Famous birthdays for June 17: Kendrick Lamar, Newt Gingrich

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)

— 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)

— 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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