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What happened on November 17? There are more than 331 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 17

November 17 is the 321st day of the year 2018. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 46th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Studio City, California 91604 sunrise will occur at 12:28 PM and sunset will occur at 10:48 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

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Historical Events For November 17

  • 473
    The future Leo II is named associate emperor by Leo I.
  • 794
    Japanese Emperor Kammu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1292
    John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1511
    Spain and England ally against France.
  • 1558
    Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1603
    English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
  • 1659
    The Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1777
    Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.
  • 1796
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole – French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
  • 1800
    The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
  • 1810
    Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
  • 1811
    José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1820
    Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him).
  • 1831
    Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1839
    Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan,
  • 1855
    David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
  • 1856
    American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1858
    Modified Julian Day zero.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins – Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege.
  • 1869
    In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 1871
    The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 1876
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March is given its première performance in Moscow.
  • 1878
    First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 1903
    The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1911
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an HBCU, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington,DC.
  • 1919
    King George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea is first suggested by Edward George Honey.
  • 1922
    Former Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI goes into exile in Italy.
  • 1922
    The first executions during the Irish Civil War take place when five Irish Republican Army members are sent to the firing squad by the Irish Free State.
  • 1933
    United States recognizes Soviet Union.
  • 1939
    Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • 1947
    American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
  • 1947
    The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1953
    The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
  • 1957
    Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.
  • 1962
    President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking..We are making progress.”
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • 1968
    British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
  • 1968
    Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
  • 1969
    Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
  • 1970
    Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
  • 1970
    Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
  • 1973
    The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 1979
    Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
  • 1982
    Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 1983
    The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
  • 1990
    Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan becomes active again and erupts.
  • 1997
    In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • 2000
    A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
  • 2000
    Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
  • 2009
    Administrators at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia discover their servers had been hacked and thousands of emails and files on climate change had been stolen, which would serve as the basis of the “Climategate” controversy.

Who Were Born On November 17?

