17 October


1886

 Spring Byington
American actress (d. 1971)

1898

 Shinichi Suzuki
Shin’ichi Suzuki (October 17, 1898 – January 26, 1998) was the inventor of the international Suzuki method of music education and developed a philosophy for educating people of all ages and abilities. (d. 1998)

1900

 Jean Arthur
American actress (d. 1991)

1902

 Irene Ryan
American actress (d. 1973)

1914

 Jerry Siegel
American writer and illustrator (d. 1996)

1915

 Arthur Miller
American playwright (d. 2005)

1917

Marsha Hunt Marsha Hunt
American actress.

1918

 Rita Hayworth
American actress and dancer (d. 1987)

1920

 Montgomery Clift
American actor (d. 1966)

1921

 Tom Poston
American actor and comedian (d. 2007)

1925

 Harry Carpenter
English sportscaster (d. 2010)

1926

 Beverly Garland
American actress (d. 2008)

1930

 Robert Atkins
Robert Coleman Atkins (October 17, 1930 – April 17, 2003) was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the “Atkins Nutritional Approach”, or “Atkins Diet”. (d. 2003)

1938

 Evel Knievel
American motorcycle stuntman (d. 2007)

1940

 Peter Stringfellow
English nightclub owner.

1942

 Gary Puckett
American singer-songwriter (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap).

1946

 Cameron Mackintosh
English theater producer.

1948

 Margot Kidder
Canadian actress.
 George Wendt
American actor.

1956

 Mae Jemison
American physician and astronaut.

1960

 Guy Henry
English actor.

1962

 Mike Judge
American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor.

1964

 Gregg Wallace
English writer, media personality and former greengrocer..

1966

 Mark Gatiss
English actor, screenwriter, and author.

1968

 Ziggy Marley
Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers).

1969

 Ernie Els
South African golfer.
 Wyclef Jean
Haitian rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor (Fugees).

1971

 Andy Whitfield
Welsh Australian actor and model (d. 2011)

1972

  Eminem
American rapper, producer, and actor (D12, Outsidaz, and Bad Meets Evil).

1979

 Kimi Räikkönen
Finnish race car driver.

1983

 Felicity Jones
British actress.

1988

 Christina Crawford
American wrestler and dancer.

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