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Notable Deaths on September 17th

1877William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77

1858Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

September 17th Deaths
Date Event
1179
Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81 
1179
Hildegard von Bingen, A Beautiful Mind 
1312
Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26 
1322
Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249) 
1422
Constantine II of Bulgaria 
1563
Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier 
1574
Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies 
1575
Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504) 
1604
Lucas Osiander, composer, dies at 69 
1621
Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78 
1630
Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567) 
1652
Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69 
1665
Philip IV, King of Spain (1621-55), dies 
1676
Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626) 
1679
Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50 
1702
Olof Rudbeck, composer, dies at 71 
1727
Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647) 
1732
Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40 
1762
Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74 
1762
Francesco Geminiani, Amreeka 
1771
Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50 
1803
Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies 
1808
Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755) 
1820
Henri Hamal, composer, dies at 76 
1823
Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76 
1824
Giacomo Tritto, composer, dies at 91 
1836
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748) 
1839
Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies 
1846
Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84 
1858
Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63 
1862
Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brig-general, dies at 41 
1862
William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48 
1863
Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies 
1863
Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies 
1863
Józef Korzeniowski, Mistrz tanca 
1864
Walter Savage Landor, author, dies 
1868
Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies 
1869
Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies 
1873
Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781) 
1877
William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77 
1879
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814) 
1884
Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56 
1892
Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies 
1894
Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849) 
1895
Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies 
1899
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842) 
1907
Ignaz Brull, composer, dies at 60 
1908
Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash 
1916
Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York 
1918
Cardinal Farley, But the Greatest of These Is Charity 
1918
Loyd Wheaton, A Charge of the Insurgents 
1920
Egerton Castle, Sweet Kitty Bellairs 
1921
Van Dyke Brooke, Sawdust and Salome 
1926
August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70 
1931
Franciszek Fraczkowski, Tyrannenherrschaft 
1933
Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877) 
1934
Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79 
1936
Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877) 
1937
Eraclio Zepeda, Eraclio Zepeda. Una mañana de mayo 
1937
Clifford Smith, Ace Drummond 
1938
Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901) 
1938
Bruno Jasienski, A próbababák bálja 
1938
Sadao Yamanaka, Priest of Darkness 
1939
Marbeth Wright, Happy Days 
1939
Ethel M. Dell, The Safety Curtain 
1943
Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies 
1944
... Kussin, German gen-maj/commanding Arnhem, dies in battle 
1944
Damien Parer, Kokoda Front Line! 
1946
Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880) 
1946
Clayton Hamilton, The Girl Habit 
1947
Bert Kalmar, The Green Mile 
1948
Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated 
1948
