Birthdays of Personalities on March 17

1473 :James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1578 :Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1628 :Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1685 :Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
1777 :Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert Md, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott dec)
1780 :Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
1781 :Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
1787 :George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1804 :James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
1820 :Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 :Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
1826 :Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (V”lkerkunder)
1828 :Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
1832 :Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
1832 :Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 :Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
1846 :Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
1873 :Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
1873 :Margaret Bondfield, Brit Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1874 :Stephen Samuel Wise, US, pres of Zionist Org of America
1877 :Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1881 :Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
1887 :Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
1894 :Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
1901 :Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
1906 :Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], Berlin, actr (Gloria, Gold)
1906 :Tamara Geva, dancer
1907 :Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
1909 :Patrick Reilly, British diplomat
1910 :Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
1915 :Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
1917 :Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
1918 :Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
1922 :Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
1923 :Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)
1925 :G M Hughes, British zoologist
1925 :Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
1927 :Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
1930 :James Benson Irwin, Pittsburgh Penn, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1934 :Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
1936 :Thomas K Mattingly II, Chic, Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
1937 :Galina Samsova, ballerina
1938 :Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
1942 :John Wayne Gacy, Chicago Ill, serial killer (32 boys)
1942 :Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
1944 :Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
1944 :Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944 :Patti Boyd, Somerset England, (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
1946 :Harold Brown, Long Beach Ca, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)
1947 :Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
1948 :Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
1948 :William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
1951 :Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
1954 :Rena Jones, rock vocalist
1954 :Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
1955 :Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1956 :Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
1959 :Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy 3)
1962 :Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1964 :Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
1973 :Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
1974 :Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
1974 :John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)



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