100 people born today: January 17

Marcelo González Martín

Marcelo González Martín

Marcelo Gonzalez Martin was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Toledo and... more »

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury, known as Lord Ashley from 1672 to 1683, was an... more »

Jimmy Collins

Jimmy Collins

James Joseph Collins was a professional baseball player. He played fourteen seasons. He was... more »

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg was the head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg. He was... more »

Günther Prien

Günther Prien

Lieutenant Commander Günther Prien was a German U-boat ace of the first part of the Second World... more »

Bill Studeman

Bill Studeman

William Oliver Studeman is a retired Admiral of the United States Navy and former Deputy... more »

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director,... more »

Charles Kellaway

Charles Kellaway

Charles Halliley Kellaway FRS, was an Australian medical researcher and science administrator. more »

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon

Louis de Rouvroy commonly known as Saint-Simon was a French soldier, diplomat and writer of... more »

Allard K. Lowenstein

Allard K. Lowenstein

Allard Kenneth Lowenstein was a Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the... more »

Mel Deane

Mel Deane

Mel Deane is a former rugby union footballer who played centre for Connacht, Harlequins and Sale... more »

Johannes Rebmann

Johannes Rebmann

Johannes Rebmann was a German missionary and explorer credited with feats including being the... more »

Danni Ashe

Danni Ashe

Danni Ashe is the pseudonym of an American nude model and former erotic dancer, who is the... more »

Edmund Crouchback

Edmund Crouchback

Edmund Crouchback was the second surviving son of King Henry III of England of the House of... more »

Paul Nitze

Paul Nitze

Paul Henry Nitze was a high-ranking United States government official who helped shape Cold War... more »

Arianna Puello

Arianna Puello

Arianna Puello or Ari is a Spanish rapper of Dominican descent. Her single "Juana Kalamidad"... more »

James B. Bowlin

James B. Bowlin

James Butler Bowlin was a U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born near Fredericksburg, Virginia,... more »

Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Gordon Craig

Gordon Craig is the father of Deirdre Duncan. more »

L. Blaine Hammond

L. Blaine Hammond

Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. is a Gulfstream test pilot, a former United States Air Force officer,... more »

George Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley

George Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley

George Horatio Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley PC, styled Viscount Malpas from 1792... more »

Bethan Gwanas

Bethan Gwanas

Bethan Gwanas is a popular contemporary Welsh author, who publishes exclusively in the Welsh... more »

David Shaltiel

David Shaltiel

David Shaltiel was an Israeli military and intelligence officer, later also diplomat, and was... more »

Michael Coats

Michael Coats

Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut, raised in Riverside, California. From December... more »

Sade Adu

Sade Adu

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, better known as Sade, is a Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter,... more »

Carl Christian Rafn

Carl Christian Rafn

Carl Christian Rafn was a Danish historian, translator and antiquarian. His scholarship to a... more »

Michael Scammell

Michael Scammell

Michael Scammell is an English author, biographer and translator of Slavic literature. more »

Charles Merian Cooper

Charles Merian Cooper

Charles Merian Cooper was a U.S. Representative from Florida. Born in Athens, Georgia, Cooper... more »

Yunti

Yunti

Yunti, born Yinzhen and also known as Yinti, was a Manchu prince and military general of the... more »

David García de la Cruz

David García de la Cruz

David García de la Cruz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Girona FC as a left... more »

Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell

Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and... more »

Yuki Yamazaki

Yuki Yamazaki

Yuki Yamazaki is a Japanese race walker. more »

Francis II of the Two Sicilies

Francis II of the Two Sicilies

Francis II, was King of the Two Sicilies from 1859 to 1861. He was the last King of the Two... more »

Aldo Romano

Aldo Romano

Aldo Romano is a jazz drummer. He also started a rock group in 1971. more »

Eleanor Marx

Eleanor Marx

Eleanor Marx Aveling, also known as Jenny Julia Eleanor "Tussy" Marx, was the English-born... more »

