Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 17-Aug
Died on This Day (17-Aug)
Cedric Myron Benson was an American professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League .
American football playe
Arthur Hiller, was a Canadian-American television and film director with over 33 films to his credit during a 50-year career.
American television and film director
John Elvin Harshman was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the New York Giants, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and Cleveland Indians between 1948 and 1960.
American baseball player
Francesco Maurizio Cossiga was an Italian politician.
President of the Italian Republic
Mabel Ruth Hokin was a biochemist who spent most of her professional career conducting fundamental research in the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Joseph Edward Filippelli , known professionally as Flip Phillips, was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player.
American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player
HE IS A JOE Edward James Whitten OAM better known as Ted Whitten or E.
Australian rules footballer
John B. Parkin
John Burnett Parkin was a Canadian architect. Parkin is best known as the principal of the firm John B.
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.
Raymond Johnson Chapman was an American baseball player.
Major league baseball player
Fadwa Souleimane was a Syrian actress of Alawite descent who led a Sunni-majority protest against Bashar al-Assad's government in Homs.
Yvonne Joyce Craig was an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman and as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta in the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" .
American ballet dancer and actress
Aase Ingerid Nathalie Bjerkholt was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.
John N. Bahcall
John Norris Bahcall was an American astrophysicist, best known for his contributions to the solar neutrino problem, the development of the Hubble Space Telescope and for his leadership and development of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
James Henry Bloodworth was a professional baseball second baseman who played in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators , Detroit Tigers , Pittsburgh Pirates , Cincinnati Reds , and Philadelphia Phillies .
American baseball player
Robert Rowe Gilruth was an American aerospace engineer and an aviation/space pioneer who was the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center, later renamed the Lyndon B.
Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer.
Charles W. Ryder
Major General Charles Wolcott Ryder CB was a senior United States Army officer who served with distinction in both World War I and World War II.
Recipient of the Purple Heart medal
Dragutin Keserović was a Serbian military commander holding the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel during World War II.
Serbian war commander
Joshua Fry Bell
Joshua Fry Bell was a Kentucky political figure. Bell was born in Danville, Kentucky, where he attended public schools and then Centre College, where he graduated in 1828.