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Post Ideas

Friday

Woo-hoo! It's the last day of the working week. Share what you or your team are up to this weekend.

Happy New Year

Don't forget to wish all your followers a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Infographics

Create an infographic about your industry and share it. If you are unable to create one yourself, Google '[your industry] infographic' - remembering to cite the original source.

Holiday Spirit

Holiday posts are always 'evergreen content'. Show your readers that you are in the holiday spirit, and share an image that conveys how you feel.

Fan of the Week

Select a 'Fan of the Week', and publicly thank them throughout social media.

Historic Events

2001

On this day in 2001: Impeachment proceedings against Philippine President Joseph Estrada end prematurely after the second envelope, which allegedly holds proof that the accused has committed plunder, remains unopened by majority vote of the senator-judges. Those senators who voted for the opening of the envelope walk out of the courtroom along with the people watching inside. This event, covered on several Philippine television channels, and the resulting SMS/text messages encouraging everyone to go to EDSA and shout for the removal or resignation of Estrada from office, triggers the second EDSA People Power Revolution or People Power II.

1998

On this day in 1998: Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

1997

On this day in 1997: A Delta II rocket carrying a military GPS payload explodes, shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.

1997

On this day in 1997: NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely, fines him $25,000 for kicking cameraman.

1997

On this day in 1997: Asfa Wossen [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies.

1997

On this day in 1997: Andrea Fisher, artist, dies at age 21.

1996

On this day in 1996: Barbara Charline Jordan, American politician, dies at age 59 (born 1936).

1996

On this day in 1996: Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at age 83.

1996

On this day in 1996: John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at age 83.

1996

On this day in 1996: The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

1996

On this day in 1996: Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at age 54.

1995

On this day in 1995: Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at age 82.

1995

On this day in 1995: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake called the Great Hanshin earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan. 5502 people killed, 36,896 injured, over 200,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. Over 90 percent of the casualties occurred along the southern coast of Honshu between Kobe and Nishinomiya.

1995

On this day in 1995: Australia beats Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.

1995

On this day in 1995: Los Angeles Rams announce that they are moving to Saint Louis, Missouri.

1995

On this day in 1995: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake (known as the Great Hanshin earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,433 people.

1994

On this day in 1994: Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/saxophonist, dies at age 84.

1994

On this day in 1994: Grady Fats Jackson, tenor sax player, dies at age 66.

1994

On this day in 1994: Chung Il Kwon, Prime Minister of South Korea (1964-70), dies.

1994

On this day in 1994: Allan G Odell, ad executive (Burma Shave), dies at age 90.

1994

On this day in 1994: In Northridge, California, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurs. Sixty people were killed, more than 7,000 injured, 20,000 homeless and more than 40,000 buildings damaged in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Severe damage occurred in the San Fernando Valley. Collapsed overpasses closed sections of the Santa Monica Freeway, the Antelope Valley Freeway, the Simi Valley Freeway and the Golden State Freeway. Total damage: US$30 billion.

1994

On this day in 1994: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California; see 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

1993

On this day in 1993: Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45 seconds).

1993

On this day in 1993: Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies.

1993

On this day in 1993: 14th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards.

1992

On this day in 1992: Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies of cancer at age 75.

1991

On this day in 1991: Harald V of Norway becomes king on the death of his father.

1991

On this day in 1991: Operation Desert Storm begins - US and 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait.

1991

On this day in 1991: Helmut Kohl is formally elected chancellor of united Germany by the Bundestag. He receives 378 yes votes, 257 no votes and 9 abstain.

1991

On this day in 1991: Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title.

1991

On this day in 1991: Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.

1991

On this day in 1991: Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm began early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

1990

On this day in 1990: Dave Stewart signs record US$3,500,000 per year Oakland Athletics contract.

1990

On this day in 1990: The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Four Seasons, Four Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters and Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1990

On this day in 1990: Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies.

1989

On this day in 1989: Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami, Florida.

