April 17 Birthdays in History - April 17 Deaths - April 17 Events
1983 Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan Athlete
1980 Crystal Carlson, Miss Maine Teen USA 1997
1979 Tram-Anh Tran, actress, Ghostwriters'
1977 Pascal de Vries, soccer player, FC Twente
1976 Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe 1997
1975 Trifun Zivanovic, born in Santa Monica, fig skater, 1995 Pac Coast, Jr. champ
1974 James Hamilton, linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1974 Marcel Nijenhuis, soccer player, NEC
1974 Victoria Beckham, English Musician
1973 Brett Maher, born in Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard 1996 Olympics
1973 Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1973 Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1973 Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, tennis star
1973 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics
1973 Theo Ratliff, NBA forward and center, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers
1972 Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1972 Gordon Laro, NFL tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1972 Keith Lyle, safety for the St. Louis Rams
1972 Muttiah Muralitharan, cricketer, leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner
1972 Tony Boselli, NFL offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1972 Jennifer Garner, American Actress
1971 David Oliver, Sechelt, NHL right wing for the Edmonton Oilers
1970 Tony Sacca, WLAF quarterback, Barcelona Dragons
1969 Alexander McQueen, fashion designer
1968 Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, born in Utrecht, Netherlands, 10th in line of succession to the Dutch throne
1968 Ritchie Woodhall, born in Woodside, Telford, England, boxer, athlete, television and radio broadcaster, bronze medal winer, 1988 Seoul Olympics, 1990 Gold Commonwealth Games
1968 Roger Twose, cricketer, Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995
1967 Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker for the Oakland Raiders
1967 Leslie Bega, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class
1967 Marquis Grisom, born in Atlanta, Georgia, outfielder, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians
1967 Timothy Gibbs, born in Burbank, California, actor, Father Murphy, Santa Barbara
1967 Liz Phair, American Musician
1966 Lela Rochon, actress, Waiting to Exhale
1966 Susie Redman, born in Salem, Ohio, LPGA golfer, 1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore-2nd
1964 Ken Daneyko, born in Windsor, NHL defenseman for the New Jersey Devils
1964 Raye Hollit, American Gladiator, Zap
1962 Nancy Hogshead, born in Iowa City, swimmer 1984 Olympics gold model, jockey
1961 Boomer Esiason, NFL quarterback, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals
1961 Norman Cowans, cricketer, England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85
1961 [Norman] Boomer Esiason, NFL quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets
1960 Michael Whitaker, born in England, equestrian rider, showjumper, award-winner, won team Silver medal in 1984 Olympic Games, team Gold medal in 1985 European Championships
1959 David Hearn, born in Washington D.C., slalom single canoe, Olympics-9th-96
1959 Elizabeth Lindsey, actress, China Beach
1959 Stephen Singleton, Sheffield, rocker, ABC
1959 Teri Austin, born in Toronto, Canada, actress, Terminal Choice, Knots Landing
1959 Sean Bean, born in Handsworth, England, actor, television, appeared in series 'Sharpe', films include 'The Lord of the Rings', 'GoldenEye'
1958 Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
1957 Byron Cherry, born in Atlanta, Georgia, actor, Coy-Dukes of Hazzard
1956 Faye Young, WBL forward, New York Stars, New Jersey Stars
1956 Kaye Young, WBL forward, New York Stars, New Jersey Stars
1956 Pillow, Therese Joan Bell, California, bodybuilder, Gold Classic 1983
1955 Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar, Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites
1955 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist, Bolland and Bolland
1954 Kim Tyler, born in Hollywood, California, actress, Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies
1954 Riccardo Patrese, driver, Grand Prix
1951 Olivia Hussey, born in Buenos Aires, actress, Romeo and Juliet, Death on Nile
1949 Heini Hemmi, born in Switzerland, giant slalom 1976 Olympics gold
1949 John Oates, born in New York City, rock guitarist and vocalist, Hall and Oates-Rich Girl
1948 Jan Hammer, composer, Escape from TV, Miami Vice
1948 Alexander Hood, born in England, Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, 7th Duke of Bronte, investment banker, descendent of William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson
1947 John Thorn, American Historian
1946 Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist, Come Hell or High Water
1946 Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
1946 J R Baines, professor, Egyptologist
1945 Vincent A M van der Burg, Dutch MP, CDA
1944 John Lill, professor/pianist
1943 Roy Estrada, rocker, Morthers Of Invention
1942 Mario Brenta, writer and director, Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains
1941 Adolphus Hailstork, composer
1941 Billy Fury, Liverpool, singer/guitarist, When Will You Say I Love You
1941 Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director, Royal Court Theatre
1939 Robin Knox-Johnston, yachtsman
1938 David Dilks, vice-chancellor, Hull U
1938 K M P O'Brien, archbishop, St. Andrews and Edinburgh
1938 Kerry Thornley, American Philosopher
1937 Brian Sedgemore, British MP
1937 Eduard N. Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
1937 Galina Samsova, ballerina
1937 Terry Dicks, born in Britain, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Hayes and Harlington 1983 - 1997
1937 Ferdinand Piech, Austrian Designer
1936 Pete Graves, rocker, Moonglows
1934 Don Kirshner, rock and roll producer, invented bubblegum music
1933 Penelope Lively, born in Cairo, Egypt, writer, novelist, won Booker Prize for 'Moon Tiger', influenced by social changes in 20th century Britain
1933 Tim Rathbone, born in England, born John Rankin Rathbone, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Lewes from 1974 to 1997
1932 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer
1932 Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist, King Comes!