Lillian Brainthwaite, Brit actress (Man About the House), dies at 75 
1948
Ruth Benedict, anthropoligst, dies 
1948
Emil Ludwig, Hitler's Madman 
1948
Lilian Braithwaite, General Post 
1948
Henry Wardell, The House of Rothschild 
1948
Ruth Benedict, Brotherhood of Man 
1950
Percy Standing, The Pardon 
1951
Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898) 
1951
Gelett Burgess, Two O'Clock Courage 
1951
Galeão Coutinho, Romance de um Mordedor 
1952
Jaap Speyer, De Jantjes 
1952
Austin Strong, 7th Heaven 
1952
Fred Sauer, Dämon Blut - 2. Teil 
1952
Oscar Åberg, Thomas Graals bästa barn 
1953
Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80 
1953
Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91 
1954
Harry M. Fowler, Stick Around 
1955
Leopold von Ledebur, Carmen 
1956
Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42 
1957
John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81 
1958
Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70 
1958
Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71 
1958
Josephine Lovett, Annie Laurie 
1959
Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39 
1960
Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81 
1960
Katri Rautio, Rovastin häämatkat 
1960
Jack Roberts, The Borrowed Book 
1961
Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62 
1961
Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68 
1961
Stella Adams, The Vampire Bat 
1961
Svend Borch, Luksusrejen 
1961
Mack Discant, Selena 
1963
Harry Leslie Keepers, Outcast 
1964
Pat Dinga, House of Usher 
1964
Francis Compton, Witness for the Prosecution 
1966
Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35 
1968
Liselotte Goettinger, Girl with Green Eyes 
1972
Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72 
1973
Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63 
1974
Kathleen Naylor, The Mikado 
1979
Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71 
1979
Janina Wilczówna, Bolek i Lolek 
1980
Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay 
1980
Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90 
1980
Don Schoenfeld, The China Syndrome 
1981
Joyce Selznick, King Kong 
1981
Martin Noble, Rhapsody in Blue 
1982
Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937) 
1982
Vera Stravinsky, Stravinsky Remembered: Part 2 
1982
Manos Loïzos, My Life in Ruins 
1982
David Dubinsky, Children Must Laugh 
1983
Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67 
1983
Charles Unger, Come and Get It 
1983
Massimo Righi, Black Sabbath 
1983
Sverre Oredson, Tre skojiga skojare 
1983
Horia Lovinescu, Meandre 
1984
Richard Basehart, actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70 
1984
Richard Basehart, La Strada 
1984
Yuriy Vizbor, July Rain 
1984
Gian Carlo Fusco, The Howl 
1984
Jerzy Walden, Mother Joan of the Angels 
1984
Berkeley Harris, Guiding Light 
1985
Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident 
1985
Laura Ashley, Music of the Heart 
1986
Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62 
1986
Patricia Phoenix, The L-Shaped Room 
1986
András Kórodi, Sour Grapes 
1986
Paul MacWilliams, The Knickerbocker Buckaroo 
1986
Paul M. MacWilliams, Disputed Passage 
1987
Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913) 
1987
Vladimir Basov, Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures 
1987
Stephen Jack, Treasure Island 
1987
Ernest Morris, The Tell-Tale Heart 
1987
Carol Henry, Maniac 
1987
Ken Trietsch, The Arkansas Swing 
1987
Bradford Tracey, Episode dated 19 December 1978 
1987
Dieter Schidor, Cross of Iron 
1988
Roger Avermaete, Empfohlenes Haus 
1988
Ian Fordyce, How to Irritate People 
1988
Hilde Güden, Unsterblicher Mozart 
1988
Nat Jackley, Magical Mystery Tour 
1988
Ottó Ruttkai, The Corporal and Others 
1988
Hal Murray, Screen Snapshots: Spin That Platter 
1988
Roman Davydov, Adventures of Mowgli 
1989
Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide 
1989
Lill-Tollie Zellman, Juninatten 
1989
Eva Bartova, Episode #1.20 
1989
Leo S. Rosencrans, Flying with Arthur Godfrey 
1989
Jay Stewart, Jeopardy! 
1990
Kathleen Hartsfield, I Walked with a Zombie 
1991
Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902) 
1991
Natalya Gitserot, Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures 
1991
Zino Francescatti, Accord final 
