Birthdays of Personalities on May 17

xxxx :Audie Desbrow, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
1444 :Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Birth of Venus)
1451 :Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg
1490 :Albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia
1551 :Martinus A del Rio, Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist
1576 :Ferdinand van Apshoven, the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
1673 :Jozef LD von K”nigsegg, Austria, milt minister of Austrian Netherlands
1691 :Antoine Court, French reformed theologist
1741 :John Penn, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [OS=May 6]
1749 :Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination
1768 :Caroline, Brunswick, Queen Consort of King George IV
1794 :Anna Brownell Jameson, Dublin, writer
1796 :Martinus J Niewindt, bishop of Cura‡ao (christen slaves)
1803 :Robert Smith Surtees, novelist
1804 :Ottho G Heldring, Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)
1812 :Joseph Warren Revere, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1880
1836 :Joseph Norman Lockyer, discoverer (Helium)/founder (Nature magazine)
1846 :Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
1867 :Gerrit Mannoury, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
1871 :Henricus P Bremmer, art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)
1873 :Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
1873 :Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
1876 :Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist
1886 :Alfonso XIII, Borb¢n King of Spain (1902-31)
1889 :Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
1889 :Marcel Moyse, Saint-Amour, France, flutist (20 Exercises et ‚tudes)
1896 :Hannah Tillich, writer
1900 :Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's ayatollah (1979-89)
1903 :Douglas Packard, British Lt General
1905 :John Patrick, screenwriter
1906 :Eric Mensforth, president (Westland Aircraft)
1907 :Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
1908 :Zinka Milanov, Zagreb Yugoslavia, soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927)
1909 :Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant
1911 :Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
1912 :Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate)
1912 :Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor
1913 :Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)
1913 :Lord Hirshfield, chartered accountant
1915 :Joseph D Craggs, electrical engineer
1916 :Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
1916 :John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
1918 :Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
1920 :Harriet Van Horne, Syracuse NY, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls)
1921 :Dennis Brain, London England, french-hornist (Serenade)
1921 :John Garlick, British senior civil servant
1923 :Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
1923 :Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
1924 :Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
1924 :Thomas Baird, vice-admiral
1926 :David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
1926 :Earl of Airlie, KT
1926 :Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
1926 :Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Airilet
1927 :Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
1928 :Donald Cameron Watt, historian
1928 :Ian Griggs, bishop (Ludlow)
1928 :Vivian Moses, biotechnologist
1929 :Raymond Hide, geophysicist
1931 :Dewey Redman, jazz musician
1932 :Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
1932 :Colin Hope, CEO (T/N)
1932 :Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
1935 :Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)
1935 :Ivan Slone, world-famous watchmaker
1936 :Lars Gustafsson, writer
1938 :Pervis Jackson, rocker (Spinners)
1938 :Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
1939 :Hugh Dykes, MP
1939 :Wim de Bie, CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
1941 :Malcom Hale, rocker
1942 :Caroline Charles, fashion designer
1944 :Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG
1944 :Paul Crossley, concert pianist
1945 :D A S Pennefather, Maj-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)
1945 :George Miller, (Rep-D-CA, 1975- )
1948 :Bill Bruford, English pop drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)
1950 :A A Johnson, MP
1950 :Christian Lacroix, French couturier (Chic Frills)
1950 :Keith Bradley, MP
1951 :I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
1951 :Simon Hughes, MP
1953 :George Johnson, LA Calif, rocker (Brothers Johnson)
1953 :Kathleen Sullivan, Pasadena Ca, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show)
1953 :Nicholas Bacon, premier baronet of England
1954 :John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
1954 :Michael Roberts, jockey
1956 :Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist
1958 :Vincent Henar, Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound)
1959 :Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
1961 :Enya, [Eithne N¡ Bhraon in], Gweedore Ireland, vocalist (Watermark)
1962 :Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
1965 :Trent Reznor, musician (9 Inch Nails)
1966 :Mark Schmocker, Interlaken Switz, US team handball goalie (Oly-96)
1969 :Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 :Alan Wetmore, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 :John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
1970 :Jordan Nathaniel M Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
1973 :Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1976 :Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
1977 :Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)



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