1989

On this day in 1989: Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at age 87.

1989

On this day in 1989: Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach.

1989

On this day in 1989: Victoria Murden and Shirley Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis).

1989

On this day in 1989: Patrick Edward Purdy kills five children, wounds 30 and then shoots himself in Stockton, California.

1988

On this day in 1988: Leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti.

1987

On this day in 1987: US President Ronald Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran.

1986

On this day in 1986: Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title.

1985

On this day in 1985: Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (versus England).

1985

On this day in 1985: British Telecom announces it is going to phase out its famous red telephone boxes.

1985

On this day in 1985: British Telecom announces the retirement of the United Kingdom's famous red telephone boxes.

1984

On this day in 1984: US Supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws.

1983

On this day in 1983: 10th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers.

1983

On this day in 1983: Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at age 71.

1983

On this day in 1983: Nigeria expels two million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians.

1983

On this day in 1983: Alabama Governor George C Wallace becomes governor for record fourth time.

1983

On this day in 1983: Launch of breakfast television in the United Kingdom with the BBC's Breakfast programme presented by Frank Bough and Selina Scott

1982

On this day in 1982: Cold Sunday in the United States sees temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

1981

On this day in 1981: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts Martial Law.

1980

On this day in 1980: NASA launches Fltsatcom-3.

1979

On this day in 1979: USSR performs underground nuclear test.

1975

On this day in 1975: Bob Dylan releases Blood on the Tracks, often considered one of his best albums.

1974

On this day in 1974: Joni Mitchell releases Court and Spark, arguably her most mainstream album.

1973

On this day in 1973: City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi, Vietnam.

1973

On this day in 1973: New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life.

1973

On this day in 1973: Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life of the Philippines.

1972

On this day in 1972: Section of Memphis, Tennessee, Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.

1971

On this day in 1971: Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Chuck Howley, Dallas, Linebacker.

1955

On this day in 1955: Joannes A Veraart, Dutch judge/Member of Parliament, (Jews in Netherlands), dies at age 68.

1955

On this day in 1955: In Kirkland, Washington, USA two iron meteorites break through an amateur astronomer's observatory dome; one sets a fire.

1954

On this day in 1954: NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9.

1954

On this day in 1954: Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister).

1953

On this day in 1953: The General Motors Motorama opens to the general public in New York City. The prototype Chevrolet Corvette Dream Car is displayed to the public for the first time. The roadster is white with red interior, fiberglass body, 235-cid straight-6 engine, and two-speed automatic. Also on display at the Motorama: Buick fiberglass-bodied two-passenger Wildcat, Oldsmobile fiberglass-bodied four-passenger convertible Starfire, Cadillac fiberglass-bodied two-passenger roadster Le Mans.

1952

On this day in 1952: Walter O Spike Briggs, owner (Detroit Tigers), dies at age 74.

1951

On this day in 1951: China refuses cease-fire in Korea.

1917

On this day in 1917: The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

1917

On this day in 1917: Hendrik Goeman Borgesius Dutch politician, dies at age 70.

1917

On this day in 1917: US pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

1913

On this day in 1913: Raymond PoincarT elected President of France.

1913

On this day in 1913: Carl Baermann composer, dies at age 73.

1912

On this day in 1912: Sir Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.

1902

On this day in 1902: Gideon Scheepers South African Boer leader, executed.

1901

On this day in 1901: Jacob G Agarah Swedish algologist, dies at age 87.

1899

On this day in 1899: US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific.

1899

On this day in 1899: The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

1893

On this day in 1893: Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic.

1893

On this day in 1893: The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston overthrew the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

1893

On this day in 1893: -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record).

1893

On this day in 1893: Rutherford B Hayes 19th US President (1877-81), dies in Fremont Ohio at age 70.

1892

On this day in 1892: Alexandre Levy composer, dies at age 27.

1891

On this day in 1891: Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst composer, dies at age 74.

1889

On this day in 1889: Juan Montalvo Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at age 56.

