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Famous and/or Significant People Born in 1917 - In Birth Order

Last name

First name

birthdate
(1917)

death
date

year

age

Wyman

Jane

Jan 5

Sept 10

2007

90 Actor, First wife of
Ronald Reagan

Maharishi

Mahesh Yogi

Jan 12

Feb 5

2008

91 Transcendental
Meditation - Yogi to the
stars

Prigogine

Ilya

Jan 12

May 28

2003

86 Nobel Prize Chemistry

Gabor

ZsaZsa

Feb 6

Dec

2016

99 Movie star and celebrity

Hauptman

Herbert A

Feb 14

Oct 23

2011

94 Nobel Prize Chemistry

Burgess

Anthony

Feb 25

Nov 25,

1993

76 Novelist - Clockwork
Orange

Connally

John

Feb 27

June 15

1993

76 Gov of Texas with
Kennedy in Dallas

Lowell

Robert

March 1

Sept 12

1977

70 Poet

Arnaz

Desi

March 2

Dec 2

1986

69 Cuban-American Actor,
Husband of Lucille Ball

Davidson

Donald

March 6

Aug 30

2003

86 Philosopher

Eisner

William S.

March 6

Jan 3

2005

Fiedler

Leslie A

March 8

Jan 29

2003

87

short, misleading
description

Early Comic Pioneer

85 Critic

Famous and/or Significant People Born in 1917 - In Birth Order
Cole

Nat King

March 17

Feb 15

1965

47 Singer

Fitzgerald

Ella

April 25

June 15

1996

79 Jazz Singer

Pei

I.M.

Apr 26

Lorenz

Edward

May 23

April 16

2008

90 Chaos Theory

Hesburgh

Theodore

May 25

Feb 26

2015

97 Presdient of Notre
Dame

Commoner

Barry

May 28

Feb 29

1993

75 Biologist/Writer

Kennedy

John F

May 29

Nov 22

1963

46 35th US President

Knowles

William S.

June 1

June 13

2012

95 Nobel Prize Chemistry

Merrill

Robert

June 4

Oct 23

2004

87 Opera Singer

Martin

Dean

June 7

Dec 25

1995

78 Singer/Actor

White

Byron

June 8

Apr 15

2002

85 Supreme Court Justice

Fenn

John B

June 15

Dec 10

2010

93 Nobel Prize Chemistry

Graham

Katharine

Jun 16

July 17

2001

84 Publisher Washington
Post

*

Architect ALIVE

Famous and/or Significant People Born in 1917 - In Birth Order
Horne

Lena

June 30

May 2

2010

92 Singer

Wyeth

Andrew

July 12

Jan 16

2009

91 Painter

Diller

Phyllis

July 17

Aug 20

2012

Mitchum

Robert

Aug 6

July 1

1997

79 Actor

Weinberger

Caspar

Aug 18

Mar 28

2006

88 Reagan’s Sec of
Defense, Pardoned by
Bush I

Hurwicz

Leonid

Aug 21

June 24

2008

90 Nobel Prize Economics

Hooker

John Lee

Aug 22

June 21

2001

84

Ford

Henry II

Sept 4

Sept 29

1987

70 Henry Ford grandson

Mitford

Jessica

Sept 11

July 23

1996

79 Writer - American Way
of Death

Marcos

Ferdinand

Sept 11

Sept 28

1989

72 Imelda’s Husband and
President of Philippines

Foray

June

Sept 18

Auerbach

Red

Sept 20

95

Comedian

Blues musician

and Pres of Ford

*

Oct 28

2010

Voice of Rocky the
Squirrel
Alive
93 Coach Boston Celtics

Famous and/or Significant People Born in 1917 - In Birth Order
Rich

Buddy

Sept 30

April 2

1987

70 Jazz drummer and band
leader

Park

Chung Hee

Sept 30

Oct 26

1979 62

Boochever

Robert

Oct 2

Oct 9

2011

de Duve

Christian

Oct 2

Hamer

Fannie Lou

Oct 6

March
14

1977

60 Civil Rights activist

Monk

Thelonious

Oct 10

Feb 12

1982

64 Reinvented music

Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur M

Oct 15

Feb 28

2007

89 Historian

Gillespie

Dizzy

Oct 21

Jan 7

1993

75 Jazz Trumpeter

Stafford

Jo

Nov 12

July 16

2008

90 Singer

Coors, Sr

Joseph

Nov 12

March
15

2003

85

Business Man - beer

Gandhi

Indira

Nov 19

Oct 31

1984

66

Assasinated President
of India

Byrd

Robert

Nov 20

June 28

2010

92

WV Senator

Huxley

Andrew

Nov 22

May 30

2012 94

President of South
Korea, 1961-79
Assassinated

94 Judge Alaska

Supreme Court and
on 9th Circuit
May 14

2013

95 Nobel Prize

Physiology/Medicine

Nobel Prize
Physiology/Medicine

Famous and/or Significant People Born in 1917 - In Birth Order
Smith

Buffalo Bob

Nov 27

July 30

1998

80 Howdy Doody’s sidekick

Travis

Merle

Nov 29

Oct 20

1983

65 Country Singer,
Songwriter, Guitarist

Taylor

June

Dec 14

May 17

2004

86 Dancer

Clarke

Arthur C.

Dec 16

March
19

2008

90 Science Fiction writer 2001: Space Odyssey

Davis

Ossie

Dec 18

Feb 4

2005

87 Actor

Böll

Heinrich

December
21, 1917

July 16

1985

67

Woods

Rose Mary

Dec 26

Jan 22

2005

87 Bad with tape recorder

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