Died On April 17th

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Discover the most famous people who died on April 17. The list includes people like Benjamin Franklin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, A. Alfred Taubman, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, poets, composers and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Benjamin Franklin
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Benjamin Franklin
55
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1790
 2 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 3 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: 2014
 4 
Linda McCartney
(American Photographer, Musician, Animal Rights Activist and Vegetarian Cook Book Author)
Linda McCartney
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Barbara Bush
(Former First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President George H. W. Bush)
Barbara Bush
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Doris Roberts
(American Actress Who Had a Long Career Spanning Seven Decades)
Doris Roberts
7
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 7 
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(2nd President of India (1962 – 1967), 1st Vice President of India (1952 - 1962))
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
82
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 1975
 8 
John Paul Getty Jr.
(Philanthropist)
John Paul Getty Jr.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 2003
 9 
Eddie Cochran
(guitarist,singer, singer-songwriter, composer)
Eddie Cochran
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albert Lea
Died: 1960
 10 
Soundarya
(Actress)
Soundarya
6
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Deanna Durbin
(Actress & Singer)
Deanna Durbin
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Michael Sarrazin
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Kitty Carlisle
(actor,singer, musician, opera singer)
Kitty Carlisle
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: 2007
 14 
Dick Shawn
(stage actor, film actor)
Dick Shawn
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: 1987
 15 
Ralph Abernathy
(American Civil Rights Activist and 2nd President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1968 - 1977))
Ralph Abernathy
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linden, Alabama, United States
Died: 1990
 16 
Juana Inés de la Cruz
(Mexican Writer, Philosopher, Composer and Poet of the 'Baroque Period')
Juana Inés de la Cruz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 12, 1648
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tepetlixpa, Mexico
Died: 1695
 17 
Henry Fuseli
(Swiss Painter Whose Paintings are Among the Most Dramatic, Original, and Sensual Works of His Time)
Henry Fuseli
2
Birthdate: February 7, 1741
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: 1825
 18 
Danny Federici
(Organist, Musician)
Danny Federici
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
 19 
Roger Wolcott Sperry
(Neuropsychologist)
Roger Wolcott Sperry
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1994
 20 
Aime Cesaire
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France
Died: 2008
 21 
Nasser Al-Kharafi
(Businessman of M. A. Kharafi & Sons)
Nasser Al-Kharafi
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died: 2011
 22 
Turgut Özal
(The 8th President and 19th Prime Minister of Turkey)
Turgut Özal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malatya
Died: 1993
 23 
Louise Nevelson
(Sculptor, Painter)
Louise Nevelson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi
Died: 1988
 24 
Bessie Emery Head
(Former writer who wrote novels, short fiction and autobiographical works that are infused with spiritual questioning and reflection)
Bessie Emery Head
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Died: 1986
 25 
Robert Atkins
(American Physician and Cardiologist Best Known for the Atkins Diet)
Robert Atkins
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2003
 26 
Norman Hunter
(Footballer)
Norman Hunter
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eighton Banks, England
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Kateri Tekakwitha
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Auriesville, New York, United States
Died: 1680
 28 
Carlton Barrett
(Percussionist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Carlton Barrett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 1987
 29 
Piet Hein
(Polymath)
Piet Hein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1996
 30 
Kantarō Suzuki
(Political leader)
Kantarō Suzuki
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuze, Izumi, Japan
Died: 1948
 31 
Abba Kyari
(Businessperson)
Abba Kyari
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borno, Nigeria
Died: 2020
 32 
Ekkathat
(King)
Ekkathat
0
Birthdate: 1718 AD
Birthplace: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
Died: 1767
 33 
Jean Baptiste Perrin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: 1942
Francis Eugene Cardinal George
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
 35 
Cheo Feliciano
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2014
 36 
Rosey
(Professional wrestler)
Rosey
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2017
 37 
Hannie Schaft
(Resistance fighter)
Hannie Schaft
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: 1945
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Pope Benedict III
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0810 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0858
 39 
Dasha Krivoshlyapova
(Conjoined Twins)
Dasha Krivoshlyapova
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2003
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Masha Krivoshlyapova
(Conjoined Twins)
Masha Krivoshlyapova
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2003
George, Duke of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1471
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meissen, Germany
Died: 1539
 42 
Frank McGee
(Journalist)
Frank McGee
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1974
 43 
Yiannis Latsis
(Businessman)
Yiannis Latsis
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Katakolo, Greece
Died: 2003
 44 
Wong Fei-hung
(Physician,Martial artist)
Wong Fei-hung
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: 1925
 45 
Henrik Dam
(Biochemist)
Henrik Dam
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: 1976
 46 
Juan Bautista Sacasa
(President of Nicaragua (1933 to 1936))
Juan Bautista Sacasa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: 1946
 47 
Bennie G. Adkins
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waurika, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2020
 48 
Áedán mac Gabráin
(King of Dál Riata)
Áedán mac Gabráin
0
Birthplace: -
Died: 0609
 49 
Alexander Mackenzie
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)
Alexander Mackenzie
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 28, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Logierait, Scotland
Died: 1892
 50 
Alf Sjöberg
(Director)
Alf Sjöberg
0
Birthdate: June 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1980