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List of celebrities and famous people who were born on January 17th

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2009 - 2000

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 2009 - 2000


1999 - 1990

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1999 - 1990

  • A 16-year-old Israeli teenager was kidnapped, murdered and mutilated with two other teens on 12/26/2014 at 22.25. Their bodies were found on June 30, 2014.


1989 - 1980

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1989 - 1980

  • Dutch mezzo-soprano and lead singer of Epica, a symphonic metal band. Simone began playing flute at the age 12 and continued for 2 years. She took one year of singing lessons in pop at the age of 14. After listening to Nightwish's Oceanborn at age 15, Simons switched to classical singing. Simons began singing in a choir for a few …

  • South Korean singer dancer and actor (Super Junior)

  • Adriana Ugarte
  • American wrestler and manager

  • American basketball player.

  • Brazilian actress, and a well-known family, is the daughter of Claudia Lisboa. Claudia Lisboa was a prominent astrologer who lives in Rio de Janeiro. Mel, a lolita who seduces a writer in a soap opera, is just starting her acting career. To play the role, she had to get rid of several piercings, including one on her tongue. Her mom, …

  • Atreyu, a Greek-American lead singer (Atreyu)

  • South Korean singer and actor (Fly to the Sky)

  • Zooey Deschanel

    American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress. She is the younger sister to Emily Deschanel, a filmmaker and actress. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel quickly became well-known for her witty comedy roles in films like The Good Girl (2002) and The …

  • Diogo Morgado
  • Lithuanian footballer

  • American model

1979 - 1970

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1979 - 1970


1969 - 1960

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1969 - 1960

  • Michelle Obama

    Barack Obama, a noted American lawyer and spouse to the Democratic Party nominee for President 2008, is a well-known American lawyer.

  • Belgian comic book editor. He is well-known for his work on Blake, Mortimer and Thorgal.

  • Northern Irish actress

  • English bass player (The Smiths and Freebass).

  • Jim Carrey

    Canadian-born comedian and actor.

  • Sebastian Junger

    American author, The Perfect Storm, 1997. The story of the sinking of a Gloucester fishing boat in Massachusetts, 1991. The story tells the tale of six men who went with the Andrea Gail to the bottom in one of the most destructive storms ever recorded, a three-day northeasterly that struck ashore on October 31, 1991. Junger's writing credits include articles …

  • English-born son of poets Sylvia Plath (and Ted Hughes) and a sucide.


1959 - 1950

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1959 - 1950

  • American comedian, actor, and radio personality

  • British TV personality, host of "Multi-Colored Swap Shop", from 1976-82. Followed by "Cheggers Plays Pop." Chegwin discussed his alcohol problems on live television on 11/05/1992, and wrote extensively about his addiction in his autobiography. On 11/01/1991, he checked in to rehab for five weeks. He stopped drinking seven months later and began an acrimonious separation to end his 11-year-old marriage.

  • Hilda Koronel
  • American journalist and author

  • Belgian cyclist


1949 - 1940

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1949 - 1940

  • Andy Kaufman

    American actor who did stand-up comedy, impressionist and off-beat stand-up comedy on television, clubs, and at concerts. His acts ranged from bizarre to dull to brilliant. After appearing on Saturday Night Live in 1975, his career took off. He then went on to become a regular guest on "Taxi" 1978. He was in "Heartbleeps", a film he co-starred with Bernadette …

  • English singer-songwriter/guitarist (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, and The Rolling Stones).

  • French violinist and conductor

  • Liberian politician and businessman (d. 2014).

  • American Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer. He was a hippie during the 1960s, and he joined the Marines at 26 to become the oldest recruit at boot camp. He was a divorcee from an unhappy marriage and met Mutsuko Kuniyoshi while stationed at Okinawa.

