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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Omar Abdel-Rahman
Criminal
3-May-1938 18-Feb-2017 The Blind Sheikh
Peter Abrahams
Novelist
3-Mar-1919 18-Jan-2017 Mine Boy
Alexei A. Abrikosov
Physicist
25-Jun-1928 5-Apr-2017 Particle physicist, explored superconductivity
Roger Ailes
Business
15-May-1940 18-May-2017 CEO of Fox News, 1996-2016
Tony Alamo
Religion
20-Sep-1934 2-May-2017 Tony Alamo Christian Ministries
Lola Albright
Actor
20-Jul-1925 23-Mar-2017 Lord Love a Duck
Geri Allen
Pianist
12-Jun-1957 27-Jun-2017 Jazz pianist
Gregg Allman
Musician
8-Dec-1947 27-May-2017 The Allman Brothers
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921 21-Feb-2017 Social Choice and Individual Values
Harvey Atkin
Actor
18-Dec-1942 17-Jul-2017 Sgt. Coleman on Cagney and Lacey
John G. Avildsen
Film Director
21-Dec-1935 16-Jun-2017 Rocky
Benjamin R. Barber
Political Scientist
2-Aug-1939 24-Apr-2017 Jihad vs. McWorld
Brenda C. Barnes
Business
11-Nov-1953 17-Jan-2017 CEO of Sara Lee, 2005-10
Chuck Barris
Game Show Host
3-Jun-1929 20-Mar-2017 Host of The Gong Show
Anthony Beilenson
Politician
26-Oct-1932 5-Mar-2017 Congressman from California, 1977-97
Chester Bennington
Singer
20-Mar-1976 20-Jul-2017 Linkin Park
Chuck Berry
Singer
18-Oct-1926 18-Mar-2017 My Ding-A-Ling
William Peter Blatty
Author
7-Jan-1928 12-Jan-2017 The Exorcist
Chuck Blazer
Soccer
26-Apr-1945 12-Jul-2017 FIFA official, banned for life
Powers Boothe
Actor
1-Jun-1948 14-May-2017 Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones
Chris Boykin
TV Personality
26-Jan-1972 9-May-2017 Rob & Big
Ian Brady
Criminal
2-Jan-1938 15-May-2017 British serial killer, convicted of Moors Murders
George Braziller
Publisher
12-Feb-1916 16-Mar-2017 Founder, George Braziller Inc.
Jimmy Breslin
Columnist
17-Oct-1930 19-Mar-2017 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Albert Brewer
Politician
26-Oct-1928 2-Jan-2017 Governor of Alabama, 1968-71
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928 26-May-2017 National Security Advisor, 1977-81
David P. Buckson
Politician
25-Jul-1920 18-Jan-2017 Governor of Delaware for 19 days
Jim Bunning
Politician
23-Oct-1931 26-May-2017 US Senator from Kentucky, 1999-2011
Bonnie Burnard
Novelist
15-Jan-1945 4-Mar-2017 A Good House
Darlene Cates
Actor
13-Dec-1947 26-Mar-2017 Bulbous mother, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Gene Cernan
Astronaut
14-Mar-1934 16-Jan-2017 Last man on the moon (Apollo 17)
Alexander Chancellor
Editor
4-Jan-1940 28-Jan-2017 Editor of The Spectator, 1975-84
Doug Coe
Religion
20-Oct-1928 21-Feb-2017 The Family
Stephen P. Cohen
Scholar
28-May-1945 25-Jan-2017 Middle East scholar
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Government
7-Jul-1920 31-Mar-2017 US Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77
Alan Colmes
Pundit
24-Sep-1950 23-Feb-2017 Left-leaning political pundit
Gene Conley
Baseball
10-Nov-1930 4-Jul-2017 NBA and MLB champion
Mike Connors
Actor
