Happy Birthday to these Sagittarius's who were born on December 17th.

  1. 1239 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)
  2. 1267 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
  3. 1619 - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)
  4. 1632 - Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)
  5. 1685 - Thomas Tickell, English writer (d. 1740)
  6. 1706 - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1749)
  7. 1734 - Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
  8. 1749 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (d. 1801)
  9. 1770 - (Baptism) - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (d. 1827)
  10. 1778 - Sir Humphry Davy, British chemist and physicist (d. 1829)
  11. 1796 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865)
  12. 1799 - Titian Peale, American artist (d. 1885)
  13. 1807 - John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and abolitionist (d. 1892)
  14. 1830 - Jules de Goncourt, French publisher (d. 1870)
  15. 1847 - Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  16. 1853 - Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)
  17. 1859 - Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927)
  18. 1873 - Ford Madox Ford, British writer (d. 1939)
  19. 1874 - William Lyon Mackenzie King, tenth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1950)
  20. 1883 - Raimu, French actor (d. 1946)
  21. 1887 - Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)
  22. 1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
  23. 1892 - Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)
  24. 1893 - Erwin Piscator, German film director (d. 1966)
  25. 1894 - Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)
  26. 1900 - Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
  27. 1903 - Erskine Caldwell, American author (d. 1987)
  28. 1903 - Ray Noble, British bandleader, composer, arranger and actor (d. 1978)
  29. 1905 - Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  30. 1906 - Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (d. 1994)
  31. 1908 - Willard Frank Libby, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  32. 1910 - Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer and bandleader (d. 1988)
  33. 1915 - André Claveau, French singer (d. 2003)
  34. 1916 - Penelope Fitzgerald, British writer (d. 2000)
  35. 1920 - Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist
  36. 1922 - Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)
  37. 1923 - Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian
  38. 1926 - Ray Jablonski, baseball player (d. 1985)
  39. 1927 - Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)
  40. 1929 - Jacqueline Hill, British actress (d. 1993)
  41. 1929 - William Safire, American columnist
  42. 1930 - Bob Guccione, American magazine publisher
  43. 1930 - Bob Mathias, American decathlete and congressman
  44. 1930 - Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor
  45. 1934 - Ray Wilson, English footballer
  46. 1936 - Tommy Steele, British singer and actor
  47. 1937 - Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  48. 1938 - Peter Snell, New Zealander runner
  49. 1938 - Carlo Little, UK influential rock and roll drummer (d. 2005)
  50. 1939 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
  51. 1940 - Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  52. 1942 - Paul Butterfield, American harmonica player (d. 1987)
  53. 1943 - Ron Geesin, British musician and composer
  54. 1944 - Jack L. Chalker, American novelist
  55. 1944 - Bernard Hill, British actor
  56. 1945 - Ernie Hudson, American actor
  57. 1945 - Jacqueline Wilson, British author
  58. 1946 - Eugene Levy, Canadian actor
  59. 1949 - Paul Rodgers, British singer (Free & Bad Company)
  60. 1950 - Laurence F. Johnson, American futurist and educator
  61. 1951 - Ken Hitchcock, Canadian ice hockey coach
  62. 1951 - Tatyana Kazankina, Soviet athlete
  63. 1953 - Bill Pullman, American actor
  64. 1955 - Brad Davis, American basketball player
  65. 1958 - Mike Mills, American bassist (R.E.M.)
  66. 1960 - Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  67. 1962 - Rocco Mediate, American golfer
  68. 1962 - Paul Dobson, English footballer
  69. 1964 - Frank Musil, Czech ice hockey player and scout
  70. 1966 - Tracy Byrd Country musician
  71. 1966 - Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian politician
  72. 1966 - Valeri Liukin, Former Soviet Union Gymnast
  73. 1967 - Vincent Damphousse, Canadian ice hockey player
  74. 1968 - Paul Tracy, Canadian race car driver
  75. 1969 - Chuck Lidell, UFC Fighter
  76. 1970 - Joshua Seth, American voice actor
  77. 1971 - Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player
  78. 1971 - Alan Khan, South African radio disc jockey
  79. 1972 - John Abraham, Indian actor and model
  80. 1973 - Paula Radcliffe, British runner
  81. 1974 - Giovanni Ribisi, American actor
  82. 1975 - Nick Dinsmore, American professional wrestler
  83. 1975 - Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-born actress and model
  84. 1976 - Zsanett Égerházi, Hungarian-born porn actress and nude model
  85. 1976 - Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
  86. 1976 - Takeo Spikes, NFL Pro Bowl linebacker
  87. 1976 - Éric Bédard, Quebec speed skater
  88. 1978 - Riteish Deshmukh, Indian Actor
  89. 1978 - Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer
  90. 1978 - Chase Utley, baseball player
  91. 1982 - Craig Kielburger, child labour activist