  • He was a French civil servant. He studied law at Paris University, and he entered Sciences-Po and ENA. He was the former chief of Nicolas Sarkozy’s staff and served as Minister for Interior from 2011-12. He is also known as "the Cardinal" and "Prime Minister bis".

  • New Zealand politician and Green Party co-leader. She is also the first Green Party candidate to win an electorate. Her win was announced by the Electoral Office to the media around 06:00 PM on November 28, 1999.

  • Australian academic and psychologist

  • French senior official, a state councillor and 'ContrA’leur gA[c]nA[c]ral des lieux de privation [c]) (head of an independent body that oversees the treatment of prisoners from 2008 to 2014).

  • Françoise Hardy

    French actress and chanson singer, most prominently in German films. Her LPs are "Message Personnel", 1973, and "Gin Tonic," 1978. She is an astronomer and graphologist, and studied with Jean-Pierre Nicola and AndrA(c). She also published several books.

  • Beaufort sports Champions

  • Author and academic English socioologist

  • Canadian Professor of Sociology at York University. Interested in Astrology.

  • American minor actor. He is the brother of Peter Duel, who changed the spelling of their names. Peter shot himself on 12/31/1971. He shocked him and denied that it was possible. Geoff, the doctor's son, looks a lot like Peter.

  • Patty Hearst, an American artist and political activist was Patty's underground companion. She was born in California's Internment camp during WW II. Her art was not political but she was a feminist. From the age of three, she lived in Japan and was unable to speak English upon her parents' return to California.

  • American singer

  • Finnish journalist.

  • American light-heavyweight gold champion, and the only man to have won the heavyweight title of the world three times. He started boxing on October 29, 1960 and was crowned world champion in 1964 after defeating Sonny Liston. After he refused to serve military duty as a Muslim and conscientious objector, his title was declared null. Later, he changed his name …

  • Italian rower champion who won the Gold Medal at the Olympics in Mexico 1968.

  • American emancipationist (Born 1810)

  • American actress (d. 2001).


1939 - 1930

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1939 - 1930

  • French philosopher and former chair of Philosophy at A%0cole Naturale SupA(c).rieure (ENS). Badiou's writings on the concepts of truth, being and subject have been described in a way that he claims is neither postmodern nor merely a repetition modernity. Badiou is committed politically to the far left and the communist tradition.

  • Texas, USA. PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic).

  • American politician, businesswoman, and 72nd Governor for Delaware

  • American politician and businesswoman 72nd Governor of Delaware

  • Politician

  • American golfer who was a member of the PGA Tour during the 1960s and 1970s but whose greatest success was on the Senior PGA Tour from the early to mid-1990s.

  • Scottish filmmaker, born in Camera Obscura, then known as Outlook Tower, on Castlehill near Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. He is the son of Charles Richard Cammell, poet and writer. He attended Shrewsbury House School, and Westminster School. His debut film Performance, which was co-directed by Nicolas Roeg, has earned him a cult following.

  • Croatian manager and footballer (d.2013)

  • American hard-bop jazz pianist. Before establishing a long and successful career as a composer and bandleader, he rose to fame as a member in drummer Art Blakey’s band. Many of his compositions were adopted as jazz standards by other musicians, such as "Firm Roots", and "Bolivia".

  • James Earl Jones
  • American politician and the first black elected Governor in American history. He won the 1989 Virginia gubernatorial election. Wilder, a prominent African-American politician, ran a four month presidential campaign before he was forced to withdraw from the race in January 1992. Wilder is a "underdog" in his political campaigns, and his popularity with voters has been a surprise to political …

  • American 66th Governor for Virginia


1929 - 1920

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1929 - 1920

  • Canadian hockey player known as "Jake The Snake". A 19-season NHL goalie with the Montreal Canadians 1952-1973. He won five Stanley Cup Championships consecutively.

  • Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician Attorney-General of Singapore (d. 2012)

  • American lawyer, former Chairman of Federal Communications Commission.