15-Aug-1925 26-Jan-2017 Mannix
Lloyd H. Conover
Chemist
13-Jun-1923 11-Mar-2017 Inventor of tetracycline
Irwin Corey
Comic
29-Jul-1914 6-Feb-2017 World's Foremost Authority
Chris Cornell
Musician
20-Jul-1964 17-May-2017 Soundgarden frontman
Bill Dana
Actor
5-Oct-1924 15-Jun-2017 My name José Jiménez
Roberto De Vicenzo
Golf
14-Apr-1923 1-Jun-2017 Winner, 1967 British Open
Hans G. Dehmelt
Physicist
9-Sep-1922 7-Mar-2017 Co-Inventor of the ion trap
Jonathan Demme
Film Director
22-Feb-1944 26-Apr-2017 The Silence of the Lambs
Jay Dickey
Politician
14-Dec-1939 20-Apr-2017 Congressman from Arkansas, 1993-2001
Nelsan Ellis
Actor
30-Nov-1977 8-Jul-2017 Lafayette Reynolds on True Blood
Eni Faleomavaega
Politician
15-Aug-1943 22-Feb-2017 Congressman, American Samoa
Miguel Ferrer
Actor
7-Feb-1955 19-Jan-2017 Agent Rosenfield on Twin Peaks
Patrick Fernández Flores
Religion
26-Jul-1929 9-Jan-2017 Catholic Archbishop of San Antonio, 1979-2004
Stephen Furst
Actor
8-May-1955 16-Jun-2017 Vir on Babylon 5
Robert Garcia
Politician
9-Jan-1933 25-Jan-2017 Congressman from New York, 1978-90
Kika de la Garza
Politician
22-Sep-1927 13-Mar-2017 Congressman from Texas, 1965-97
Dick Gautier
Actor
30-Oct-1931 13-Jan-2017 Hymie on Get Smart
J. Geils
Guitarist
20-Feb-1946 11-Apr-2017 Centerfold
Barbara Hale
Actor
18-Apr-1922 26-Jan-2017 Della Street on Perry Mason
Peter Hansen
Actor
5-Dec-1921 9-Apr-2017 Lee Baldwin on General Hospital
Richard Hatch
Actor
21-May-1945 7-Feb-2017 Apollo on Battlestar Galactica
Glenne Headly
Actor
13-Mar-1955 8-Jun-2017 Mr. Holland's Opus
John Heard
Actor
7-Mar-1945 21-Jul-2017 The Pelican Brief
Pierre Henry
Composer
9-Dec-1927 5-Jul-2017 Electronic music pioneer
Nat Hentoff
Critic
10-Jun-1925 7-Jan-2017 The Jazz Life
Aaron Hernandez
Football
6-Nov-1989 19-Apr-2017 Former Patriots tight end, murderer
Roman Herzog
Head of State
5-Apr-1934 10-Jan-2017 President of Germany, 1994-99
Deane R. Hinton
Diplomat
12-Mar-1923 28-Mar-2017 US Ambassador to Panama, 1990-94
Alistair Horne
Historian
9-Nov-1925 25-May-2017 Seven Ages of Paris
John Hurt
Actor
22-Jan-1940 27-Jan-2017 Alien
Roy Innis
Activist
6-Jun-1934 8-Jan-2017 Congress of Racial Equality
Clifton James
Actor
29-May-1921 15-Apr-2017 Sheriff J. W. Pepper
Al Jarreau
Singer
12-Mar-1940 12-Feb-2017 We're In This Love Together
Denis Johnson
Novelist
1-Jul-1949 24-May-2017 Jesus' Son
Paul Kangas
Journalist
14-Apr-1937 28-Feb-2017 Nightly Business Report
Christine Kaufmann
Actor
11-Jan-1945 28-Mar-2017 The Last Days of Pompeii
Herma Hill Kay
Legal Scholar
18-Aug-1934 10-Jun-2017 Dean of Boalt Hall, 1992-2000
William Cardinal Keeler
Religion
4-Mar-1931 23-Mar-2017 Archbishop of Baltimore, 1989-2007
Adnan Khashoggi
Business
25-Jul-1935 6-Jun-2017 Saudi billionaire, arms merchant
Raymond P. Kogovsek
Politician
19-Aug-1941 30-Apr-2017 Congressman from Colorado, 1979-85
Helmut Kohl
Head of State
3-Apr-1930 16-Jun-2017 Chancellor of Germany 1982-98
John Kundla
Basketball
3-Jul-1916 23-Jul-2017 Minneapolis Lakers Head Coach, 1948-59
Frank Kush