1992
Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87 
1992
William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84 
1992
Herivelto Martins, Cronos 
1992
Roger Wagner, Paint Your Wagon 
1992
Feodor Chaliapin Jr., The Name of the Rose 
1993
Christian Nyby, US director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80 
1993
June Horne, A Very Young Lady 
1993
James Griffith, The Killing 
1993
Sándor Suka, Lúdas Matyi 
1993
Christian Nyby, The Thing from Another World 
1994
Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46 
1994
John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55 
1994
Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92 
1994
Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47 
1994
Iris Adrian, The Odd Couple 
1994
Jovan Rancic, Poslednja trka 
1994
Harold Norman, On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald 
1994
Kristian Almgren, Fanny and Alexander 
1994
Glenn Steers, Big Bang 
1995
Grady Sutton, actor (Come Blow Your Horn, Flying Blind), dies at 87 
1995
Yehuda Meir Getz, rabbi/soldier/religious leader, dies at 71 
1995
Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931) 
1995
József Petrik, Thorn Castle 
1995
Geza Gaspar, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 
1995
Eugene Ling, Shock 
1995
Grady Sutton, Anchors Aweigh 
1995
Friedrich Schütter, Molls Reisen 
1995
Marian Czyzewski, Kontrybucja 
1996
Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63 
1996
Spiro Theodore Agnew, US VP (1969-73), dies at 77 
1996
Bob Blackman, Episode #1.2 
1996
Rose Parenti, Sister Act 
1996
Neftali Beltrán, Rossana 
1996
Spiro Agnew, America Revisited 
1996
Ann Urcan, Betty Jo's Business 
1997
Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies 
1997
John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100 
1997
Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84 
1997
Teresita Pagano, The Best of the School 
1997
Vendela Rudbäck, Wild Strawberries 
1997
Elva Nordli, Jazz All Around 
1997
Brian Hall, The Long Good Friday 
1997
Jerry Gershwin, Blood In, Blood Out 
1997
Red Skelton, Red Skelton: A Royal Command Performance 
1997
William T. Cline, Fade Out, Fade In 
1998
Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943) 
1998
Arthur Custer, Abel's Island 
1998
Gustav Nezval, Muzi bez krídel 
1998
Ralph Pappier, Pobre, mi madre querida 
1998
Win Elliot, Tic Tac Dough 
1998
József Magyar, A mi földünk 
1998
Geoffrey Dutton, Episode #1.1 
1998
Gerold Frank, The Boston Strangler 
1999
Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928) 
1999
Benjamin Michalský, The Case of the Dissolute Beauty 
1999
Joan Gardner, The Scarlet Pimpernel 
1999
Ellen Frank, Such a Boor 
1999
Riccardo Cucciolla, Sacco & Vanzetti 
1999
Clarence Adams, They Chose China 
1999
Frankie Vaughan, Episode #2.6 
2000
Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976) 
2000
Paula Yates, English TV personality (b. 1960) 
2000
Nina Nikitina, I Am Cuba 
2000
Dem Radulescu, The Miscellaneous Brigade on the Watch 
2000
Ruth Richards, Slow Burn 
2000
Ruth Lewis, An American in Paris 
2000
Fraser McMinn, Francis 
2000
Armand Mestral, They Came to Rob Las Vegas 
2000
Paula Yates, Sex with Paula 
2000
Józef Kaczynski, Money Is Not Everything 
2000
Henry T. Weinstein, Runaway Train 
2000
Jeanne Farrin, Queenie of Hollywood 
2000
Chico Salmon, Game 2 
2001
Lou Dog, Sublime mascot. 
2001
Brother John Joseph Steren, Babe Ruth 
2001
Barbara Drew, Some Like It Hot 
2001
Dusan Blaskovic, Pacho, hybsky zbojnik 
2002
Dida, O Preço da Vitória 
2002
Henk van Montfoort, Sinterklaas is jarig 
2002
Dodo Marmarosa, Thrill of a Romance 
2002
Norman Levy, 84C MoPic 
2002
Margita Stefanovic, Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje 
2003
Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951) 
2003
Ljubica Maric, Pesme prostora 
2003
George Sawaya, Batman: The Movie 
2003
Erich Hallhuber, Amen. 
2003
Robert Ryan,  
2003
Luis Rios, Miss Ameriguá 
2003
Jerzy Kaplinski, Zolnierz królowej Madagaskaru 
2004
Evi Rauer, Perekond Männard 
2004
Bert Breit, Der stille Ozean 
2004
William Mulvihill, Sands of the Kalahari 
2004
Harnam Singh Rawail, Mere Mehboob 
2004
Don Gazzaniga, Hero 
2004
Mariette Duval, J.A. Martin photographe 
2005
Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921) 
