Died On January 17th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Rutherford B. Hayes
(President of the United States (1877-81))

Rutherford B. Hayes
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Died: 1893

 2 
Patrice Lumumba
(Political leader)

Patrice Lumumba
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Katakokombe
Died: 1961

 3 
Chang Bunker
(Showmen)

Chang Bunker
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Meklong, Thailand
Died: 1874

 4 

Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2003

 5 

Olav V of Norway
3
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: 1991

 6 
Skanderbeg
(Military Commander)

Skanderbeg
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1405
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Principality of Kastrioti (Albania)
Died: 1468

 7 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)

Theodosius I
8
Birthdate: January 11, 0347
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: 0395
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 8 

Barbara Jordan
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: 1996

 9 
Francis Galton
(Polymath)

Francis Galton
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: 1911

 10 
Virginia Mayo
(Actress)

Virginia Mayo
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 2005
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 11 

Derek Fowlds
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 
Raoul Wallenberg
(Humanitarian)

Raoul Wallenberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
Died: 1945

 13 

Anthony the Great
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 0251
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herakleopolis Magna, Egypt
Died: 0356

 14 
Suchitra Sen
(Actress)

Suchitra Sen
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: 2014

 15 

Allan Melvin
1
Birthdate: February 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 16 
Jessica Falkholt
(Actress who appeared in 16 episodes of the television series Home and Away as Hope Morrison in 2016)

Jessica Falkholt
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 

Louis Comfort Tiffany
0
Birthdate: February 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1933

 18 
Clyde Tombaugh
(Astronomer, University teacher)

Clyde Tombaugh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Streator
Died: 1997

 19 
Sunanda Pushkar
(Businessperson)

Sunanda Pushkar
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died: 2014

 20 
Juliette Gordon Low
(Philanthropist)

Juliette Gordon Low
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1927

 21 
Faten Hamama
(Actress)

Faten Hamama
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Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mansoura, Egypt
Died: 2015
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 22 
Don Kirshner
(Music publisher)

Don Kirshner
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2011

 23 
Tomaso Albinoni
(Composer)

Tomaso Albinoni
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 8, 1671
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1751

 24 
John Ray
(Naturalist)

John Ray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1627
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Black Notley, near Braintree
Died: 1705

 25 
Albert Jacka
(Victoria Cross Winner)

Albert Jacka
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchelsea
Died: 1932

 26 
Camilo José Cela
(Winner of 1989 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Camilo José Cela
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iria Flavia, Spain
Died: 2002

 27 

Tarsila do Amaral
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capivari, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 1973

 28 
T. H. White
(Author)

T. H. White
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Died: 1964

 29 
Czeslaw Niemen
(Singer-songwriter)

Czeslaw Niemen
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Starye Vasilishki, Belarus
Died: 2004

 30 
Art Buchwald
(Humorist)

Art Buchwald
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2007

 31 
Denis Cuspert
(Former Rapper, ISIL member)

Denis Cuspert
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2018

 32 

Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunja, Boyaca, Colombia
Died: 1975

 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 

Barney Ross
0
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)

 35 

Walther von Reichenau
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: 1942

 36 
Alice Lakwena
(Priestess and rebel leader)

Alice Lakwena
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: 2007

 37 
Jyoti Basu
(Indian politician)

Jyoti Basu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: 2010

 38 
Lola Montez
(Stage dancer)

Lola Montez
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Ireland
Died: 1861

Frederic W. H. Myers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keswick, England
Died: 1901

 40 
Richard Lower
(Physician)

Richard Lower
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1631 AD
Birthplace: St Tudy
Died: 1691

 41 
Tom Kilburn
(Computer scientist)

Tom Kilburn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: 2001

 42 
Ruggiero di Lauria
(Navy Admiral)

Ruggiero di Lauria
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1245
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lauria, Italy
Died: 1305

 43 
Tony Martin
(Academic, Writer)

Tony Martin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2013

 44 

Windsor Davies
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canning Town, London, England, UK
Died: 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 

The Nun of Monza
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1575
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1650

 46 
Gary Gilmore
(Criminal)

Gary Gilmore
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McCamey, Texas, United States
Died: 1977

 47 
Zhao Ziyang
(Former Prime Minister of China)

Zhao Ziyang
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hua County, Anyang, China
Died: 2005

 48 
Henry Stommel
(Oceanographer)

Henry Stommel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: 1992

 49 
Hwang Sun-hui
(Politician)

Hwang Sun-hui
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: North Hamgyong, North Korea
Died: 2020

 50 
Johnny Otis
(Singer)

Johnny Otis
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Died: 2012