1851 – A. B. Frost the American illustrator was born on the 17th January 1851 (died 1928).
1899 – Al Capone the American gangster was born on the 17th January 1899 (died 1947).
1706 – Benjamin Franklin the American politician, scientist, publisher, and 6th President of Pennsylvania was born on the 17th January 1706 (died 1790). Benjamin Franklin was the signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1922 – Betty White the American actress was born on the 17th January 1922.
1927 – Eartha Kitt the American actress and singer was born on the 17th January 1927 (died 2008).
1942 – Muhammad Ali the American boxer was born on the 17th January 1942.
1942 – Ita Buttrose the Australian journalist was born on the 17th January 1942.
1962 – Jim Carrey the Canadian-American actor and producer was born on the 17th January 1962.
1974 – Danny Bhoy the Scottish comedian was born on the 17th January 1974.
1976 ~ Keri Russell the American actress and dancer was born on the 17th January 1976. Keri Russell is best known as Felicity Porter in the Felicity television series which ran from 1998 to 2002, which she won a Golden Globe Award.
1988 ~ Home and Away the Australian television soap opera was first broadcast on the 17th January 1988. Home and Away is the 2nd longest running Australian drama. Official website: www.au.tv.yahoo.com/Home-and-Away | YouTube video: Home and away openings from the 1st in 1988 to 1999…
1997 ~ Jack Vidgen the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 17th January 1997. Jack Vidgen is best known for winning the 5th season of Australia’s Got Talent. Jack Vidgen’s official website: www.JackVidgen.com |Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackVidgen |Twitter: www.Twitter.com/JackVidgen | instagram: www.instagram.com/jack_vidgen
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/JackVidgenHome | YouTube video: Jack Vidgen Singing “Yes I Am” in the Australia’s Got Talent finals in 2011…