17 March


1777

 Patrick Bronte
Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Brontë sisters (d. 1861)

1787

 Edmund Kean
English actor (d. 1833)

1834

 Gottlieb Daimler
German engineer and inventor (d. 1900)

1846

 Kate Greenaway
English author and illustrator (d. 1901)

1901

 Alfred Newman
American composer (d. 1970)

1902

 Bobby Jones
Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. Born in Atlanta, Georgia. (d. 1971)

1915

 Ray Ellington
British singer (d. 1985)

1919

 Nat King Cole
American singer and musician (d. 1965)

1927

 Patrick Allen
John Keith Patrick Allen (17 March 1927 – 28 July 2006) was a British film, television and voice actor. He was the lead actor in the Associated Rediffusion adventure series Crane (1963–65). Born in Nyasaland (now Malawi). (d. 2006)

1928

 Eunice Gayson
Eunice Gayson (born Eunice Sargaison, 17 March 1928) is an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond’s girlfriend in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love). Born in Croydon, South London.

1930

 James Irwin
American astronaut (d. 1991)

1938

 Rudolf Nureyev
Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)

1939

 Robin Knox-Johnston
British Yachtsman.

1942

 John Wayne Gacy
American serial killer (d. 1994)

1944

 Pattie Boyd
British photographer and model.
 John Sebastian
American singer and songwriter (The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Mugwumps).

1947

 James Morrow
American author.

1949

 Patrick Duffy
American actor.

1951

 Kurt Russell
American actor.

1954

 Lesley-Anne Down
English actress.

1955

 Gary Sinise
American actor.

1956

 Rory McGrath
English comedian and writer.

1960

 Arye Gross
American actor.

1961

 Andrew Paul
Andrew Paul (born 17 March 1961) is a British actor of Jewish descent, best known for playing PC Dave Quinnan in the ITV drama The Bill for 13 years. Born Paul Andrew Herman in Mile End, London.

1962

 Clare Grogan
Scottish actress and singer.

1964

 Rob Lowe
American actor.

1966

 Jeremy Sheffield
English actor.

1969

 Alexander McQueen
British fashion designer (d. 2010)

1973

 Caroline Corr
Irish singer and musician (The Corrs).

1975

 Justin Hawkins
British singer (The Darkness, British Whale, and Hot Leg).

1976

 Stephen Gately
Stephen Patrick David Gately (17 March 1976 – 10 October 2009) was an Irish pop singer-songwriter, actor, children’s writer and dancer, who, with Ronan Keating, was one of two lead singers of the pop group Boyzone. Born in Dublin, Ireland. (d. 2009)

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