Who Was Born Today – October 17 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 17 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 17
1821 Alexander Gardner, American photographer who documented the Civil War and the West.
1859 Childe Hassam, American impressionist painter and illustrator.
1895 Doris Humphrey, modern dance choreographer.
1903 Nathaneal West, novelist and screenwriter (Miss Lonely Hearts, The Day of the Locust).
1915 Arthur Miller, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge).
1918 Rita Hayworth, film actress.
1930 Jimmy Breslin, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, author and columnist.
1938 Evel Knievel, U.S. daredevil motorcycle stunt man.
1942 Gary Puckett, singer, songwriter; lead singer of Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (“Woman, Woman”; “Young Girl”).
1946 Michael Hossack, drummer for the Doobie Brothers band
1946 Adam Michnik, Polish historian and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wybocza, Poland’s largest newspaper; named Europe’s Man of the Year by La Vie magazine (1989).
1948 Margo Kidder, actress; best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987.
1958 Alan Jackson, country singer with over 60 million records sold worldwide; his many awards include 2 Grammys and 16 Country Music Association awards; “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning”; “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.”
1960 Rob Marshall, theater and film director, choreographer; awards include 4 Emmys and an Academy Award for Best Picture (Chicago, 2002).
1968 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican musician, leader of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers; oldest son of reggae great Bob Marley.

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