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Day Wise History - On This Day - 17 November

Historical Events on November 17

  • 473 The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.
  • 1183 Battle of Mizushima: Japanese Taira clan defeat the Minamoto
  • 1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
  • 1292 (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots.
  • 1511 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
  • 1558 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister Queen "Bloody" Mary
  • 1558 The Church of England is re-established
  • 1603 English explorer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason
  • 1636 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • 1659 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain
  • 1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY colonial governor; later acquitted
  • 1774 First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavarly formed at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia - oldest US military unit still in service
  • 1785 Church of England organizes in New England
  • 1796 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
  • 1798 -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
  • 1800 Congress holds its 1st session in Washington D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building
  • 1812 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow
  • 1827 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York
  • 1831 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
  • 1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan
  • 1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
  • 1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • 1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • 1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 1856 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new 

  • land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1858 Origin of Modified Julian Period
  • 1862 Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns
  • 1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • 1863 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1863 Abraham Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
  • 16th US President Abraham Lincoln
  • 16th US President
  • 1866 Opera "Mignon" is produced in Paris
  • 1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1869 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • 1873 Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary
  • 1874 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
  • 1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
  • 1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
  • 1877 Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London
  • 1877 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
  • 1878 First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy
  • 1883 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Fernie beats defending champion Bob Ferguson 1-up in 36-hole playoff
  • 1884 Cops arrest boxer John L Sullivan in his 2nd round for being "cruel"
  • 1885 The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria
  • 1888 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
  • 1894 Daily Racing Form founded
  • 1894 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons
  • 1903 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1903 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • 1904 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
  • 1913 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1913 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • 1914 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • 1917 Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
  • 1918 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
  • 1918 German troops evacuate Brussels
  • 1922 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • 1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • 1927 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • 1928 Boston Garden officially opens
  • 1928 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years
  • 1929 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
  • 1929 Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin
  • 1930 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"
  • 1932 German government of von Papen resigns
  • 1933 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
  • 1933 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US
  • 1936 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
  • 1937 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • 1938 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
  • 1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
  • 1939 Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
  • 1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 1944 -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
  • 1947 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1948 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • 1951 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • 1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • 1953 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland
  • 1953 United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953
  • 1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
  • 1956 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
  • 1959 Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
  • 1960 New MLB Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • 1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances
  • 1962 US President JFK dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.
  • 1962 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
  • 1965 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • 1965 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • 1965 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • 1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
  • 1967 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • 1967 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
  • 1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
  • 1967 Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1968 John Kander and Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances
  • 1968 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • 1968 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos
  • 1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • 1970 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • 1970 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse
  • 1973 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • 1973 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
  • 1974 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • 1974 Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • 1974 Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event; scores a 3-stroke victory in the Bill Branch 

  • Golf Classic in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1977 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
  • 1977 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
  • 1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages
  • 1979 NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • 1979 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United 

  • States
  • 1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
  • 1980 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
  • 1981 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1981 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
  • 1982 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • 1983 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • 1983 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • 1983 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
  • 1983 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac 

  • Bashevis Singer
  • 1984 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
  • 1984 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • 1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • 1985 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • 1985 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
  • 1985 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • 1986 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • 1987 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released
  • 1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
  • 1988 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC
  • 1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
  • 1989 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist 

  • government on Dec. 29
  • 1990 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • 1991 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1991 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
  • 1991 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • 1991 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1991 In an all-American final Pete Sampras wins his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory 

  • over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1992 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
  • 1992 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
  • 1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
  • 1992 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
  • 1992 "The Bodyguard" movie soundtrack is released by Arista Records (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • 1993 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1993 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • 1993 US House of Representatives approve Nafta
  • 1993 General Sani Abacha leads a military coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government 

  • to military control
  • 1994 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • 1994 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • 1994 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
  • 1996 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996 Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family 

  • tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • 1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1997 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police 

  • then kill the assailants).
  • 1998 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"
  • 1998 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"
  • 1998 Mariah Carey releases "#1's"
  • 2000 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst 

  • catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
  • 2000 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru
  • 2002 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
  • 2002 Australian Leyton Hewitt scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a classic 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4 victory 

  • over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, China
  • 2003 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2004 Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears 

  • Holdings Corporation.
  • 2005 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was 

  • provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
  • 2006 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • 2008 Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years
  • 2008 "Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, 

  • premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2012 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • 2013 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 2013 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • 2013 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • 2013 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
  • 2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the 

  • Circuit of the Americas
  • 2013 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • 2014 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • 2015 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive
  • 2015 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • 2015 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed
  • 2016 Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD
  • 2018 Missing Argentine naval submarine ARA San Juan with 44 on board found on sea floor a year after it disappeared off coast of 

  • Argentina
  • 2018 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home 

  • soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • 2018 Protests across France against rising fuel prices leave 400 injured

