Died On January 17th

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Discover the most famous people who died on January 17. The list includes people like Bobby Fischer, Francis Galton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Patrice Lumumba, Barbara Jordan. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, soldiers and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Russia & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Bobby Fischer
(American Chess Grandmaster and the Eleventh World Chess Champion)
Bobby Fischer
55
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2008
 2 
Rutherford B. Hayes
(19th President of the United States)
Rutherford B. Hayes
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Died: 1893
 3 
Richard Crenna
(Film, Television and Radio Actor)
Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2003
 4 
Patrice Lumumba
(1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Patrice Lumumba
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sankuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: 1961
 5 
Chang Bunker
(Showmen)
Chang Bunker
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Meklong, Thailand
Died: 1874
 6 
Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: 1991
 7 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)
Theodosius I
9
Birthdate: January 11, 0347
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: 0395
 8 
Skanderbeg
(Military Commander)
Skanderbeg
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1405
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Principality of Kastrioti (Albania)
Died: 1468
 9 
Virginia Mayo
(Actress Best Known for Her Movies: 'The Best Years of Our Lives' and 'White Heat')
Virginia Mayo
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Barbara Jordan
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: 1996
 11 
Francis Galton
(Polymath)
Francis Galton
5
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: 1911
 12 
Raoul Wallenberg
(Humanitarian)
Raoul Wallenberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
Died: 1945
 13 
Allan Melvin
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Derek Fowlds
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Clyde Tombaugh
(Astronomer, University teacher)
Clyde Tombaugh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Streator
Died: 1997
 16 
Louis Comfort Tiffany
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1933
 17 
Faten Hamama
(Actress)
Faten Hamama
4
Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mansoura, Egypt
Died: 2015
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 18 
Don Kirshner
(Music Publisher)
Don Kirshner
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 19 
Jessica Falkholt
(Australian Actress)
Jessica Falkholt
4
Birthdate: May 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Tomaso Albinoni
(Composer)
Tomaso Albinoni
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 8, 1671
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1751
 21 
Sunanda Pushkar
(Indian-born Canadian Businesswoman)
Sunanda Pushkar
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died: 2014
 22 
Suchitra Sen
(Actress)
Suchitra Sen
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: 2014
 23 
Lola Montez
(Spanish Dancer, Courtesan, and Mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria)
Lola Montez
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Ireland
Died: 1861
 24 
Art Buchwald
(Humorist)
Art Buchwald
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2007
 25 
Albert Jacka
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Albert Jacka
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchelsea
Died: 1932
 26 
Jyoti Basu
(Indian politician)
Jyoti Basu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: 2010
 27 
Tarsila do Amaral
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capivari, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 1973
 28 
Anthony the Great
(Egyptian Monk)
Anthony the Great
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 0251
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herakleopolis Magna, Egypt
Died: 0356
 29 
T. H. White
(English Writer Best Known for His 'Arthurian' Novels)
T. H. White
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1964
 30 
Camilo José Cela
(Winner of 1989 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Camilo José Cela
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iria Flavia, Spain
Died: 2002
 31 
Czeslaw Niemen
(Singer-songwriter)
Czeslaw Niemen
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Starye Vasilishki, Belarus
Died: 2004
 32 
Barney Ross
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1967
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
George Bancroft
(Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian, Academic, Writer, Politician)
George Bancroft
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1800
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: 1891
 34 
Ray Stark
(Film Producer)
Ray Stark
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2004
 35 
Varlam Shalamov
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vologda, Russia
Died: 1982
 36 
Juliette Gordon Low
(Philanthropist)
Juliette Gordon Low
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1927
 37 
Windsor Davies
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canning Town, London, England, UK
Died: 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
The Nun of Monza
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1575
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1650
 39 
John Ray
(Naturalist)
John Ray
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1627
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Black Notley, near Braintree
Died: 1705
 40 
Tom Kilburn
(Computer scientist)
Tom Kilburn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: 2001
 41 
Greg Plitt
(Model)
Greg Plitt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Johnny Otis
(Singer)
Johnny Otis
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Died: 2012
 43 
Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: 1931
 44 
Frederic W. H. Myers
(British Poet, Classicist, Philologist, and a Founder of the Society for Psychical Research)
Frederic W. H. Myers
1
Birthdate: February 6, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keswick, England
Died: 1901
 45 
Gauhar Jaan
(She was one of the first performers to record music on 78 rpm records in India)
Gauhar Jaan
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 26, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Azamgarh, India
Died: 1930
 46 
Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1806
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Died: 1826
Erich Wolf Segal
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: June 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 2010
 48 
Gregory Corso
(Poet, Novelist, Writer)
Gregory Corso
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2001
 49 
Luis Vigoreaux
(Puerto Rican Television & Radio Host, Announcer, Producer, and Comedian)
Luis Vigoreaux
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Died: 1983
 50 
Charlie Bell
(Executive)
Charlie Bell
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingsford, Australia
Died: 2005