List of celebrities and famous people who were born on January 17th
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 2009 - 20002002
World Music Singer
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1999 - 19901999
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.
Russian footballer (d. 2015)
American baseball player
Japanese actress and singer (SKE48).
Filipino basketball player
Scotch child murdered in Dunblane school massacre. Thomas Watt Hamilton shot him and 15 others, before he shot himself.
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1989 - 19801989
English actress and singer-songwriter
American baseball player
Australian rugby player
Italian motorcycle racer (d.2013)
American actress and singer, Olivia Newton-John's daughter.
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)
American wrestler and manager
Japanese singer (BeForU)
South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior)
Scottish singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is considered to be the wealthiest person in the world in 2015.
Welsh pornographic actress
American basketball player.
Model and actor from England
Driver of a race car in Australia
German basketball player
Brazilian martial artist
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)
American singer and rapper.
Northern Irish manager and footballer
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 …
Northern Irish flautist
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1979 - 19701979
Rocker dies at 41 while jogging through Greenwich Village.
American musician (The B52's) (Born 1953).
Miss Universe - Ukraine (1996)
French flat racing jockey. He won the 85th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October 2006.
Hungarian director/production designer
American professional wrestler
Screenwriter and producer of Australian actors
Kattabi; soccer player (Sparta).
French athlete who won the Olympic Bronze Medal in Cross-Country All-purpose (All-roads) Vehicle on 7/30/1996 Atlanta.
English musician (Squarepusher)
American producer and actor
Swedish producer and songwriter
Wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers).
offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills).
Ferris in New Zealand; yachter (Olympics-1996).
Dominican / US Baseball Infielder (Texas Rangers).
Chinese manager and footballer
Amparanoia is a producer and composer of the Bulgarian viola (Amparanoia).
Belgian comedian and actor, well-known for his TV hoaxes and his role as a "La Famille BA(c),lier" (2014) interpreter of the role of a dumb family man.
Mexican actor and footballer
South Carolina, USA; Miss South Carolina-America (1995).
Australian netball player and sportscaster
37th Treasurer for Australia by an Australian politician
Canadian ice hockey player, and sportscaster
Japanese singer and songwriter
NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals).
British freelance journalist, who has worked for The Times, The Daily Express and Associated Newspapers.
Italian actress, who has appeared in many films, but her main work is TV-based.
Canadian Football League offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders).
French actress, writer, director, and amateur painter.
English race car driver (d. 2005)
Australian decathlete (Olympics-1996).
American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves).
Greek basketball player
Italian rugby player and coach
Minnesota, USA; NHL center (Buffalo Sabres).
American hockey player. He was a forward for the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes as well as the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings between 1988 and 2009.
British Columbia, Canada; softball shortstop (Olympics-1996).
Thai snooker player
San Francisco 49ers).
Russian-American animator director, producer
Massachusetts, USA; NHL Center (Team USA, Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes).
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1969 - 19601969
Swedish screenwriter and author
(DJ Tiesto) Dutch DJ
French actress, Emmanuelle'sister.
American Internet humorist and programmer. He was a college student at the University of California San Diego and served as the editor of Muir College Erratically (a small humor publication) as well as a regular contributor to the UCSD Guardian student newspaper.
American voice actor and actor
English journalist and author
Dutch scholar and poet
South Korean actor
English guitarist and producer (Pulp & Longpigs).
Italian police officer (Born 1967).
Louisiana, USA. PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston).
New York, USA. Team handball back (Olympics 1996).
American screenwriter and producer of actor actors
Oakland, California -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics - 20th Place)
American singer-songwriter (The Magnetic Fields. The 6ths. The Gothic Archies.
California, USA; Tennis star.
La Jolla, California -- Tennis star
"Shabba Ranks"; Jamaican disc-jockey/rapper (Extra Naked).
England; LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas).
Cape Verdean runner
California, USA; cyclist (Olympics-20th-1996).
Arkansas, USA; Miss America-Arkansas (1990).
Canadian ice hockey player
Manager and footballer from Greece
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).
US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres).
German guitarist-singer and producer (Gamma Ray Helloween Unison and Iron Savior).
Canadian-born comedian and actor.
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.
Japanese broadcaster and politician 46th Japanese minister of finance
Georgian chess player
American screenwriter and producer of director films
American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Berlin).
Jamaica; outfielder (California Angels).
Jamaican-American baseball player, coach
California, USA; bass (Berlin-"Take My Breath Away")
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1959 - 19501959
American actress and singer (The Bangles and Ming Tea), guitarist and musician.
Japanese actress and singer
French screenwriter, actor and director (Born 1920).
English biologist cancer researcher
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.
American journalist and author
New Jersey, USA -- Fencer-epee (1996 Olympics).
Canadian actress and soprano
Rock vocalist/keyboardist ("Every Time You Go Away")
English politician and journalist Minister of State for Immigration
California, USA; actor (Jamie - Bonanza).
American singer-songwriter, record producer and author.
Texas, USA; country singer ("Guitar Town").
American professional basketball referee
Attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
American Christian priest and evangelist.
Jr., American lawyer, environmental activist, and son of Ethel Kennedy
Australian judge and lawyer
Radio host and environmentalist for Jr. American Lawyer Radio
California, USA; archer (Olympics 1996).
American bass player and educator
American guitarist and singer
Producer and actor of Japanese piano music (Yellow Magic Orchestra).
American sportscaster and baseball player (d. 2002).
Yellow Magic Orchestra).
American ex-husband of Elizabeth Taylor
Italy -- Slalom (1972 Olympics-Bronze Medalist)
Puerto Rican academic and author
Latin American writer
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1949 - 19401949
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.
Argentine musician and singer. Solari, along with Semilla Bucciarelli (Skay Beilinson) were the leaders of Patricio Redonditos de Ricota from 1976 to 2001. They were the only members that remained constant.
New York, USA: comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi).
American computer scientist and academic (d.2003)
California, USA; actress (Karen Tammy).
Dutch footballer (d. 2015)
English academic and businessman
French international pianist (noted Family).
21st Prime Minister for Icelandic Politicians
American producer and host of radio
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Missouri, USA; actor ("Goodnight Beantown")
New York, USA. Actress (Baby Boom), General Hospital, Knots landing.
Dancer / choreographer
French tennis player who was an international player. He competed at the Australian Open 1969 and the Davis Cup several times from 1970 to 1973.
French high ranking official, ex-ambassador, and permanent representative of France to OECD.
French writer, director and journalist.
Italian-Canadian guitarist, most well-known for his contributions to Mandala and The James Gang, The Guess Who, and as a solo artist.
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).
Indian poet, lyricist and scriptwriter
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.
Wisconsin, USA; astronaut
President of Haiti
Haitian politician and agronomist 52nd President of Haiti
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).
Australian journalist and businesswoman
German violinist and teacher
North Carolina, USA; actor ("Cimarron Strip", Virginian).
New Zealand-English educator and organist
New Zealand organist
Jr. Hungarian architect and physicist
Uruguayan politician and physician 39th President of Uruguay
American musician who was a tuba player in Lawrence Welk's orchestra, on the hit TV show of the maestro from 1967 to 1982.
South African poet (Fireflames).
Kenya -- 1500m runner (1968, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
President of Uruguay
Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (d. 2015)
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1939 - 19301939
Greek archbishop (d. 2008)
All Greece and Athens (d. 2008).
Sweden -- 5K / 10K cross country skier (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
American talk show host
South African journalist and author (d.88)
Nebraska, USA; pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders).
United States -- Sci fi author (Chessmen of Doom).
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.
New York, USA. Actor (Jerry, Mothers-in Law, White Shadow).
Sri Lankan politician and lawyer
Ambassador to Japan by the British diplomat and academic English
Texas, USA. PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic).
American politician, businesswoman, and 72nd Governor for Delaware
American politician and businesswoman 72nd Governor of Delaware
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.
United States -- Sci fi author (Ends of the Circle).
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".
New York, USA; ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop).
World-famous singer and actress born in Egypt with Italian origins but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. She spent her early years in Egypt amongst the Italian Egyptian community, but she lived most of her adult life in France. She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc. Dalida performed and recorded in …
American singer, puppeteer, author, magician, and ventriloquist.
French-born Pakistani diplomat (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) (d. 2003)
Religious leader (Muslims)
British Baron / banker / multi-millionaire
Egypt; Miss Egypt (The 6th Day); actress/singer
French-Pakistani diplomat United Nations Haut Commissioner for Refugees
USA; actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show Breakout, Madigan).
American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2005).
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
American actor. He is a formidable character and a leading player on screen, TV, and stage. He made his Broadway debut in 1957 and was featured in numerous stage productions including "Othello" in 1964.