Famous Birthdays on November 17

  • 331 Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor
  • 1503 Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
  • 1576 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
  • 1594 Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
  • 1612 Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
  • 1681 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • 1685 Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1690 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1729 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1752 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 

  • 1841)
  • 1755 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)
  • 1765 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Jonathan Huntington, composer
  • 1787 Michele Carafa, composer
  • 1790 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
  • 1794 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), born in Clay Hill, England (d. 1871)
  • 1794 John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • 1799 Titian Ramsey Peale, American artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • 1808 Alberich Zwyssig, composer
  • 1814 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1816 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • 1826 John McArthur, Scottish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Erskine, Scotland (d. 1906)
  • 1827 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1835 Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1837 David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao
  • 1837 Willem Coenen, composer
  • 1854 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
  • 1859 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
  • 1865 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
  • 1866 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • 1876 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1877 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • 1878 Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)
  • 1879 Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
  • 1881 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, British peer, soldier, and politician
  • 1883 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1885 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • 1886 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, born in London (d. 

  • 1976)
  • 1888 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • 1891 Guido Pannain, composer
  • 1891 Jean Del Val, [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • 1892 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • 1894 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • 1895 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1895 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), born in Davis, West Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • 1899 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), born in Paris, France (d. 

  • 1983)
  • 1901 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1901 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-

  • Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • 1901 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
  • 1902 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • 1903 Joseph Kaminski, composer
  • 1904 Isamu Noguchi, Japanese American sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal, Noguchi table), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Salomėja Nėris [Salomėja Bačinskaitė - Bučienė], Lithuanian poet, born in Kiršai, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1905 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians as the first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), born in Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Kingdom 

  • of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1905 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • 1905 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • 1906 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1906 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
  • 1906 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
  • 1911 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1911 Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1916 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
  • 1917 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1919 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1922 Emile Noel, international civil servant
  • 1923 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed batsman)
  • 1923 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
  • 1923 Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1925 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
  • 1925 Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
  • 1925 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), born in Winnetka, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1927 Ellis Hillman, politician
  • 1927 Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • 1928 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • 1929 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1929 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • 1930 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • 1934 James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • 1935 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • 1936 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • 1938 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer
  • 1938 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario
  • 1938 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • 1939 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • 1940 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1941 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • 1942 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • 1942 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York
  • 1942 Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
  • 1943 Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1944 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1944 Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1944 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1944 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, 

  • California
  • 1944 Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York
  • 1944 Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
  • 1945 Elvin Hayes, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA All-Star 1969–1980; NBA scoring champion 1969), born in Rayville, 

  • 1945 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • 1945 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • 1946 Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1947 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • 1947 Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
  • 1947 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1947 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • 1948 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1948 Howard Dean, American politician
  • 1949 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1949 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1950 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 1951 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951 Stephen Root, American actor
  • 1951 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • 1951 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • 1951 Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in 

  • 1952 Cyril Ramaphosa, South African activist and politician, President of South Africa (2018-), born in Soweto, South Africa
  • 1952 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • 1953 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • 1953 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • 1954 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • 1955 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • 1955 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • 1955 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1957 Debbie Thrower, BBC News Reader
  • 1958 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, actress (Color of Money), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1959 William R. Moses, American actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1960 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
  • 1960 RuPaul [Andre Charles], American drag queen, actor, singer and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • 1961 Merete Van Kemp, Danish actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • 1961 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
  • 1961 Chanda Kochhar, Indian business woman (CEO of ICICI Bank), born in Jodhpur, India
  • 1962 Eric Olson, actor (Apple's Way), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Marina Tcherkasova, American pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964 Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
  • 1965 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • 1965 Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • 1965 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1965 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • 1966 Jeff Buckley, musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim California (d. 1997)
  • 1966 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1966 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • 1966 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • 1967 Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Ronnie Devoe, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Sheila Lussier, actress (Reform School, My Chauffeur), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1968 Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • 1969 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1970 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1971 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • 1972 Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1972 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • 1973 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • 1973 Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1974 Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • 1974 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • 1974 Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 1974 Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 1975 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • 1976 Diane Neal, American actress
  • 1977 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1978 Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress (Midnight in Paris, Spotlight), born in Ontario, Canada
  • 1978 Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1978 Tom Ellis, Welsh actor (Miranda, Lucifer), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1979 Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1980 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
  • 1981 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1981 Coyote [Nathaniel] Peterson, American YouTube personality ( Brave Wilderness), born in Newbury, Ohio
  • 1982 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • 1982 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • 1983 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1983 Harry Lloyd, English actor
  • 1984 Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • 1986 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • 1987 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
  • 1988 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Shanica Knowles, American actress
  • 1992 Darian Weiss, American actor
  • 1994 Raquel Castro, American actress

