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Alan Jackson
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1958
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jackson was born to Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick in Newnan, Georgia and has four older sisters. Jackson started a band after high school.

Arthur Miller
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1915
Description: Playwright, essayist
Summary: He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as the film The Misfits (1961).

Barney Kessel
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1923
Description: Guitarist
Summary: Kessel worked with many top greats but his time with Oscar Peterson was his longest stay with anyone band.

Bernie Nolan
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
Description: Actress, singer, entertainer,UK
Summary: Before the Nolan sisters became well-known, Bernie and her sisters, parents, and brothers performed in clubs and pubs in Blackpool. As a group of five sisters they had hits that including "I'm in the Mood for Dancing"

Beverly Garland
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1926
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.

Cozy Cole
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1928
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Cole appeared in music-related films, including a brief cameo in Don't Knock the Rock. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Cole continued to perform in a variety of settings. Cole and Gene Krupa often played duets at the Metropole in New York City during the 1950s and 60s.

Earl Thomas Conley
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1983, he was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards for his song "Holdin' Her and Lovin' You". He has composed songs with Earl Scruggs and Randy Scruggs.

Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1974
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Oscar winner for Best Song 2003 for 8 MILE.

Evel Knievel
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1938
Description: Motor cycle stunt rider
Summary: Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was born in Butte, Montana, in 1938, the first of two children born to Robert E. and Ann Kehoe "Zippy" Knievel.

Gary Kemp
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
Description: Actor, musician, guitarist, songwriter, UK
Summary: Brother of Martin Kemp and both original members of the band SPANDAU BALLET in the Eighties.

Jean Arthur
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1905
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943).

Lee Collins
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1901
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Collins was a star trumpeter of old New Orleans who later led many dance bands, Dixieland groups and combos during his 50 year career.

Margot Kidder
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1948
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Kidder played in all Superman movies along with Christopher Reed.

Marsha Hunt
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1917
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Marsha Hunt attended the Theodore Irving School of Dramatics during her high school years. She was a singer and a model before Paramount Pictures signed her to a contract in 1934.

Michael Hossack
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1947
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Known as to his former band members, started playing drums in the Little Falls Cadets

Montgomery Clift
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Clift was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA the son of Ethel Anderson Fogg Blair and William Brooks Clift, a banker with roots in the South. Clift had a twin sister, Roberta, and an elder brother, Brooks.

Rita Hayworth
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1918
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: At Columbia Rita Cansino was renamed Rita Hayworth, adding a Y to her mother's maiden name of Haworth.

Sathima Bea Benjamin
Date Born: Saturday 17 October 1936
Description: Singer, Songwriter, South Africa
Summary: She was born in Cape Town in 1936. By the early 1960ís, Benjamin had made a name for herself in the music and theatre scene.

Spring Byington
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1886
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing in films from the 1930s through the 1960s.

The Singing Nun
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1933
Description: Vocalist, Belgium
Summary: She gave concerts and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on 5 January 1964. As of July 2009, "Dominique" is the only Belgian number one hit single in the United States.

Tom Poston
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1921
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Mel Brooks submitted his idea for the television show Get Smart to the ABC network, ABC wanted Poston for the lead role of Maxwell Smart

Ziggy Marley
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1968
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Jamaica
Summary: He sang a cover of Drive by The Cars which featured in the Adam Sandler movie 50 First Dates.

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