  • Comedy script writer

  • Calais physician

  • American sculptor and artist. He is best known for his life-sized sculptures depicting ordinary people in real life situations. These include accidents, work chores, resting, and play. 1951 was his first solo exhibition. He was married to his wife and had three children. He was diagnosed with the disease in the 1970s. He died on January 6, 1996.

  • American dwarf singer, dancer, and actress (also known by Johnnie Fern and Johnny Fern), who was most well-known for her roles as a Munchkin villager in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Terror Of Tiny Town (1938) featured Diamond Dolly as the saloon girl girl. Meet John Doe (1941) also featured a little girl. Formica played parts opposite Temple's camera in …

  • Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)

  • American convict, ex-preacher and K.K.K. Member

  • Canadian-American actress (d.2000)

  • Betty White

    American actress. She is a refreshingly open, patient, and focused actress who gained great popularity on television networks starting in 1952. Her most notable work was the 1985 hit sitcom, "Golden Girls." She also appeared on "Life With Elizabeth", "The Betty White Show" (and "Date With An Angel") in the 1950s. Her role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" earned …

  • Sr., American painter

  • Mexican President

  • Mexican politician and academic 50th President of Mexico

  • American soldier lawyer and politician 65th United States attorney General (d. 2012).


1919 - 1910

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1919 - 1910

  • The "golden boy" Canadian football fullback From 1939 to 1950, he played for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He was part the 1941 and 1948 Grey Cup finalist teams, and the 1940 Grey Cup winners. He was elected a Member of Canada's Order of Merit in 1985. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964. He was …

  • American singer who performed with her husband's band, on tour, and in clubs from 1938-1983. She was an astrologer and was able to amass a 10,000-strong collection of astrology books and magazines. In 1979, she sold it to NCGR. The collection began with Old Moore's Almanac, but it grew to include books and magazines from other astrology disciplines.

  • Dutch Astrologer, Researcher, Author, and Data Collector.

  • Germany Military man

  • American politician and 36th Governor for Pennsylvania

  • Banker / politician

  • American ecclesiastic, noted family, and grandson of Woodrow Wilson, was born at the White House. He was named Francis after his father, Wilson's daughter Jesse.

  • French historian, specializing in Russia.

  • American professional baseball player who was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, from 1933 to 1942 with both the New York Giants (and Chicago Cubs) He died November 8, 1993, aged 82.

  • American economist. He was the founder of the Chicago School of Economics and won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in Economic Sciences in 1982. He died of heart failure on the 1st December 1991.

  • Nobel Prize laureate in Economics, America (d. 1991).

  • French botanist, Anthropologist, and Linguist who died 20 August 1996.

  • Austria -- Musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)


1909 - 1900

Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1909 - 1900

  • Dutch music theorist and composer. He was the composer of electronic music, including 6 operas, 10 dances, and 15 symphonies as well as choral and choral works. He is also the author of "Musical Perception", 1986.

  • French naval officer, vice-admiral of French Imperial Navy. He died in Paris on March 24, 1874.

  • Bandung, Indonesia -- Dutch opera composer Orestes

  • French engineer, Member, 1936, of the French Academy. Chairman of several companies. He was a leader of the resistance among railroad workers, which played an important role in the sabotage and destruction of Nazi affairs. He became a passionate promoter for an European Community after the war. Died 8/30/1971, Villers-sur-Mer, France.

  • Germany -- Ascension northside of Matterhorn (1931).

  • Argentine footballer (d. 1966)

  • Nérnes Writer

  • Argentinian footballer, manager (d. 1966).

  • Patron of the arts: Nicolis di Robilant

  • German poet and writer, alias Teut ansolt. He was one of the most controversial and prominent leaders and authors of Germany's Youth Movement in the last years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). He was the chairman of the Saarland Author Association, the Saarland Cultural Committee and the managing director of Germany-Foundation in post-war Germany. His works include poetry, drama, amateur …

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