October 17 Deaths in History - October 17 Birthdays - October 17 Events
2007 Joey Bishop, dies in Newport Beach, California, at 89
2007 Robert A. Young, Representative-D-Missouri 1977 - 1987, died from liver disease
2000 Frederick Clarke, writer/publisher, Cinefantastique, dies at 51
2000 Mel Carnahan, American Politician
1998 Joan Hickson, actress, Miss Marple for the BBC, dies at 92
1997 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
1996 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer and conductor, dies at 93
1995 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
1994 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
1994 Bernard Caulfield, judge, dies at 80
1994 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
1994 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
1994 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
1993 Frank J Del Giudice, U.S. industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
1993 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
1993 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
1992 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
1991 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
1991 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, bicylist (7x Tour de France), dies
1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72
1990 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
1984 Alberta Hunter, U.S. blues singer/composer, dies at 89
1983 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
1982 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47
1981 David Guion, composer, dies at 88
1979 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81
1979 Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69
1979 S J Perelman, U.S. humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
1978 Jean Amery, Johannes Mayer, Austr writer (Mind's Limits), dies at 65
1977 Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, U.S. baseball player/umpire, dies at 77
1975 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
1974 Rene A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
1973 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
1967 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
1966 Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91
1966 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
1963 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
1957 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
1944 Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45
1941 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
1940 Florence Scovel Shinn, artist, book illustrator, metaphysical writer, wrote, 'The Game of Life and how to Play it", 1925, writings follow thought principles of Emma Curtis Hopkins, Myrtle Fillmore, Phineas Quimby, Charles Fillmore, dies
1933 Emily Murphy, Canadian Activist
1921 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
1920 Gerard Leman, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War, dies
1917 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
1910 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
1910 William V Moody, U.S. poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
1909 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44
1904 Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
1897 Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84
1890 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77
1887 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
1849 Frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39
1837 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58
1825 Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71
1806 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
1763 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
1740 Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47
1705 Ninon de L'Enclos, French Author
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish painter, buried at about 63
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies