Famous birthdays for June 17: Kendrick Lamar, Newt Gingrich

By UPI Staff  |  June 17, 2018 at 3:00 AM
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June 17 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini.

They include:

-- British clergyman John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in 1703

-- John Robert Gregg, inventor of the Gregg shorthand system, in 1867

-- Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky in 1882

-- Dutch artist M.C. Escher in 1898

-- Author John Hersey in 1914

-- Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 1942 (age 76)

-- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1943 (age 75)

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-- Singer Barry Manilow in 1943 (age 75)

-- Musician/songwriter George S. Clinton in 1947 (age 71)

-- Comedian Joe Piscopo in 1951 (age 67)

-- Actor Mark Linn-Baker in 1954 (age 64)

-- Actor Thomas Haden Church in 1960 (age 58)

-- Actor Greg Kinnear in 1963 (age 55)

-- Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen in 1965 (age 53)

-- Actor Jason Patric in 1966 (age 52)

-- Actor Will Forte in 1970 (age 48)

-- Singer Paulina Rubio in 1971 (age 47)

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-- Tennis star Venus Williams in 1980 (age 38)

-- Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar in 1987 (age 31)

-- Actor KJ Apa in 1997 (age 21)

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