Famous People Born in 1917
John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.
Prime Minister / 1917 - 1984
Indira Gandhi was India's third prime minister, serving from 1966 until 1984, when her life ended in assassination. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.
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profile name: John F. Kennedy profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Dean Martin profile occupation: Actor, Comedian, Singer
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profile name: Jacob Lawrence profile occupation: Academic, Painter
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profile name: Desi Arnaz profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Musician
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