1886

On this day in 1886: Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at age 51.

1885

On this day in 1885: British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.

1885

On this day in 1885: A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.

1882

On this day in 1882: First Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office.

1871

On this day in 1871: First cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873).

1869

On this day in 1869: Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky composer, dies at age 55.

1864

On this day in 1864: General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridge, Tennessee.

1863

On this day in 1863: US Congress authorizes another US$100 million in United States Notes.

1863

On this day in 1863: Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia.

1863

On this day in 1863: E J Horace Vernet French painter, dies at age 73.

1833

On this day in 1833: William Rush Indian sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies.

1833

On this day in 1833: James Ball Antyne Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about age 60.

1832

On this day in 1832: Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies.

1830

On this day in 1830: W Waiblinger writer, dies.

1827

On this day in 1827: Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander.

1826

On this day in 1826: Juan Cris=stomo Arriaga y Balzola Spanish composer, dies at age 19.

1823

On this day in 1823: Zacharius Werner German playwright, dies at age 36.

1821

On this day in 1821: MTxico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas.

1806

On this day in 1806: James Madison Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, became the first child born in the White House.

1805

On this day in 1805: Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron French interpreter, dies at age 73.

1788

On this day in 1788: Alessio Prati composer, dies at age 37.

1781

On this day in 1781: Marie de Negre Dables marquess, dies.

1781

On this day in 1781: Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina.

1779

On this day in 1779: Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery.

International Awareness Days

January

Dry January

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Births

17 Jan 1977

Ali el Kattabi; soccer player (Sparta) was born on this day in 1977.

17 Jan 1974

Marcus Spriggs; offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills) was born on this day in 1974.

17 Jan 1974

Guillermo Mercedes; Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers) was born on this day in 1974.

17 Jan 1974

Sharon Marie Ferris in New Zealand; yachter (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1974.

17 Jan 1974

Derrick Mason; wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers) was born on this day in 1974.

17 Jan 1974

Yang Chen, Chinese footballer was born on this day in 1974.

17 Jan 1973

Amanda Elizabeth Spivey in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA; Miss South Carolina-America (1995) was born on this day in 1973.

17 Jan 1972

Rohn Meyer; Canadian Football League offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders) was born on this day in 1972.

17 Jan 1972

Wendall Gaines; NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals) was born on this day in 1972.

17 Jan 1972

Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter was born on this day in 1972.

17 Jan 1971

Tyler Houston; US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves) was born on this day in 1971.

17 Jan 1971

Derek Plante in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA; NHL center (Buffalo Sabres) was born on this day in 1971.

17 Jan 1971

Peter Winter; Australian decathlete (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1971.

17 Jan 1971

Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress was born on this day in 1971.

17 Jan 1971

Kid Rock, American singer was born on this day in 1971.

17 Jan 1970

Jeremy Roenick in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; NHL center (Team USA, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes) was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1970

Darnell Walker; NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1970

Candace Murray in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; softball shortstop (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1970

James Wattana, Thai snooker player was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1970

Jeremy Roenick, American hockey player was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1970

Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator was born on this day in 1970.

17 Jan 1969

Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film director was born on this day in 1969.

17 Jan 1969

Naveen Andrews, British actor was born on this day in 1969.

17 Jan 1968

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer was born on this day in 1968.

17 Jan 1968

Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete was born on this day in 1968.

17 Jan 1967

William Michael Heinen Jr in Rayne, Louisiana, USA; PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston) was born on this day in 1967.

17 Jan 1967

Gregory Caccia in Bayshore, New York, USA; team handball right back (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1967.

17 Jan 1966

Don Myrah in Oakland, California, USA; cyclist (Olympics-20th-1996) was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1966

Karissa Rushing in Benton, Arkansas, USA; Miss America-Arkansas (1990) was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1966

Rexton Gordon Shabba Ranks; Jamaican disc-jockey/rapper (Extra Naked) was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1966

Trish Johnson in Bristol, England; LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas) was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1966

Anna Ivan in La Jolla, California, USA; tennis star was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1966

Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer was born on this day in 1966.

17 Jan 1964

Jeff Tabaka; US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres) was born on this day in 1964.

17 Jan 1964

Andy Rourke, bass guitarist, The Smiths was born on this day in 1964.

17 Jan 1963

Kai Hansen, German musician/singer (Gamma Ray) was born on this day in 1963.

17 Jan 1962

Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author was born on this day in 1962.

17 Jan 1962

Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian was born on this day in 1962.

17 Jan 1961

Susanna Hoffs; actress/rocker (Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian) was born on this day in 1961.

17 Jan 1961

Maia Chiburdanidze in Kutaisi, USSR; women's world chess champ was born on this day in 1961.

17 Jan 1960

Chili Davis in Kingston, Jamaica; outfielder (California Angels) was born on this day in 1960.

17 Jan 1960

John Crawford in Palo Alto, California, USA; bass (Berlin - Take My Breath Away) was born on this day in 1960.

17 Jan 1959

Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress was born on this day in 1959.

17 Jan 1959

Susanna Hoffs, American musician (The Bangles) was born on this day in 1959.

17 Jan 1958

Jez Strode; rocker (Kajagoogoo) was born on this day in 1958.

17 Jan 1957

John Crawford, American musician (Berlin (band)) was born on this day in 1957.

17 Jan 1957

Donna Stone in New Jersey, USA; fencer-epee (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1957.

17 Jan 1956

Paul Young, English musician was born on this day in 1956.

17 Jan 1956

Paul Young; rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away) was born on this day in 1956.

17 Jan 1955

Steve Earle, American musician was born on this day in 1955.

17 Jan 1955

Steve Earle in San Antonio, Texas, USA; country singer (Guitar Town) was born on this day in 1955.

17 Jan 1954

Robert F Kennedy Jr; attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council) was born on this day in 1954.

17 Jan 1954

Janet Dykman in Monterey Park, California, USA; archer (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1954.

17 Jan 1952

Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d 2002) was born on this day in 1952.

17 Jan 1952

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician, composer, producer, actor was born on this day in 1952.

17 Jan 1952

Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan; rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orchestra) was born on this day in 1952.

17 Jan 1951

Rolando Thoeni in Italy; slalom (Olympics-bronze-1972) was born on this day in 1951.

17 Jan 1949

Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d 1984) was born on this day in 1949.

17 Jan 1949

Debbie Watson in La Mirada, California, USA; actress (Karen, Tammy) was born on this day in 1949.

17 Jan 1948

Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey (KLOS) was born on this day in 1948.

17 Jan 1948

Davf= Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland was born on this day in 1948.

17 Jan 1948

Mick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones) was born on this day in 1948.

17 Jan 1948

Mick Taylor; rock bassist (Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar) was born on this day in 1948.

17 Jan 1948

Alexander Alec Erwin; South African worker's union leader was born on this day in 1948.

17 Jan 1945

William Hart; US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics - I'm Sorry) was born on this day in 1945.

17 Jan 1944

Frantoise Hardy, French singer was born on this day in 1944.

17 Jan 1943

RenT PrTval, President of Haiti was born on this day in 1943.

17 Jan 1943

Daniel Charles Brandenstein in Watertown, Wisconsin, USA; astronaut (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49) was born on this day in 1943.

17 Jan 1942

Cus D'Amato, boxing manager (d 1985) was born on this day in 1942.

17 Jan 1942

Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist was born on this day in 1942.

17 Jan 1942

Muhammad Ali, American boxer was born on this day in 1942.

17 Jan 1942

Nancy Parsons, American actress (d 2001) was born on this day in 1942.

17 Jan 1942

Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali], heavyweight champion boxer (1964-67, 1974-78) was born on this day in 1942.

17 Jan 1940

Kipchoge Keino, Kenyan runner was born on this day in 1940.

