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

Wyclef Jean stands on a float on the parade route at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 23, 2017. The musician turns 50 on October 17. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Wyclef Jean stands on a float on the parade route at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 23, 2017. The musician turns 50 on October 17. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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)

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-- 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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