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Famous birthdays for Oct. 17: Mae Jemison, Alan Jackson

By UPI Staff
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Famous birthdays for Oct. 17: Mae Jemison, Alan Jackson
Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison speaks at the 4th annual Forbes Women's Summit at Pier 60 Chelsea Piers in New York City on May 12, 2016. She turns 65 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 88)

File Photo courtesy of NASA

-- Daredevil Robert "Evel" Knievel in 1938

-- Singer Jim Seals in 1941 (age 80)

-- Singer Gary Puckett in 1942 (age 79)

-- Olympic gold medal-winning pole vaulter Bob Seagren in 1946 (age 76)

-- Actor Michael McKean in 1947 (age 74)

-- Actor Margot Kidder in 1948

-- Actor George Wendt in 1948 (age 73)

-- Astronaut Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space, in 1956 (age 65)

-- Country singer Alan Jackson in 1958 (age 63)

File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
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-- Comedian Norm Macdonald in 1959

-- Actor/writer Mark Gatiss in 1966 (age 55)

-- Musician Ziggy Marley in 1968 (age 53)

-- Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els in 1969 (age 52)

File Photo by Nell Redmond/UPI

-- Singer Wyclef Jean in 1969 (age 52)

-- Rapper Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, in 1972 (age 49)

-- MMA fighter Holly Holm in 1981 (age 40)

-- Actor Felicity Jones in 1983 (age 38)

-- Actor Max Irons in 1985 (age 36)

-- Actor Jacob Artist in 1992 (age 29)

File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI

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