17 Jan 1940

H Kipchoge Kip Keino in Kenya; 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-1968, 1972) was born on this day in 1940.

17 Jan 1939

Maury Povich, American talk show host was born on this day in 1939.

17 Jan 1939

Antao D'Souza; cricket player (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62) was born on this day in 1939.

17 Jan 1939

Toini Gustafson in Sweden; 5km/10km cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1968) was born on this day in 1939.

17 Jan 1938

Paul Revere in Harvard, Nebraska, USA; pianist (Paul Revere and Raiders) was born on this day in 1938.

17 Jan 1937

Troy Donahue, American actor was born on this day in 1937.

17 Jan 1935

Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware was born on this day in 1935.

17 Jan 1935

Jimmy Powell in Dallas, Texas, USA; PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic) was born on this day in 1935.

17 Jan 1934

Shari Lewis in Bronx, New York, USA; ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop) was born on this day in 1934.

17 Jan 1933

Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (d 1998) was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Dalida, French singer (d 1987) was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Prince Sadruddhin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (d 2003) was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Ray Dolby, American inventor was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Sheree North, American actress was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Yolande Christina Dalida in Cairo, Egypt; actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day) was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Bruno Schroder; British baron/banker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1933

Aga Khan; religious leader (Muslims) was born on this day in 1933.

17 Jan 1931

James Earl Jones, American actor was born on this day in 1931.

17 Jan 1931

L Douglas Wilder, former Governor of Virginia was born on this day in 1931.

17 Jan 1931

Don Zimmer, baseball coach was born on this day in 1931.

17 Jan 1931

L Douglas Wilder; American politician (Governor-Democrat-Virginia) was born on this day in 1931.

17 Jan 1930

Eddie LeBaron, American football quarterback was born on this day in 1930.

17 Jan 1930

Bill Benyon; English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader was born on this day in 1930.

17 Jan 1929

Jacques Plante, Canadian hockey player (d 1986) was born on this day in 1929.

17 Jan 1929

Jacques Jake the Snake Plante in QuTbec, Canada; NHL goaltender (number 1) was born on this day in 1929.

17 Jan 1928

Vidal Sassoon, English cosmetologist was born on this day in 1928.

17 Jan 1928

Jean BarraquT, French composer (d 1973) was born on this day in 1928.

17 Jan 1928

Vidal Sassoon in London, England; hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sassoon) was born on this day in 1928.

17 Jan 1928

Ken Archer; cricket player (Australian batsman, five Tests early 50s) was born on this day in 1928.

17 Jan 1927

Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer was born on this day in 1927.

17 Jan 1927

Ignatz Bubis in Wroclaw, Germany; head of the Central Council of German Jews (dies 1999) was born on this day in 1927.

17 Jan 1926

Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and dancer (d 2006) was born on this day in 1926.

17 Jan 1926

Newton N Minow, American telecommunications lawyer and statesman was born on this day in 1926.

17 Jan 1926

Clyde Walcott; cricket player (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman) was born on this day in 1926.

17 Jan 1925

Robert Cormier, American author (d 2000) was born on this day in 1925.

17 Jan 1925

Abdul Kardar, Pakistani cricketer was born on this day in 1925.

17 Jan 1925

A H Kardar; cricket player (Pakistani first Test captain, previously played for India) was born on this day in 1925.

17 Jan 1924

Jewel Plummer Cobb; educator/president (California State University at Fullerton) was born on this day in 1924.

17 Jan 1922

Nicholas Katzenbach, American politician was born on this day in 1922.

17 Jan 1922

Betty White, American actress was born on this day in 1922.

17 Jan 1922

Luis Echeverrfa -lvarez, President of Mexico was born on this day in 1922.

17 Jan 1922

Luis Echeverr?a Alvarez President of Mexico was born on this day in 1922.

17 Jan 1922

Betty White Oak Park Illinois, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls) was born on this day in 1922.

17 Jan 1921

Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d 1998) was born on this day in 1921.

