Birthdays of Personalities on April 17

xxxx :Ralphy Rodriquez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
1573 :Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1586 :John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
1622 :Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1644 :Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 :Fran‡ois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 :Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
1699 :Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1741 :Samuel Chase, judge (signed Decl of Ind)
1788 :Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864
1809 :Philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
1813 :Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884
1827 :French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
1837 :John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)
1845 :Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)
1868 :Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)
1869 :Johannes M Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
1870 :Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
1876 :Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
1881 :Anton Wildgans, writer
1882 :Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
1885 :Isak Dinesen, Danish writer (Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales)
1885 :Karen Blixen-Finecke, [Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)
1885 :Tania Blixen, writer
1892 :Jean PJC Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist
1894 :Nikita S Khrushchev, 1st secretary USSR (1953-64)
1896 :Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)
1897 :Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)
1897 :Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)
1899 :Vincent Wigglesworth, entomologist
1901 :George Keyt, artist
1902 :Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
1903 :Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)
1906 :M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
1909 :Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician
1909 :Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist
1909 :Patrick Reilly, diplomat
1911 :Earl of Lauderdale
1911 :Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
1912 :Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
1916 :Azijn Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
1916 :David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist
1916 :Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral
1916 :Ryoei Saito, businessman
1916 :Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)
1916 :Vinegar Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
1920 :Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
1920 :Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter
1921 :Donald Barron, CEO (Midland Bank)
1923 :Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)
1923 :Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)
1923 :Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer
1924 :Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
1925 :Anne Harris, CEO (Natl Federation of Women's Institutes)
1925 :John Yates, bishop (Lambeth England)
1926 :G M Hughes, professor/zoologist
1926 :Michael Vernon, CEO (RNLI)
1927 :Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland (1989-90)
1928 :Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
1929 :Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1929 :Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
1930 :Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
1931 :John Chalstrey, alderman/Lord Mayor (London)
1931 :Joyce Molyneux, chef
1931 :Ruth Etchells, principal (St John's College-Durham)
1932 :Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
1932 :Ramsay Melhuish, diplomat
1933 :Penelope Lively, writer
1933 :Tim Rathbone, MP
1936 :Lord Justice Aldous
1936 :Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
1937 :Brian Sedgemore, British MP
1937 :Daffy Duck, animated character
1937 :Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
1937 :Galina Samsova, ballerina
1937 :Terry Dicks, British MP
1938 :David Dilks, vice-chancellor (Hull U)
1938 :K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)
1939 :Robin Knox-Johnston, yachtsman
1943 :Roy Estrada, rocker (Morthers Of Invention)
1944 :John Lill, professor/pianist
1945 :Vincent A M van der Burg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 :Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
1946 :Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
1946 :J R Baines, professor (Egyptologist)
1948 :Viscount Bridport
1949 :John Oates, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl)
1954 :Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
1955 :Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)
1955 :Peter Michalke, journalist
1956 :"Sugar" Ray Charles Leonard, Wilming, boxer (Oly-gold-1976) [or 5/17]
1956 :Faye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
1956 :Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
1956 :Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], Calif, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
1958 :Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
1959 :Stephen Singleton, Sheffield, rocker (ABC)
1960 :Michael Whitaker, showjumper
1964 :Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)
1968 :Maurits, Prince of Netherlands
1968 :Ritchie Woodhall, boxer
1969 :Alexander McQueen, fashion designer
1970 :Tony Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 :Keith Lyle, safety (St Louis Rams)
1973 :Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 :James Hamilton, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1974 :Marcel Nijenhuis, soccer player (NEC)
1975 :Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, fig skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)
1977 :Pascal de Vries, soccer player (FC Twente)
1978 :Bilal Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)



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