100 people born today: October 17

John de Havilland

John de Havilland

John von Sonntag de Havilland, FSA was an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London... more »

Jacques Cazotte

Jacques Cazotte

Jacques Cazotte was a French author. more »

Baran Kosari

Baran Kosari

Baran Kosari is a Crystal Simorgh winning Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director... more »

Virgil Goode

Virgil Goode

Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. is an American politician who served as a member of the United States... more »

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one... more »

A. S. Neill

A. S. Neill

Alexander Sutherland Neill was a Scottish progressive educator, author and founder of Summerhill... more »

Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe

Randall Patrick Munroe is an American webcomic author, former NASA roboticist, and the creator... more »

Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. He is known as a member of... more »

Owen Arthur

Owen Arthur

Owen Seymour Arthur, MP is a Barbadian politician who was Prime Minister of Barbados from 1994... more »

Rosemary Thompson

Rosemary Thompson

Rosemary Thompson is the Director of Communications for Canada's National Arts Centre, located... more »

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Haitian-American rapper,... more »

Michael Eavis

Michael Eavis

Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis, CBE, is an English dairy farmer and the founder of the... more »

Syed Ahmad Khan

Syed Ahmad Khan

Javad ud-Daula, Arif Jang Sir Syed Ahmad Khan KCSI, born Syed Ahmad Taqvi, commonly known as Sir... more »

Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate... more »

Ernie Els

Ernie Els

Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els is a South African professional golfer. A former World No. 1, he is... more »

Ivan Saenko

Ivan Saenko

Ivan Ivanovich Saenko is a retired Russian footballer who played as a winger. more »

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African... more »

Count Campau

Count Campau

Charles Columbus "Count" Campau was an American professional baseball player whose career... more »

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the... more »

Anne-Lie Rydé

Anne-Lie Rydé

Anne-Lie Rydé is a Swedish pop and rock singer. Rydé grew up on Lidingö, but moved to Gothenburg... more »

Martin Heinrich

Martin Heinrich

Martin Trevor Heinrich is the junior United States Senator for New Mexico, in office since 2013... more »

Soejima Taneomi

Soejima Taneomi

Soejima Taneomi was a diplomat and statesman during early Meiji period Japan. more »

Sœur Sourire

Sœur Sourire

Jeanine Deckers was a Belgian singer-songwriter and initially a member of the Dominican Order in... more »

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Michael Craig "Mike" Judge is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, film director,... more »

John Bowring

John Bowring

Sir John Bowring, KCB was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer,... more »

Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

Richard E. Roeper is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times and now a... more »

George Wendt

George Wendt

George Robert Wendt III is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the... more »

Augustus III of Poland

Augustus III of Poland

Augustus III was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1734 until 1763, as well as... more »

René Dif

René Dif

René Dif is a Danish singer and actor, best known as the male vocalist in the Danish pop-dance... more »

Brian Snitker

Brian Snitker

Brian Gerald Snitker is the current manager of the Gwinnett Braves. From 2006 to 2013, Snitker... more »

Paul Haenlein

Paul Haenlein

Paul Haenlein was a German engineer and flight pioneer. He flew in a semi-rigid-frame dirigible... more »

James Tague

James Tague

James "Jim" Thomas Tague was a witness to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in... more »

Harold G. Schrier

Harold G. Schrier

Harold George Schrier was a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He served... more »

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald

Norman Gene "Norm" Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. He is... more »

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is a former international cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team. A... more »

Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer the Younger

Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer the Younger

Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer was a member of the German Feuchtmayer family of Baroque artists... more »

Johann Gerhard

Johann Gerhard

Johann Gerhard was a Lutheran church leader and Lutheran Scholastic theologian during the period... more »

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro Zaera Polo is a contemporary architect and founder of London and New York-based... more »

Alfred Des Cloizeaux

Alfred Des Cloizeaux

Alfred Louis Olivier Legrand Des Cloizeaux was a French mineralogist. Des Cloizeaux was born at... more »

Michael Hossack

Michael Hossack

Michael Joseph Hossack was a drummer for the band The Doobie Brothers. more »

James Floyd Smith

James Floyd Smith

James Floyd Smith was a test pilot and instructor for Glenn Martin and was a manufacturer of... more »

Zhao Ziyang

Zhao Ziyang

Zhao Ziyang was a high-ranking politician in the People's Republic of China. He was the third... more »

Akira Kushida

Akira Kushida

Akira Kushida, is a Japanese vocalist who is well known for his work in the soundtracks for... more »

John Wilkes

John Wilkes

John Wilkes was an English radical, journalist, and politician. He was first elected Member of... more »

Chris Henry

Chris Henry

Chris Henry is an Irish rugby union footballer. He plays for Ulster and Ballymena Rugby Club. He... more »

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift

Edward Montgomery Clift was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted... more »

Ivo of Kermartin

Ivo of Kermartin

Saint Ivo of Kermartin, T.O.S.F., also known Yvo or Ives, as Erwann and as Yves Hélory, was a... more »

George Richards Elkington

George Richards Elkington

George Richards Elkington was a manufacturer from Birmingham, England. He patented the first... more »

Khwaja Shamsuddin Azimi

Khwaja Shamsuddin Azimi

Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi is a Pakistani Sufi Sheikh, the patriarch of the Azeemia,... more »

Johann Friedrich Meckel

Johann Friedrich Meckel

Johann Friedrich Meckel, often referred to as Johann Friedrich Meckel, the Younger, was a German... more »