1932 Ramsay Melhuish, diplomat
1931 Joan Clague, director of nursing services, Marie Curie Foundation
1931 John Bartlett, tennis player, Davis Cup captain-Britain
1931 John Chalstrey, alderman/Lord Mayor, London
1931 Ruth Etchells, principal, St. John's College-Durham
1930 Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
1930 Genevieve, born in Paris, France, singer, Jack Paar Show, Scruples
1929 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress, Malvern Girls' College
1929 James Last, orchestra leader/composer/arranger
1929 Lady, James, Mellon, CEO, Volunteer Development Scotland
1928 Cynthia Ozick, U.S., author, Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories
1927 Christopher Whelen, composer
1927 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland, 1989-90
1926 Arthur Hockaday, director-Gen, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
1926 G M Hughes, professor/zoologist
1926 Michael Vernon, CEO, RNLI
1925 Anne Harris, CEO, National Federation of Women's Institutes
1925 John Yates, bishop, Lambeth England
1925 Joyce Buck, actress/interior designer
1924 Patrick Sergeant, founder, Euromoney Publications
1923 Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster, 60 Minutes, ABC, CBS
1923 Lindsay Anderson, born in Bangalore, India, director, Thursday's Children
1923 Lloyd Biggle, Jr., U.S., sci-fi author, Silence is Deadly
1923 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer
1921 Donald Barron, CEO, Midland Bank
1920 Bengt N. Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer, Kain
1920 Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter
1918 Anne Shirley, born in UK, actress, Devil and Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas
1918 William Holden, born in Illinois, actor, Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB
1916 Azijn Banana, Antillean publicist
1916 David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist
1916 Donald Gibson, British Vice-Admiral
1916 Ryoei Saito, businessman
1916 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM, Sri Lanka, 1960..77
1916 Vinegar Banana, Antillean publicist
1913 Paul Langton, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, actor, Leslie-Peyton Place
1913 Richard Travis, born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, actor, Missile to the Moon
1912 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
1911 Patrick Maitland, born in England, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, journalist, World War II Special Correspondent, Member of Parliament for Lanark
1911 Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
1911 Mikhail Botvinnik, of U.S.S.R., world chess champion, 1948-63
1911 George Seaton, American Playwright
1909 Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician
1909 Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist
1909 Patrick Reilly, diplomat
1909 Leonard Peikoff, Canadian Philosopher
1906 M Rooi, editor-in-chief, New Rotterdam Daily
1905 Arthur Lake, born in Corbin, Kentucky, actor, Dagwood-Blondie
1905 Louis Jean Heydt, born in Montclair, New Jersey, actor, Joe-Waterfront
1904 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director, Story of Louis Pasteur
1904 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer, pioneer Indian Test opening batsman
1903 Gregor Piatigorsky, born in Ekaterinoslav, Russia, cellist, or 4/20
1903 Nicolas Nabokov, Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer, Holy Devil
1902 Anton Beuving, lyricist, Ketelbinkie
1901 George Keyt, born in Sri Lanka, artist, modern painter, cubist style, influenced by Henri Matisse, celebrated for line drawing translation of Gita Govinda into English and Sinhalese
1899 Vincent Wigglesworth, entomologist
1897 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author, Village by the River
1897 Harald Saeverud, born in Bergen, Norway, composer, Saline,
1897 Thornton Wilder, U.S., novelist/playwright, Our Town
1896 Senor Wences, ventriloquist, his hand acts as a puppet
1895 Bert Wheeler, actor, Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers
1894 Nikita Khrushchev, born in Kalinovka, Russia, 1st secretary U.S.S.R., 1953 - 1964
1892 Jean PJC Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist
1890 Art Acord, Glenwood Sevier, Utah, western actor, Arizona Kid, Hard Fists
1886 Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor, Jazz Singer
1885 Cecil Burleigh, composer
1885 Isak Dinesen, Danish writer, Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales
1885 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Dinesen, Danish writer, Out of Africa
1885 Tania Blixen, writer
1883 Hermann Darewsky, composer
1882 Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist, Beethoven Piano Sonatas
1881 Anton Wildgans, writer
1876 Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright, PIp, Carrying On
1870 Ray Stannard Baker, U.S., journalist, Puliter Prize 1940
1869 Johannes M Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
1868 Charles R. Gallas, Dutch lexicographer, French dictionary
1863 Johannes P Boskaljon, Curacao composer and conductor
1854 Benjamin Tucker, American Activist
1837 J. P. Morgan, U.S. banker/CEO, US Steel
1827 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect, St. Amanduskerk, Antwerp
1820 Gottfried Conradi, composer
1813 Henry Washington Benham, Major General Union Army
1811 Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer
1809 Philip St. George Cocke, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1797 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer and conductor
1788 Joseph Gilbert Totten, Major General Union Army
1774 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer
1741 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer
1741 Samuel Chase, judge, signed Declaration of Independence
1738 Philip Hayes, composer
1719 Christian Gottfried Krause, composer
1715 Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet, Grave
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden, 1720-51
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1644 Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet, Silex Scintillans
1587 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1586 John Ford, English dramatist, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
1573 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern, Catholic League
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist, Comedia