Share Share Share June 17, 2017 June Birthdays Happy June 17th Birthday! If you were born on June 17, you share a birthday with these famous people: Peter Lupus is 85 American body builder (Mr. Hercules) and character actor on TV (Mission: Impossible; Police Squad!) and movies (Muscle Beach Party; Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon; Challenge of the Gladiator) (born June 17, 1937). (Peter Lupus 1964 Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon Screenshot) William Lucking is 76 American septuagenarian senior citizen, character actor on stage, TV (Sons of Anarchy; Days of Our Lives), and movies (The Magnificent Seven Ride!; Oklahoma Crude; Erin Brokovich; Stripes), born June 17, 1941. Barry Manilow is 74 (nee Barry Pincus) Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning American music producer and singer-songwriter (Mandy; Copacbana; Can't Smile Without You; Looks Like We Made It; I Write the Songs), and septuagenarian senior citizen born June 17, 1943. (Barry Manilow 1975 Photo: William Morris Agency | Wikimedia) Eddy Merckx is 72 (nee Édouard Louis Joseph Merckx) Retired Belgium professional bicycle racer, 5-time winner of the Tour de France, owner of the Eddy Merckx Cycles chain, and septuagenarian senior citizen born June 17, 1945. (Eddy Merckx 1975 Photo: Bert Verhoeff, Anefo / Nationaal Archief | Flickr NKCR) Tony Roche is 73 Australian septuagenarian senior citizen, retired professional singles and doubles tennis player, winner of the 1966 Grand Slam, and tennis coach of Ivan Lendl, Patrick Rafter, & Roger Federer, born June 17, 1945. (Tony Roche 1969 Photo: Eric Koch, Anefo / Nationaal Archief | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Joe Piscopo is 66 American comedian, actor on TV (Saturday Night Live) and in movies (Johnny Dangerously; Wise Guys; Dead Heat; Sidekicks), and nationally syndicated radio host (Piscopo in The Morning) born June 17, 1951. (Joe Piscopo 2009 Photo: Phil Konstantin | Wikimedia Public Domain) (Photo: Edward Koorey) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on June 17, 2017! And remembering James Shigeta Japanese-American singer and actor on stage, TV (Medical Center; Once an Eagle), and movies (Flower Drum Song; Die Hard; Paradise, Hawaiian Style; Mulan; The Crimson Kimono; Bridge to the Sun) (born June 17, 1929 - died July 28, 2014; age 85) James Shigeta's cause of death is unknown. (James Shigeta 1961 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Ralph Bellamy American actor on stage, TV (Man Against Crime; The Eleventh Hour; The Survivors; The Most Deadly Game; Hunter), & movies (The Awful Truth; Ellery Queen movies; Sunrise at Campobello) (born June 17, 1904 - died Nov. 29, 1991; age 87). Ralph Bellamy's cause of death was a lung illness. (Ralph Bellamy 1967 12 O'Clock High Screenshot: Series in Public Domain) Frank Sully Prolific American character actor in movies (A Merry Mix Up; The Grapes of Wrath; Let's Go Collegiate; Boston Blackie movies; Blondie movies) and on TV (The Virginian) (born June 17, 1908 - died Dec. 17, 1975; age 67). Frank Sully's cause of death is unknown. (Frank Sully 1941 Let's Go Collegiate Screenshot: Wikimedia | Public Domain) Carl Van Vechten American modern dance and music critic (New York Times), novelist, and celebrity photographer (Pearl Bailey; Tallulah Bankhead; Truman Capote; Christopher Plummer; Vincent Price) (born June 17, 1880 - died Dec. 21, 1964; age 84). Cause of death for Carl Van Vechten is unknown. (Carl Van Vechten 1934 Photo: Carl Van Vechten | Wikimedia / Public Domain) Tommy Burns (nee Noah Brusso) Canadian and International Boxing Hall of Famer, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1906-1908 (born June 17, 1881 - died May 10 1955; age 73). Cause of death for Tommy Burns was a heart attack. (Tommy Burns 1912 Photo: Library and Archives Canada | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Igor Stravinsky Russian-American conductor, pianist, and music composer (Fireworks; The Firebird; Petrushka; Rite of Spring; Symphony in C) (born June 17, 1882 - died Apr. 6, 1971; age 88). Cause of death for Igor Stravinsky was heart failure. (Igor Stravinsky 1903 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Sammy Fain Songwriters Hall of Fame and Academy Award-winning American music composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing; Secret Love; Wagon Train theme) (born June 17, 1902 - died Dec. 6, 1989; age 87). Sammy Fain's cause of death is unknown. Ruth Graves Wakefield American chef, co-owner of the Whitman, Massachusetts Toll House Inn, inventor of the Toll House chocolate chip cookie, and author of the best-selling cookbook Toll House Tried and True Recipes, (born June 17, 1903 - died Jan. 10, 1977; age 73). Cause of death for Ruth Wakefield is unknown.