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Notable Deaths on April 17th

1892Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

1790Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

April 17th Deaths
Date Event
326
Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria 
485
Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] 
617
Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg 
818
Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies 
858
Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies 
1080
King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) 
1272
Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 
1297
Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 
1427
Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies 
1539
George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471) 
1574
Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies 
1630
Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies 
1679
John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 
1680
Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656) 
1696
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626) 
1711
Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1678) dies of smallpox 
1713
David Hollatz, Pomeranian dogmatician (b. 1648) 
1714
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56 
1726
Henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49 
1742
Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664) 
1761
Thomas Bayes, English mathematician 
1764
Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82 
1790
Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84 
1799
Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728) 
1835
William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies 
1837
Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies 
1838
J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71 
1843
Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762) 
1854
Gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74 
1863
Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61 
1873
Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60 
1873
Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783) 
1873
Semyon Artemovsky, Cossacks in Exile 
1882
George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810) 
1885
Emmy von Rhoden, Ilsa 
1890
John Barnett, composer, dies at 87 
1891
Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77 
1892
Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70 
1895
Jorge Isaacs, María 
1899
Hans Balatka, composer, dies at 74 
1902
Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822) 
1915
Johannes P Kelly, [Kellij], Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60 
1919
Svetozar Corovic, Stojan Mutikasa 
1920
Thomas Persse, A Pair of Silk Stockings 
1922
H.V. Esmond, One Summer's Day 
1927
Gilda Leary, The Seventh Noon 
1930
Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863) 
1930
Louis Leon Hall, Man and Morality 
1933
Mary Scheller, Die weißen Rosen 
1933
Fred Terry, Chaplin 
1933
Kote Marjanishvili, Komunaris chibukhi 
1934
Josef Teutscher, Mozarts Leben, Lieben und Leiden 
1935
Templar Saxe, A Disciple of Plato 
1935
Fred Eric, Christopher Columbus 
1935
Tommy Lorne, The Lard Song 
1936
Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies 
1937
Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910) 
1938
J. Laurence Wickland, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island 
1939
Ludwig Herzer, U-571 
1939
Walter Brogsdale, A Black Sherlock Holmes 
1940
Katharina Schratt, Der Ochsenkrieg 
1940
Vsevolod Ulianoff, She 
1941
Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899) 
1941
Adalbert Alexander Zinn, Die gute Sieben 
1941
Al Bowlly, Amélie 
1941
Arthur Raymond Hill, Madame Racketeer 
1942
Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870) 
1942
Velma Clay, The Little Diplomat 
1942
Alfred Hertz, Jazz Mad 
1942
Emilie Smith, The War Correspondents 
1943
Ilona Vera, Dankó Pista 
1943
Charles Slattery, Brother of the Bear 
1944
J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies 
1945
Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed 
1945
Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies 
1945
Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54 
1945
Scott McKee, Angel of Crooked Street 
1945
Edith Erastoff, The Outlaw and His Wife 
1945
Tetsuo Takashina, The Neighbor's Wife and Mine 
1946
John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies 
1946
Bellari Raghava, Raitu Bidda 
1947
G.B. Samuelson, The Game of Life 
1948
Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75 
1948
Percy Sherwell, cricketer (S Afr captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies 
1948
Kantaro Suzuki,  
1950
Anna Mae Walthall, The Fable of the Through Train 
1953
Sailor Sharkey, The Grey Vulture 
1954
Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900) 
1954
Eileen Thorndike, Summer Day's Dream 
1954
