Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 17-Aug

Died on This Day (17-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Cedric Benson Cedric Benson Cedric Myron Benson was an American professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League . American football playe 36 1
Arthur Hiller Arthur Hiller Arthur Hiller, OC was a Canadian-American television and film director with over 33 films to his credit during a 50-year career. American television and film director 92 4
Jack Harshman Jack Harshman John Elvin Harshman was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the New York Giants, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and Cleveland Indians between 1948 and 1960. American baseball player 86 7
Francesco Cossiga Francesco Cossiga Francesco Maurizio Cossiga, was an Italian politician. President of the Italian Republic 82 10
Mabel Hokin Mabel Hokin Mabel Ruth Hokin was a biochemist who spent most of her professional career conducting fundamental research in the University of Wisconsin Medical School. English Biochemist 79 17
Flip Phillips Flip Phillips Joseph Edward Filippelli , known professionally as Flip Phillips, was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player. American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player 86 19
Ted Whitten Ted Whitten Edward James Whitten OAM was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Footscray Football Club in the Victorian Football League . Australian rules footballer 62 25
John B. Parkin John B. Parkin John Burnett Parkin was a Canadian architect. Parkin is best known as the principal of the firm John B. Canadian architect 64 45
Fernand Léger Fernand Léger Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. French painter 74 65
Ray Chapman Ray Chapman Raymond Johnson Chapman was an American baseball player. Major league baseball player 29 100
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Fadwa Souleimane Fadwa Souleimane Fadwa Souleimane was a Syrian actress of Alawite descent who led a Sunni-majority protest against Bashar al-Assad's government in Homs. Syrian actress 47 3
Yvonne Craig Yvonne Craig Yvonne Joyce Craig was an American actress and ballet dancer best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman and as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta in the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" . American ballet dancer and actress 78 5
Aase Bjerkholt Aase Bjerkholt Aase Ingerid Nathalie Bjerkholt was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. Norwegian politician 97 8
John N. Bahcall John N. Bahcall John Norris Bahcall was an American astrophysicist, best known for his contributions to the solar neutrino problem, the development of the Hubble Space Telescope and for his leadership and development of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. American physicist 70 15
Edward Dziewoński Edward Dziewoński Edward Dziewoński was a Polish stage and film actor, and theatre director. Polish actor, theatre director 85 18
Robert Gilruth Robert Gilruth Robert Rowe Gilruth was an American aerospace engineer and an aviation/space pioneer who was the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center, later renamed the Lyndon B. NASA director 86 20
Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. American singer 72 30
Charles W. Ryder Charles W. Ryder Major General Charles Wolcott Ryder CB was a senior United States Army officer who served with distinction in both World War I and World War II. Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 68 60
Dragutin Keserović Dragutin Keserović Dragutin Keserović was a Yugoslav Chetnik military commander holding the rank of lieutenant colonel and vojvoda during World War II. Serbian war commander 48 75
Joshua Fry Bell Joshua Fry Bell Joshua Fry Bell was a Kentucky political figure. Bell was born in Danville, Kentucky, where he attended public schools and then Centre College, where he graduated in 1828. American politician 58 150