Died On October 17th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 17. The list includes people like Frédéric Chopin, Liaquat Ali Khan, Gustav Kirchhoff, Emily Murphy, John Reed. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, poets, composers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Canada 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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Frédéric Chopin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 1, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
Died: 1849

 2 
Puyi
(Emperor of China (1908-12))

Puyi
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Birthdate: February 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1967

 3 
Gordon Downie
(Former Lead singer of rock band The Tragically Hip, a group that has received more than ten JUNO Awards)

Gordon Downie
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherstview, Canada
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 
Liaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Liaquat Ali Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: 1951

 5 
Joey Bishop
(Entertainer)

Joey Bishop
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Birthdate: February 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 
J. Bruce Ismay
(Businessman)

J. Bruce Ismay
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crosby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1937

 7 
Eliza Hamilton Holly
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)

Eliza Hamilton Holly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: 1859
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 8 
Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)

Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1991

 9 
Levi Stubbs
(Baritone Singer)

Levi Stubbs
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 
Sylvia Kristel
(Best remembered as the eponymous character in five of the seven Emmanuelle films)

Sylvia Kristel
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Birthdate: September 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 
Bill Macy
(Actor)

Bill Macy
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Birthdate: May 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 
Joan Hickson
(Actress)

Joan Hickson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Died: 1998
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 
John Reed
(Journalist, Poet)

John Reed
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Birthdate: October 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 1920

 14 
Masaru Emoto
(Essayist, Writer)

Masaru Emoto
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yokohama
Died: 2014

 15 
Gustav Kirchhoff
(Physicist)

Gustav Kirchhoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: 1887

 16 
Yaa Asantewaa
(Queens Mother)

Yaa Asantewaa
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Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: Besease
Died: 1920

 17 
Elijah Cummings
(Former United States Representative)

Elijah Cummings
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2019

 18 
Emily Murphy
(First Female Magistrate in Canada)

Emily Murphy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: 1933

 19 
Laura Secord
(Canadian loyalist)

Laura Secord
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1775
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1868

 20 

Teresa Brewer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Died: 2007

 21 

Alicia Alonso
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2019

Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1698
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: 1744

 23 
Philip Sidney
(Poet of the Elizabethan Era Known for a Pastoral Romance Entitled 'The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia')

Philip Sidney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1554
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Penshurst, Kent, England
Died: 1586

 24 
Alberta Hunter
(American singer)

Alberta Hunter
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: 1984

 25 
Sarah Winnemucca
(Former writer known for Activist and Spokeswoman for Northern Paiute)

Sarah Winnemucca
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Nevada, United States
Died: 1891

 26 
Carin Göring
(Swedish first wife of Hermann Göring)

Carin Göring
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1931

 27 
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
(Composer and virtuoso pianist)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: 1837

 28 
Lalon
(Prominent Bengali Philosopher Regarded as an Icon of  Bengali Culture)

Lalon
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Birthdate: October 17, 1774
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jhenaidah District, Bangladesh
Died: 1890

George, Crown Prince of Serbia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: 1972

 30 
Criss Oliva
(Musician, Guitarist)

Criss Oliva
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morris County
Died: 1993

 31 
Natalya Goncharova
(Russian artist)

Natalya Goncharova
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: 1962

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Ninon de l'Enclos
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1620
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1705

Margaret Mary Alacoque
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1647
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verosvres, France
Died: 1690

 34 
Karl Kautsky
(Philosopher)

Karl Kautsky
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Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1938

 35 
Cleo de Merode
(Ballet dancer)

Cleo de Merode
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 27, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1966

 36 
Charles A. Dana
(American journalist)

Charles A. Dana
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Birthdate: August 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hinsdale, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1897

 37 
Avetik Isahakyan
(Lyric poet)

Avetik Isahakyan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
Died: 1957

 38 
Jay Livingston
(Composer)

Jay Livingston
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McDonald, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2001

 39 
Cal Hubbard
(Football Player)

Cal Hubbard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States
Died: 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

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Peyo Yavorov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chirpan, Bulgaria
Died: 1914

 41 
Derek Bell
(Harpist)

Derek Bell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 2002

René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochelle, La, France
Died: 1757

 43 
Kannadasan
(Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)

Kannadasan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sirukoodalpatti
Died: 1981

 44 
Zheng Zhenduo
(Journalist)

Zheng Zhenduo
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Birthdate: December 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wenzhou, China
Died: 1958

 45 

Helene van Zuylen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1947

 46 
Rama Tirtha
(Teacher)

Rama Tirtha
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Village Muraliwala, British India
Died: 1906

 47 

Danielle Darrieux
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 48 

Orest Kiprensky
0
Birthdate: March 24, 1782
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nezhnovo, Yamburgsky Uyezd, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russia
Died: 1836

 49 
Julia Ward Howe
(Known for Writing the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’)

Julia Ward Howe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1910

 50 
May Ziadeh
(A Pioneer of Oriental Feminism in Arab Literary World and Key Figure in the 'Nahda' Movement)

May Ziadeh
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Vilayet of Syria
Died: 1941