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Notable Birthdays for February 17

Those born on this date include:

- Mail order retailer Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1843
- Engraver Frederic Ives in 1856
- Texas oil millionaire H.L. Hunt in 1889
- Sportscaster Red Barber in 1908
- Author Margaret Truman Daniel, daughter of U.S. President Harry Truman, in 1924
- Actors Hal Holbrook in 1925 (age 88) and Alan Bates in 1934
- Football Hall of Fame member and actor Jim Brown in 1936 (age 77)
- Singer Gene Pitney in 1940
- Political activist Huey P. Newton in 1942
- Actors Brenda Fricker in 1945 (age 68), Rene Russo in 1954 (age 59), Richard Karn in 1956 (age 57) and Lou Diamond Phillips in 1962 (age 51)
- Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, born Daniel Whitney, in 1963 (age 50)
- Basketball Hall of Fame member Michael Jordan in 1963 (age 50)
- Film director Michael Bay in 1965 (age 48)
- Actor Jerry O'Connell in 1974 (age 39)
- Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and heiress Paris Hilton, both in 1981 (age 32)
- And actor Bonnie Wright in 1991 (age 22).

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