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Notable Birthdays for February 17

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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 S. Truman, in 1924
- actor Hal Holbrook in 1925 (age 91)
- actor Alan Bates in 1934
- actor/football Hall of Fame member Jim Brown in 1936 (age 81)
- singer Gene Pitney in 1940
- political activist Huey P. Newton in 1942
- actor Brenda Fricker in 1945 (age 72)
- actor Rene Russo in 1954 (age 63)
- actor Richard Karn in 1956 (age 61)
- actor Lou Diamond Phillips in 1962 (age 55)
- comedian Larry the Cable Guy, born Daniel Whitney, in 1963 (age 54)
- basketball superstar Michael Jordan in 1963 (age 54)
- film director Michael Bay in 1965 (age 52)
- actor Jerry O'Connell in 1974 (age 43)
- heiress Paris Hilton 1981 (age 36) actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 1981 (age 36)
- actor Bonnie Wright in 1991 (age 26).

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