Famous Birthday's For June 17


17 Jun

Newt Gingrich

(UPI) - Those born on June 17 are under the sign of Gemini. They include: 

  • British clergyman John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in 1703
  • John Robert Gregg, inventor of the Gregg shorthand system, in 1867
  • Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky in 1882
  • Dutch artist M.C. Escher in 1898
  • Author John Hersey in 1914
  • Director Ken Loach in 1936 (age 84)
  • Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 1942 (age 78)
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1943 (age 77)
  • Singer Barry Manilow in 1943 (age 77)
  • Musician/songwriter George S. Clinton in 1947 (age 73)

Joe Piscopo

  • Comedian Joe Piscopo in 1951 (age 69)
  • Actor Mark Linn-Baker in 1954 (age 66)
  • Actor Thomas Haden Church in 1960 (age 60)
  • Actor Greg Kinnear in 1963 (age 57)
  • Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen in 1965 (age 55)
  • Actor Jason Patric in 1966 (age 54)
  • Fashion designer Tory Burch in 1966 (age 54)
  • Actor Will Forte in 1970 (age 50)
  • Singer Paulina Rubio in 1971 (age 49)
  • Tennis star Venus Williams in 1980 (age 40)

Jodie Whittaker

  • Actor Jodie Whittaker in 1982 (age 38)
  • Actor Arthur Darvill in 1982 (age 38)
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar in 1987 (age 33)
  • Actor KJ Apa in 1997 (age 23)

 

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