Theodor Komisarjevsky, Yellow Stockings 
1954
Georg Enders, Die Sünde der Lissy Krafft 
1954
Georg Enders, Tre söner gick till flyget 
1954
Gyula Tapolczay, Piros bugyelláris 
1956
William K. Wells, The Cohens and the Kellys in Africa 
1958
Rita Montaner, Negro es mi color 
1958
Leonard Shepherd, The Dreyfus Case 
1959
Cecil Cunningham, The Awful Truth 
1960
Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash 
1960
Tsuzuya Moroguchi, Sweet Home 
1961
Hjalmar Madsen, Red Meadows 
1961
Regina Cohee, The Lure of a Woman 
1962
Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 
1962
Krag Johnson, Madame Mystery 
1962
Boncho Karastoyanov, Pod igoto 
1962
Louise Fazenda, Hearts and Flowers 
1964
Luigi Ferrari Trecate, Il fu Mattia Pascal 
1967
Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908) 
1968
Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 
1970
Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 
1971
Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 
1974
Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 
1974
Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75 
1974
Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose 
1975
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888) 
1976
Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 
1976
Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895) 
1977
Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 
1977
William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913) 
1977
Marjorie Gateson, The Sky's the Limit 
1980
Kálmán Nádasdy, Föltámadott a tenger 
1980
Józef Ponitycki, Swieta wojna 
1980
Ádám Kosztolányi, Színes tintákról álmodom 
1981
Johnny Beauchamp,  
1981
Ludwik Sempolinski, Pietro wyzej 
1982
Frank Novak, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones 
1982
Maximiliane Ackers, Brennendes Land 
1983
Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies 
1983
Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87 
1983
Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78 
1983
Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova, Twelve Chairs 
1983
Siegfried Müller, Kommando 52 
1983
Ilja Glusgal, Flower of Hawaii 
1983
Thomas L. Thomas, Episode #2.9 
1983
Eric Besche, The Last Valley 
1983
Balys Bratkauskas, Tadas Blinda 
1983
Konstanty Gordon, Zakazane piosenki 
1983
Felix Pappalardi, Snowpiercer 
1984
Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933) 
1984
George Haight, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 
1984
Gunnar Ossiander, A Swedish Love Story 
1984
Mark W. Clark, At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army 
1985
Ilona Bodden, writer, dies 
1985
Takis Miliadis, Kounia pou se kounage... 
1985
Germaine Sablon, La rose effeuillée 
1985
Jimmy Gaillard, Erreur judiciaire 
1985
Walter Meins, Jolson Sings Again 
1985
Thomas Morris, The Poseidon Adventure 
1986
Bessie Head, writer, dies 
1986
Carl Lee, Super Fly 
1986
Robert Warners, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 
1986
Roland Bailly, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1987
Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36 
1987
Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57 
1987
Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901) 
1987
Robert Hoag, Hell Divers 
1987
Willi Smith, School Daze 
1987
David Leland, Hey Boy's Revenge 
1987
Tsunayoshi Takeuchi, Akadô Suzunosuke 
1987
Grigori Konovalov, Istoki 
1987
Carlton Barrett, Marley 
1987
Ryôsuke Kagawa, Ugetsu 
1987
George Vernon, Kvinnan som försvann 
1987
Dick Shawn, The Producers 
1988
Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90 
1988
Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88 
1988
Louise Nevelson, Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist 
1988
Eva Novak, Sky High 
1988
George Williams, Uncle Buck 
1988
Sabina Wisniewska, Wsciekly 
1989
Charles Lampkin, dies 
1989
William Tregoe, Airplane! 
1989
Charles Lampkin, Cocoon 
1989
Anatoliy Granik, Dvenadtsat mesyatsev 
1990
Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies 
1990
Ralph Abernathy, 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 
1990
J. McMillan Johnson, Rear Window 
1990
John Hundley, Stephen Foster 
1990
Sigvard Törnqvist, Dreams 
1990
Hal Bokar, Leonard Part 6 
1991
Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97 
1991
Michael Pertwee, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
1991
Jack Yellen, The Aviator 
1991
Bradford Ralston, Penrod 
1992
Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure 
1992
Arthur Calder-Marshall, The World Is Rich 
1992
Hank Penny, Heading West 
1992
Frank Killmond, General Hospital 
1992
Milton Kellem, Four Weddings and a Funeral 
1992
John DeVries, L.A. Confidential 
1993
Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65 
1993
Ferruccio De Ceresa, La messa è finita 
1993
Grazia Di Marzà, Malicious 
1993
Lee Blair, Fantasia 
1994
Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69 
1994
Marise Counsell, Murder C.O.D. 
