December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

Es’kia Mphahlele (born December 17, 1919) South African fiction writer, human rights activist – Man Must Live (1947)


William Safire

William Safire (born December 17, 1929) U.S. columnist, etymologist, speechwriter – “On Language” (New York Times column)


John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (born December 17, 1807) U.S. Quaker poet