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Famous birthdays for June 17: KJ Apa, Jodie Whittaker

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Famous birthdays for June 17: KJ Apa, Jodie Whittaker
KJ Apa arrives for the 45th annual E! People's Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on November 10, 2019. The actor turns 25 on June 17. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 17 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini.

They include:

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-- 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

-- Director Ken Loach in 1936 (age 86)

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-- Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 1942 (age 80)

-- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1943 (age 79)

-- Singer Barry Manilow in 1943 (age 79)

-- Musician/songwriter George S. Clinton in 1947 (age 75)

-- Comedian Joe Piscopo in 1951 (age 71)

-- Actor Mark Linn-Baker in 1954 (age 68)

-- Actor Thomas Haden Church in 1960 (age 62)

-- Actor Greg Kinnear in 1963 (age 59)

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-- Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen in 1965 (age 57)

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-- Actor Jason Patric in 1966 (age 56)

-- Fashion designer Tory Burch in 1966 (age 56)

-- Actor Will Forte in 1970 (age 52)

-- Singer Paulina Rubio in 1971 (age 51)

-- Tennis star Venus Williams in 1980 (age 42)

-- Actor Jodie Whittaker in 1982 (age 40)

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-- Actor Arthur Darvill in 1982 (age 40)

-- Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar in 1987 (age 35)

-- Actor KJ Apa in 1997 (age 25)

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