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Notable Birthdays for November 17

Those born on this date include:

- King Louis XVIII of France in 1755
- German astronomer and mathematician August Mobius in 1790
- Social reformer Grace Abbott in 1878
- British army Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in 1887
- Drama teacher/actor Lee Strasberg in 1901
- Historian Shelby Foote in 1916
- Actor Rock Hudson in 1925
- Two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bob Mathias in 1930
- British comedian Peter Cook in 1937
- Balladeer Gordon Lightfoot in 1938 (age 74)
- Film director Martin Scorsese in 1942 (age 70)
- Model/actor Lauren Hutton in 1943 (age 69)
- Actor/director Danny DeVito, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, baseball Hall of Fame member Tom Seaver and basketball Hall of Fame member Jim Boeheim, all in 1944 (age 68)
- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in 1949 (age 63)
- Actor Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in 1958 (age 54)
- Model/actor RuPaul in 1960 (age 52)
- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in 1964 (age 48)
- Actors Daisy Fuentes in 1966 (age 46) and Rachel McAdams in 1978 (age 34)
- And writer Christopher Paolini in 1983 (age 29).

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