17 January


1706

 Benjamin Franklin
American statesman and inventor (d. 1790).

1820

 Anne Brontë
British author (d. 1849).

1863

 David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister (d. 1945).
 Constantin Stanislavski
Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938).

1867

 Carl Laemmle
German-born film executive (d. 1939).

1880

 Mack Sennett
Canadian film director (d. 1960).

1883

 Sir Compton Mackenzie
Scottish novelist (d. 1972).

1899

 Al Capone
American gangster (d. 1947).
 Nevil Shute
English author (d. 1960).

1918

 Keith Joseph
British politician (d. 1994).

1922

 Betty White
American actress.

1926

 Moira Shearer
Scottish actress (d. 2006).

1927

 Eartha Kitt
American actress and singer (d. 2008).
 E.W. Swackhamer
American television & film director (d. 1994).

1928

 Vidal Sassoon
English cosmetologist (d. 2012).

1931

 James Earl Jones
American actor.

1932

 Sheree North
American actress (d. 2005).

1933

 Shari Lewis
American ventriloquist (d. 1998).

1939

 Maury Povich
American talk show host.

1940

 Kipchoge Keino
Kenyan runner.

1942

 Muhammad Ali
American boxer.

1943

 Chris Montez
American singer.

1944

 Françoise Hardy
French singer.

1949

 Andy Kaufman
American comedian (d. 1984).
 Mick Taylor
British musician (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones).

1954

 Robert F. Kennedy
Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.

1956

 Paul Young
English musician (Streetband and Q-Tips).

1957

 Keith Chegwin
English television presenter.

1962

 Jim Carrey
Canadian actor and comedian.

1964

 Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States.

1966

 Shabba Ranks
Jamaican singer.

1970

 Genndy Tartakovsky
Russian-born animator.

1978

 Ricky Wilson
British singer (Kaiser Chiefs).

1980

 Zooey Deschanel
American actress.

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