July 17 Birthdays in History - July 17 Deaths - July 17 Events
1982 Natasha Hamilton, British Musician
1975 Troy Amos Ross, born in Georgetown, Guyana, Canadian boxer 1996 Olympics
1975 Elena Anaya, born in Palencia, Spain, Spanish actress
1973 Horacio Llamas, NBA center for the Phoenix Suns
1972 Donny Marshall, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1972 Eric Williams, NBA forward, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics
1972 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, born in Bloomington, Indiana, rower, 1996 Olympics silver
1972 Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman, Team Austria 1998
1972 Molly Parker, Canadian Actress
1971 Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward and guard, Washington Bullets/Wizards
1971 Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman, Team Germany 1998
1971 Cory Doctorow, Canadian Journalist
1971 Soundarya, born in Gangigunte, India, film actress, played heroine in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films
1970 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1970 Mandy Smith, England, rocker, I Just Can't Wait, wife of Bill Wyman
1969 Tommy Soderstrom, born in Stockholm, Sweden, NHL goalie, Sweden, New York Islanders
1967 Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard, Washington Bullets
1967 Pearl Sinn, born in Seoul, Korea, LPGA golfer, 1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th
1966 Michael John Bradley, born in Largo, Florida, PGA golfer, 1993 Kemper Open-3rd
1965 Alex Winter, born in London, England, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
1965 Ken Evraire, CFL slot back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1964 Heather Langenkamp, actress, Marie-Just the 10 of Us
1963 Denise Miller, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Billie-Archie Bunker's Place
1963 Matti Nykanen, Finnish ski jumper, Gold Medals 1984, 1988 Olympics
1962 Jay Barrs, born in Jacksonville, Florida, archer, Gold Medals 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1960 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star, Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV
1960 Karen Elaine Price, born in Pasadena, California, playmate, January, 1981
1960 Kim Barnett, cricketer, England batsman and occasional leggie 1988-89
1960 Nancy Giles, born in New York City, actress, Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie
1960 Robin Shou, martial arts actor, Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja
1960 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker, Buffalo Bills-Superbowl XXV goat
1960 Mark Burnett, born in London, England, television producer, creator of based reality television to the U.S., created shows, 'Survivor' and 'The Apprentice'
1959 Janet Lynn Kavandi, born in Springfield, Missouri, PhD/astronaut, sk:STS-91
1957 Bruce Crump, rock drummer, Molly Hatchet
1956 Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Sask, NHL Center for the New York Islanders
1954 J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer
1954 Angela Merkel, German Statesman
1952 Chet McCracken, born in Seattle, Washington rocker, Doobie Brothers
1952 David Hasselhoff, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch
1952 Nicolette Larson, born in Kansas City, Missouri, rock vocalist, Twins, Lotta Love
1952 Phoebe Snow, singer, Theme from "It's a Different World"
1952 Robert R[ick] McCammon, U.S., sci-fi author, Baal, Mystery Walk
1952 The Lau, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer, The Scene, Row Row Row
1951 Lucie Arnaz, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer
1949 Geezer Butler, born in Birmingham, rocker, Black Sabbath
1949 Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer, Sweet Harlesden
1949 Mike Vale, rock bassist, Tommy James and The Shondells
1949 Terry "Geezer" Butler, born in Birmingham, rock bassist, Black Sabbath
1948 Brian Glascock, rock drummer, Motels-Only the Lonely
1948 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer 1964 Olympic gold
1948 Luc Bondy, born in Zurich, Switzerland
1947 Camilla Parker-Bowles, born in London, England, Prince Charles' lover
1945 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress, Sea Gull
1944 Mark Burgess, cricketer, New Zealand batsman of the 70's
1942 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA, Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968
1942 Gale Garnett, Auckland New Zealand, singer, We'll Sing in the Sunshine
1942 Spencer Davis, rocker, Spencer Davis Group
1941 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper, too often in Knotty's shadow
1941 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider quarterback, AFL leading passer 1967
1940 Phyllis Davis, born in Port Arthur, Texas, actress, Love American Style, Vega$
1939 Spencer Davis, born in Wales, vocalist, Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin
1939 Warwick Hutton, born in Britain, illustrator, artist, author, created illustrations for children's books, worked with texts by Hans Christian Andersen
1937 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1935 Diahann Carroll, born in Bronx, actress, Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty
1934 Donald Sutherland, St. John NB, actor, M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers
1934 Pat McCormick, comedian, Don Rickles Show, New Bill Cosby Show
1934 Philippe Capdenat, composer
1933 Tony Pithey, cricketer, brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests
1932 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1932 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist, Charlie Brown TV specials
1932 Wojciech Kilar, born in Lwow, Poland, composer of film, classical, symphonic music, won French Lili Boulanger Prize for composition 1960
1930 Ryohei Hirose, born in Hakodate, Japan, composer, professor, Kyoto University of Arts 1977 - 1996, composes music for shakuhachi, recorder, viola da gamba
1928 Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1922 Donald Alfred Davie, poet and critic
1921 Mildred Davenport, Wyoming, actress, Tarzan and Leopard Woman
1921 George Barnes, guitarist, Skip Farrell Show
1920 Bill Monroe, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, newscaster, NBC-TV, Congressional Report
1920 Helen Walker, Worcester, Massachusetts, actress, Brewster's Million
1920 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman, International Olympic Committee
1920 Rudolf Karpati, born in Hungary, sabres, Gold Medals 1956, 1960 Olympics, 60
1920 Gordon Gould, American Physicist
1919 Alex Moir, cricketer, New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59
1917 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager, 1948 AP Athlete of Year
1917 Phyllis Diller, born in Lima, Ohio, comedienne, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number
1916 Eleanor Steber, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, soprano, Metropolitan Opera-1940
1915 Cass Daley, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actress, Red Garters
1915 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, U.S., platform diver 1932 Olympics gold
1915 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
1914 Lucille Benson, born in Scottsboro, Alabama, actress, Lilly-Bosom Buddies
1913 Everett Helm, composer
1913 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
1912 Art Linkletter, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, TV host, People are Funny
1912 Pal Kovacs, born in Hungary, sabres 1952 Olympics gold
1909 Hardy Amies, born in London, England, royal dressmaker, Queen Elizabeth II
1908 Rudolf Petzold, composer
1906 John Carroll, Julian LaFaye, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, actor, Wolf Call
1905 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
1904 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
1903 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer
1902 Christina Stead, born in Australia, novelist, Man Who Loved Children
1900 James Cagney, actor, Yankee Doodle Dandy, hold that grapefruit
1898 Berenice Abbott, born in Springfield, Ohio, photographer, World of Atget
1897 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
1894 Mary Clare, born in London, England, actress, Evil Mind, Young and Innocent
1894 Warren Weaver, American Scientist
1889 Erle Stanley Gardner, U.S. detective writer, Perry Mason
1888 Shmuel Agnon, born in Israel, novelist, Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966
1885 Benjamin James Dale, composer
1883 Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist, Acting Peace
1883 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor and director, Erotikon
1878 Henri Zagwijn, composer
1876 Maxim M Litvinov, Meyer H Wallach, Russian diplomat
1876 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
1875 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
1873 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano, Rigoletto
1871 Lyonel C. A. Feininger, U.S. cartoonist/painter
1859 Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist, founded Federalist Party
1853 Francesco Fanciulli, composer
1839 Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
1832 Johan August Soderman, composer
1830 Eelco Refer, linguist, Dictionary for the Dutch translator
1827 Frederick A. Able, English chemist/inventor, cordiet
1817 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer
1775 August Harder, composer
1774 John Wilbur, American Clergyman
1763 Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education
1763 John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in U.S., banker/fur trader
1744 Elbridge Gerry, DR, 5th Vice President, Massachusetts Governor, invented gerrymandering
1702 Johann Schneider, composer
1674 Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist, Horae Lyrican
1487 Esma'il I, shah who converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah