Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 17-Dec

Died on This Day (17-Dec)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Hayden Fry Hayden Fry John Hayden Fry was an American college football player and coach. American college football player and coach 90 1
Henry Heimlich Henry Heimlich Henry Judah Heimlich was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher 96 4
Dina Manfredini Dina Manfredini Italian supercentenarians are citizens, residents or emigrants from Italy who have attained or surpassed 110 years of age. Oldest person 115 8
Joanna Yeates Joanna Yeates Joanna Clare Yeates was a landscape architect from Hampshire, England, who went missing from the flat she shared with her partner, in a large house in Bristol, on 17 December 2010 after an evening out with colleagues. British murder victim 25 10
Dick Heckstall-Smith Dick Heckstall-Smith Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith was an English jazz and blues saxophonist. English jazz and blues saxophonist 70 16
Baba Kirtan Singh Ji Baba Kirtan Singh Ji Guru ki Maseet, also known as Guru's Mosque, is a historical mosque that was constructed by sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib at request of local Muslims of Sri Hargobindpur. Indian Sikh 87 19
Ken O Ken O'Dea James Kenneth O'Dea was an American professional baseball player. American baseball player 72 35
Noble Sissle Noble Sissle Noble Lee Sissle was an American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright, best known for the Broadway musical Shuffle Along , and its hit song "I'm Just Wild About Harry". African-American jazz musician 86 45
Hastings Ismay Hastings Ismay Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay KG, GCB, CH, DSO, PC, DL , was a diplomat and general in the British Indian Army who was the first Secretary General of NATO. Army officer 78 55
János Irinyi János Irinyi János Irinyi was a Hungarian chemist and inventor of the noiseless and non-explosive match. Hungarian scientist 78 125
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Andrey Shcharbakow Andrey Anatolyevich Shcharbakow ; 31 January 1991 – 17 December 2018) was a Belarusian professional footballer. Belarusian footballer 27 2
Conny van Rietschoten Conny van Rietschoten Cornelis "Conny" van Rietschoten was a Dutch yacht skipper who was the only skipper to win the Whitbread Round the World Race twice. Dutch yacht racer 87 7
Kim Jong-il Kim Jong-il Kim Jong-il was a North Korean politician who was the second supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. North Korean Leader 70 9
Jack Anderson Jack Anderson Jack Northman Anderson was an American newspaper columnist, syndicated by United Features Syndicate, considered one of the founders of modern investigative journalism. American newspaper columnist 83 15
Otto Graham Otto Graham Otto Everett Graham Jr. was an American professional football player who was a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League . American Footballer 82 17
Adolph W. Schmidt Adolph W. Schmidt Adolph William Schmidt was a prominent Pittsburgh philanthropist who served as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1969 to 1974. American diplomat 96 20
Oskar Kummetz Oskar Kummetz Oskar Kummetz was an admiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. German admiral 89 40
Tan Furen Tan Furen Tan Furen was a lieutenant general in the People's Liberation Army and People's Republic of China politician. Chinese politician 60 50
Edward William Archibald Edward William Archibald Edward William Archibald was a Canadian surgeon. Archibald was born in Montreal, Quebec, and received his initial education in Grenoble, France. Canadian surgeon 73 75
Saverio Mercadante Saverio Mercadante Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante was an Italian composer, particularly of operas. Italian composer, particularly of operas 75 150