Famous Deaths on 17th June

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656 - Osman ibn Affan, 3rd kalief of Islam (644-56) murdered
676 - Adeodatus/Deusdedit II, Italian Pope (672-76), dies
855 - Leo IV, Italian Pope (847-55), dies
1091 - Dirk V, count of Holland (1061-91), dies
1119 - Boudouin VII with the Axe, earl of Flanders (1111-19), dies
1463 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (b. 1436)
1501 - Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies
1565 - Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (b. 1536)
1672 - Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67
1678 - Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69
1694 - Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (b. 1629)
1696 - John [Jan] III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), Victor at Battle Vienna over Turks (1683) dies at 66
1719 - Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
1734 - Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
1734 - Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (b. 1653)
1740 - Sir William Wyndham, English politician (b. 1687)
1762 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)
1775 - Major John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (b. 1722)
1797 - Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated & killed
1813 - Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
1815 - Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle
1821 - Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
1858 - Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1862 - Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
1863 - Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
1876 - Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom
1885 - Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies
1898 - Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833)
1906 - Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
1906 - William Dale, international legal consultant, dies
1910 - Lady Mosley, biographer, dies
1918 - Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
1928 - Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies
1936 - Kenneth Loach, TV director (Singing the Blues in Red), dies
1938 - H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
1938 - Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
1939 - Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France
1939 - Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (b. 1893)
1941 - Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
1942 - Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician (b. 1853)
Editor Maxwell PerkinsEditor Maxwell Perkins (1947) 1947 - Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62
1950 - Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
1951 - Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77
1952 - Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
1952 - Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
1953 - Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76
1956 - Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
1956 - Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
1957 - D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
1959 - Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
1960 - Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70
1961 - Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40
1963 - Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
1963 - John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies
1965 - Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
1968 - José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
1970 - Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies
1971 - C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies
1973 - Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66
1974 - Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
1974 - Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
1978 - Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
1979 - Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
1981 - Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
1981 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
1981 - Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 65
1983 - Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
1983 - Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
1984 - Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
1984 - Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies
1985 - Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
1986 - Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
1986 - Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
1987 - Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51
1989 - John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
1989 - Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies plane crash at 59
1990 - Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
1990 - Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
1992 - Dewey Balfa, bayou fiddler, dies at 65
1992 - Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
1993 - Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
1993 - French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88
1994 - Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
1995 - Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75
1996 - Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (b. 1922)
2000 - Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
2001 - Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
2002 - Willie Davenport, American athlete (b. 1943)
2002 - Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
2004 - Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
2005 - Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
2005 - Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
2006 - Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
2006 - Arthur Franz, American actor (b. 1920)
2007 - Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
2007 - Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
2008 - Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
2008 - Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (b. 1922)
2009 - Darrell Powers, American World War II veteran of the United States 101st Airborne Division. (b. 1923)
2009 - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
2010 - K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King (2012) 2012 - Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

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