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  • What happened on November 17
  • November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 17
  • 474 – Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of theByzantine Empire.
  • 794 – Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
  • 887 – Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt. His nephew Arnulf of Carinthiais elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
  • 1183 – The Battle of Mizushima takes place.
  • 1292 – John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1405 – Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu.
  • 1511 – Henry VIII of England concluded the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon.
  • 1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
  • 1777 – Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.
  • 1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
  • 1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
  • 1810 – Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
  • 1811 – José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
  • 1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
  • 1831 – Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Gran Colombia.
  • 1839 – Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
  • 1856 – American Old West: 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 – Modified Julian Day zero.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins: Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege.
  • 1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 1871 – The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 1876 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Slavonic March” is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1878 – First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Giovanni Passannante, who was armed with a dagger. The King survived with a slight wound in an arm. Prime Minister Benedetto Cairoli blocked the aggressor, receiving an injury in a leg.
  • 1885 – Serbo-Bulgarian War: The decisive Battle of Slivnitsa begins.
  • 1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1896 – The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh’sSchenley Park Casino.
  • 1903 – The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1911 – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an American historically black college or university, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 – United States recognizes Soviet Union.
  • 1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • 1947 – The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1947 – American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.
  • 1950 – Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
  • 1950 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 89 relating to the Palestine Question is adopted.
  • 1953 – The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
  • 1957 – Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are inflicting greater losses than we’re taking…We are making progress.”
  • 1968 – British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
  • 1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidiinstead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
  • 1969 – Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number ofstrategic weapons on both sides.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
  • 1970 – Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • 1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook.”
  • 1973 – The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
  • 1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.
  • 1979 – Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
  • 1983 – The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
  • 1989 – Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
  • 1990 – Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.
  • 1993 – United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • 1993 – In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
  • 1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.
  • 2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, 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.
  • 2012 – At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.
  • 2013 – Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.
  • 2013 – A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 17
  • AD 9 – Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
  • 1503 – Bronzino, Italian painter (d. 1572)
  • 1576 – Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)
  • 1587 – Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1679)
  • 1681 – Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)
  • 1685 – Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1729 – Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain (d. 1785)
  • 1749 – Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)
  • 1753 – Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American pastor and botanist (d. 1815)
  • 1755 – Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
  • 1765 – Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)
  • 1769 – Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • 1790 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)
  • 1793 – Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic (d. 1865)
  • 1816 – August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and historian (d. 1876)
  • 1827 – Petko Slaveykov, Bulgarian journalist and poet (d. 1895)
  • 1835 – Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1854 – Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1934)
  • 1857 – Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (d. 1932)
  • 1866 – Voltairine de Cleyre, American author and activist (d. 1912)
  • 1868 – Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
  • 1877 – Frank Calder, English-Canadian journalist and businessman (d. 1943)
  • 1878 – Grace Abbott, American social worker (d. 1939)
  • 1878 – Augustus Goessling, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1963)
  • 1886 – Walter Terence Stace, English-American philosopher, academic, and civil servant (d. 1967)
  • 1887 – Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (d. 1976)
  • 1891 – Lester Allen, American screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director (d. 1949)
  • 1895 – Gregorio López, Mexican journalist, author, and poet (d. 1966)
  • 1896 – Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and philosopher (d. 1934)
  • 1897 – Frank Fay, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1961)
  • 1899 – Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (d. 1982)
  • 1901 – Lee Strasberg, Ukrainian-American actor and director (d. 1982)
  • 1902 – Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1904 – Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and architect (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1905 – Astrid of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1905 – Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1906 – Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Israel Regardie, English occultist and author (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Christian Fouchet, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1974)
  • 1916 – Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Kim Heungsou, Korean painter and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Gemini Ganesan, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and illustrator
  • 1922 – Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1922 – Jack Froggatt, English footballer (d. 1993)
  • 1923 – Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician, 1st President of Cape Verde (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1925 – Jean Faut, American baseball player and bowler
  • 1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Charles Mackerras, American-Australian oboe player and conductor (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Fenella Fielding, English actress
  • 1927 – Nicholas Taylor, Canadian geologist, businessman, and politician
  • 1928 – Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Rance Howard, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1928 – Colin McDonald, Australian cricketer
  • 1929 – Gorō Naya, Japanese actor and director (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930 – Bob Mathias, American decathlete, actor, and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1932 – Jeremy Black, English admiral (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Dan Osinski, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Orlando Peña, Cuban-American baseball player and scout
  • 1934 – Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma
  • 1934 – Anthony King, Canadian-English psephologist and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Terry Rand, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player
  • 1935 – Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1937 – Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – Charles Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, Scottish general
  • 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1939 – Auberon Waugh, English journalist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1942 – Derek Clayton, English-Australian runner
  • 1942 – Partha Dasgupta, Bangladeshi economist and academic
  • 1942 – Bob Gaudio, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1942 – Lesley Rees, English endocrinologist and academic
  • 1942 – István Rosztóczy, Hungarian-Japanese microbiologist and physician (d. 1993)
  • 1942 – Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
  • 1943 – Lauren Hutton, American model and actress
  • 1944 – Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach
  • 1944 – Malcolm Bruce, English-Scottish journalist, academic, and politician
  • 1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1944 – Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and academic, designed the Seattle Central Library
  • 1944 – Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live
  • 1944 – Tom Seaver, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1944 – Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (d. 1966)
  • 1945 – Lesley Abdela, English journalist and activist
  • 1945 – Jeremy Hanley, English accountant and politician, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
  • 1945 – Elvin Hayes, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Roland Joffé, English-French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Martin Barre, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1946 – Terry Branstad, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Governor of Iowa
  • 1946 – Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach
  • 1948 – Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont
  • 1948 – East Bay Ray, American guitarist
  • 1949 – John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1949 – Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Vietnam
  • 1949 – Michael Wenden, Australian swimmer
  • 1950 – Roland Matthes, German swimmer
  • 1950 – Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and businessman, founded Tom Walkinshaw Racing (d. 2010)
  • 1951 – Butch Davis, American football player and coach
  • 1951 – Werner Hoyer, German economist and politician
  • 1951 – Dean Paul Martin, American singer, actor, and pilot (d. 1987)
  • 1951 – Stephen Root, American actor
  • 1951 – Jack Vettriano, Scottish painter and philanthropist
  • 1952 – David Emanuel, Welsh fashion designer
  • 1952 – Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1952 – Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, 7th Deputy President of South Africa
  • 1953 – Babis Tennes, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)
  • 1955 – Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1955 – Dennis Maruk, Ukrainian-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 – Jim McGovern, Scottish politician
  • 1958 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
  • 1959 – Terry Fenwick, English footballer and manager
  • 1959 – William R. Moses, American actor and producer
  • 1959 – Jaanus Tamkivi, Estonian politician
  • 1960 – Michael Hertwig, German footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Jonathan Ross, English actor and talk show host
  • 1960 – RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer
  • 1960 – Mandy Yachad, South African cricketer and field hockey player
  • 1961 – Robert Stethem, American soldier (d. 1985)
  • 1961 – Pat Toomey, American businessman and politician
  • 1962 – Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1964 – Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor
