Happy Birthday to these Libra's who were born on October 17th.

  1. 1253 - Ivo of Kermartin, French saint (d. 1303)
  2. 1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (d. 1611)
  3. 1577 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)
  4. 1582 - Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
  5. 1623 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
  6. 1688 - Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (d. 1726)
  7. 1711 - Jupiter Hammon, American writer
  8. 1719 - Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  9. 1813 - Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
  10. 1817 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (d. 1898)
  11. 1864 - Elinor Glyn, British writer (d. 1943)
  12. 1865 - James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  13. 1886 - Spring Byington, American actress (died 1971)
  14. 1890 - Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  15. 1898 - Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher (d. 1998)
  16. 1898 - Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer (d. 1971)
  17. 1900 - Jean Arthur, American actress (d. 1991)
  18. 1902 - Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)
  19. 1903 - Nathanael West, American writer (d. 1940)
  20. 1906 - Paul Derringer, baseball player (d. 1987)
  21. 1912 - Pope John Paul I (d. 1978)
  22. 1914 - Jerry Siegel, American cartoonist, co-creator of Superman (d. 1996)
  23. 1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)
  24. 1917 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian (later American) novelist (d. 1991)
  25. 1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
  26. 1919 - Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  27. 1920 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  28. 1920 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
  29. 1921 - Tom Poston, American actor and comedian
  30. 1921 - Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (d. 2001)
  31. 1922 - Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive
  32. 1922 - Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2001)
  33. 1923 - Charles McClendon, LSU Tigers head football coach (d. 2001)
  34. 1923 - Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (d. 2004)
  35. 1926 - Julie Adams, American film actress
  36. 1930 - Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  37. 1930 - Jimmy Breslin, American writer
  38. 1931 - Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  39. 1933 - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer (d. 1985)
  40. 1936 - Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  41. 1938 - Evel Knievel, American daredevil
  42. 1940 - Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
  43. 1941 - Earl Thomas Conley, American country music singer
  44. 1941 - Jim Seals American singer/songwriter (Seals and Crofts)
  45. 1942 - Gary Puckett, American musician
  46. 1946 - Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer and director
  47. 1946 - Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  48. 1946 - Bob Seagren, American athlete and actor
  49. 1946 - Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers)
  50. 1947 - Gene Green, American politician
  51. 1947 - Michael McKean, American actor and comedian
  52. 1948 - Margot Kidder, Canadian actress
  53. 1948 - George Wendt, American actor
  54. 1950 - Howard Rollins, American actor (d. 1996)
  55. 1956 - Mae Jemison, astronaut
  56. 1957 - Steve McMichael, American football player and professional wrestler
  57. 1958 - Alan Jackson, American singer and songwriter
  58. 1959 - Ron Drummond, American writer, editor, and independent scholar
  59. 1959 - Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian and actor
  60. 1960 - Rob Marshall, American theater and film director
  61. 1962 - Mike Judge, Ecuadoran-born cartoonist and writer
  62. 1963 - Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  63. 1965 - Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer
  64. 1966 - Mark Gatiss, English actor
  65. 1968 - Ziggy Marley, Jamaican musician
  66. 1969 - Ernie Els, South African golfer
  67. 1969 - Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  68. 1970 - Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
  69. 1970 - John Mabry, baseball player
  70. 1971 - Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
  71. 1972 - Eminem, American rapper
  72. 1972 - Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer
  73. 1972 - Joe McEwing, baseball player
  74. 1974 - Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
  75. 1974 - John Rocker, baseball player
  76. 1975 - Francis Bouillon, National Hockey League defenseman
  77. 1976 - Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer
  78. 1977 - Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
  79. 1979 - Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver