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Antonio Aguilar

Antonio Aguilar (May 17, 1919-June 19, 2007)

José Pascual Antonio Aguilar Márquez-Barraza, most commonly known as Antonio Aguilar, nicknamed "'El Charro de México'", was a Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Archibald Cox

Archibald Cox (May 17, 1912-May 29, 2004)

Archibald Cox, Jr. was an American lawyer and law professor who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy and later as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. During his career, he was a pioneering expert on labor law and also an authority on constitutional law. 'The Journal of Legal Studies' has identified Cox as... Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey
Brooksville, Maine
Horace Elgin Dodge

Horace Elgin Dodge (May 17, 1868-December 10, 1920)

Horace Elgin Dodge, Sr. was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company. Wikipedia
Niles, Michigan

Ruth Dunning (May 17, 1911-February 27, 1983)

Ruth Dunning was a Welsh actress of stage, television, and film. She first came to prominence in the role of Gladys Grove in BBC Television's 'The Grove Family', also portraying that character in the 1955 film 'It's a Great Day'. In 1962 she was awarded the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her work on 'Armchair Theatre'. Wikipedia
Prestatyn, Wales, UK
London, England, UK
Enya

Enya (May 17, 1961-)

Enya is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Wikipedia
Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland
Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson (May 17, 1962-)

Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He is the host of 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson', an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that airs on CBS. In addition to hosting his own show and performing stand-up... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland

Thom Filicia (May 17, 1969-)

Thom Filicia is an American interior designer, known for his role as an interior design expert on the American television program 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.' He is also a co-author of a book based on the show. Wikipedia
in Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin (May 17, 1904-November 15, 1976)

Jean Gabin was a French actor and sometime singer. Considered a key figure in French cinema, he starred in several classic films including 'Pépé le Moko', 'La grande illusion', 'Le Quai des brumes', 'La bête humaine', 'Le jour se lève', and 'Le plaisir'. Gabin was made a member of the Légion d'honneur, due to the important role he played in French... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

James Learmonth Gowans (May 17, 1924-)

Sir James Learmonth "Jim" Gowans is a British physician and immunologist. Wikipedia
Sheffield, England
Odd Hassel

Odd Hassel (May 17, 1897-May 11, 1981)

Odd Hassel was a Norwegian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate. Wikipedia
Kristiania, Norway
Never married
Peter Høeg

Peter Høeg (May 17, 1957-)

Peter Høeg is a Danish writer of fiction. Wikipedia
Copenhagen

Catherine Howe (May 17, 1950-)

Catherine Howe is an English singer-songwriter. She is an Ivor Novello Award winner who has earned critical acclaim in dozens of music magazines both in the UK and the US, including Folk Album of the Year from 'The Sunday Times'. Wikipedia
Halifax
Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes (May 17, 1951-)

Sir Simon Henry Ward Hughes is a British politician. Hughes was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and from 2013 until 2015 was Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice. He was the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark from 1983 until 2015. Wikipedia
Ferenc Krausz

Ferenc Krausz (May 17, 1962-)

Ferenc Krausz is a Hungarian-Austrian physicist, whose research team has generated and measured the first attosecond light pulse and used it for capturing electrons’ motion inside atoms, marking the birth of attophysics. Wikipedia

Renate Krößner (May 17, 1945-)

Renate Krößner is a German actress. She has appeared in such films as 'Nordkurve', 'Solo Sunny' and 'Alles auf Zucker!'. In television she has appeared on 'Tatort', 'Bruder Esel', 'Stubbe - Von Fall zu Fall' and 'Einmal Bulle, immer Bulle'. Wikipedia
Osterode am Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

Filipe La Féria (May 17, 1945-)

Filipe La Féria is a Portuguese theatre director and producer and screenwriter and producer for television. Wikipedia
Vila Nova de São Bento, Portugal
Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard (May 17, 1956-)

Sugar Ray Leonard is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. He was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions, and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler.... Wikipedia
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Taj Mahal (musician)

Taj Mahal (musician) (May 17, 1942-)

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica, Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States

Bob Merrill (May 17, 1921-February 17, 1998)

