The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
January 17th famous birthdays
Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey (57)

Canadian-American actor and producer

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel (39)

American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

American printer, writer, politician

Al Capone

Al Capone (1899 - 1947)

American gangster

Betty White

Betty White (97)

American actress and singer

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama (55)

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

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris (35)

Scottish singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (37)

American basketball player

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones (88)

American actor

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey (62)

American comedian, actor, and author

Kid Rock

Kid Rock (48)

American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor


Tiësto (50)

Dutch DJ and record producer

Ray J

Ray J (38)

American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (1949 - 1984)

American comedian and actor

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Russian physician and author

Lil Jon

Lil Jon (48)

American rapper, producer, and actor

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

American actress and singer

M. G. Ramachandran

M. G. Ramachandran (1917 - 1987)

Indian actor, director and politician

Arnold Rothstein

Arnold Rothstein (1882 - 1928)

American businessman

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945)

English lawyer and politician

Earl Clark

Earl Clark (31)

American basketball player

Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews (50)

English actor

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy (39)

Ukrainian-American dancer and choreographer

Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs (60)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor (70)

English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Maury Povich

Maury Povich (80)

American talk show host

Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky (49)

Russian-American animator, director, and producer

Steve Earle

Steve Earle (64)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Constantin Stanislavski

Constantin Stanislavski (1863 - 1938)

Russian actor and director

Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon (1928 - 2012)

English-American hairdresser

Álvaro Arbeloa

Álvaro Arbeloa (36)

Spanish footballer

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (74)

Indian composer, poet, and scriptwriter

Joshua Malina

Joshua Malina (53)

American actor

Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy (75)

French singer and actress


Kangin (36)

South Korean singer, actor

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley (52)

English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer

Simone Simons

Simone Simons (34)

Dutch singer-songwriter

Pope Pius V

Pope Pius V (1504 - 1572)

Pope from 1566 to 1572

Paul Young

Paul Young (63)

English pop musician

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto (67)

Japanese composer

Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis (1933 - 1998)

American actress, puppeteer, and television host

Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick (49)

American ice hockey player

Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare (57)

Irish-American actor

Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë (1820 - 1849)

English author and poet

Cus D'Amato

Cus D'Amato (1908 - 1985)

American boxing manager and trainer


Squarepusher (44)

English singer-songwriter

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou (82)

French philosopher and educator

Scott Mechlowicz

Scott Mechlowicz (38)

American actor

Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose (77)

Magazine editor, fashion journalist, mother of two

Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks (53)

Jamaican singer

Cuauhtémoc Blanco

Cuauhtémoc Blanco (46)

Mexican footballer