17 Jan 1921

Dehl Berti Pueblo Colorado; actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise) was born on this day in 1921.

17 Jan 1920

Joseph George Handy Hendleman musician was born on this day in 1920.

17 Jan 1920

Nora Kaye New York City, New York, prima ballerina was born on this day in 1920.

17 Jan 1918

Joseph Walker Barr banker/politician was born on this day in 1918.

17 Jan 1917

Oskar Morawetz Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer was born on this day in 1917.

17 Jan 1917

Ulysses Simpson Kay composer was born on this day in 1917.

17 Jan 1917

Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran (MGR) Indian film star, politician was born on this day in 1917.

17 Jan 1916

Joel Herron Chicago Illinois, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show) was born on this day in 1916.

17 Jan 1914

William Stafford, American poet and essayist (d 1993) was born on this day in 1914.

17 Jan 1913

Claude Coats in San Francisco, California, USA; artist at Walt Disney Company 1935-89 for films, displays at Disneyland attractions, named a Disney Legend 1988 was born on this day in 1913.

17 Jan 1913

Yuvraj of Patiala cricket player (scored 24 and 60 in only Test India versus England) was born on this day in 1913.

17 Jan 1913

Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten founder (Oostpriesterhulp) was born on this day in 1913.

17 Jan 1912

Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov composer was born on this day in 1912.

17 Jan 1911

Luis W Alvarez US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel Prize 1968) was born on this day in 1911.

17 Jan 1911

Hermann Pfrogner Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus) was born on this day in 1911.

17 Jan 1911

George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1991) was born on this day in 1911.

17 Jan 1910

Michael Economides restaurateur was born on this day in 1910.

17 Jan 1910

Edith S Green (Representative-Democrat-Oregon) was born on this day in 1910.

17 Jan 1908

Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad producer was born on this day in 1908.

17 Jan 1907

Henk H Badings Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes) was born on this day in 1907.

17 Jan 1905

Franz Schmid Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931) was born on this day in 1905.

17 Jan 1905

Guillermo St?bile, Argentine footballer (d 1966) was born on this day in 1905.

17 Jan 1904

Grant Withers Pueblo Colorado; actor (Oklahoma, Annie) was born on this day in 1904.

17 Jan 1904

Patsy Ruth Miller actress (QuTbec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds) was born on this day in 1904.

17 Jan 1903

Warren Hull Gasport New York; actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World) was born on this day in 1903.

17 Jan 1902

Geoffrey W Lloyd British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55) was born on this day in 1902.

17 Jan 1901

Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky composer was born on this day in 1901.

17 Jan 1900

Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant patron of the arts was born on this day in 1900.

17 Jan 1899

Roel [Martinus F] Houwink Dutch literary (One Man Without Character) was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1899

Robert Maynard Hutchins US, educator/civil libertarian was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1899

Nevil Shute (Norway) London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice) was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1899

Al Capone Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging) was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1899

Al Capone, American gangster (d 1947) was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1899

Nevil Shute, English author (d 1960) was born on this day in 1899.

17 Jan 1897

Nils Asther Malm? Sweden; actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster) was born on this day in 1897.

17 Jan 1896

Harry Reser Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show) was born on this day in 1896.

17 Jan 1891

Walter Eucken German economist was born on this day in 1891.

17 Jan 1891

Norman Squab Read US aviator who lived to be 101 was born on this day in 1891.

17 Jan 1891

Marjorie Gateson Brooklyn New York, actress (One Man's Family) was born on this day in 1891.

17 Jan 1886

Glenn Luther Martin aviator (Collier Trophy-1933) was born on this day in 1886.

17 Jan 1886

Ronald Firbank London England, novelist (The Flower Beneath the Foot) was born on this day in 1886.

17 Jan 1886

Glenn L Martin, American aviation pioneer (d 1955) was born on this day in 1886.

17 Jan 1885

E Ball-Hennings writer was born on this day in 1885.

