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Notable Deaths on October 17th

1868Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

33Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47

October 17th Deaths
Date Event
33
Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47 
532
Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies 
1174
Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135) 
1312
Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies 
1552
Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 
1586
Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 
1616
John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560) 
1638
Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 
1660
Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601) 
1673
Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (b. 1630) 
1702
Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies 
1757
René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683) 
1763
Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76 
1776
Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681) 
1780
William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705) 
1786
Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723) 
1806
Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies 
1825
Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71 
1836
Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782) 
1837
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58 
1837
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Cecilia Bartoli: The Barcelona Concert 
1849
Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39 
1849
Frédéric Chopin, The Prestige 
1868
Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775) 
1887
Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63 
1889
Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828) 
1889
Nikolay Chernyshevskiy, Che fare? 
1890
Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77 
1897
Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84 
1901
Michal Balucki, For Crimes Not Theirs 
1904
Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32 
1909
Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44 
1910
Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91 
1910
William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies 
1910
Julia Ward Howe, Kick-Ass 
1910
William Vaughn Moody, The Great Divide 
1916
Silvio Pettirossi,  
1917
Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 
1918
Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies 
1918
Arthur Moon, Going to the Dogs 
1919
H.B. Irving, The Lyons Mail 
1920
John Reed, October (Ten Days that Shook the World) 
1920
Alajos Mészáros, A hadtest parancsnok 
1921
Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45 
1921
Katherine Griffith, The Little Princess 
1923
Hans Kayrød, Doktor Lucas 
1924
Eyvind Kornbeck, Det største i verden 
1925
John I. Beggs,  
1931
Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884) 
1932
Irén Varsányi, Anna Karenina 
1934
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852) 
1934
Franc-Nohain, L'heure espagnole 
1936
Suzanne Bianchetti, Napoleon 
1936
Jack Freulich, The Silk-Lined Burglar 
1939
J.S. Murray, The Outlaw's Nemesis 
1940
George Davis, World Series Baseball Game 
1940
María Fernanda Ibáñez, La madrina del diablo 
1941
John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies 
1942
Frank Jonasson, Sagebrush Law 
1943
Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893) 
1944
Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 
1944
Pavel Haas, Zivot je pes 
1944
Eva Hayman, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport 
1945
Charles Lane, Sadie Thompson 
1947
John Halliday, The Philadelphia Story 
1948
Elisabed Cherqezishvili, Ori monadire 
1949
Mark Warnow, Biloxi Blues 
1950
Fred Lyssa, Liebelei 
1950
Herbert Clyde Lewis, It Happened on Fifth Avenue 
1950
Gordon Wiles, Charlie Chan's Secret 
1951
Eugen Illés, The Yellow Ticket 
1951
Larry Randall, The Big Sky 
1951
Bernhard Kellermann, Das Meer 
1952
Laura Burt, The Social Pirate 
1952
Julia Dean, The Curse of the Cat People 
1953
Carmen Cartellieri, The Hands of Orlac 
1953
Emil E. Reinert, Bed for Two 
1955
James Benson Nablo, A Bullet for Joey 
1955
Aage Lorentzen, En Opfinders Skæbne 
1956
Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920) 
1956
Elis Ellis, Charleys tant 
1956
Anne Crawford, Knights of the Round Table 
1956
Jack Marvin, Beyond Glory 
1956
Lee Kenny, Just Imagine 
1957
John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70 
1957
Eric Maturin, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
1957
David Ledner, Citizen Kane 
1957
Ralph Benatzky, To New Shores 
1958
C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies 
1958
Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896) 
1958
Abdullah Hassan, Bonnie Scotland 
1958
Gene Delaney, The Bad Seed 
1962
Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882) 
1962
Natalia Goncharova, Drama in the Futurists' Cabaret No. 13 
1962
Salko Repak, Stojan Mutikasa 
1962
Rubberlegs Williams, Smash Your Baggage 
1963
Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97 
1963
Romualdo Tirado, La jaula de los leones 
1965
Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies 
1965
Murray Parker, St. Vincent's Frolics 
1966
Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91 
1966
Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies 
1967
Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61 
1970
Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921) 
1970
Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897) 
1972
Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914) 
1972
Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887) 
1972
Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910) 
1973
Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47 
1974
René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57 
1975
Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90 
1975
Jerzy Braun, Mocny czlowiek 
1977
Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77 
1979
John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81 
1979
Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69 
1979
S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75 
1979
Robert Vernay, The Count of Monte Cristo 
1979
John Stuart, Superman 
1980
Tauno Majuri, Pikajuna pohjoiseen 
1980
Teruko Sanjô, Onna kunisada 
1980
Carla Jørgensen, Gaardmandsdatteren 
1980
Joseph Edesa, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 
1980
Otávio de Faria, O Viajante 
1980
Carl Brückel, Die Laubenpieper 
1981
David Guion, composer, dies at 88 
1981
Albert Cohen, Swiss author (b. 1895) 
1981
Kullervo Kari, Kuningaspäivät Helsingissä toukok. 15-17 p. 1928 
1981
Jean Sylvère, Socrates 
1981
Steve Bogarus, Easy Living 
1981
Albert Cohen, Belle du Seigneur 
1981
R.S. Allen, The Hill 
1982
Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47 
1982
Aleksei Mishurin, Pesni nad Dneprom 
1982
Youssef Wahby, Mr. Bayumi 
1983
Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78 
1983
Lucienne Givry, Good Luck 
1983
Edda von Bidder-Ehrnrooth, Polyteekkarifilmi 
1983
Vittorio Nino Novarese, Incanto di mezzanotte 
1984
Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89 
1984
Alex Goudavich, The Pied Piper of Hamelin 
1984
Steven Henschel, Speed 
1984
Georges Thill, Opéra de Paris 
1984
Alberta Hunter, Alberta Hunter: My Castle's Rockin' 
1985
Joseph Rosenstock, Hebrew Melody 
1986
Ronald S. Kass, Melody 
1986
Leah Rhodes, Strangers on a Train 
1987
Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925) 
1987
Gene Taft, Blame It on the Night 
1987
Mauno Mäkelä, Gas, Inspector Palmu! 
