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April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 258 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

  • 1620Marguerite Bourgeoys, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (d. 1700)
  • 1635Edward Stillingfleet, British theologian and scholar (d. 1699)
  • 1676Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
  • 1683Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (d. 1729)
  • 1710Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (d. 1767)
  • 1734Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)
  • 1741Samuel Chase, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1811)
  • 1750François de Neufchâteau, French academic and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1828)
  • 1756Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian commander (d. 1805)
  • 1766Collin McKinney, American surveyor, merchant, and politician (d. 1861)
  • 1794Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist and explorer (d. 1868)
  • 1798Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician and academic (d. 1840)
  • 1799Eliza Acton, English food writer and poet (d. 1859)[5]
  • 1814Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist and academic (d. 1888)
  • 1816Thomas Hazlehurst, English architect and philanthropist (d. 1876)
  • 1820Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter and inventor of baseball (d. 1892)
  • 1833Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1900)
  • 1837J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier, founded J.P. Morgan & Co. (d. 1913)
  • 1842Maurice Rouvier, French businessman and politician, 53rd Prime Minister of France (d. 1911)
  • 1849William R. Day, American jurist and politician, 36th United States Secretary of State (d. 1923)
  • 1852Cap Anson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1922)
  • 1863Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)
  • 1865Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (d. 1939)[6]
  • 1866Ernest Starling, English physiologist and academic (d. 1927)
  • 1875Aleksander Tõnisson, Estonian general and politician, 5th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1941)
  • 1877Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
  • 1878Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1878 – Demetrios Petrokokkinos, Greek tennis player (d. 1942)
  • 1879Henri Tauzin, French hurdler (d. 1918)
  • 1882Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1888Herms Niel, German soldier, trombonist, and composer (d. 1954)
  • 1891George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (d. 1965)
  • 1895Robert Dean Frisbie, American soldier and author (d. 1948)
  • 1896Señor Wences, Spanish-American ventriloquist (d. 1999)
  • 1897Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1897 – Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (d. 1983)
  • 1899Aleksander Klumberg, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1958)