Francisco Flores Pérez

Francisco Flores Pérez

Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez is an ex president of El Salvador. He led the country from June... more »

Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen is a Finnish racing driver. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in... more »

Pino Palladino

Pino Palladino

Pino Palladino is a Welsh bassist who gained fame playing primarily rock and roll, blues rock,... more »

Eminem

Eminem

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim... more »

Fabri Fibra

Fabri Fibra

Fabri Fibra is an Italian rapper. more »

Sandra Reemer

Sandra Reemer

Barbara Alexandra "Sandra" Reemer is a Dutch Indo singer of Dutch, Chinese extraction. She has... more »

John Parker Wilson

John Parker Wilson

John Parker Wilson is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Wilson... more »

John Jopson

John Jopson

John Jopson is a film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. more »

William Rainey Marshall

William Rainey Marshall

Willian Rainey Marshall was an American politician. He was the fifth Governor of Minnesota from... more »

Foday Sankoh

Foday Sankoh

Foday Saybana Sankoh was the leader and founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group Revolutionary... more »

Cecilia Wikström

Cecilia Wikström

Cecilia Karin Maria Wikström, née Sundström, originally Nodbjörk is a Swedish Liberal People's... more »

Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1980 and 2003, he... more »

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. James Harvey... more »

Todor Batkov

Todor Batkov

Borat is president of the Bulgarian football club PFC Levski Sofia. Since June 1990, Batkov has... more »

Der Scutt

Der Scutt

Der Scutt was the architect and designer of major buildings throughout New York City and the... more »

Roberto Cani

Roberto Cani

Roberto Salvatore Cani is an Italian violinist. Roberto Cani was a prizewinner in the Paganini,... more »

William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne KG, GCMG, PC, styled Viscount Wolmer between... more »

Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner

Karl Georg Büchner was a German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose. He was also a... more »

François-Édouard Picot

François-Édouard Picot

François-Edouard Picot was a French painter during the July Monarchy, painting mythological,... more »

Gunatitanand Swami

Gunatitanand Swami

Gunatitanand Swami was one of the most prominent of the 500 paramhansas of the Swaminarayan... more »

Hugh Hoyles

Hugh Hoyles

Sir Hugh Hoyles was a politician and lawyer who served as the third premier of the Newfoundland... more »

Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon

Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon

Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, often referred to as Henri de Saint-Simon, was a... more »

Albert Falco

Albert Falco

Albert Falco was a French scuba diving veteran and champion of underwater conservation. He was... more »

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Alan Eugene Jackson is an American country music singer, known for blending traditional honky... more »

Bartolommeo Bandinelli

Bartolommeo Bandinelli

Bartolommeo Bandinelli, actually Bartolommeo Brandini, was a Renaissance Italian sculptor,... more »

Fran Cosmo

Fran Cosmo

Fran Cosmo, is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. more »

Yvon Duhamel

Yvon Duhamel

Yvon Duhamel is a French-Canadian professional motorcycle racer and father to current AMA... more »

James Cowan

James Cowan

James Cowan was a Scottish footballer and manager. Born in Jamestown, Dunbartonshire, Cowan was... more »

John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach

John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach

John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, was a duke of Saxe-Eisenach. He was the third son of... more »

Ferenc Deák

Ferenc Deák

Ferenc Deák de Kehida was a Hungarian statesman and Minister of Justice. He was known as "The... more »

Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, KG was a German sovereign who ruled over the state... more »

Cristofano Allori

Cristofano Allori

Cristofano Allori was an Italian portrait painter of the late Florentine Mannerist school... more »

Nkeirouka Ezekh

Nkeirouka Ezekh

Nkeirouka Khilarievna "Kira" Ezekh is a Russian curler of Nigerian-Russian descent. At the 2006... more »

Theodor Eicke

Theodor Eicke

Theodor Eicke was a SS-Obergruppenführer, commander of the SS-Division Totenkopf of the... more »

C. H. B. Kitchin

C. H. B. Kitchin

Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin was a British novelist of the early twentieth century. He was best... more »

Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, essayist, former dissident, public intellectual, and the... more »

Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be... more »

Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Josep Puig i Cadafalch was a Catalan Spanish Modernista architect who designed many significant... more »

Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall is an American theater director, film director and choreographer. He is a six-time... more »

Mladen Vojicic Tifa

Mladen Vojicic Tifa

Mladen Vojičić, widely known by the nickname/stagename Tifa is a Bosnian rock vocalist. He... more »

Kostas Tsartsaris

Kostas Tsartsaris

Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsartsaris, is a retired Greek professional basketball player who played... more »

Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for... more »

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie is a cricketer. more »

Aleksei Bibik

Aleksei Bibik

Aleksei Pavlovich Bibik was one of the first working-class novelists in Russia. more »

Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa

Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa

Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa was an important German chess master, chess historian... more »

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia was a daughter of Alexander II of Russia and Empress... more »

Ljungblut

Ljungblut

Kim Ljung is a musician from Tønsberg, Norway. He is best known as the bassist in Norwegian... more »

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez MBE, also known as simply Rico, as well as Reco or El Reco, is a ska and reggae... more »

Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer is a film producer. more »

Marcela Bovio

Marcela Bovio

Marcela Alejandra Bovio García is a Mexican soprano singer, songwriter and violinist. She was... more »