2005
Walter Marsh, Unforgiven 
2005
Joel Hirschhorn, The Towering Inferno 
2005
Donn Clendenon, Episode #1.4 
2005
Venmani Haridas, Pilgrimage 
2005
Jack Lesberg, Everyone Says I Love You 
2005
Denzil Howson, The Survivor 
2005
Jacques Lacarriere, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground 
2005
Leonard C. Kroll, A Dry White Season 
2006
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924) 
2006
Nicolas Vogel, The Day of the Jackal 
2006
Tim Hollings, Storm 
2006
Al Casey, The Wrecking Crew 
2006
Richard Pendrey, A Situation Full of Promise 
2006
Art Baer, Reverend Kommandant Klink 
2006
Kazuyuki Sogabe, Vampire Hunter D 
2006
Edwin Owens, General Hospital 
2006
Patricia Kennedy, Episode #2.1 
2007
Wade Denning, Halloween 
2007
Julius Drum, Thunderheart 
2007
Minoru Inuzuka, The Tale of Zatoichi 
2007
Pierre Segui, The Deer Hunter 
2007
Nikolai Klissurov, Smart nyama 
2008
Patrick Alexandroni, Maigret et le témoignage de l'enfant de choeur 
2008
Jonathan Moore, Amadeus 
2008
Humberto Solás, Barrio Cuba 
2008
Zvonko Milenkovic, Tight Skin 4 
2008
Robert Steinberg, Cookies 
2009
Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968) 
2009
Jürg Hügi, Die Fabrikanten 
2009
Frank Deasy, Prozac Nation 
2009
Dick Durock, Stand by Me 
2009
Randy Johnson, New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams 
2009
Richard Unekis, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 
2009
Robert Graves, Garage Grievance 
2009
Bob Kowalkowski, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions 
2010
Walt Dropo, Casey Stengel 
2010
Leonard Varfolomeev, Vozdukhoplavatel 
2010
Bill Littlejohn, Mrs. Doubtfire 
2010
Noble Threewitt, The True Story of Seabiscuit 
2010
Louis Marks, Silas Marner 
2010
Paul Carmine, Der kostbare Gast 
2010
Marilyn Cantor Baker, Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend 
2010
Jean-Claude Bringuier, Un moment chez: Max-Pol Fouchet 
2010
Sen Yano, Woman in the Dunes 
2010
Roderick Mann, Foreign Body 
2010
Sergio Di Stefano, Episode #1.9 
2010
Vladimir Svetlov, Iz ada v ad 
2011
Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921) 
2011
Charles Percy, Inside the CIA 
2011
Asko Sahlman, Lapland Odyssey 
2011
Tomasz Zygadlo, Cma 
2011
Cora Vaucaire, French Cancan 
2011
Nikolay Tyurin, The Edelweiss Pirates 
2011
Kurt Sanderling, Christ on a Bike 
2011
Eleanor Mondale, Drop Dead Fred 
2011
Zsolt Huszár, Children of Glory 
2011
Magda Teresa Wójcik, Matka Królów 
2011
József Böröczky, Episode #6.6 
2011
Marcus Danforth, King of the Park Rangers 
2012
Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92 
2012
Manfred Praeker, Nina Hagen Band 
2012
Tedi Thurman, When Ocean Meets Sky 
2012
Russell Train, Earth Days 
2013
Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88 
2013
Jerzy Gawel, Zlote runo 
2013
Jane Oliver, For One Night Only: Errol Flynn 
2013
Eiji Toyoda, Die Zukunft hat Geburtstag - 100 Jahre Automobil 
2013
Per Goldschmidt, It Don't Mean a Thing 
2013
Dave Riggs, Succubus: Hell-Bent 
2013
Martí de Riquer, Enigma Cervantes 
2013
Marvin Rainwater, Walk the Line 
2014
Peter von Bagh, Elokuvan vuosisata 
2014
Elaine Lee, The Sum of Us 
2014
Gerald A. LaRue, Bizarre World 
2014
George Hamilton IV, A Perfect World 
2014
China Zorrilla, Elsa & Fred 
2014
Wolfgang Held, Bear Ye One Another's Burden 
2014
David Jones, Shadow Play 
2014
Yuri Muzychenko, Daglarda döyüs 
2014
Paul Savage, Murder to a Jazz Beat 
2014
Hank Shores, Episode #5.108 
2015
Igrida Andrina, Viimne reliikvia 
2015
D.M. Marshman Jr., Sunset Blvd. 
2015
Nelo Risi, Diary of a Schizophrenic Girl 
2015
Pablo Rieznik, Cuarenta balas: El caso Fischer-Bufano 
2015
Mikhail Remizov, The Man of No Return 
2015
Maciej Sosnowski, The Collector 
2015
Carlos Manga, Os Trapalhões 
2015
Boris Gusakov, Vizit vezhlivosti 
2015
Dettmar Cramer,  
2015
Stanislaw Wieszczycki, Palac 
2015
Millie Moore, Halloween III: Season of the Witch 
2015
Milo Hamilton, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream 
2016
Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at 88 
2016
Former Italian President Ciampi dies aged 95 
2016
Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at 88 
2017
Michelle Rounds, ex-wife of Rosie O'Donnell, dies age 46 
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