17 Jan 1885

Joseph Arendt Belgian worker's union leader was born on this day in 1885.

17 Jan 1882

Noah Beery, American actor (d 1946) was born on this day in 1882.

17 Jan 1881

Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders) was born on this day in 1881.

17 Jan 1881

Antoni ?omnicki, Polish mathematician (d 1941) was born on this day in 1881.

17 Jan 1880

Mack Sennett movie creator (Keystone Kops) was born on this day in 1880.

17 Jan 1880

Mack Sennett, Canadian film director and producer (d 1960) was born on this day in 1880.

17 Jan 1878

Oscar Apfel Cleveland Ohio; actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn) was born on this day in 1878.

17 Jan 1877

Hans Jelmoli composer was born on this day in 1877.

17 Jan 1876

Olga Fastrova writer was born on this day in 1876.

17 Jan 1873

Fran?ois Rasse composer was born on this day in 1873.

17 Jan 1871

David Earl Beatty British admiral (d 1936) was born on this day in 1871.

17 Jan 1871

Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer (d 1940) was born on this day in 1871.

17 Jan 1867

Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d 1939) was born on this day in 1867.

17 Jan 1864

Lucien Herr France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller) was born on this day in 1864.

17 Jan 1863

Henry Charles Tonking composer was born on this day in 1863.

17 Jan 1863

David Lloyd George (L-Prime Minister-Britain, 1916-22) was born on this day in 1863.

17 Jan 1863

Konstantin S Stanislavski Russia, director (Stanislavski Method) was born on this day in 1863.

17 Jan 1863

David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d 1945) was born on this day in 1863.

17 Jan 1862

John E Akkeringa Dutch painter/etcher was born on this day in 1862.

17 Jan 1860

Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d 1949) was born on this day in 1860.

17 Jan 1858

Tomas Carrasquilla Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra) was born on this day in 1858.

17 Jan 1857

Wilhelm Kienzl Austrian composer (Evangelimann) was born on this day in 1857.

17 Jan 1857

Eugene Augustin Lauste developer (first sound-on-film recording) was born on this day in 1857.

17 Jan 1853

Alva Vanderbilt Beaumont women's rights advocate and activist was born on this day in 1853.

17 Jan 1851

A B Frost, American illustrator (d 1928) was born on this day in 1851.

17 Jan 1850

Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev Saint Petersburg Russia, composer was born on this day in 1850.

17 Jan 1845

Lucas Lindeboom Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond) was born on this day in 1845.

17 Jan 1842

Anton G van Hamel founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands) was born on this day in 1842.

17 Jan 1836

Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte composer was born on this day in 1836.

17 Jan 1835

Antanas Baranauskas Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist was born on this day in 1835.

17 Jan 1835

Johan Filip von Schantz composer was born on this day in 1835.

17 Jan 1834

Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia was born on this day in 1834.

17 Jan 1834

August Weismann in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; professor of medicine at the University of Freiburg, developed of a theory of cellular germ plasm, from which the modern understanding of DNA develops was born on this day in 1834.

17 Jan 1832

Henry Martyn Baird, American historian and educationalist (d 1906) was born on this day in 1832.

17 Jan 1828

Lewis Addison Grant Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1918 was born on this day in 1828.

17 Jan 1828

Lewis A Grant, American Civil War General (d 1918) was born on this day in 1828.

17 Jan 1820

Anne Bronte English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) was born on this day in 1820.

17 Jan 1820

Anne Brontd, British author (d 1849) was born on this day in 1820.

17 Jan 1818

Sir Antoine Dorion (Liberal) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64) was born on this day in 1818.

17 Jan 1814

Ellen Wood English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey) was born on this day in 1814.

17 Jan 1812

Ludwig Windthorst in Kaldenhof, Germany; leader of Catholic Center Party was born on this day in 1812.

17 Jan 1806

James Madison Randolph (Jefferson's grandson) first born in White House was born on this day in 1806.

