November 17 Deaths in History - November 17 Birthdays - November 17 Events
2003 Don Gibson, songwriter/singer, I Can't Stop Loving You, dies at 75
2001 Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey 1959 - 1982, died of heart disease
1998 Esther Rolle, actress, Good Times, dies at 78
1996 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
1996 Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
1995 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
1995 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
1995 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
1995 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
1995 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
1994 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
1993 Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80
1992 Audre Lorde, St. Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
1991 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
1991 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
1991 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
1989 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
1989 Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
1988 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
1987 Irene Wicker, singer and actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
1986 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1986 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
1985 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
1982 Bill Baldwin, announcer, dies at 69
1982 Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead
1982 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
1982 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in New York City
1981 Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
1979 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
1978 Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1978 James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
1976 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
1975 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
1974 Clive Brook, actor and director (On Approval), dies at 87
1971 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
1971 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
1970 Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
1968 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
1968 Mervyn Peake, British Writer
1962 Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
1959 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1955 James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64
1947 Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83
1944 Bernard Ray, U.S. lieutenant, dies in Battle at Hurtgenwald
1943 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
1941 Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide
1931 Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
1931 John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
1929 Herman Hollerith, German/U.S. statistician (punch card), dies at 69
1927 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
1917 F-Auguste-R Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
1917 Auguste Rodin, French Sculptor
1905 Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
1905 Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
1893 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
1875 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos and indians), dies
1862 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1856 William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
1856 John Eaton, American Politician
1848 Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
1826 Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47
1818 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
1796 Catharina II the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
1770 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
1768 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75
1747 Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
1648 Thomas Ford, composer, dies
1608 Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22
1562 Antoine of Bourbon, duke of Vendome/huguenot, dies in battle at 47
1558 Mary I Tudor, "Bloody Mary", queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
1558 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
1512 Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered
1231 Elisabeth van Thuringen, Hungarian princess, dies at about 24
1093 Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
594 Gregorius van Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies
474 Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
375 Valentinianus I, co-emperor of E Roman Empire (336-75), dies at 54




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