December 17 Deaths in History - December 17 Birthdays - December 17 Events
2008 Sammy Baugh, dies in Texas, at 94
2004 Tom Wesselmann, American Artist
1999 "Grover Washington, Jr", jazz musician, Aria, dies at 56
1999 Rex Allen, actor/voice, dies at 78
1997 Reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86
1996 Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96
1996 Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
1996 Irving Caesar, songwriter, dies at 101
1996 Michael Saunders, barrister, dies at 22
1996 Ruby Murray, singer, dies at 61
1996 Stanko Todorov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria 1971 - 1981, dies
1995 Lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63
1994 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
1993 Frederik JW "Fried" Lowensteyn, Dutch lawyer/writer, dies at 71
1993 Janet Margolin, U.S. actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer
1992 Dana Andrews, U.S. actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
1991 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
1990 Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
1990 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Netherlands actress (Pleasant Settled), dies at 79
1987 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands, dies at 87
1987 Marguerite Yourcenard, author (Memoirs of Hadrien), dies at 84
1986 Ron Kass, record co President (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
1985 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies
1982 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
1982 Philipp Jarnach, composer, dies at 90
1978 Don Ellis, American Musician
1975 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
1975 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
1973 Charles G Abbot, U.S. astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
1973 Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
1972 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
1969 Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
1967 Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
1967 [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago, Illinois, architect, dies at 83
1967 Harold Edward Holt, Australian Politician
1966 Gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68
1965 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76
1964 Alexander Meiklejohn, English Philosopher
1964 Victor Francis Hess, American Physicist
1962 Thomas Mitchell, U.S., actor (Outlaw), dies of cancer at 70
1961 Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53
1957 Dorothy Sayers, Atherton Fleming, author (Whose body), dies at 64
1957 Dorothy L. Sayers, British Author
1956 Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48
1949 David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
1948 Edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68
1946 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
1944 Pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26
1944 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian/German/French painter, dies
1937 Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72
1933 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
1930 Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36
1926 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70
1916 Grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated
1913 Stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61
1907 Kelvin of Largs, William Thomson, Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83
1899 Frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of British field marshal, dies in battle
1893 Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch Minister of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71
1891 Msiri, king of Garanganja (Katanga), dies in battle
1891 Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle
1881 Lewis H Morgan, U.S. ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62
1870 Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75
1847 Marie Louise, French Royalty
1833 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel of Bathe, murdered at 21
1830 Simon Bolivar, president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Colombia
1829 Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80
1811 John Antes, composer, dies at 71
1811 Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54
1751 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czechoslovakian master builder, dies at 62
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
1562 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1273 Rumi, Mawlana, Mawlawi, poet, theologian, wrote, the six books of the Masnavi, influenced Persian literature, dies
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
1195 Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies
1187 Gregory VIII, Alberto de Morra, Italian Pope (1187), dies




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