  • 1964 – Mitch Williams, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Darren Beadman, Australian jockey
  • 1965 – Amanda Brown, Australian violinist and composer
  • 1966 – Alvin Patrimonio, Filipino basketball player and manager
  • 1966 – Ben Allison, American bassist and composer
  • 1966 – Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1966 – Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1966 – Richard Fortus, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American model and actress
  • 1966 – Sophie Marceau, French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Tab Benoit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Ronnie DeVoe, American singer, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Ryōtarō Okiayu, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1969 – Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
  • 1969 – Rebecca Walker, American author
  • 1970 – Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Tania Zaetta, Australian actress
  • 1972 – Kimya Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Joanne Goode, English badminton player
  • 1972 – Lorraine Pascale, English model and chef
  • 1972 – Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1973 – Andreas Hedlund, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Eli Marrero, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1973 – Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1973 – Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater and coach
  • 1973 – Leslie Bibb, American actress and producer
  • 1974 – Eunice Barber, Sierra Leonean-French heptathlete and long jumper
  • 1974 – Berto Romero, Spanish comedian and actor
  • 1975 – Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer
  • 1975 – Lee Carseldine, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 – Roland de Marigny, South African-Italian rugby player
  • 1975 – Lord Infamous, American rapper (d. 2013)
  • 1975 – Jerome James, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Diane Neal, American actress and director
  • 1977 – Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1977 – Paul Shepherd, English footballer
  • 1978 – Glen Air, Australian rugby league player
  • 1978 – Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress and stuntwoman
  • 1978 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
  • 1978 – Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1979 – Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1980 – Jay Bradley, American wrestler
  • 1980 – Isaac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Sarah Harding, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1982 – Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Otacílio Mariano Neto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Viva Bianca, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 – Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
  • 1983 – Ryan Braun, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Trevor Crowe, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Jodie Henry, Australian swimmer
  • 1983 – Harry Lloyd, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Christopher Paolini, American author
  • 1984 – Amanda Evora, American figure skater
  • 1984 – Park Han-byul, South Korean model and actress
  • 1985 – Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985 – Sékou Camara, Malian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1985 – Carolina Neurath Swedish journalist
  • 1986 – Everth Cabrera, Nicaraguan baseball player
  • 1986 – Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Nani, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986 – Greg Rutherford, English long jumper
  • 1987 – Craig Noone, English footballer
  • 1987 – Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer
  • 1989 – Ryan Griffin, American football player
  • 1989 – Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian football striker
  • 1992 – Danielle Kettlewell, Australian synchronised swimmer
  • 1992 – Alex Sheedy, Australian basketball player
  • 1993 – Taylor Gold, American snowboarder
  • 1994 – Raquel Castro, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1994 – Ruby Jane Smith, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
  • 1994 – Emmanuelle Vera, American-Filipino actress and singer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 17
  • 344 – Emperor Kang of Jin (b. 322)
  • 375 – Valentinian I, Roman emperor (b. 321)
  • 474 – Leo II, Byzantine emperor (b. 467)
  • 594 – Gregory of Tours, Roman bishop and saint (b. 538)
  • 641 – Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
  • 885 – Liutgard of Saxony (b. 845)
  • 1104 – Nikephoros Melissenos, Byzantine general (b. 1045)
  • 1188 – Usama ibn Munqidh, Arab chronicler (b. 1095)
  • 1231 – Elizabeth of Hungary (b. 1207)
  • 1307 – Hethum II, King of Armenia (b. 1266)
  • 1307 – Leo III, King of Armenia (b. 1289)
  • 1326 – Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
  • 1417 – Gazi Evrenos, Ottoman general (b. 1288)
  • 1492 – Jami, Persian poet and saint (b. 1414)
  • 1494 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)
  • 1558 – Mary I of England (b. 1516)
  • 1558 – Reginald Pole, English cardinal and academic (b. 1500)
  • 1562 – Antoine of Navarre (b. 1518)
  • 1592 – John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • 1600 – Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese commander (b. 1542)
  • 1632 – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
  • 1643 – Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, French general (b. 1602)
  • 1648 – Thomas Ford, English viol player, composer, and poet (b. 1580)
  • 1665 – John Earle, English bishop (b. 1601)
  • 1668 – Joseph Alleine, English pastor and author (b. 1634)
  • 1690 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general and politician (b. 1610)
  • 1708 – Ludolf Bakhuizen, German-Dutch painter (b. 1631)
  • 1713 – Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Indonesian merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  • 1747 – Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (b. 1668)
  • 1768 – Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1693)
  • 1776 – James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1710)
  • 1780 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1720)
  • 1796 – Catherine the Great, of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1808 – David Zeisberger, Czech-American pastor and missionary (b. 1721)
  • 1812 – John Walter, English Insurance underwriter and founder of The Times newspaper (b. 1738/1739)
  • 1818 – Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1744)
  • 1835 – Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (b. 1758)
  • 1865 – James McCune Smith, American physician and author (b. 1813)
  • 1897 – George Hendric Houghton, American pastor and theologian (b. 1820)
  • 1902 – Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh theologian and educator (b. 1847)
  • 1905 – Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
  • 1910 – Ralph Johnstone, American pilot (b. 1886)
  • 1917 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1840)
  • 1922 – Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, 29th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1847)
  • 1923 – Eduard Bornhöhe, Estonian author (b. 1862)
  • 1924 – Gregory VII of Constantinople (b. 1850)
  • 1928 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (b. 1865)
  • 1929 – Herman Hollerith, American statistician and businessman (b. 1860)
  • 1932 – Charles W. Chesnutt, American lawyer, author, and activist (b. 1858)
  • 1936 – Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American singer (b. 1861)
  • 1937 – Jack Worrall, Australian footballer, cricketer, and coach (b. 1860)
  • 1938 – Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 20th Mayor of Split (b. 1864)
  • 1940 – Eric Gill, English sculptor and typeface designer (b. 1882)
  • 1940 – Raymond Pearl, American biologist and academic (b. 1879)
  • 1947 – Victor Serge, Russian historian and author (b. 1890)
  • 1954 – Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1899)
  • 1955 – James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)
  • 1958 – Mort Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1959 – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1887)
  • 1961 – Charles Harrison Mason, founder and first Senior Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, (b. 1864)
  • 1968 – Mervyn Peake, English poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1911)
  • 1971 – Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1971 – Gladys Cooper, English actress (b. 1888)
  • 1973 – Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (b. 1878)
  • 1976 – Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Bangladeshi scholar and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1979 – John Glascock, English singer and bass player (b. 1951)
  • 1982 – Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1905)
  • 1986 – Georges Besse, French businessman (b. 1927)
  • 1987 – Paul Derringer, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 1988 – Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, author, and journalist (b. 1904)
  • 1989 – Costabile Farace, American criminal (b. 1960)
  • 1990 – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 1992 – Audre Lorde, American poet, essayist, memoirist,and activist (b. 1934)
  • 1993 – Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 1995 – Alan Hull, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
  • 1998 – Kea Bouman, Dutch tennis player (b. 1903)
  • 1998 – Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2000 – Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2001 – Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2001 – Harrison A. Williams, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2002 – Abba Eban, South African-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)
  • 2002 – Frank McCarthy, American painter and illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer (b. 1962)
  • 2003 – Arthur Conley, American-Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2004 – Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler and manager (b. 1970)
  • 2004 – Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1941)
  • 2005 – Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor and director (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Ruth Brown, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Bo Schembechler, American football player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Aarne Hermlin, Estonian chess player (b. 1940)
  • 2008 – George Stephen Morrison, American admiral (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Pete Newell, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2011 – Kurt Budke, American basketball player and coach (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – Ponty Chadha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Armand Desmet, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Lea Gottlieb, Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer, founded the Gottex Company (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Freddy Schmidt, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Bal Thackeray, Indian cartoonist and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Margaret Yorke, English author (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Zeke Bella, American baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Alfred Blake, English colonel and lawyer (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Syd Field, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Alex Marques, Portuguese footballer (b. 1993)
  • 2013 – Mary Nesbitt Wisham, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – John T. Downey, American CIA agent and judge (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – John Leahy, English lawyer and diplomat, High Commissioner to Australia (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 17

 

  • Christian feast day:
    • Acisclus
    • Aignan of Orleans
    • Elizabeth of Hungary
    • Gennadius of Constantinople (Greek Orthodox Church)
    • Gregory of Tours (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Gregory Thaumaturgus
    • Hilda of Whitby
    • Hugh of Lincoln
    • November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which National Survivors of Suicide Day can fall, while November 23 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday before Thanksgiving. (United States)
  • International Happy Gose Day
  • International Students’ Day
  • Martyrs’ Day (Orissa, India)
  • Presidents Day (Marshall Islands)
  • Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • World Prematurity Day

 

 

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