Who Was Born Today – January 17 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – January 17 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on January 17
1504 Pius V, Pope 1566-1572.
1706 Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, scientist and inventor who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac.
1860 Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer famous for The Seagull and Three Sisters.
1863 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister during World War I.
1899 Al Capone, U.S. mobster known as “Scarface Al” who ran most of Chicago and the surrounding area.
1922 Betty White, actress; created memorable characters in TV sitcoms from the 1950s into the 21st century (Life with Elizabeth, Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) and was a popular guest on TV games shows. At age 88 and a half she became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live (2010).
1942 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], U.S. boxer, “The Greatest,” who is the only three-time heavyweight champion..
1964 Michelle Robinson Obama, wife of US President Barack Obama.

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