May 17th Deaths

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May 17th, 2008 (May 17 2008)DeathVictoria Day in Canada
May 17th, 2007 (May 17 2007)DeathLloyd Alexander, author (born in 1924)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathCy Feuer, American playwright (born in 1911)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathEric Forth, British Member of Parliament (born in 1944)
May 17th, 2006 (May 17 2006)DeathCaptain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (born in 1980)
May 17th, 2005 (May 17 2005)DeathFrank Gorshin, American actor (born in 1934)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathJorgen Nash, Danish artist (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathTony Randall, American actor (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2004 (May 17 2004)DeathEzzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (born in 1943)
May 17th, 2003 (May 17 2003)DeathFrank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (born in 1916)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathDave Berg, American cartoonist (born in 1920)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathSharon Sheeley, American songwriter (born in 1940)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathDavey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (born in 1962)
May 17th, 2002 (May 17 2002)DeathLadislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (born in 1927)
May 17th, 2001 (May 17 2001)DeathFrank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (born in 1908)
May 17th, 2000 (May 17 2000)DeathDonald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1909)
May 17th, 1999 (May 17 1999)DeathBruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (born in 1949)
May 17th, 1996 (May 17 1996)DeathKevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (born in 1966)
May 17th, 1996 (May 17 1996)DeathScott Brayton, American race car driver (born in 1959)
May 17th, 1995 (May 17 1995)DeathHector "Toe" Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and NHL coach (born in 1912)
May 17th, 1992 (May 17 1992)DeathLawrence Welk, American musician (born in 1903)
May 17th, 1987 (May 17 1987)DeathGunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1898)
May 17th, 1985 (May 17 1985)DeathAbe Burrows, songwriter, composer, and writer (born in 1910)
May 17th, 1974 (May 17 1974)DeathErnest Nash, German born archaeologist (born in 1898)
May 17th, 1963 (May 17 1963)DeathJohn Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (born in 1888)
May 17th, 1947 (May 17 1947)DeathGeorge William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (born in 1869)
May 17th, 1938 (May 17 1938)DeathJakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (born in 1877)
May 17th, 1937 (May 17 1937)DeathGuillame Furret, Portuguese playwright and political activist (born in 1863)
May 17th, 1936 (May 17 1936)DeathPanagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (born in 1868)
May 17th, 1935 (May 17 1935)DeathPaul Dukas, French composer (born in 1865)
May 17th, 1927 (May 17 1927)DeathHarold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (born in 1884)
May 17th, 1919 (May 17 1919)DeathGuido von List, German occult author (born in 1848)
May 17th, 1917 (May 17 1917)DeathCharles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak (born in 1829)
May 17th, 1916 (May 17 1916)DeathBoris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (born in 1862)
May 17th, 1888 (May 17 1888)DeathGiacomo Zanella, Italian poet (born in 1820)
May 17th, 1886 (May 17 1886)DeathJohn Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (born in 1804)
May 17th, 1879 (May 17 1879)DeathAsa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (born in 1805)
May 17th, 1875 (May 17 1875)DeathJohn C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (born in 1821)
May 17th, 1868 (May 17 1868)DeathIsami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (born in 1834)
May 17th, 1839 (May 17 1839)DeathArchibald Alison, Scottish author (born in 1757)
May 17th, 1838 (May 17 1838)DeathCharles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (born in 1754)
May 17th, 1838 (May 17 1838)DeathRene Caille, French explorer (born in 1799)
May 17th, 1829 (May 17 1829)DeathJohn Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (born in 1745)
May 17th, 1822 (May 17 1822)DeathArmand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (born in 1766)
May 17th, 1809 (May 17 1809)DeathLeopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (born in 1722)
May 17th, 1807 (May 17 1807)DeathJohn Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (born in 1745)
May 17th, 1801 (May 17 1801)DeathWilliam Heberden, English physician (born in 1710)
May 17th, 1797 (May 17 1797)DeathMichel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (born in 1719)
May 17th, 1765 (May 17 1765)DeathAlexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (born in 1713)
May 17th, 1729 (May 17 1729)DeathSamuel Clarke, English philosopher (born in 1675) Philo Quotes
May 17th, 1727 (May 17 1727)DeathCatherine I of Russia (born in 1684)
May 17th, 1643 (May 17 1643)DeathGiovanni Picchi, Italian composer
May 17th, 1626 (May 17 1626)DeathJuan Pujol, Catalan composer (born in 1570)
May 17th, 1575 (May 17 1575)DeathMatthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1504)
May 17th, 1536 (May 17 1536)DeathGeorge Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, English diplomat
May 17th, 1521 (May 17 1521)DeathEdward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (born in 1478)
May 17th, 1510 (May 17 1510)DeathSandro Botticelli, Italian painter (born in 1445)
May 17th, 1464 (May 17 1464)DeathThomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (born in 1427)
May 17th, 1395 (May 17 1395)DeathConstantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
May 17th, 1365 (May 17 1365)DeathLouis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (born in 1328)
May 17th, 1336 (May 17 1336)DeathEmperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (born in 1288)
May 17th, 1189 (May 17 1189)DeathMinamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (born in 1159)

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