Died on This Day (17-Oct)
|Elijah Eugene Cummings was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019, when he was succeeded by his predecessor Kweisi Mfume.
|Gordon Edgar Downie CM was a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, writer and activist.
|Canadian rock musician
|Milton L. Drewer Jr. was an American football coach and college athletic administrator.
|American football player and coach
|Mack Norman Cleveland Jr. , was an attorney and politician from Sanford, Florida, who served in the Florida State Legislature from 1953 to 1965.
|Member of Florida State Legislature
|Raymond Otis Boone was an American professional baseball infielder and scout who played in Major League Baseball .
|American baseball player
|Jay Livingston was an American composer best known as half of a song-writing duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films.
|Wiktor Kemula was a famous Polish chemist, electrochemist, and polarographist.
|Pierre Laporte was a Canadian lawyer, journalist and politician.
|William T. Clement
|William Tardy Clement was a highly decorated general of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general during World War II.
|United States Marine Corps general
|Duke Elimar of Oldenburg
|Anton Gunther Friedrich Elimar was a duke of Oldenburg, and the son of Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg and Princess Cecilia of Sweden.
|Ara Güler was an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul".
|Howard Kendall was an English footballer and manager.
|English footballer and manager
|John Morton Blum
|John Morton Blum was an American historian, active from 1948 to 1991.
|American political historian and Yale professor
|Ba Jin was a Chinese writer. In addition to his impact on Chinese literature, he also wrote three original works in Esperanto, and as a political activist he wrote The Family.
|Chinese author and political activist
|Charles Ronald "Choo-Choo" Justice was an American football halfback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.
|Player of American football
|Henry Edward Cooper was an English-American PGA Tour golfer of the 1920s and 1930s.
|Richard Gavin Reid
|Richard Gavin "Dick" Reid was a Canadian politician who served as the sixth premier of Alberta from 1934 to 1935.
|Premier of Alberta, Canada
|John Barton "Bart" King was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
|American cricket bowler
|John "Jack" Silas Reed was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist.
|American journalist, poet, and communist activist
|Henri François Le Dran
|Henri François Le Dran was a French surgeon. He gave lectures with the Royal Academy of Medicine in Paris, and practiced surgery at Hôpital de la Charité.