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Katherine Ann "Kate" Moss is an English model. Moss was born in Croydon, Greater London, Moss... more »

Sheena Halili

Sheena Halili

Sheena Halili is a Filipina actress. She became popular when she played the role of Monica in... more »

Ismail Qemali

Ismail Qemali

Ismail Qemal Bej Vlora or commonly Ismail Qemali and in Turkish İsmail Kemal Bey or İsmail Kemal... more »

Charles W. Ryder

Charles W. Ryder

Charles Wolcott Ryder, CB, during World War II, was a U.S. Army Major General who commanded the... more »

A. J. Foyt

A. J. Foyt

Anthony Joseph "A. J." Foyt, Jr. is a retired American automobile racing driver. He raced in... more »

Peter Scheemakers

Peter Scheemakers

Peter Scheemakers or Pieter Scheemaeckers II or the Younger was a Flemish sculptor who worked... more »

Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean

Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball... more »

Osip Brik

Osip Brik

Osip Maksimovich Brik, Russian avant garde writer and literary critic, was one of the most... more »

Joel Fitzgibbon

Joel Fitzgibbon

Joel Andrew Fitzgibbon is an Australian politician and Australian Labor Party member of the... more »

Lester Davenport

Lester Davenport

Lester "Mad Dog" Davenport, was an American Chicago blues harmonica player and singer. Born in... more »

Johann Conrad Brunner

Johann Conrad Brunner

Johann Conrad Brunner was a Swiss anatomist, especially cited for his work on the pancreas and... more »

Piper Gilles

Piper Gilles

Piper Gilles is an American/Canadian ice dancer who currently represents Canada internationally... more »

Isaac Ray

Isaac Ray

Isaac Ray was an American psychiatrist, one of the founders of the discipline of forensic... more »

Bran Ferren

Bran Ferren

Bran Ferren, is a technologist, artist, architectural designer, vehicle designer, engineer,... more »

Piotr Żyła

Piotr Żyła

Piotr Żyła is a Polish ski jumper who has competed since 2004. A member of the national team. He... more »

Eduardo Frei Montalva

Eduardo Frei Montalva

Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva was a Chilean political leader. In his long political career, he... more »

Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars

Richard Gavin Bryars is an English composer and double bassist. He has been active in, or has... more »

Maurizio Ciaramitaro

Maurizio Ciaramitaro

Maurizio Ciaramitaro is an Italian football midfielder who plays for Trapani Calcio. more »

Jack McDowell

Jack McDowell

Jack Burns McDowell is a former Major League Baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, McDowell... more »

Elliott Reid

Elliott Reid

Elliott Reid was an American character actor from New York City. more »

Robert W. Service

Robert W. Service

Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the... more »

Floyd B. Parks

Floyd B. Parks

Major Floyd Bruce Parks was a decorated aviation officer in the United States Marine Corps... more »

Stevie Jackson

Stevie Jackson

Stephen "Stevie" Jackson is a Scottish musician and songwriter. He is best known for playing... more »

John Wentworth

John Wentworth

John Wentworth served as Lieutenant Governor for the Province of New Hampshire from 1717 to 1730. more »

Charles Dwight Sigsbee

Charles Dwight Sigsbee

Charles Dwight Sigsbee was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. In his earlier career he... more »

John D. White

John D. White

John Daugherty White was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, nephew of John White. Born near... more »

Franz Müntefering

Franz Müntefering

Franz Müntefering is a German politician and industrial manager. He was Chairman of the Social... more »

Lord Charles Wellesley

Lord Charles Wellesley

Major-General Lord Charles Wellesley was a British politician, soldier and courtier. He was the... more »

Josh Hansen

Josh Hansen

Joshua Randolph Hansen is an American-born Puerto Rican international football player who... more »

Curtis Palidwor

Curtis Palidwor

Curtis Palidwor is a goaltender for the Calgary Roughnecks in the National Lacrosse League. In... more »

Gregor Gysi

Gregor Gysi

Gregor Gysi is a German attorney and key politician of the socialist left-wing political party... more »

Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton

Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton

General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO TD was a general in the British Army and... more »

Jimmy Macullar

Jimmy Macullar

James F. "Jimmy" Macullar, also known as "Little Mac", was an American Major League Baseball... more »

William More Gabb

William More Gabb

William More Gabb was an American paleontologist. Gabb was born and educated in Philadelphia,... more »

Cyrus L. Dunham

Cyrus L. Dunham

Cyrus Livingston Dunham was an attorney, soldier, and prominent Indiana politician, serving most... more »

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, professor, literary icon, and political... more »

Guru Har Rai

Guru Har Rai

Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus. He became Guru on 8 March 1644... more »

Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie

Vice Admiral Christopher Angus Ritchie AO RAN is a retired Vice Admiral of the Royal Australian... more »

Diana Wynyard

Diana Wynyard

Diana Wynyard, CBE, whose birth name was Dorothy Isobel Cox, was an English stage and film actress. more »

Andrew Beardmore

Andrew Beardmore

Andy Moor is a trance and progressive Producer DJ. He has used multiple aliases in the past and... more »

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Lee Milsap is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music's... more »

Dudley Ryder, 3rd Earl of Harrowby

Dudley Ryder, 3rd Earl of Harrowby

Dudley Francis Stuart Ryder, 3rd Earl of Harrowby PC, DL, JP, known as Viscount Sandon from 1847... more »

Dead

Dead

Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist... more »

Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland

Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland

Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland, Marquess of Dublin, and 9th Earl of Oxford KG was a favourite... more »

Niccolò Piccinni

Niccolò Piccinni

Niccolò Piccinni was an Italian composer of symphonies, sacred music, chamber music, and opera... more »

Brigid Marlin

Brigid Marlin

Brigid Marlin is an American artist based in Hertfordshire, UK. She studied in Dublin, Montreal,... more »

Laura Schlessinger

Laura Schlessinger

Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator... more »

Jules Supervielle

Jules Supervielle

Jules Supervielle was a French poet and writer born in Uruguay. Jules Supervielle always kept... more »

Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II was the last King of Egypt and Sudan. more »

Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a... more »

Jüri Jaakson

Jüri Jaakson

Jüri Jaakson VR III/1 was an Estonian businessman and politician. Jaakson studied in H... more »

Doug Free

Doug Free

Doug Free is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National... more »

James May

James May

James Daniel May is an English television presenter and journalist. He is the co-presenter of... more »

Georges Darboy

Georges Darboy

Georges Darboy was a French Catholic priest, later bishop of Nancy then archbishop of Paris. He... more »

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Thomas Pastis is an American cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before... more »

Percy Pilcher

Percy Pilcher

Percy Sinclair Pilcher was a British inventor and pioneer aviator who was his country's foremost... more »

Brent Hinds

Brent Hinds

Brent Hinds is an American guitarist/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal... more »

Henry Halleck

Henry Halleck

Henry Wager Halleck was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in... more »

Daniel Leo

Daniel Leo

Daniel "Danny the Lion" Leo is the acting boss of the Genovese crime family, the biggest of New... more »

Daimanazuru Kenji

Daimanazuru Kenji

Daimanazuru Kenji is a former sumo wrestler from Kawakami, Yoshino District, Nara, Japan. He... more »

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl",... more »

Russell MacLellan

Russell MacLellan

Russell Gregoire MacLellan is a Canadian politician who served as the 24th Premier of Nova... more »

Erich Kähler

Erich Kähler

Erich Kähler was a German mathematician with wide-ranging geometrical interests. Kähler was born... more »

Francesco Scavullo

Francesco Scavullo

Francesco Scavullo was an American fashion photographer best known for his work on the covers of... more »

Victor Ciocâltea

Victor Ciocâltea

Victor Ciocâltea was a Romanian chess master. He was awarded the International Master title in... more »

Greivis Vásquez

Greivis Vásquez

Greivis Josué Vásquez Rodríguez is a Venezuelan professional basketball player who currently... more »