The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 17th famous birthdays

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey (59)

Canadian-American actor and producer

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel (41)

American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

American printer, writer, politician

Jake Paul

Jake Paul (24)

American YouTuber

Al Capone

Al Capone (1899 - 1947)

American gangster

Betty White

Betty White (99)

American actress and singer

Quenlin Blackwell

Quenlin Blackwell (20)

American YouTube star

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama (57)

American wife of Barack Obama, 46th First Lady of the United States

Adam Dahlberg

Adam Dahlberg (28)

American singer, director and YouTube star

Skeppy

Skeppy (21)

American internet personality

Nate Maloley

Nate Maloley (26)

American rapper

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris (37)

Scottish singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (39)

American basketball player

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones (90)

American actor

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey (64)

American comedian, actor, and author

Elisa Maino

Elisa Maino (18)

Italian social media star

Sebastián Villalobos

Sebastián Villalobos (25)

Colombian internet star

Jordan Houston

Jordan Houston (21)

English YouTube star

Kid Rock

Kid Rock (50)

American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson (25)

British gymnast

Tiësto

Tiësto (52)

Dutch DJ and record producer

J. T. Church

J. T. Church (15)

American dancer

Ray J

Ray J (40)

American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Marnie Simpson

Marnie Simpson (29)

English TV personality

Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (1949 - 1984)

American comedian and actor

Awsten Knight

Awsten Knight (29)

American singer

Kim Samuel

Kim Samuel (19)

American singer

Mustafa Goelbasi

Mustafa Goelbasi (18)

German internet star

Lil Jon

Lil Jon (50)

American rapper, producer, and actor

M. G. Ramachandran

M. G. Ramachandran (1917 - 1987)

Indian actor, director and politician

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945)

English lawyer and politician

Earl Clark

Earl Clark (33)

American basketball player

Seth Lee

Seth Lee (18)

American actor

Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews (52)

English actor

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy (41)

Ukrainian-American dancer and choreographer

Ángela Vázquez

Ángela Vázquez (20)

Mexican singer

Maury Povich

Maury Povich (82)

American talk show host

Steve Earle

Steve Earle (66)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Sharaya J

Sharaya J (37)

American rapper

Willa Fitzgerald

Willa Fitzgerald (30)

American actress

Nines

Nines (31)

English rapper

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (76)

Indian composer, poet, and scriptwriter

Joshua Malina

Joshua Malina (55)

American actor

YSN Flow

YSN Flow (17)

American rapper

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

American actress and singer

Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy (77)

French singer and actress

Kangin

Kangin (38)

South Korean singer, actor

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley (54)

English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer

Simone Simons

Simone Simons (36)

Dutch singer-songwriter

Pope Pius V

Pope Pius V (1504 - 1572)

Pope from 1566 to 1572

On this day

January 17 in History

  • 1734

    January 17, 1734:

    The coronation of Augustus III as the king of Poland takes place.

  • 1916

    January 17, 1916:

    The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is established.

  • 1917

    January 17, 1917:

    St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands are bought by the United States from Denmark for $25 million.

  • 1929

    January 17, 1929:

    Popeye the sailor, a fictional cartoon character, is seen for the first time in “Thimble Theatre”, a newspaper comic strip.

  • 1977

    January 17, 1977:

    Gary Gilmore becomes the first person to be executed in the United States after the reinstatement of capital punishment by the Supreme Court in 1976.

  • 1994

    January 17, 1994:

    Patrick Ewing crosses his 15,000th point as an NBA player, becoming the first New York Knicks player to achieve this feat.

  • 1995

    January 17, 1995:

    An earthquake strikes Japan’s Osaka-Kobe metropolis, resulting in the deaths of approximately 6,400 people.

  • 1997

    January 17, 1997:

    Divorce is legally granted for the first time in the Republic of Ireland.

  • 2011

    January 17, 2011:

    American recording artist Miguel releases his single, “Sure Thing”, which he also wrote.

  • 2012

    January 17, 2012:

    LeBron James sets a record as the NBA’s youngest player in history to earn 20,000 points.