1994
Nicandro Castillo, 'Mal de amores' (Rogaciano el huapanguero) 
1994
Dick Moder, Officer Daisy Duke 
1994
Stanislaw Holly, The Touch 
1994
Peter Hackes, Broadcast News 
1995
A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies 
1995
Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator, dies at 88 
1996
Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82 
1996
Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86 
1996
Michele Carew, daughter of baseball great Rod, dies of Leukemia at 18 
1996
Lynn O'Donnell, Crumb 
1996
Abbot Low Moffat, Roots of a War: 1945-1953 
1996
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Strawberry and Chocolate 
1996
Dudley Manlove, Plan 9 from Outer Space 
1996
José Luis López Aranguren, Episode dated 11 September 1991 
1997
Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78 
1997
Allan Francovich, American documentarian 
1997
Allan Francovich, The Houses Are Full of Smoke 
1997
Cesar Ugarte, Jet Over the Atlantic 
1997
Richard Mayne, Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion 
1998
Linda McCartney, American-born photographer and wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941) 
1998
Linda McCartney, American Hustle 
1998
Geny Prado, Jeca Tatu 
1998
Milan Sandhaus, Past na kachnu 
1998
Simon de La Brosse, Pauline at the Beach 
2000
Ina Parker, The Handicap Spot 
2000
Pyotr Glebov, And Quiet Flows the Don 
2000
Megan Williams, The Sullivans 
2001
Birthe Illum, Den stjaalne minister 
2001
Terry Scully, The Asphyx 
2001
Vera Brühne, Lebenslänglich für Vera Brühne 
2002
Zara Lee, Showgirl 
2002
Crane Jackson, The Octagon 
2002
Truman Gaige, The Electric Grandmother 
2002
Dixie Starr, Law and Lawless 
2002
Al Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix 
2002
Kelly Corcoran, Picture Mommy Dead 
2002
James Copeland, High and Dry 
2003
Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930) 
2003
Paul Getty, American-born philanthropist (b. 1932) 
2003
Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934) 
2003
Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910) 
2003
Giuseppe Fiori, Sonetàula 
2003
Hilde Sessak, The Punch Bowl 
2003
Leo M. Langlois, Is There a Doctor in the House? 
2003
Kiril Gospodinov, Trimata ot zapasa 
2003
Stanley H. Brassloff, Toys Are Not for Children 
2003
Robert Atkins, Atkins 
2003
Marcos Lázaro, Agnaldo, Perigo à Vista 
2003
John Riley, For All Mankind 
2003
Paul Getty, Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 
2003
Ray Mendoza, Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro 
2003
Earl King, Rush 
2004
Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (b. 1908) 
2004
Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971) 
2004
Soundarya, Dweepa 
2004
Bruce Boa, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 
2004
Richard Gittings, Days of Our Lives 
2004
Che Moody, Carnage 
2004
Baba Punhan, Mahir Jurat vs. Aydin Khirdalanly 
2004
Jirí Císler, The Ear 
2004
Bobby Wawak, Daytona 500 
2005
Faith McNulty, The Burning Bed 
2005
Konrad Spindler, Death of the Iceman 
2005
Cheryl Marriner, The Petting Zoo 
2005
James Houston, The White Dawn 
2005
Scotty McHarg, London Town 
2005
Eric Gelman, Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas 
2005
Stewart Germain, Fail Safe 
2005
Ah Yue Lou, Blonde Engel sind nicht billig 
2006
Robert Swann, If.... 
