭Fred Essler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1895 d.1/17/1973 (77)
Actor, Austrian

🎨Ralph T. Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1889 d.1/17/1973 (83)
Architect

🎵Ted Koehler -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1894 d.1/17/1973 (78)
Lyricist

Gary Gilmore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1940 d.1/17/1977 (36)
Outlaw
Misc: executed in Utah

🎭Barbara Britton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1919 d.1/17/1980 (60)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: RLN:Brantingham
Misc: some say b. 1921; was 59?
TV Shows: Mr & Mrs North (as Pamela North)

🎭Bernard Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1908 d.1/17/1981 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, English
Movie Titles: Dr. No

🎭🎵Doodles Weaver -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1911 d.1/17/1983 (71)
Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Novelty Musician
Names/Places: RN:Winstead Sheffield Glendening Dixon; brother of Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, who in turn is Sigourney's father
Group Names: Spike Jones & the City Slickers (lunatic comic member)

💰Lloyd Bentsen Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1894 d.1/17/1989 (94)
Zillionaire
Misc: Millionaire

Georges Schehade -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1905 d.1/17/1989 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Lebanese

🎵Patti Barnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.1/17/1989
Pop Singer
Names/Places: MaN:McCabe
Group Names: Poni-Tails

👑King Olaf V Of Norway -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1903 d.1/17/1991 (87)
King, Norweigan
Misc: ruled 1957-91

🎵🎷Charlie Ventura -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1916 d.1/17/1992 (75)
Reeds, Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia

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📰Albert Habib Hourani -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1915 d.1/17/1993 (77)
Historian

🏆Helen Stephens -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1918 d.1/17/1994 (75)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆Robert Lee "Big Daddy" Herron -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1926 d.1/17/1994 (67)
Sports Figure
Misc: Negro League Baseball player

Allan G. O'Dell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1903 d.1/17/1994 (90)
Inventor
Misc: created rhyming roadside as signs

🎭Andy Griffith Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1958 d.1/17/1996 (37)
Producer
Names/Places: Andy's son

Barbara Jordan -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1936 d.1/17/1996 (59)
Congressperson, Educator

Clyde Tombaugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1906 d.1/17/1997 (90)
Astronomer
Misc: discovered Pluto with no help from Walt Disney

🎭🎵Cliffie Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1917 d.1/17/1998 (80)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Bassist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Clifford Gilpin Snyder
Song Titles: The Popcorn Song

🎵Herman The Hermit -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1917 d.1/17/1998 (80)
Songwriter, Country Performer
Names/Places: RN: Clifford Snyder
Misc: discovered Tennessee Ernie Ford
Song Titles: "So Firm, So Round, So Fully Packed" (writer), Divorce Me C.O.D (writer)

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🎭Joyce Mathews -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1919 d.1/17/1999 (79)
Actress
Names/Places: 2x Milton Berle's wife

Gregory Corso -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1930 d.1/17/2001 (70)
Poet
Misc: Beat poet, "Happy Birthday of Death", "Long Live Man"

🎵🎷Norris Turney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1921 d.1/17/2001 (79)
Reeds, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington

🎭Richard Crenna -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1926 d.1/17/2003 (76)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1927
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show, Our Miss Brooks (as Walter Denton), The Real McCoys (as Luke McCoy), All's Fair (as Richard), Centennial, It Takes Two (as Dr. Quinn), Pros & Cons (as Mitch O'Hannon)
Movie Titles: Rocky, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III

🎭Noble Willingham -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1931 d.1/17/2004 (72)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Walker Texas Ranger (as C.D. Parker)

🏆⚾Harry "The Cat" Brecheen -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1914 d.1/17/2004 (89)
MLB Pitcher

🎵Czeslaw Wydrzycki -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1939 d.1/17/2004 (64)
Rock-Jazz Performer, Polish
Names/Places: aka: Niemen

