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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 15, 2019 at 06:45 PM
Hello people,
  we have seventeen (17) birthdays and a trivia fact on this date.Three actors,an actress,three singers,a deceased boxer,a deceased gangster.four models,
a television personality,a former professional ice hockey player.a DJ and a former first lady.
   Let's start with the trivia fact.

Trivia)On Wednesday,January 17,1945 Warsaw was liberated from the Nazis by the
Russian army.

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 1) Born on Wednesday,January 17,1962 in Newmarket,Ontario,Canada is is a
Canadian-American actor,comedian,impressionist,screenwriter and producer.He is
known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.
     His first leading roles in major productions came with "Ace Ventura:Pet
Detective" (1994),"Dumb And Dumber"(1994),"The Mask" (1994), and "Ace Ventura:When
Nature Calls" (1995), as well as a supporting role in "Batman Forever" (1995)
and a lead role in "Liar Liar"(1997).He gained critical acclaim starring in serious roles in "The Truman Show"(1998) and "Man on the Moon: (1999),with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

 2) Born on Saturday,January 17,1931 in Arkabutla,Mississippi,USA is an actor.His
career has spanned more than 60 years,and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history".He has won many awards,including a Tony Award for his role in "The Great White Hope", which also earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for "Best Actor In A Leading Role" for the film version of the play.He has won three Emmy Awards,including two in the same year in 1990.He is also known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King",as well as many other film,stage and television roles.

 3) Born on Thursday,January 17,1957 in Welch,West Virginia,USA is an actor,
comedian,television host,producer,radio personality and author.He hosts the
"Steve Talk Show","Family Feud","Celebrity Family Feud","Little Big Shots" and its
spinoff "Little Big Shots:Forever Young".

4) Born on Tuesday,January 17,1922 in Oak Park,Illinois,USA (Died:December 31,2021
in Los Angeles) wss an actress and comedian,with the longest television career of a
female entertainer.She is known for her Emmy Award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1973???77) and "Rose Nylund" on The Golden Girls (1985???92).

 5) Born on Tuesday,January 17,1984 in Dumfries,Scotland,United Kingdom is a
Scottish record producer,DJ,singer and songwriter.In the past decade he did a duet
with Rihanna and the song spent 10 weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

 6) Born on Tuesday,January 17,1956 in Luton,England,United Kingdom is a singer,songwriter and musician.In 1985 he had a song that peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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 7) Born on Saturday,January 17,1981 in McComb,Mississippi,U.S.A. is a singer, songwriter,television personality,actor and entrepreneur.In 2008 he had a song that peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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 8) Born on Saturday,January 17,1942 in Louisville,Kentucky,USA (died:June 3,2016
in Scottsdale,Arizona,USA) was a professional boxer and activist.He is widely
regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th
century.He is regarded as one of the leading heavyweight boxers of the 20th century,and remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion.
"I Am The Greatest"

9) Born on Tuesday,January 17,1899 in New York City (died:January 25,1947 in
Miami)was a mobster,crime boss and businessman who attained notoriety during the
Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.His seven-year
reign as crime boss ended when he was 33.
The federal authorities became intent on jailing him and prosecuted him in 1931
for tax evasion,which was at that time a federal crime and a novel strategy.During
a highly publicized case,the judge admitted as evidence his admissions of his
income and unpaid taxes during prior (and ultimately abortive) negotiations to pay
the government taxes he owed.He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal
prison.After conviction,he replaced his defense team with experts in tax law, and
his grounds for appeal were strengthened by a Supreme Court ruling,but his appeal
ultimately failed.He showed signs of syphilitic dementia early in his sentence and
became increasingly debilitated before being released after eight years of
incarceration.On January 25,1947 he died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

10) Born on Thursday,January 17,1980 in Detroit,Michigan,USA is a model and actress..She is Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June,1999 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos.She was the first Playmate to have been born in the 1980s.

Kimberly A. Spicer

11) Born on Thursday,January 17,1985 in Indianapolis,Indiana,USA is a model.She is
Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 2012.

Heather Knox

12) Born on Friday,January 17,1975 in Stephenville,Texas,USA is a model and
photographer who is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for February 2004.A
model since she was nineteen,she is a former Miss Houston and Star Search
spokesmodel.She tried out for Playboy scouts for the 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt.
She appeared in its pictorial in the December 2003 issue.She lives in Texas,
and is married and has children. She rides Harley-Davidsons and maintains horses.

Aliya Wolf

13) Born on Tuesday,January 17,1939 in Romsdal,Norway is a model and actress.She
eventually moved to America to pursue an acting career.She worked in a traveling
repertory theatre prior to being chosen to be the Playboy Playmate of the Month for
February,1962.According to her Playboy profile,her hobbies are knitting,ice skating,
horseback riding and listening to modern jazz.Her lone foray into film acting was
a lead role in the soft-core romp The Orgy at Lil's Place (1963).
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Kari Knudsen

14) Also born on Tuesday,January 17,1939 but in Washington,D.C.,USA is a
television personality,best known for hosting a tabloid talk show. In the
late 1980s he gained national fame as the host of tabloid infotainment TV
show "A Current Affair",based at Fox's New York flagship station WNYW.
Maury Povich.jpg 15) Born on Saturday,January 17,1970 in Boston,Massachusetts,USA is a former
professional ice hockey player who played the majority of his career in the
National Hockey League.He was drafted 8th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft
by the Chicago Blackhawks,for whom he played from 1988 to 1996. He subsequently played for the Phoenix Coyotes,Philadelphia Flyers,Los Angeles
Kings and San Jose Sharks over the course of his 20 NHL season career.He also
represented Team USA in several international tournaments.On November 10,2007,
he became the third American-born player (Joe Mullen and Mike Modano were the
first two) to score 500 goals.
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16) Born on Friday,January 17,1969 in Breda,North Brabant,Netherlands is a a Dutch
DJ and record producer.He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix magazine in
a poll voted by the fans.In 2013,he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the "best DJ of
the last 20 years".He is also regarded as the "Godfather of EDM" by many sources.In
2014 he was part of a recording act that had a song that peaked at #3 on the UK
(OCC) singles chart.
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17) Born on Friday,January 17,1964 in Chicago is the wife of the 44th president of
the USA.

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