  • 9
    Emperor Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
  • 1503
    Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1572)
  • 1576
    Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
  • 1587
    Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (d. 1679)
  • 1612
    Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
  • 1681
    Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • 1685
    Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1729
    Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1749
    Nicolas Appert, French inventor (d. 1841)
  • 1753
    Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American clergyman and botanist (d. 1815)
  • 1755
    Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
  • 1765
    Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • 1790
    August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
  • 1793
    Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter (d. 1865)
  • 1799
    Titian Peale, American artist (d. 1885)
  • 1816
    August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer (d. 1876)
  • 1827
    Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • 1835
    Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1854
    Hubert Lyautey, French general (d. 1934)
  • 1857
    Joseph Babiński, Polish-French neurologist (d. 1932)
  • 1866
    Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • 1868
    Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (d. 1918)
  • 1877
    Frank Calder, British-born Canadian sports executive (d. 1943)
  • 1878
    Grace Abbott, American social worker (d. 1939)
  • 1878
    Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist (d. 1968)
  • 1886
    Walter Terence Stace, British philosopher (d. 1967)
  • 1887
    Bernard Montgomery, British World War II commander (d. 1976)
  • 1894
    Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian politician (d. 1972)
  • 1895
    Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • 1895
    Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1896
    Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • 1897
    Frank Fay, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1899
    Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1901
    Lee Strasberg, Austrian director (d. 1982)
  • 1901
    Walter Hallstein, German politician (d. 1982)
  • 1902
    Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1904
    Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor (d. 1988)
  • 1905
    Mischa Auer, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1905
    Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
  • 1906
    Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1906
    Soichiro Honda, Japanese automobile pioneer (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley’s secretary (d. 1985)
  • 1911
    Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • 1916
    Shelby Foote, American historian (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1922
    Stanley Cohen, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1923
    Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdian politician (d. 2011)
  • 1923
    Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1925
    Charles Mackerras, Australian-born conductor (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Jean Faut, American baseball player
  • 1925
    Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1927
    Robert Brown, American actor
  • 1927
    Robert Drasnin, American musician and composer
  • 1928
    Arman, French/American artist (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Rance Howard, American actor
  • 1929
    Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Bob Mathias, American decathlete (d. 2006)
  • 1933
    Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • 1934
    Fenella Fielding, English actress
  • 1934
    Jim Inhofe, American politician
  • 1935
    Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player
  • 1935
    Toni Sailer, Austrian skier (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Peter Cook, British comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1938
    Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer
  • 1939
    Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player (d. 1984)
  • 1942
    Bob Gaudio, singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Keyboardist/backing vocalist for The Four Seasons (band)
  • 1942
    Kang Kek Iew, Cambodian politician and criminal
  • 1942
    Martin Scorsese, American film director
  • 1943
    Lauren Hutton, American actress
  • 1944
    Danny DeVito, American actor
  • 1944
    Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (d. 1991)
  • 1944
    Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame basketball coach
  • 1944
    Lorne Michaels, Canadian producer
  • 1944
    Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
  • 1944
    Tom Seaver, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Elvin Hayes, American basketball player
  • 1945
    Roland Joffé, Anglo-French film director
  • 1946
    Martin Barre, English rock musician (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946
    Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1947
    Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • 1947
    Robert “Stewkey” Antoni lead vocalist and keyboardist for Nazz
  • 1947
    Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1948
    East Bay Ray, American musician
  • 1948
    Howard Dean, American politician, 75th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont & 79th Governor of Vermont
  • 1949
    John Boehner, American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio & 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1949
    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister of Vietnam
  • 1950
    Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Butch Davis, American football coach
  • 1951
    Dean Paul Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1951
    Stephen Root, American actor
  • 1952
    Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1953
    Babis Tennes, Greek football manager
  • 1954
    Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
  • 1955
    Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1955
    Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 2007)
  • 1956
    Graham Jones, British author and psychologist
  • 1957
    Debbie Thrower, news reader
  • 1958
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress
  • 1959
    Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1959
    William R. Moses, American actor
  • 1960
    Jonathan Ross, British TV presenter
  • 1960
    Mandy Yachad, former South African cricketer
  • 1960
    Michael Hertwig, German footballer
  • 1960
    RuPaul, American drag entertainer
  • 1961
    Pat Toomey, American politician, junior senator of Pennsylvania
  • 1961
    Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
  • 1962
    Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • 1963
    Randy Black, Canadian drummer (Annihilator)
  • 1964
    Mitch Williams, baseball player
  • 1964
    Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
  • 1964
    Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1965
    Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • 1966
    Ben Allison, American jazz bassist and composer
  • 1966
    Daisy Fuentes, Cuban model and actress
  • 1966
    Jeff Buckley, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1966
    Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • 1966
    Richard Fortus, American guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1966
    Sophie Marceau, French actress
  • 1967
    Tab Benoit American Cajun musician
  • 1968
    Amber Michaels, German pornographic actress
  • 1968
    Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1969
    Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
  • 1969
    Rebecca Walker, American feminist writer
  • 1969
    Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970
    Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1972
    Joanne Goode, English badminton player
  • 1972
    Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • 1972
    Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1973
    Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater
  • 1973
    Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund, Swedish singer (Vintersorg)
  • 1973
    Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1973
    Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 1974
    Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 1975
    Jerome James, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer
  • 1975
    Lord Infamous, Rapper
  • 1975
    Roland de Marigny, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Brandon Call, American actor
  • 1976
    Diane Neal, American actress
  • 1976
    Jacqueline Aguilera, Venezuelan beauty queen
  • 1977
    Paul Shepherd, English footballer
  • 1977
    Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1978
    Glen Air, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1978
    Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1978
    Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress-stuntwoman
  • 1979
    Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1980
    Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Isaac Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
  • 1980
    Mercedes Martinez, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1982
    Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer
  • 1982
    Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Lucy Durack, Australian Singer/Performer
  • 1982
    Otacílio Mariano Neto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982
    Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1983
    Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • 1983
    Harry Lloyd, English actor
  • 1983
    Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
  • 1983
    Ryan Braun, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Trevor Crowe, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1984
    Amanda Evora, American figure skater
  • 1984
    Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • 1986
    Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1986
    Nani, Portuguese footballer
  • 1987
    Gemma Spofforth, British swimmer
  • 1990
    Shanica Knowles, American actress
  • 1992
    Darian Weiss, American actor
  • 1994
    Raquel Castro, American actress

Who Died On November 17?