Famous Deaths on November 17

  • 375 Valentinian I "The Great", Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (336-75), dies at 54
  • 474 Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
  • 594 St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55
  • 641 Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
  • 680 Hilda of Whitby, Christian saint and founding abbess of Whitby monastery (b. 614)
  • 885 Liutgard of Saxony, Queen of the Franks (876-882)
  • 1093 Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
  • 1231 Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)
  • 1302 St. Gertrude the Great (b. 1256)
  • 1326 Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician, dies at 41
  • 1494 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
  • 1512 Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered
  • 1525 Eleanor of Viseu, Queen of Portugal (1481-95), dies at 67
  • 1558 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
  • 1558 Mary I [Bloody Mary], English Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • 1562 Antoine de Bourbon, King of Navarre and father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  • 1592 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), dies at 54
  • 1600 Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
  • 1608 Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22
  • 1632 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, dies at 38
  • 1643 Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)
  • 1648 Thomas Ford, composer, dies
  • 1665 John Earle, English bishop
  • 1668 Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634)
  • 1690 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80
  • 1713 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  • 1720 Calico Jack [John Rackham], English pirate captain who operated in the Bahamas and Cuba, executed for piracy by hanging in Port Royal at 37
  • 1747 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1768 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), dies at 75
  • 1770 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
  • 1776 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, dies at 66
  • 1780 Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • 1794 Jacques François Dugommier, French general, dies at 56
  • 1796 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67
  • 1808 David Zeisberger, Moravian clergyman and missionary, dies at 87
  • 1808 Mustafa IV, 29th Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1818 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • 1826 Louise Reichardt, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1848 Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
  • 1849 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)
  • 1856 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77
  • 1858 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
  • 1862 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
  • 1865 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist, dies at 52
  • 1875 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • 1893 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • 1897 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)
  • 1902 Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh Methodist Social reformer, dies at 55
  • 1905 Adolphe [Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905), dies at 88
  • 1905 Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and son of Leopold I, dies at 68
  • 1917 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
  • 1917 Charles Holroyd, English artist and curator, Director of the National Gallery (1906-16), dies at 56
  • 1921 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • 1921 Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • 1922 Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), dies at 75
  • 1926 Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62)
  • 1927 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • 1928 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • 1929 A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • 1929 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • 1931 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), dies at 50
  • 1931 John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
  • 1931 Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, dies at 77
  • 1934 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • 1936 Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
  • 1937 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies at 76
  • 1938 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (23rd Mayor of Split), dies at 74
  • 1940 Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
  • 1940 Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
  • 1941 Ernst Udet, German WWI pilot and notable flying ace who helped develop the Luftwaffe under the Nazi Party, commits suicide at 45
  • 1942 Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • 1943 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • 1944 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72
  • 1944 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34
  • 1945 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, dies at 63
  • 1947 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • 1947 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • 1955 James P. Johnson, American jazz composer and pianist (Charleston), dies at 64
  • 1958 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1959 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1962 Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95
  • 1968 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, dies at 86
  • 1968 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), dies at 57
  • 1970 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
  • 1971 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
  • 1971 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1973 Mirra Richard [The Mother], French-born Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), dies at 95
  • 1974 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • 1975 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
  • 1976 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • 1979 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
  • 1979 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), dies at 84
  • 1981 Bob Eberly, American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
  • 1982 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • 1982 Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead
  • 1982 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
  • 1982 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • 1985 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1986 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
  • 1986 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
  • 1987 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • 1988 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1989 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • 1989 Emerson Buckley, American composer, dies at 73
  • 1989 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • 1990 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75
  • 1991 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • 1991 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, American actress, adult film performer and Jerry Van Dyke's daughter, commits suicide at 33
  • 1991 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1991 Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), dies at 78
  • 1992 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1993 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67
  • 1994 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • 1995 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1995 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
  • 1995 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
  • 1995 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
  • 1995 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
  • 1996 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
  • 1996 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster, dies at 54
  • 1997 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1998 Esther Rolle, Bahamian-American actress (Good Times, Maude), dies from complications of diabetes at 78
  • 1998 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), dies at 91
  • 2000 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2001 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2002 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2003 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), dies at 75
  • 2004 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • 2004 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • 2005 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), dies at 63
  • 2006 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • 2006 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • 2006 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward, manager (Hungary 85 caps, Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 2006 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), dies at 73
  • 2008 Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • 2011 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • 2011 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2012 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • 2013 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • 2013 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • 2014 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • 2014 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • 2017 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2017 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), dies from heart failure at 91

Famous Weddings on November 17

  • 1749 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts
  • 1934 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
  • 1950 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty
  • 1978 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna
  • 2003 Singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2008 Heartthrob finalist from Top Chef's second season Sam Talbot (30) weds Colombian model and t-shirt designer Paola Guerrero in a 

  • secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City
  • 2012 Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand

Famous Divorces on November 17

  • 1995 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

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