1901–present

  • 1903Nicolas Nabokov, Russian-American composer and educator (d. 1978)
  • 1903 – Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Morgan Taylor, American hurdler and coach (d. 1975)
  • 1905Louis Jean Heydt, American journalist and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1905 – Arthur Lake, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1906Sidney Garfield, American physician, co-founded Kaiser Permanente (d. 1984)
  • 1909Alain Poher, French politician, President of France (d. 1996)
  • 1910Evangelos Averoff, Greek historian and politician, Greek Minister of Defence (d. 1990)
  • 1910 – Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Helenio Herrera, French footballer and manager (d. 1997)
  • 1911Hervé Bazin, French author and poet (d. 1996)
  • 1911 – Lester Rodney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1912Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1914George Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Mac Raboy, American illustrator (d. 1967)
  • 1915Martin Clemens, Scottish soldier (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Joe Foss, American general and politician, 20th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Regina Ghazaryan, Armenian painter (d. 1999)
  • 1916Win Maung, 3rd President of Union of Myanmar (d. 1989)
  • 1916 – A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1916 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, world's first female prime minister (d. 2000)
  • 1918William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1919Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1919 – Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1920Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author (d. 2016)
  • 1923Lindsay Anderson, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Solly Hemus, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1923 – Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Gianni Raimondi, Italian lyric tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Harry Reasoner, American soldier and journalist (d. 1991)
  • 1924Kenneth Norman Jones, Australian public servant
  • 1924 – Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1925René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (d. 1989)
  • 1926Joan Lorring, British actress (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1927Margot Honecker, East German politician and First Lady (d. 2016)
  • 1928Victor Lownes, American businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Cynthia Ozick, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist
  • 1928 – Heinz Putzl, Austrian fencer
  • 1928 – Fabien Roy, Canadian accountant and politician
  • 1929James Last, German-American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)
  • 1930Chris Barber, English trombonist and bandleader (d. 2021)
  • 1931John Barrett, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1931 – Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Bill Ramsey, German-American singer and actor.[7] (d. 2021)
  • 1934Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Peter Morris, Australian-English surgeon and academic
  • 1935Bud Paxson, American broadcaster, founded Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (d. 2015)
  • 1936Urs Wild, Swiss chemist[8]
  • 1937Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German engineer and businessman (d. 2019)
  • 1938Ben Barnes, American businessman and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas
  • 1938 – Doug Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 41st Canadian Minister of Justice
  • 1938 – Ronald H. Miller, American theologian, author, and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1938 – Kerry Wendell Thornley, American theorist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1939Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
  • 1940Eric Dancer, English businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon
  • 1940 – Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1940 – John McCririck, English journalist (d. 2019)
  • 1940 – Chuck Menville, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1940 – Anja Silja, German soprano and actress
  • 1940 – Agostino Vallini, Italian cardinal and vicar general of Rome
  • 1941Lagle Parek, Estonian architect and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1942Buster Williams, American jazz bassist
  • 1942 – Dnyaneshwar Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer (d. 2009)[9]
  • 1943Richard Allen Epstein, American lawyer, author, and academic
  • 1946Clare Francis, English sailor and author
  • 1947Nigel Emslie, Lord Emslie, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1947 – Richard Field, English lawyer and judge
  • 1947 – Sherrie Levine, American photographer
  • 1947 – Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1948Jan Hammer, Czech pianist, composer, and producer
  • 1948 – Alice Harden, American educator and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1948 – Pekka Vasala, Finnish runner
  • 1950L. Scott Caldwell, American actress[10]
  • 1951Olivia Hussey, Argentinian-English actress
  • 1951 – Börje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player and businessman
  • 1952Joe Alaskey, American voice actor (d. 2016)
  • 1952 – Pierre Guité, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952 – John McColl, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
  • 1952 – Željko Ražnatović, Serbian commander "Arkan" (d. 2000)
  • 1952 – John Robertson, Scottish businessman and politician
  • 1954Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver
  • 1954 – Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1954 – Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955Todd Lickliter, American basketball player and coach
  • 1955 – Pete Shelley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1955 – Mike Stroud, English physician and explorer
  • 1956Colin Tyre, Lord Tyre, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1957Teri Austin, Canadian actress
  • 1957 – Afrika Bambaataa, American disc jockey
  • 1957 – Nick Hornby, English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Julia Macur, English lawyer and judge
  • 1957 – Frank McDonough, British historian
  • 1958Laslo Babits, Canadian javelin thrower (d. 2013)
  • 1959Sean Bean, English actor
  • 1959 – Jimmy Mann, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Li Meisu, Chinese shot putter
  • 1960Vladimir Polyakov, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1961Frank J. Christensen, American labor union leader
  • 1961 – Norman Cowans, Jamaican-English cricketer
  • 1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Bella Freud, English fashion designer
  • 1962Paul Nicholls, English jockey and trainer
  • 1964Ken Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Maynard James Keenan, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1964 – Rachel Notley, Canadian politician
  • 1964 – Lela Rochon, American actress
  • 1966Vikram, Indian actor and singer
  • 1967Kimberly Elise, American actress
  • 1967 – Marquis Grissom, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Ian Jones, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1967 – Barnaby Joyce, Australian politician, 17th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1967 – Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968Julie Fagerholt, Danish fashion designer
  • 1968 – Phil Henderson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1968 – Eric Lamaze, Canadian jockey
  • 1968 – Roger Twose, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 – Richie Woodhall, English boxer and trainer
  • 1970Redman, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1971Claire Sweeney, English actress
  • 1972Gary Bennett, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Tony Boselli, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress
  • 1972 – Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1972 – Yuichi Nishimura, Japanese footballer and referee
  • 1972 – Terran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973Katrin Koov, Estonian architect
  • 1973 – Brett Maher, Australian basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Theo Ratliff, American basketball player
  • 1974Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer and fashion designer
  • 1975Heidi Alexander, English politician
  • 1975 – Travis Roy, American ice hockey player (d. 2020)
  • 1976Maurice Wignall, Jamaican hurdler and long jumper
  • 1977Chad Hedrick, American speed skater
  • 1977 – Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist, and pianist
  • 1978Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer, German skier
  • 1978 – Lindsay Hartley, American actress
  • 1978 – Jason White, Scottish rugby player
  • 1979Eric Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Marija Šestak, Serbian-Slovenian triple jumper
  • 1980Fabián Vargas, Colombian footballer
  • 1980 – Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer, boxer, and manager
  • 1981Jenny Meadows, English runner
  • 1981 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Ryan Raburn, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Chris Thompson, English runner
  • 1981 – Zhang Yaokun, Chinese footballer
  • 1982Brad Boyes, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Chuck Kobasew, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian footballer
  • 1983 – Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player
  • 1984Pablo Sebastián Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984 – Jed Lowrie, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Raffaele Palladino, Italian footballer
  • 1985Rooney Mara, American actress
  • 1985 – Luke Mitchell, Australian actor and model
  • 1985 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
  • 1986Romain Grosjean, French race car driver
  • 1988Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1989Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1989 – Avi Kaplan, singer and songwriter
  • 1990Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
  • 1992Lachlan Maranta, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1994Alanna Goldie, Canadian fencer[11]
  • 1996Lorna Fitzgerald, British actress
  • 1996 – Caitlin Parker, Australian boxer[12]
  • 1998Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana, Thai actor and singer[13]

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
  • Earliest day on which Store Bededag or General Prayer Day can fall, while May 13 is the latest; observed on the 4th Friday after Easter. (Denmark)
  • Evacuation Day (Syria), celebrates the recognition of the independence of Syria from France in 1946.
  • FAO Day (Iraq)
  • Flag Day (American Samoa)
  • Malbec World Day
  • Women's Day (Gabon)
  • World Hemophilia Day

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  2. ^ Arnold, Anthony (1983). Afghanistan's Two-Party Communism: Parcham and Khalq. Histories of Ruling Communist Parties. Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University. p. 180. ISBN 0-8179-7792-9. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
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  8. ^ "ETH Zürich - Urs Wild". www.bi.id.ethz.ch. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
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