Happy Birthday to these Aquarius' who were born on February 17.

  1. 1490 - Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (d. 1527)
  2. 1519 - Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)
  3. 1524 - Charles of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1574)
  4. 1581 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  5. 1646 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
  6. 1653 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (d. 1713)
  7. 1718 - Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
  8. 1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
  9. 1752 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (d. 1831)
  10. 1754 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
  11. 1766 - Thomas Malthus, English demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
  12. 1781 - René Laënnec, French physician (d. 1826)
  13. 1792 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (d. 1876)
  14. 1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  15. 1817 - King William III of the Netherlands (d, 1890)
  16. 1820 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
  17. 1821 - Lola Montez, Mexican dancer, actress, friend of monarchs (d. 1861)
  18. 1836 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (b. 1870)
  19. 1844 - Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder (d. 1913)
  20. 1848 - Louisa Lawson, Australian feminist, suffragist, and writer (d. 1920)
  21. 1854 - Friedrich Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1902)
  22. 1864 - Banjo Paterson, Australian poet (d. 1941)
  23. 1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
  24. 1877 - Isabelle Eberhardt, explorer and writer who spent a lot of time in North Africa (d. 1904)
  25. 1877 - André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  26. 1885 - Steve Evans, baseball player (d. 1943)
  27. 1887 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (d. 1947)
  28. 1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
  29. 1908 - Red Barber, baseball announcer (d. 1992)
  30. 1910 - Marc Lawrence, American actor (d. 2005)
  31. 1911 - Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (d. 1984)
  32. 1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  33. 1914 - Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)
  34. 1919 - Kathleen Freeman, American actress (d. 2001)
  35. 1920 - Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director
  36. 1922 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  37. 1924 - Margaret Truman, American novelist
  38. 1925 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  39. 1925 - Hal Holbrook, American actor
  40. 1929 - Chaim Potok, American author (d. 2002)
  41. 1929 - Patricia Routledge, English actress
  42. 1930 - Ruth Rendell, English writer
  43. 1930 - Roger Craig, baseball player
  44. 1932 - Buck Trent, American banjo player
  45. 1934 - Alan Bates, English actor (d. 2003)
  46. 1934 - Barry Humphries, Australian actor and comedian
  47. 1935 - Christina Pickles, British actress
  48. 1936 - Jim Brown, American football player
  49. 1939 - Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen
  50. 1941 - Gene Pitney, American singer (d. 2006)
  51. 1942 - Huey P. Newton, American political activist (d. 1989)
  52. 1944 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  53. 1945 - Zina Bethune, American actress
  54. 1945 - Brenda Fricker, Irish actress
  55. 1948 - Rick Majerus, American basketball coach
  56. 1949 - Fred Frith, British musician
  57. 1952 - Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  58. 1953 - Janice Dickinson, American model
  59. 1953 - Norman Pace, British actor and comic
  60. 1954 - Rene Russo, American actress
  61. 1956 - Richard Karn, American actor
  62. 1957 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
  63. 1959 - Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  64. 1959 - Neil Lomax, American football player
  65. 1962 - Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
  66. 1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
  67. 1963 - Michael Jordan, American basketball player
  68. 1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American Comedian
  69. 1964 - Buster Olney, American sports columnist
  70. 1966 - Luc Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
  71. 1966 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
  72. 1967 - Chanté Moore, American singer
  73. 1969 - Tuesday Knight, American actress
  74. 1970 - Dominic Purcell, English Born Actor
  75. 1970 - Tim Mahoney, American musician (311)
  76. 1971 - Martyn Bennett, Canadian composer (d. 2005)
  77. 1971 - Denise Richards, American actress
  78. 1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
  79. 1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  80. 1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
  81. 1974 - Kaoru, Japanese musician
  82. 1974 - Jerry O'Connell, American actor
  83. 1974 - Bryan White, American singer
  84. 1975 - Wish Bone, American rapper
  85. 1975 - Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
  86. 1975 - Vaclav Prospal, Czech hockey player
  87. 1976 - Kelly Carlson, American actress
  88. 1978 - Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
  89. 1979 - Josh Willingham, Outfielder/catcher for the Florida Marlins
  90. 1980 - Jason Ritter, American actor
  91. 1981 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor
  92. 1981 - Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
  93. 1982 - Adriano Leite Ribeiro, Brazilian footballer
  94. 1982 - Brian Bruney, Professional baseball player
  95. 1991 - Bonnie Wright, British child actress
  96. 1996 - Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress