Died on This Day (17-Apr)
|Jess Fenton Roskelley was an American mountaineer.
|Doris May Roberts was an American actress whose career spanned seven decades of television and film.
|V. S. Ramadevi
|V. S. Ramadevi was an Indian politician who was the first lady to become the 13th Governor of Karnataka and 9th Chief Election Commissioner of India from 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990.
|Michael Sarrazin was a Canadian film and television actor who found fame opposite Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? .
|Canadian film and television actor
|Johannes Petrus Adrianus "Hans" Gruijters was a Dutch politician and co-founder of the Democrats 66 party and journalist.
|Robert Coleman Atkins was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Diet, which requires close control of carbohydrate consumption and emphasizes protein and fat as the primary sources of dietary calories in addition to a controlled number of carbohydrates from vegetables.
|Atkins diet inventor
|John Ferraro was an American politician and businessman who was a Democratic member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1966 until his death in 2001, the longest tenure of any member in the city's history.
|Angelo Schiavio was an Italian footballer who played as a forward.
|Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , natively Radhakrishnayya, was an Indian philosopher and statesman.
|President of India
|Jorge Isaacs Ferrer was a Colombian writer, politician and soldier.
|Barbara Pierce Bush was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, as the wife of President George H.
|First Lady of the United States
|Gabriel García Márquez
|Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.
|Jonathan V. Plaut
|Jonathan V. Plaut, was an American Reform rabbi and author.
|American writer and rabbi
|John Carl Warnecke
|John Carl Warnecke was an architect based in San Francisco, California, who designed numerous notable monuments and structures in the Modernist, Bauhaus, and other similar styles.
|Geraint Wyn Howells, Baron Geraint was a leading Welsh Liberal Democrat politician.
|Takeshi "Tak" Shindo was an American musician, composer and arranger.
|Japanese American musician, composer
|Anton Ronald Andrew Murray was a South African cricketer who played in 10 Test matches in a little over a year from December 1952 to February 1954, appearing four times against Australia and then six times against New Zealand.
|South African cricketer
|Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg was a Swedish theatre and film director.
|Swedish film director
|August Lambert was a German Luftwaffe military aviator and ground-attack pilot during World War II.
|German flying ace
|William Mudge was an English artillery officer and surveyor, born in Plymouth, an important figure in the work of the Ordnance Survey.
|General and Army surveyor