We celebrate top celebrities this day February 17
Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as “Air Jordan.” He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion, 6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
He didn’t make the varsity squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5’11”.
He was a noted product endorser and famously dunked from the free-throw line during a slam-dunk competition, leading Gatorade to launch a marketing campaign with the slogan Like Mike.
His father was tragically murdered in July, 1993, causing Jordan to enter his first retirement from basketball in October. He had two sons, Jeffrey and Marcus, and a daughter, Jasmine, with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. He then had two daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, with his second wife, Yvette Prieto.
He had a longstanding friendship with Charles Barkley. Jordan’s Bulls defeated Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA finals.
The 53 years old was born February 17, 1963.
Popular Pop singer whose indie style and melodic voice won the heart of millions with his hit song The A Team, which earned 4x platinum status in 2011.
He moved to London when he was 16 to pursue a career in music and would play small gigs. He released his own EPs to gain exposure in the music industry.
His album No. 5 Collaborations Project impressed both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He co-wrote the song Moments, which the English boy band One Direction made famous.
He was the cousin of TV presenter Gordon Burns and bought a farm in 2012 to raise his future children in. He is the cousin of fellow musician Jethro Sheeran. He previously dated fellow singer Ellie Goulding.
He collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album Red.
The 25 year old was born February 17, 1991.
American socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer Paris Hilton achieved massive fame for her performance on The Simple Life and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Breakout Performance for House of Wax in 2005. She signed with Donald Trump’s modeling agency, T Management, at age 19.
She was raised Catholic and skyrocketed to fame after her sex tape was released in 2003.
As a hotel heiress and socialite, she won the Guinness World Record for Most Overrated Celebrity in 2007. In 2009, she was awarded a F.A.M.E. award for Favorite Celebrity Sex Tape.
She had a six month engagement to Paris Latsis in 2005, but in 2012 began dating model River Viiperi. She is Conrad Hilton’s granddaughter.
She starred on the hit TV series, The Simple Life, with Nicole Richie in 2003.
The 35 year old was born February 17, 1981.
She once worked as a clerk at grocery store.
She appeared in the 2001 film, Valentine.
She was married to Charlie Sheen from 2002 to 2005 and tried to tame his bad boy image. She has three daughters named Sam, Lola and Eloise.
She played Pierce Brosnan’s love interest in The Bond film, The World is Not Enough.
The 45 year old was born February 17, 1971.
Blockbuster filmmaker best known for directing the Transformers series. His other well known features include Armageddon, The Rock, Bad Boys, The Island, and Pearl Harbor.
He began his professional career as a director working on music videos as well as commercials.
He received MTV Movie Awards for Best Action Sequence for three separate films: Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, and The Rock.
He was raised by his adoptive parents Harriet, a bookstore owner and child psychiatrist, and Jim, a CPA.
He and producer Jerry Bruckheimer became longtime friends and business partners.
The 51 year old was born February 17, 1965.
Young Artist Award-winning actress who played Alison DiLaurentis on the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She also played the character Marissa in the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Amy Loubalu in the 2011 TV movie Geek Charming.
She had her first television role at age six on an episode of the WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She has had recurring roles on the series Heroes, Family Affair and Heroes: Slow Burn.
She was raised as an only child. In December 2015, she got engaged to Hudson Sheaffer. She was previously in a relationship with actor Cayden Boyd.
She had a small role in Good Luck Chuck with Jessica Alba in 2007.
The 20 year old was born February 17, 1996.