Happy Birthday to these Cancer' who were born on July 17th.

  1. 1487 - Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524)
  2. 1674 - Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter (d. 1748)
  3. 1698 - Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (d. 1759)
  4. 1744 - Elbridge Gerry, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)
  5. 1745 - Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)
  6. 1797 - Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  7. 1831 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
  8. 1839 - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
  9. 1888 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israeli writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  10. 1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (Perry Mason) (d. 1970)
  11. 1893 - Marvin Pierce, Women's magazine publisher (d. 1969)
  12. 1899 - James Cagney, American actor (d. 1986)
  13. 1901 - Bruno Jasienski, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  14. 1902 - Christina Stead, Australian novelist (d. 1983)
  15. 1911 - Ted Anderson, English footballer (d.1979)
  16. 1913 - Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
  17. 1912 - Art Linkletter, Canadian television host
  18. 1917 - Phyllis Diller, American comedian
  19. 1917 - Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
  20. 1917 - Lou Boudreau, Major League baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
  21. 1918 - Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
  22. 1920 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish chairman of the International Olympic Committee
  23. 1920 - Kenneth Wolstenholme, English sports commentator (d. 2002)
  24. 1921 - František Zvarík, Slovakian actor
  25. 1928 - Vince Guaraldi, American musician and composer (d. 1976)
  26. 1929 - Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  27. 1935 - Diahann Carroll, American actor
  28. 1935 - Peter Schickele, American composer, author, and radio host
  29. 1935 - Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor
  30. 1941 - Spencer Davis, British singer and guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
  31. 1941 - Jürgen Flimm, German theatre director and manager
  32. 1941 - Daryle Lamonica, American football player
  33. 1942 - Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  34. 1942 - Don Kessinger, baseball player
  35. 1944 - Carlos Alberto, Brazilian football player
  36. 1944 - Catherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
  37. 1945 - Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
  38. 1947 - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  39. 1948 - Ron Asheton, American musician and composer (Iggy Pop & The Stooges)
  40. 1949 - Terence "Geezer" Butler, British musician and lyricist (Black Sabbath)
  41. 1949 - Snyder Rini, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for eight days
  42. 1949 - Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
  43. 1951 - Lucie Arnaz, American actress
  44. 1952 - David Hasselhoff, American actor and musician
  45. 1952 - Phoebe Snow, singer and songwriter
  46. 1952 - Nicolette Larson, American singer (d. 1997)
  47. 1954 - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  48. 1954 - J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  49. 1955 - Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
  50. 1956 - Bryan Trottier, Canadian ice hockey player
  51. 1957 - Fern Britton, British television presenter
  52. 1958 - Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director
  53. 1960 - Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
  54. 1960 - Jan Wouters, Dutch football player and manager
  55. 1963 - Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
  56. 1963 - Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  57. 1965 - Craig Morgan, American singer
  58. 1968 - Bitty Schram, American actress
  59. 1971 - Jarrett Cordes, American Hip-hip artist (P.M. Dawn)
  60. 1971 - Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
  61. 1973 - Eric Moulds, American football player
  62. 1975 - Konnie Huq, English television presenter
  63. 1975 - Cécile de France, Belgian actress
  64. 1975 - Terence Tao, Australian Chinese mathematician
  65. 1977 - M.I.A., British rapper
  66. 1978 - Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
  67. 1980 - Ryan Miller, American hockey player
  68. 1982 - Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
  69. 1983 - Ryan Guettler, professional Australian BMX rider
  70. 1985 - Tom Fletcher, British singer (McFly)