American baseball manager and player. As a Brooklyn Dodgers player, he made his major league debut on July 2, 1954. He was a member of several other teams, and was named to the 1961 All-Star team. He retired from the field in 1965 and became a minor-league manager. Then he was a base coach for majors. He became the manager …
Wilder; American politician (Governor-Democrat-Virginia).
American football player manager and sportscaster (d.2015)
USA; astronaut (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10).
English large landowner/ Conservative leader of the Lower House
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1929 - 19201929
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)
English-American hairdresser (d. 2012).
French composer (d. 1973).
France sport Champion
French Roman Catholic bishop of Cahors Roman Catholic Diocese, France.
French composer (d. 1973).
France sport Champion
Italian soccer player. He died in March 1990.
American humanitarian (d. 1961).
Australian composer and actor (d. 2007).
American producer and director (d. 1994).
American politician and lawyer (d. 2014).
Producer of TV/film
Youngstown, Ohio -- Composer
American humanitarian and physician who wrote the bestseller "The night they burned the mountain." According to a Gallup poll, Tom Dooley was third in 1961's list of the most loved men after Eisenhower (and the Pope).
American television and film director (d. 1994).
USA; singer/actress (Catwoman - Batman).
American lawyer, former Chairman of Federal Communications Commission.
Comedy script writer
A Scottish ballerina, she is widely recognized as one of the best in her field. In 1942, she joined Sadler's Wells Ballet and began to dance the most important classical roles. She was the star of "The Red Shoes", a 1948 film that brought her international fame. She joined the Birstol Old Vic in 1955 and began her second career …
American basketball player, who played for one season in 1948-1949.
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)
American columnist, author and reporter (Born in 1925).
Author and Pakistani cricketer
Belgian journalist and footballer (d. 2013).
Educator/President (California State University at Fullerton).
Indian playwright and author (d. 1962).
Dutch actor (Lifespan. Broken Mirrors. The Lift).
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 politician and academic 50th President of Mexico
American soldier lawyer and politician 65th United States attorney General (d. 2012).
French aviator who broke the sound barrier in Dassault MystA're II on 12/12/12 1952.
American educator and conductor
Pakistani politician and general
Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
Pueblo (Colorado) -- Actor (John Taylor Guns of Paradise).
French-American wrestler (d.2010)
NYC, New York -- Prima Ballerina
French illustrator and author (d. 2003).
Handy Hendleman musician.
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1919 - 19101919
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
English politician and lawyer Secretary of State for Education
Costa Rican left-wing activist and writer. He is an international author of short stories, novels, poems and essays. His work deals with the plight and social protest.
American politician and soldier 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (d.2013)
Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
Chilean horse rider (d. 2007)
Indian actor, politician and director 5th Chief Minister Tamil Nadu (d.87)
Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
Svetla, Czechoslovakia -- Composer
American composer, musician, and college professor. His parents were both music lovers and he started playing the piano at 6 years old with the encouragement of King Oliver, his musical uncle. Two years later, he moved to the violin and then to the alto saxophone. He was 12 years old when he started mastering it. He joined the jazz and …
Chicago, Illinois -- Orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
Jr. American lieutenant and 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 screenwriter and producer (d. 2008).
Italian-Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
Belgian politician, attorney and opposition leader. He was P.M. 1961-1965.
Australian pilot and lieutenant (d. 2015).
American essayist and poet (d. 1993).
California, USA. Walt Disney Company 1935-1989. Films, displays at Disneyland. Named a Disney Legend 1988.
van Straaten founder (Oostpriesterhulp).
Lion sur Mer EXecutives
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)
Belgium sport Champion
American admiral (d. 1981).
Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1966).
American diplomat, lawyer and businessman.
Walla Walla Politician
Famous birthdays on January 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1909 - 19001908
Italy sport Champion
He was a Scottish Labour politician and judge. He died 28 July 1988.
American boxing trainer and manager (d. 1985).
Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad producer.
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)
Argentinian footballer, manager (d. 1966).
Estonian composer, educator, and critic (d. 1950).
American jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Born in 1905)
Czech poet and translator (d. 1960).
Czech poet (d. 1960)
American baseball player (Born in 1905)
Actress (Wide Open Sap Twin Beds, Sap), dies at 91
Pueblo, Colorado -- Actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds).
Thai artist and illustrator (d. 1969).
German super-centenarian (d. 2015)
Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
Gasport, New York -- Actor ("Strike it Rich", Who in the World?
Germany Military man
British Minister of Brandstoffen / Energy (1951-1955).
Lithuanian-American philosopher, author (d. 1973).
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 …