Bob Merrill was an American songwriter, theatrical composer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He was the second most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the UK Singles Chart. Wikipedia
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Culver City, California, United States
Carlos Monsiváis

Carlos Monsiváis (May 17, 1938-June 19, 2010)

Carlos Monsiváis Aceves was a Mexican writer, critic, political activist, and journalist. He also wrote political opinion columns in leading newspapers leader within the country's progressive sectors. His generation of writers includes Elena Poniatowska, José Emilio Pacheco, and Carlos Fuentes. Monsiváis won more than 33 awards, including the 1986... Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz (May 17, 1959-)

James William "Jim" Nantz, III is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's basketball and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports since the 1990s. He has been the NFL announcer on CBS's top play-by-play team since 2004. Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes (May 17, 1971-)

Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes is a television presenter, former Oakland Raiderette, beauty pageant winner, and musician. Wikipedia
Tony Parker

Tony Parker (May 17, 1982-)

William Anthony "Tony" Parker, Jr. is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Wikipedia
Bruges, Belgium
Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton (May 17, 1955-)

William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including 'Apollo 13', 'Weird Science', 'Twister', 'Aliens', 'True Lies', and 'Titanic'. He also starred in the HBO series 'Big Love' and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries 'Hatfields & McCoys'. Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Carlos Peña

Carlos Peña (May 17, 1978-)

Carlos Felipe Peña is a Dominican-American former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. Wikipedia
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Rudy Pérez

Rudy Pérez (May 17, 1958-)

Rudy Amado Pérez is a Cuban-born American musician, songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, sound engineer, musical director and singer, so well as entertainment entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose area of specialty is ballads. Wikipedia
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter (May 17, 1935-June 7, 1994)

Dennis Christopher George Potter was an English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist. Wikipedia
Berry Hill, Gloucestershire, England
Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Worcester, England
Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor (May 17, 1965-)

Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails since 1988. His first release as Nine Inch Nails, the 1989 album 'Pretty Hate Machine', was a commercial and critical... Wikipedia
Mercer, Pennsylvania, US
Tony Roche

Tony Roche (May 17, 1945-)

Anthony "Tony" Dalton Roche is a former professional Australian tennis player, native of Tarcutta. He played junior tennis in the New South Wales regional city of Wagga Wagga. He won one Grand Slam singles title and thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles, and was ranked as high as World No. 2 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1969. He also... Wikipedia
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Tamara Rojo

Tamara Rojo (May 17, 1974-)

Tamara Rojo is a Spanish ballet dancer. She is the artistic director of the English National Ballet, as well as a lead principal dancer. She was previously a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, and continues to perform with the company as a guest artist. Wikipedia
Montreal, Canada
Bob Saget

Bob Saget (May 17, 1956-)

Robert Lane "Bob" Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in 'Full House' and the original host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos', Saget is also known for his very vulgar stand-up routine. Since 2005, he has provided the voice of the future Ted... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Yoko Shimada (May 17, 1953-)

Yōko Shimada is a Japanese actress. She is best known to Western audiences for her portrayal of "Mariko" in the 1980 miniseries 'Shōgun'. Wikipedia
Kumamoto, Japan
Kathleen Sullivan (journalist)

Kathleen Sullivan (journalist) (May 17, 1953-)

Kathleen Sullivan is an American television journalist. Wikipedia
Pasadena, California, United States
John Paul Wild

John Paul Wild (May 17, 1923-May 10, 2008)

Dr John Paul Wild AC CBE MA ScD FRS FTSE FAA was a British-born Australian scientist. Following service in World War II as a radar officer in the Royal Navy, he became a radio astronomer in Australia for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the fore-runner of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. In the... Wikipedia
Sheffield, England
Canberra, Australia
Bryce Zabel

Bryce Zabel (May 17, 1954-)

Bryce H. Zabel is an American television producer, director, writer, and occasional actor. He is known as the chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences who was forced to twice postpone the Emmy Awards following the September 11 attacks. He has received the "created by" or "developed by" credit of five network and syndicated... Wikipedia