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Famous birthdays for Oct. 17: Wyclef Jean, Ernie Els

Oct. 17 (UPI) — Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra.

They include:

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— Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, in 1711

— Pope John Paul I in 1912

— Playwright Arthur Miller in 1915

— Actor Rita Hayworth in 1918

— Football Hall of Fame member Don Coryell in 1924

— Diet developer Dr. Robert Atkins in 1930

— Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in 1930

— Astronaut William Anders in 1933 (age 87)

— Daredevil Robert “Evel” Knievel in 1938

— Singer Jim Seals in 1941 (age 79)

— Singer Gary Puckett in 1942 (age 78)

— Olympic gold medal-winning pole vaulter Bob Seagren in 1946 (age 74)

— Actor Michael McKean in 1947 (age 73)

— Actor Margot Kidder in 1948

— Actor George Wendt in 1948 (age 72)

— Astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, in 1956 (age 64)

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— Country singer Alan Jackson in 1958 (age 62)

— Actor/writer Mark Gatiss in 1966 (age 54)

— Musician Ziggy Marley in 1968 (age 52)

— Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els in 1969 (age 51)

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— Singer Wyclef Jean in 1969 (age 51)

— Rapper Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, in 1972 (age 48)

— MMA fighter Holly Holm in 1981 (age 39)

— Actor Felicity Jones in 1983 (age 37)

— Actor Max Irons in 1985 (age 35)

— Actor Jacob Artist in 1992 (age 28)

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