Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 17-May

Died on This Day (17-May)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Herman Wouk Herman Wouk Herman Wouk was an American author best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. American author 103 1
Rhodri Morgan Rhodri Morgan Hywel Rhodri Morgan was a Welsh Labour politician who was the First Minister of Wales and the Leader of Welsh Labour from 2000 to 2009. First Minister of Wales 77 3
Gerald Edelman Gerald Edelman Gerald Maurice Edelman was an American biologist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. American biologist 84 6
Donna Summer Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines , known professionally as Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter. American singer-songwriter 63 8
Richard Gregory Richard Gregory Richard Langton Gregory CBE, FRS, FRSE was a British psychologist and Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. British psychologist 86 10
Tony Randall Tony Randall Anthony Leonard Randall was an American actor. He is best known for portraying the role of Felix Unger in a television adaptation of the 1965 play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. American actor, comedian and singer 84 16
Geoffrey Dickens Geoffrey Dickens Geoffrey Kenneth Dickens was a British Conservative politician. British Conservative MP 63 25
Teddy Shapou Teddy Shapou Theodore Roosevelt Shapou was an American fighter pilot of World War II. American aviator 66 35
Sven Erixson Sven Erixson Sven "X-et" Leonard Erixson was a Swedish painter and sculptor. Swedish painter 70 50
Ferenc Bihar Ferenc Bihar Ferenc Bihar de Barabásszeg was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence between 1905 and 1906, during the Hungarian Constitutional Crisis of 1905. Hungarian politician 72 100
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Richard Pipes Richard Pipes Richard Edgar Pipes was an American academic who specialized in Russian and Soviet history. Polish-American historian 94 2
Guy Clark Guy Clark Guy Charles Clark was an American folk and country singer-songwriter and luthier. American folk and country singer 74 4
Jorge Rafael Videla Jorge Rafael Videla Jorge Rafael Videla was an Argentine military officer and dictator, Commander in Chief of the Army, member of the Military Junta, and de facto President of Argentina from 29 March 1976 to 29 March 1981. President of Argentina 87 7
Harmon Killebrew Harmon Killebrew Harmon Clayton Killebrew Jr. , nicknamed "The Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. Baseball player 74 9
Frank Gorshin Frank Gorshin Frank John Gorshin Jr. was an American actor, comedian and impressionist. Actor/comedian 72 15
Donald Coggan Donald Coggan Frederick Donald Coggan, Baron Coggan, PC was the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. Archbishop of Canterbury 90 20
Manuel Anatol Manuel Anatol Manuel Anatol Aristegi was a naturalized French professional footballer and athlete. Naturalized French football player 87 30
Erling Brene Erling Brene Niels Erling Emmanuel Brene was a Danish composer. Danish composer 83 40
Robert Robert 'Wheezer' Hutchins Robert E. Hutchins was an American child actor who was a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927 to 1933. American child actor 20 75
Hugh Cleghorn Hugh Cleghorn Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn of Stravithie MD, LLD, FRSE, FLS was a Madras-born Scottish physician, botanist, forester and land owner. Scottish forester 74 125