Famous Birthdays for 17th April 2019

1278 – Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor, eldest son of Andronikos II Palaiologos and Anna of Hungary, born in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire (d. 1320)
1734 – Taksin, King of Siam (1767-82), born in Ayutthaya, Thailand (d. 1782)
1869 – Johannes Marinus Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1939)
1903 – Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)
1905 – Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)
1917 – Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2011)
1955 – Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks “Going Steady”), born in Leigh, England (d. 2018)
1967 – Matthew “Mat” Chamberlain, American musician, songwriter and session player, born in San Pedro, California
1974 – Marcel Nijenhuis, Dutch soccer player (NEC), born in Heteren, Netherlands
1980 – Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player, born in Seoul

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