  • 265
    Dionysius, Greek Orthodox Pope of Alexandria (b. late 2nd, early 3rd century)
  • 344
    Jin Kangdi, Chinese emperor (b. 322)
  • 375
    Valentinian I, Roman Emperor (b. 321)
  • 594
    Gregory of Tours, bishop and historian (b. c. 538)
  • 641
    Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
  • 680
    Hilda of Whitby (b. 614)
  • 885
    Queen Liutgard of Saxony (b. c. 845)
  • 1104
    Nikephoros Melissenos, Byzantine general (b. c. 1045)
  • 1231
    Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)
  • 1302
    St. Gertrude the Great (b. 1256)
  • 1326
    Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
  • 1494
    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
  • 1558
    Mary I of England (b. 1516)
  • 1558
    Reginald Pole, Cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1500)
  • 1562
    Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  • 1592
    John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • 1600
    Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
  • 1632
    Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
  • 1643
    Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)
  • 1648
    Thomas Ford, English composer
  • 1665
    John Earle, English bishop
  • 1668
    Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634)
  • 1690
    Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1708
    Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch painter (b. 1631)
  • 1713
    Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  • 1720
    Calico Jack Rackham, English pirate (b. 1682)
  • 1747
    Alain-René Lesage, French writer (b. 1668)
  • 1768
    Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1693)
  • 1776
    James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)
  • 1780
    Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • 1794
    Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1808
    David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721)
  • 1818
    Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III (b. 1744)
  • 1835
    Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (b. 1758)
  • 1849
    Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)
  • 1858
    Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
  • 1865
    James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
  • 1897
    George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)
  • 1902
    Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  • 1905
    Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
  • 1910
    Ralph Johnstone, pioneer pilot, 1st ‘American’pilot killed in the crash of an airplane, Denver, Colorado (b. 1886)
  • 1917
    Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (b. 1840)
  • 1921
    Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • 1922
    Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)
  • 1928
    Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • 1929
    Herman Hollerith, American statistician (b. 1860)
  • 1936
    Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
  • 1937
    Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (b. 1860)
  • 1938
    Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  • 1940
    Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
  • 1940
    Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
  • 1942
    Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • 1947
    Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • 1954
    Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-born Israeli poet and columnist (b. 1899)
  • 1955
    James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)
  • 1958
    Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1959
    Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (b. 1887)
  • 1961
    Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller; died on expedition to New Guinea (b. 1938)
  • 1968
    Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  • 1973
    Mirra Alfassa, “The Mother”, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)
  • 1976
    Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1880)
  • 1979
    John Glascock, British bassist (Jethro Tull) (b. 1951)
  • 1982
    Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (b. 1959)
  • 1982
    Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer (b. 1905)
  • 1982
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (b. 1924)
  • 1986
    Georges Besse, French automobile executive (b. 1927)
  • 1987
    Paul Derringer, baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 1988
    Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-US gossip columnist (b. 1904)
  • 1989
    Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • 1989
    Mary Giatra Lemou, Greek actress (b. 1915)
  • 1990
    Peter Schilperoort, Dutch musician Dutch Swing College Band (b. 1919)
  • 1990
    Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Audre Lorde, Caribbean-American writer, poet, and activist (b. 1934)
  • 1993
    Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1995
    Alan Hull, English Rock Musician (Lindisfarne) (b. 1945)
  • 1998
    Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    Kea Bouman, Dutch tennisplayer (b. 1903)
  • 2000
    Louis Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2001
    Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2002
    Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Frank McCarthy, American artist and realist painter (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2003
    Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2003
    Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi artist (b. 1962)
  • 2004
    Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
  • 2005
    Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Flo Sandon’s, Italian singer (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    George Stephen Morrison, American admiral (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2011
    Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • 2011
    Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)


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