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January 17 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 17th:
January 17 - Deaths:
395 – Theodosius I - Roman Emperor (b. 347)
1229 – Albert of Buxhoeveden - German soldier
1369 – King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)
1468 – Skanderbeg - Albanian leader (b. 1405)
1598 – Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)
1617 – Faust Vrančić - Croatian inventor (b. 1551)
1654 – Paulus Potter - Dutch painter (b. 1625)
1705 – John Ray - English naturalist (b. 1627)
1718 – Captain Benjamin Church - Plymouth Colony settler & military leader
1737 – Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann - German architect (b. 1662)
1738 – Jean-François Dandrieu - French composer (b. 1682)
1751 – Tomaso Albinoni - Italian composer (b. 1671)
1826 – Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga - Spanish composer (b. 1806)
1834 – Giovanni Aldini - Italian physicist (b. 1762)
1861 – Lola Montez - Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)
1863 – Horace Vernet - French painter (b. 1789)
1869 – Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky - Russian composer (b. 1813)
1874 – Chang & Eng Bunker - Siamese twins (b. 1811)
1884 – Hermann Schlegel - German ornithologist (b. 1804)
1887 – William Giblin - Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)
1891 – George Bancroft - U.S. historian (b. 1800)
1893 – Rutherford B. Hayes - 19th President of the United States (b. 1822)
1903 – Ignaz Wechselmann - Hungarian architect & philanthropist (b. 1828)
1908 – Ferdinand IV Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1835)
1909 – Sir Francis Smith - Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819)
1911 – Sir Francis Galton - English polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist (b. 1822)
1927 – Juliette Gordon Low - American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (b. 1860)
1931 – Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia - son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (b. 1864)
1932 – Albert Jacka, VC - Australian soldier (b. 1893)
1933 – Louis Comfort Tiffany - American artist & designer (b. 1848)
1936 – Mateiu Caragiale - Romanian author (b. 1885)
1942 – Walther von Reichenau - German field marshal (b. 1884)
1947 – Pyotr Krasnov - Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
1947 – Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve - French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
1952 – Walter Briggs - Sr., American entrepreneur & sports team owner (b. 1877)
1956 – Blind Alfred Reed - American folk, country, & old-time musician (b. 1880)
1961 – Patrice Lumumba - Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1925)
1964 – T.H. White - English author (b. 1906)
1967 – Evelyn Nesbit - American actress (b. 1884)
1970 – Simon Kovar - Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
1970 – Billy Stewart - American singer (b. 1937)
1972 – Betty Smith - American writer & singer (b. 1896)
1977 – Gary Gilmore - American murderer (b. 1940)
1977 – Dougal Haston - Scottish mountaineer (b. 1940)
1981 – Loukas Panourgias - Greek footballer (b. 1899)
1983 – Doodles Weaver - American actor (b. 1911)
1987 – Hugo Fregonese - Argentine film director (b. 1908)
1991 – King Olav V of Norway (b. 1903)
1992 – Frank Pullen - English businessman & racehorse owner (b. 1915)
1993 – Albert Hourani - English historian (b. 1915)
1994 – Helen Stephens - American runner (b. 1918)
1994 – Yevgeny Ivanov - Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
1996 – Amber Hagerman - American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
1996 – Barbara Jordan - American politician (b. 1936)
1996 – Mostafa Sid Ahmed - Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
1997 – Clyde Tombaugh - American astronomer (b. 1906)
1997 – Bert Kelly - Australian politician (b. 1912)
1998 – Junior Kimbrough - American bluesman (b. 1930)
1999 – Robert Eads - American transsexual (b. 1945)
2000 – Philip Jones - British trumpeter (b. 1928)
2001 – Gregory Corso - American poet (b. 1930)
2002 – Bishop Karas - Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
2002 – Camilo Jose Cela - Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2002 – Queenie Leonard - American actress (b. 1905)
2003 – Richard Crenna - American actor (b. 1926)
2003 – Balint Vazsonyi - Hungarian pianist (b. 1936)
2004 – Harry Brecheen - American baseball player (b. 1914)
2004 – Czeslaw Niemen - Polish musician (b. 1939)
2004 – Ray Stark - American stage & film producer (b. 1915)
2004 – Noble Willingham - American actor (b. 1931)
2005 – Charlie Bell - Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
2005 – Virginia Mayo - American actress (b. 1920)
2005 – Albert Schatz - American microbiologist (b. 1920)
2005 – Zhao Ziyang - Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
2006 – Clarence Ray Allen - American murderer (b. 1930)
2006 – Pierre Grondin - French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
2007 – Art Buchwald - American humorist (b. 1925)
2007 – Yevhen Kushnaryov - Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
2008 – Bobby Fischer - American chess player (b. 1943)
2008 – Ernie Holmes - American football player (b. 1948)
2008 – Allan Melvin - American actor (b. 1923)
2009 – Anders Isaksson - Swedish journalist, writer, & historian (b. 1943)
2010 – Jyoti Basu,Indian Politician (b.1914)
2010 – Gaines Adams - American football player (b. 1983)


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