🎭Virginia Mayo -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1920 d.1/17/2005 (84)
Movie Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO; RLN:Jones
Movie Titles: White Heat, Captain Horatio Hornblower

✍📰Art Buchwald -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1925 d.1/17/2007 (81)
Author, Humorist, Satirist, Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Mount Vernon, NY; FN:Arthur
Misc: a WWII GI, political satarist

🏆⛸Arthur Vaughn Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1924 d.1/17/2007 (82)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎵🎸Gary Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1947 d.1/17/2007 (59)
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Greg Kihn Band

⛪🏆Bobby Fischer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1943 d.1/17/2008 (64)
Christianity convert, Chess Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: the youngest international grand master chess champ in history, only American to hold world championship (1972-75); resigned title in 1975 and became recluse; re-emerged to defeat old foe and former world champion Boris Spassky in 1992 (Yes, chess IS a sport!)

🎭Allan Melvin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1923 d.1/17/2008 (84)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Liquid Plummer spokesman
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show (as Cpl. Henshaw), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Sgt. Hacker), All in the Family (as Barney Hefner), The Brady Bunch (as Sam the butcher), Magilla Gorilla (voice)

🏆🏈Ernie Jolmes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1948 d.1/17/2008 (59)
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN: Fats
Misc: Super Bowl IX, X
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆⚾John McHale -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1921 d.1/17/2008 (86)
MLB Executive, MLB First Baseman

🏆⛸Marjorie Parker Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1917 d.1/17/2009
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

💰Edmund de Rothschild -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1916 d.1/17/2009 (93)
Banker, English

🎭🎵Susanna Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1924 d.1/17/2009 (84)
Movie Actress, Opera Singer

✍🎵🎷Whitey Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1932 d.1/17/2009 (76)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Jazz Bassist

Erich Segal -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1937 d.1/17/2010 (72)
Novelist
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Book Titles: Love Story (writer responsible for the line "love means never having to say you're sorry")

📰🎭🎵Don Kirshner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1933 d.1/17/2011 (77)
Hall of Famer, Publisher, TV Host, Music Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: Music Promoter; TV/radio bubblegum music creator
Group Names: The Monkees (supervisor)
TV Shows: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Archies (TV show creator), The Monkees (producer)

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🎨⛪📰⚖🎭🎵Johnny Otis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1921 N.S. d.1/17/2012 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Sculptor, Preacher, Columnist, Politician, Actor, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraphonist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA; RN:John Veliotes; NN:The Godfather of R&B
Misc: Talent Scout; Record co. owner; Rock 'n Roll Caravan of Stars founder/frontman
Group Names: The Johnny Otis Show
Song Titles: Willie and the Hand Jive

✍📰🎭Fred J. Lincoln -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1937 d.1/17/2013 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Commentator, Actor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Misc: XXX

✍📰🎭🎵Donald Hugh "Don" Harron -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1924 N.S. d.1/17/2015 N.S. (90)
Author, Playwright, Journalist, Actor, Comedian, Director, Composer, Canadian
TV Shows: Hee Haw (as Charlie)

🎭Jo De Winter -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1921 d.1/17/2016 (94)
Actress
TV Shows: Gloria (as Dr. Maggie Lawrence)
Movie Titles: Bird, Dirty Harry

🎵Mic Gillette -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1951 N.S. d.1/17/2016 N.S. (64)
Trumpeter
Group Names: Tower of Power

🎵🎸Dale "Buffin" Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1948 d.1/17/2016 N.S. (67)
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Mott the Hopple

🎵Clarence Reid -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1939 d.1/17/2016 N.S. (76)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Soul Singer

🎭Bill Margold -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1943 N.S. d.1/17/2017 N.S. (73)
XXX-rated actor, Director

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🏆Gene Olaff -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1920 d.1/17/2017 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, American

🎭Jessica Falkholt -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1988 N.S. d.1/17/2018 N.S. (29)
Actress, Australian

Mary Oliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1935 N.S. d.1/17/2019 N.S. (83)
Poet

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill; in the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

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