1987
Ruby Dandridge, Dead Reckoning 
1988
Robert Moberly, Into the Night 
1989
Erling Schroeder, Otte akkorder 
1990
Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64 
1990
Ola Moore, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 
1990
Emmi Jurkka, Kun isä tahtoo... 
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 
1991
Roy Aversa, Music Man 
1991
Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Fabulous Fordies 
1991
J.G. Devlin, Far and Away 
1991
Herman Walder, The Last of the Blue Devils 
1992
Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies 
1992
Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912) 
1992
Rouben Ter-Arutunian, The Loved One 
1993
Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77 
1993
Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84 
1993
Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies 
1993
Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963) 
1993
Tatyana Makhova, Far from Moscow 
1993
Vijay Bhatt, Baiju Bawra 
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 
1994
Floyd Joyer, Shock Corridor 
1994
Joe Paparella, Game 7 
1994
Stan Bohrman, The China Syndrome 
1994
Terry Runte, Super Mario Bros. 
1994
George Barrows, Robot Monster 
1995
Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66 
1995
Pál Zolnay, Photography 
1995
Phillip Smith, Night of the Living Dead 
1996
Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93 
1996
Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30 
1996
Gerhard Holtz-Baumert, Erscheinen Pflicht 
1996
Jaroslav Balík, Jak se krade milión 
1996
Eric Vogel, Francia négyes 
1996
Madalyn Trahey, Mustang! 
1996
Carl-Olof Alm, Episode #1.5 
1996
Maruja Sánchez, Hitler soy yo 
1996
Burt Slade, Murder in Coweta County 
1997
Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54 
1997
Tuuli Reijonen, Vaarallista vapautta 
1997
Ben Welden, The Fighting Seabees 
1997
Jean Pourtalé, 5% de risque 
1997
Julius Hackethal, Episode dated 9 April 1977 
1998
Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906) 
1998
Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist 
1998
Albert Johnson, Play It As It Lays 
1998
Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side 
1998
Antonio Agri, Tango 
1999
Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915) 
1999
Christine Mason, Hairspray 
1999
Hilton Gomes, Jornal Nacional 
1999
Franz Peter Wirth, Spielsalon 
1999
Maryamber Bosk, Lily 
1999
Tere Rios, The Flying Nun 
2000
Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924) 
2000
Walter Shenson, A Hard Day's Night 
2000
Fritz Holzer, Der Konfuse 
2000
Frederick S. Clarke, Final Stab 
2000
Leo Nomellini, Follies, Crunches and Highlights 
2000
Horacio Ranieri, La garganta del diablo 
2000
Joachim Jokke Nielsen, Buddy 
2000
'Lighthorse' Harry Cooper, The Caddy 
2001
Jay Livingston, American songwriter (b. 1915) 
2001
Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926) 
2001
Jay Livingston, The Godfather 
2001
Tomasz Zaród, Lucky Edge 
2001
Graziano Giusti, Il portaborse 
2002
Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935) 
2002
Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (b. 1906) 
2002
Beecher Kirby, Episode #2.13 
2002
Arnim Mühlstädt, Feuer unter Deck 
2002
Yara Cortes, The Devil Queen 
2002
Henri Renaud, 'Round Midnight 
2002
Pattie Coldwell, Episode #1.54 
2002
Aileen Riggin, Neptune's Nieces 
2003
Ralph Ferrin, Murder by the Book 
2003
Chili Williams, Raw Deal 
2003
Janice Rule, 3 Women 
2003
Bernard Schwartz, St. Elmo's Fire 
2004
Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952) 
2004
Betty Hill, UFO's Are Real 
2004
Ray Boone, Bob Feller 
2004
Alex Stelter, No Retreat, No Surrender 
2004
Rebecca Welles, Episode dated 5 August 1970 
2004
Julius Harris, Live and Let Die 
2004
Lawrence Ryle, The Magic Necklace 
2004
Novica Savic, Sa 204-272 
2004
Justin Edgerton, The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 
2004
Uzi Hitman, Episode #1.9 
2004
Franco Prosperi, Hercules in the Haunted World 
2005
Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904) 
2005
Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962) 
2005
Jin Ba, Witch from Nepal 
2005
Jean Lescure, Le cantique des créatures: Georges Braque ou Le temps différent 
2005
Leslie Duxbury, Episode #1.3320 
2006
Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924) 
2006
Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938) 
2006
Christopher Glenn, In the News 
2006
Ursula Moray Williams, The Three Toymakers: Part 5 
2006
Lenore Somerset, Story of a Shaggy Dog 
2006
Marcia Tucker, Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist 
2006
Eli Cantor, The Nest 
2006
Daniel Emilfork, The City of Lost Children 
2006
Jeffie Legend, Lebensborn 
2006
Megan Meier,  
2007
Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918) 
2007
Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931) 
2007
Manuel Avila Camacho, Los 7 pecados capitales 
2007
Vojtech Ron, Krevní skupina 
2007
Francisco Egídio, A Marcha 
2007
Aldo Bovio, Rimorso 
2007
Harry Kleiner, Bullitt 
2007
Teresa Brewer, Teresa Brewer 
2007
Peter Bray, The Art of War 
2007
Joey Bishop, The Delta Force 
2008
Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936) 
2008
Al Bernay, Turnabout 
2008
Edwin M. Adams, Yuri Nosenko, KGB 
2008
Milos Mitrovic, Suva planina 2 
2008
Friedrich Scholz, Collin 
2008
Levi Stubbs, Little Shop of Horrors 
2008
Ben Weider, Bigger 
2009
Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916) 
2009
Vladimir Kashpur, Taksi-Blyuz 
2009
Frank Baxter, Lady in Waiting 
2009
Rosanna Schiaffino, Ro.Go.Pa.G. 
2009
Morgan Harrington,  
2009
Carla Boni, ...e Napoli canta! 
2009
Douglas Blackwell, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 
2009
Norma Fox Mazer, When We First Met 
2009
Vic Mizzy, The Addams Family 
2009
Robert Yuhas, Becoming Barack 
2010
Francesco Scardamaglia, Watch Out, We're Mad 
2010
Guido Palliggiano, The American 
2010
Loulan Pitre, Belizaire the Cajun 
2011
Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919) 
2011
Piri Thomas, Every Child Is Born a Poet 
2011
Savannah Gold, SSI: Sex Squad Investigation 
2011
Alan R. Kessler, The Shawshank Redemption 
2011
John Morton Blum, T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part I) 
2011
Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Ashik Kerib 
2011
Étienne O'Leary, Chromo sud 
2011
Poul Glargaard, Hvordan vi slipper af med de andre 
2011
Osvaldo Guidi, Latin Love 
2011
Bernie Pokrzywa, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 
2011
Barney Danson,  
2012
Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89 
2012
Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60 
2012
László Komár, It's Summer at Long Last 
2012
Olga Ádám, Bunja 
2012
Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Who Killed the Electric Car? 
2012
Gordon Trigg, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 
2012
Fransined, Jean de Florette 
2012
Chet Hansen, General Omar Bradley 
2012
Valeriy Khromushkin, Interdevochka 
2012
Louanna Gardner, Perchance to Dream 
2012
Wolfgang Menge, Das Millionenspiel 
2012
Kôji Wakamatsu, United Red Army 
2013
Antonio Guidi, I legionari dello spazio 
2013
George Blair, Captiva Island 
2013
Joël Barbouth, Gandahar 
2013
Lou Scheimer, The Secret of the Sword 
2013
Éva Ferenc, A száztizenegyes 
2013
Günter Willumeit, Episode #1.118 
2014
Anna Nakagawa, Cure 
2014
Antal Flórián, Az eröd 
2014
Masaru Emoto, What If? The Movie 
2014
Herb Schapiro, Edtv 
2014
Dzhemal Vadakariya, Vstrecha v kontse zimy 
2014
Rolf Labbart, Rölli - hirmuisia kertomuksia 
2015
Morando Morandini, Before the Revolution 
2015
Igor Bityutskiy, Patrioticheskaya komediya 
2015
Danièle Delorme, The Crook 
2016
World's oldest giant panda Jia Jia dies aged 38 in Hong Kong 
2016
Mystery writer Edward Gorman dies aged 74 
2017
'Trailer Park Boys' actor John Dunsworth has died at the age of 71 
2017
Irish comedian Sean Hughes dies at age 51 
2017
'Game Of Thrones' actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94 
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