2006
Scott Brazil, Dominoes Falling 
2006
Henderson Forsythe, Silkwood 
2007
Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (b. 1910) 
2007
Glenn Sutton, Thelma & Louise 
2007
Nair Bello, Uga Uga 
2007
Michael Malone, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life of Norman K. Collins 
2007
Roman Solntsev, Tormozheniye v nebesakh 
2007
Jacques Natteau, Never on Sunday 
2007
Steven Rossen, A Dirty Knight's Work 
2007
Chauncy Starr, A Is for Atom 
2007
James Davis, We Love You Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds 
2007
Steven B. Derounian, Episode dated 18 August 1954 
2007
Kitty Carlisle, Catch Me If You Can 
2008
Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (b. 1913) 
2008
Danny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band (b. 1950) 
2008
Aimé Césaire, Aimé Césaire, un nègre fondamental 
2008
Danny Federici, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City 
2008
Mikhail Tanich, Legenda No. 17 
2008
Durwood Bloomgren, South Pacific 
2008
Gwyneth Dunwoody, Episode dated 27 March 2007 
2008
Marcel Godin, Bidule de Tarmacadam 
2008
Nicolette Goulet, Guiding Light 
2008
Clifford H. Poland Jr., Hello Down There 
2009
Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People) dies aged 88 
2009
David Mansel Lewis, Heidi 
2009
Earl Gustkey, Mike Tyson for Losing to Buster Douglas 
2009
Della Clementi, Taken for a Ride 
2009
Ole Juul, Red Meadows 
2009
Dom Salinaro, Mrs. Harris 
2009
Victor Paskov, Ti, koyto si na nebeto 
2009
Anna Rodzianko, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
2009
Edward Messer, Death Touch 
2010
Anna Kalouta, Apaches of Athens 
2010
Ashlee T. Madison, Lucy Is the Sunshine 
2010
Suzanne Dillard, Cattle Call 
2010
Steve Drexel, Terrified 
2010
Carl Macek, Robotech 
2010
Barbara Cope Lounder, Slaughter Weekend 
2010
Sotigui Kouyaté, Dirty Pretty Things 
2010
Jaroslav Matejka, Nás dedek Josef 
2010
David Stoddard, 127 Hours 
2010
Dede Allen, The Breakfast Club 
2011
Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926) 
2011
Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948) 
2011
AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993) 
2011
Michael Sarrazin, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 
2011
Albrecht Roser, Albrecht Roser 
2011
Nikos Papazoglou, My Life in Ruins 
2011
Bob Block, Family Affair 
2011
Osamu Dezaki, Nobody's Boy Remi 
2011
AJ Perez, Cinco 
2011
Lawrence Ward, Mad About Men 
2011
Mary Robbins, Dead Man Walking 
2011
Lynne Topping, Chariot of Gold 
2011
Ken Taylor, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder 
2011
Johannes Lehmann, The Secret of El Dorado 
2011
Estrid Balslev, Mit liv er for kort 
2012
Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64 
2012
Vera Rankovic, Kamiondzije 
2012
Dieter Dorner, Von Affe bis Zebra - Die Tierwelt Herberstein 
2012
Ron Karabatsos, Flashdance 
2012
Ida Levy, The Buzz and Sparky Roadshow 
2012
Zsuzsa Koncz, A Valencia rejtély 
2012
Kenneth Wilson, Heidi 
2012
Marcelo Alfaro, Venganza de mujer 
2012
Valeri Bychenkov, Chelyabumbiya 
2012
Dimitris Mitropanos, Truants 
2013
Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100 
2013
Ángel Alcázar, Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto 
2013
Marvin Petal, Five Characters in Search of an Exit 
2013
Albert Smith, Windtalkers 
2013
Ken Lawson, We Don't Live Here Anymore 
2013
William Burchinal, Night of the Living Dead 
2014
Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87 
2014
Anthony Marriott, No Sex Please: We're British 
2014
Akira Suzuki, Tampopo 
2014
Rick Borowski, Air Superiority: U.S./Soviet Fighter Matchup 
2014
Mayra Alejandra, Carmen, la que contaba 16 años 
2014
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera 
2014
Zvonimir Milcec, Episode #2.5 
2014
Cheo Feliciano, Something Wild 
2015
Alfred Taubman, Malls R Us 
2015
Viktor Korshunov, Po tonkomu ldu 
2015
Jack Rieley, The Departed 
2015
Eric Doney, Festival Express 
2015
Brian Couzens, Where Eagles Dare 
2015
Francis Cardinal George, We Believe 
2015
Keith Shackleton, The Way We Went Wild 
2015
Ritchie D'Horsie, Crocodile Jones: The Son of Indiana Dundee 
2015
Jaroslav Holík, 13. komnata Jaroslava Holíka 
2015
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Episode dated 14 January 2004 
2016
Television and radio broadcaster Bruce Mansfield dies aged 71 
2017
World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117 
2017
Clifton James, veteran actor and sheriff in James Bond films, dies aged 96 
2017
Othman Wok, member of independent Singapore's first Cabinet, dies aged 92 
2018
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dies at age 65 
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