Football
20-Jan-1929 22-Jun-2017 ASU Head Coach, 1958-79
Martin Landau
Actor
20-Jun-1931 15-Jul-2017 Mission: Impossible
Victor Lanoux
Actor
18-Jun-1936 4-May-2017 Cousin, cousine
Daliah Lavi
Actor
12-Oct-1940 3-May-2017 The Whip and the Body
Eddie Long
Religion
12-May-1953 15-Jan-2017 Georgia Baptist minister
Mike Lowry
Politician
8-Mar-1939 1-May-2017 Governor of Washington, 1993-97
Peter Mansfield
Physicist
9-Oct-1933 8-Feb-2017 Magnetic resonance imaging
Jared Martin
Actor
21-Dec-1941 24-May-2017 Steven Farlow on Dallas
Elsa Martinelli
Actor
13-Jan-1935 8-Jul-2017 Hatari!
Harry Mathews
Author
14-Feb-1930 25-Jan-2017 My Life in CIA
Norma McCorvey
Activist
22-Sep-1947 18-Feb-2017 Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade
Alec McCowen
Actor
26-May-1925 6-Feb-2017 English Shakespearean actor
Martin McGuinness
Politician
23-May-1950 21-Mar-2017 Politician, former IRA gunman
Dina Merrill
Actor
9-Dec-1925 22-May-2017 EF Hutton heiress and actress
Robert H. Michel
Politician
2-Mar-1923 17-Feb-2017 Congressman from Illinois, 1957-95
Tomas Milian
Actor
3-Mar-1932 22-Mar-2017 The Big Gundown
J. Donald Monan
Educator
31-Dec-1924 18-Mar-2017 President of Boston College, 1972-96
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor
29-Dec-1936 25-Jan-2017 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Roger Moore
Actor
14-Oct-1927 23-May-2017 James Bond after Sean Connery
Christopher Morahan
Film Director
9-Jul-1929 7-Apr-2017 The Jewel in the Crown
Erin Moran
Actor
18-Oct-1960 22-Apr-2017 Joanie on Happy Days
Bharati Mukherjee
Novelist
27-Jul-1940 28-Jan-2017 The Tiger's Daughter
Charlie Murphy
Actor
12-Jul-1959 12-Apr-2017 Chapelle's Show
George Hugh Niederauer
Religion
14-Jun-1936 2-May-2017 Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, 2006-12
John T. Noonan, Jr.
Judge
24-Oct-1926 17-Apr-2017 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-96
Manuel Noriega
Head of State
11-Feb-1934 29-May-2017 Panamanian dictator
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933 17-Feb-2017 The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Michael Nyqvist
Actor
8-Nov-1960 27-Jun-2017 Mikael Blomkvist
Kate O'Beirne
Columnist
23-Sep-1949 22-Apr-2017 Conservative pundit
George A. Olah
Chemist
22-May-1927 8-Mar-2017 Isolated carbonium ions
Robert Osborne
TV Personality
3-May-1932 6-Mar-2017 TCM host
John S. Palmore
Judge
6-Aug-1917 4-Jul-2017 Chief Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, 1977-82
Michael Parks
Actor
24-Apr-1940 9-May-2017 Then Came Bronson
Neal Patterson
Business
10-Dec-1949 9-Jul-2017 CEO of Cerner, 1979-2017
Bill Paxton
Actor
17-May-1955 25-Feb-2017 Mighty Joe Young
Jerry Perenchio
Business
20-Dec-1930 23-May-2017 Univision billionaire
Roberta Peters
Singer
4-May-1930 18-Jan-2017 Coloratura soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Jimmy Piersall
Baseball
14-Nov-1929 3-Jun-2017 Crazy center fielder
Tim Pigott-Smith
Actor
13-May-1946 7-Apr-2017 The Jewel in the Crown
Robert Pirsig
Author
