May 17 Deaths in History - May 17 Birthdays - May 17 Events
2007 Lloyd Alexander, dies in Pennsylvania, at 83
2004 Tony Randall, actor, TV's The Odd Couple, dies at 84
1999 Henry Jones, actor, Phyllis, dies at 86
1999 James Broughton, American Director
1996 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
1996 Willi Daume, olympic organiser, dies at 82
1996 Willis Conover, broadcaster, dies at 75
1995 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
1994 Alain Cuny, Rene X. Marie, French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85
1994 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
1994 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
1994 Willian Noel Moffat, architect, dies at 82
1993 Harry Elstrom, Danish/Belgian sculptor, dies at 86
1992 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
1992 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 89
1992 Leonardo del Ferro, Keyser, U.S. epic tenor, dies
1992 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
1989 Robert Webber, actor (Nuts, Assassin, 10), dies at 74
1987 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88
1985 Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas
1985 Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
1984 Gordon Sinclair, Canadian Journalist
1981 Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80
1981 Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st U.S. woman free balloon pilot, dies
1980 Joseph M "Joop" Lucker, Dutch editor-in-chief (Volkskrant), dies at 65
1978 John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies
1977 Robert M. Hutchins, American Educator
1974 Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
1973 Alexander J Kropholler, Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91
1970 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
1969 Joseph Beran, Czechoslovakian archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
1967 John Wesley Work, composer, dies at 65
1967 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
1964 Otto V Kuusinen, President of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
1962 E. Franklin Frazier, American Sociologist
1961 French of Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81
1961 Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74
1957 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54
1955 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer, dies at 75
1953 Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73
1951 Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
1950 Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
1945 Jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies
1945 Sasaki Shigetsu Sokei-an, founder 1st Zen Institute of America, dies
1943 Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
1935 Paul A Dukas, French composer/tutor of Messiaen (Velleda), dies at 69
1934 Cass Gilbert, American Architect
1931 Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies
1931 Timothy Cole, wood engraver, dies
1930 Herbert David Croly, U.S. founder (New Republic), dies at 61
1930 Herbert Croly, American Author
1926 Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies
1919 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80
1916 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68
1914 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
1892 Gyorgy Klapka, Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72
1889 William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies
1884 Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43
1883 Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies
1872 Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63
1866 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70
1864 N Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59
1851 Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57
1838 Charles-Maurice duke of Talleyrand-Perigord, French bishop, dies at 84
1838 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French Diplomat
1809 Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies
1796 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer, dies at 89
1729 Samuel Clarke, theologian, dies
1727 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies
1695 Cornelis de Heem, painter, dies
1606 Forges Dimitri #1, czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
1591 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51
1575 Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
1510 Alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65
1510 Sandro Botticelli, Alessandro di Mariano del Filpepi, painter, dies
1050 Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies




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