Died On February 17th

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Discover the most famous people who died on February 17. The list includes people like Thelonious Monk, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Christopher Latham Sholes, Alfred P. Sloan, Alfred Newman. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, philosophers and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
54
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: 2021
 2 
Geronimo
(Bedonkohe Apache Leader of the Chiricahua Apache)
Geronimo
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arizpe Municipality, Mexico
Died: 1909
 3 
Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)
Thelonious Monk
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1982
 4 
Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Public Speaker & Philosopher)
Jiddu Krishnamurti
9
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: 1986
 5 
Mindy McCready
(Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels)
Mindy McCready
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Moliere
(French Playwright and One of the Greatest Writers of French Comedy)
Moliere
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: 1673
 7 
Lee Strasberg
(Actor, Director)
Lee Strasberg
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budaniv, Ukraine
Died: 1982
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Albert I of Belgium
(Former King of the Belgians (1909 - 1934))
Albert I of Belgium
6
Birthdate: April 8, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1934
 9 
Christopher Latham Sholes
(Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard)
Christopher Latham Sholes
14
Birthdate: February 14, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooresburg, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1890
 10 
Kathryn Grayson
(American Coloratura Soprano and Actress)
Kathryn Grayson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 11 
Richard Briers
(Best Known for His Roles in TV Series: ‘Roobarb’, ‘Marriage Lines’ and ‘Noah and Nelly in… SkylArk’)
Richard Briers
2
Birthdate: January 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Merton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Heinrich Heine
(German Poet & Literary Critic Know for His Works 'Germany. A Winter's Tale' and 'Buch der Lieder')
Heinrich Heine
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 1856
 13 
Alfred Newman
(Composer)
Alfred Newman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1970
 14 
Graham Sutherland
(Painter, Artist)
Graham Sutherland
0
Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Streatham
Died: 1980
 15 
Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)
Alfred P. Sloan
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: 1966
 16 
Dan O'Herlihy
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Died: 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Al-Tabari
(Iranian Historian and Educator)
Al-Tabari
3
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: 0923
 18 
Giordano Bruno
(Philosopher & Mathematician Known For His Cosmological Theories)
Giordano Bruno
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1548
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nola, Italy
Died: 1600
 19 
Šaban Šaulić
(Legendary Serbian Folk Music Star)
Šaban Šaulić
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia
Died: 2019
 20 
Andrzej Zulawski
(Polish filmmaker)
Andrzej Zulawski
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lwów, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic USSR
Died: 2016
 21 
Dorothy Gibson
(Former Film Actress best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and for starring in the first motion picture based on the disaster)
Dorothy Gibson
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1946
 22 
Florence Kelley
(American Social and Political Reformer and the Pioneer of the Term 'Wage Abolitionism')
Florence Kelley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1932
 23 
Manna
(Actor)
Manna
1
Birthdate: December 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tangail District, Bangladesh
Died: 2008
 24 
Mesrop Mashtots
(Linguist)
Mesrop Mashtots
0
Birthdate: 0362 AD
Birthplace: Hatzikk, Armenia
Died: 0440
 25 
Lefty Gomez
(Baseball player)
Lefty Gomez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rodeo, California, United States
Died: 1989
 26 
Jack Cole
(Choreographer, Dancer)
Jack Cole
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1974
 27 
Ray Barretto
(Percussionist)
Ray Barretto
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2006
 28 
Wilfrid Laurier
(7th Prime Minister of Canada (1896 -1911))
Wilfrid Laurier
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Canada
Died: 1919
 29 
Michael Novak
(Philosopher)
Michael Novak
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017
 30 
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
(Swiss Educational Reformer and Pedagogue Who Exemplified Romanticism in His Approach)
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: 1827
 31 
Henry Steel Olcott
(Military Officer)
Henry Steel Olcott
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1907
 32 
Randy Shilts
(Author)
Randy Shilts
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 1994
 33 
Brad Van Pelt
(American football player, Basketball player)
Brad Van Pelt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 34 
John Martin
(engraver, painter)
John Martin
0
Birthdate: July 19, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haydon Bridge
Died: 1854
 35 
José Burgos
(Priest)
José Burgos
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: 1872
 36 
Marie-Louise von Franz
(Swiss Jungian Psychologist and Scholar)
Marie-Louise von Franz
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1998
 37 
Jovian
(Emperor)
Jovian
1
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Birthplace: Singidunum
Died: 0364
 38 
Antoine Galland
(Archaeologist)
Antoine Galland
0
Birthdate: April 4, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rollot, France
Died: 1715
 39 
Adolphe Quetelet
(Belgian Astronomer and Mathematician Who Introduced Statistics in Social Sciences)
Adolphe Quetelet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: 1874
 40 
Hans Hofmann
(American Painter Known for His Role in the Development of Abstract Expressionism)
Hans Hofmann
0
Birthdate: March 21, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany
Died: 1966
 41 
Carles casagemas
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1901
 42 
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
(Israeli Novel Writer)
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buchach, Ukraine
Died: 1970
 43 
Bob Merrill
(Songwriter)
Bob Merrill
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1998
 44 
Richard N. Cabela
(Entrepreneur)
Richard N. Cabela
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chappell, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2014
 45 
James Macpherson
(Poet, Translator, Writer)
James Macpherson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1736
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruthven
Died: 1796
 46 
Ulric Neisser
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Ulric Neisser
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kiel
Died: 2012
 47 
Gregorio Allegri
(A Roman Catholic Priest and a Celebrated Composer)
Gregorio Allegri
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1582 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1652
 48 
Red Ruffing
(Baseball player)
Red Ruffing
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granville, Illinois, United States
Died: 1986
 49 
Evelyn Laye
(Actress)
Evelyn Laye
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London, England
Died: 1996
 50 
Alexander McGillivray
(Creek Leader)
Alexander McGillivray
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1750
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1793