6-Sep-1928 24-Apr-2017 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
René Préval
Head of State
17-Jan-1943 3-Mar-2017 Twice President of Haiti
Om Puri
Actor
18-Oct-1950 6-Jan-2017 East is East
John R. Quinn
Religion
28-Mar-1929 22-Jun-2017 Archbishop of San Francisco, 1977-95
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Head of State
25-Aug-1934 8-Jan-2017 President of Iran, 1989-97
Ralph Regula
Politician
3-Dec-1924 19-Jul-2017 Congressman from Ohio, 1973-2009
Don Rickles
Comic
8-May-1926 6-Apr-2017 Mr. Warmth
Emmanuelle Riva
Actor
24-Feb-1927 27-Jan-2017 Amour
David Rockefeller
Business
12-Jun-1915 20-Mar-2017 Founder of the Trilateral Commission
George Romero
Film Director
4-Feb-1940 16-Jul-2017 Night of the Living Dead
Tony Rosato
Comic
26-Dec-1954 10-Jan-2017 Second City
Michael D. Rose
Business
2-Mar-1942 2-Apr-2017 CEO of Holiday Inn, 1981-90
Stephen A. Ross
Economist
3-Feb-1944 3-Mar-2017 Professor of Financial Economics, MIT
Peter Sallis
Actor
1-Feb-1921 2-Jun-2017 Last of the Summer Wine
Howard A. Schmidt
Government
5-Oct-1949 2-Mar-2017 White House cybersecurity chief
Milt Schmidt
Hockey
5-Mar-1918 4-Jan-2017 Boston Bruin, NHL Hall-of-Famer
Robert B. Silvers
Editor
31-Dec-1929 20-Mar-2017 The New York Review of Books
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Conductor
3-Oct-1923 21-Feb-2017 Director, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, 1960-79
Roger Smith
Actor
18-Dec-1932 4-Jun-2017 Jeff Spencer on 77 Sunset Strip
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925 10-Jan-2017 Knock-out mice
Mário Soares
Head of State
7-Dec-1924 7-Jan-2017 President of Portugal, 1986-96
Lynne Stewart
Attorney
8-Oct-1939 7-Mar-2017 Attorney convicted of supporting the Islamic Group
David Storey
Novelist
13-Jul-1933 27-Mar-2017 Saville
Seijun Suzuki
Film Director
24-May-1923 13-Feb-2017 Branded to Kill
Robert Taylor
Scientist
10-Feb-1932 13-Apr-2017 Founder of ARPANET
John Van de Kamp
Attorney
7-Feb-1936 14-Mar-2017 Attorney General of California, 1982-91
Simone Veil
Politician
13-Jul-1927 30-Jun-2017 President of the European Parliament, 1979-82
Elena Verdugo
Actor
20-Apr-1926 30-May-2017 Marcus Welby, M.D.
Paolo Villaggio
Actor
31-Dec-1932 3-Jul-2017 White Collar Blues
Derek Walcott
Poet
23-Jan-1930 17-Mar-2017 In a Green Night
Robert James Waller
Novelist
1-Aug-1939 10-Mar-2017 The Bridges of Madison County
Judge Wapner
TV Personality
15-Nov-1919 26-Feb-2017 The People's Court
Adam West
Actor
19-Sep-1928 9-Jun-2017 Batman
Red West
Actor
8-Mar-1936 18-Jul-2017 Baa Baa Black Sheep
John Wetton
Singer
12-Jun-1949 31-Jan-2017 Singer for Asia and King Crimson
Roger Wilkins
Educator
25-Mar-1932 26-Mar-2017 Author, blackademic
Liu Xiaobo
Activist
28-Dec-1955 13-Jul-2017 Chinese human rights activist
Clayton K. Yeutter
Government
10-Dec-1930 4-Mar-2017 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1989-91
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Poet
18-Jul-1933 1-Apr-2017 Babi Yar


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