Historical Deaths


🏥 Famous Historical Deaths - June 17, 2021

1091 Dirk V, count of Holland (1061-91), dies

1973 Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66

1992 Dewey Balfa, bayou fiddler, dies at 65

1762 Prosper Jolyot de Cr‚billon, French poet (Idom‚n‚e), dies at 88

1984 Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51

1952 Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89

1990 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies

0656 Osman ibn Affan, 3rd kalief of Islam (644-56) murdered

1797 Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated & killed

1672 Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67

1696 Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies at 72

1963 Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79

1992 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63

0855 Leo IV, Italian Pope (847-55), dies

1119 Boudouin VII with the Axe, earl of Flanders (1111-19), dies

0676 Adeodatus II, Italian Pope (672-76), dies

1959 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68

1986 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78

1993 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

1905 M ximo Gўmez, Cuban general, dies at 68

1974 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies

1995 Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75

1978 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68

1985 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67

1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies

1953 Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76

1986 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75

1983 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88

1984 Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies

1993 Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46

1989 John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38

1938 Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies

1862 Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49

1987 Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51

1719 Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47

1971 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies

1974 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50

1815 Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle

1734 Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle

1941 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78

1961 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40

1957 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84

1918 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies

1501 Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies

1863 Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

1939 Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France

1928 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

1960 Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70

1906 William Dale, international legal consultant, dies

1983 Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60

1906 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies

1989 Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies plane crash at 59

1696 Johannes II Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies

1678 Giacomo Torelli, composer, dies at 69

1965 Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies

1979 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58

1938 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies

1963 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies

1990 Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44

1910 Lady Mosley, biographer, dies

1936 Kenneth Loach, TV director (Singing the Blues in Red), dies

1951 Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77

1885 Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies

1994 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74

1970 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies

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