17 Jan 1794

Eilhardt Mitscherlich in Neuende, Germany; professor of chemistry at the University of Berlin, discovered selenic acid, the monoclinic crystal form of sulfur, and was the first to synthesize nitrobenzene was born on this day in 1794.

17 Jan 1789

August Neander, German theologian (d 1850) was born on this day in 1789.

17 Jan 1771

Charles Brockden Brown father of American novel (Wieland) was born on this day in 1771.

17 Jan 1769

Ole Andreas Lindeman composer was born on this day in 1769.

17 Jan 1763

John Jacob Astor, American entrepreneur (d 1848) was born on this day in 1763.

17 Jan 1761

James Hall Scotland, geologist was born on this day in 1761.

17 Jan 1761

James Hall, Scottish geologist (d 1832) was born on this day in 1761.

17 Jan 1759

Paul Cuffe Massachusetts, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist was born on this day in 1759.

17 Jan 1745

Nicolas Roze composer was born on this day in 1745.

17 Jan 1734

Fran?ois-Joseph Gossec Belgian-French composer (Les P?cheurs, Mirza) was born on this day in 1734.

17 Jan 1733

Thomas Linley composer was born on this day in 1733.

17 Jan 1732

Stanislaw II August Poniatowski last king of Poland (1764-95) was born on this day in 1732.

17 Jan 1728

Johann Gottfried Muthel composer was born on this day in 1728.

17 Jan 1719

Johann Schlegel in Meissen, Germany; dramatist and literary critic was born on this day in 1719.

17 Jan 1719

Jean-Joseph Vade composer was born on this day in 1719.

17 Jan 1719

William Vernon, American merchant (d 1806) was born on this day in 1719.

17 Jan 1712

John Stanley composer was born on this day in 1712.

17 Jan 1712

John Stanley, English composer (d 1786) was born on this day in 1712.

17 Jan 1706

Benjamin Franklin in Boston, Massachusetts; kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor was born on this day in 1706.

17 Jan 1706

Benjamin Franklin American writer, inventor, publisher, and ambassador (d 1790) was born on this day in 1706.

17 Jan 1686

Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d 1766) was born on this day in 1686.

17 Jan 1683

Gerard van Loon Dutch historian was born on this day in 1683.

17 Jan 1657

Pieter van Bloemen [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in 1657.

17 Jan 1612

Thomas Fairfax Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary General was born on this day in 1612.

17 Jan 1612

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English Civil War general (d 1671) was born on this day in 1612.

17 Jan 1600

Pedro CaldTron de la Barca Spanish poet/dramatist was born on this day in 1600.

17 Jan 1600

Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish playwright (d 1681) was born on this day in 1600.

17 Jan 1574

Robert Fludd composer was born on this day in 1574.

17 Jan 1560

Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d 1624) was born on this day in 1560.

17 Jan 1545

Antonio Pace composer was born on this day in 1545.

17 Jan 1517

Antonio Scandello Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) was born on this day in 1517.

17 Jan 1504

Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on this day in 1504.

17 Jan 1504

Pope Pius V (d 1572) was born on this day in 1504.

17 Jan 1501

Leonhard Fuchs in Wemding, Germany; professor of medicine at the University of Tnbingen, botanist was born on this day in 1501.

17 Jan 1501

Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (d 1566) was born on this day in 1501.

17 Jan 1484

Georg Spalatin (pseudonym of Georg Burkhardt) in Spalt, Germany (died 1545); close friend and collaborator of Martin Luther was born on this day in 1484.

17 Jan 1484

George Spalatin, German reformer (d 1545) was born on this day in 1484.

17 Jan 1463

Friedrich III (the Wise), Elector of Saxony in Torgau, Germany; protector of Martin Luther, patron of Albrecht Dnrer, and Luchas Cranach the Elder, founded the University of Wittenberg in 1502 was born on this day in 1463.

17 Jan 1463

Friedrich III, Elector of Saxony (d 1525) was born on this day in 1463.

17 Jan 1342

Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in 1342.

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