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People, Died on May 17 (12 found)

Chinx

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Pickens
Also Known As:
Chinx Drugz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Coke Boys. Shot while sitting in his car.

Ken Venturi

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Venturi
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer, US Open winner 1964. 35 years with CBS Sports. World Golf Hall of Fame 2013. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1964.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 161 Waterford Circle; ceremony: 15 May 2004.

Donna Summer

Real/Birth Name:
LaDonna Andrea Gaines
Also Known As:
Donna Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German production of musical Hair. Album Bad Girls. Songs Last Dance, She Works Hard for the Money, Bad Girls. Movie Thank God It's Friday. Donates some proceeds to causes she cares for (mostly medical charities.) Paintings are highly regarded. Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2010. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 March 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harmon Killebrew

Real/Birth Name:
Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Nickname(s):
Killer
Hammerin' Harmon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base, third base, left field. Teams Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1984. Twins Hall of Fame 2000. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1971. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Tony Randall

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Rosenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known in role of Felix Unger in TV series The Odd Couple. Broadway play Inherit the Wind. Movies 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, Fatal Instinct, Pillow Talk, The Mating Game. Theater Hall of Fame 1998.

Henry Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Burk Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 9 to 5, Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Bad Seed, Vertigo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Arachnophobia

Bill Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Bill Wallace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Rice University. 1936 NFL draft round 4 to team Philadelphia Eagles. College Football Hall of Fame 1978. Rice Athletics Hall of Fame 1970. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1985. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Lawrence Welk

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Welk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Lawrence Welk Show. Born in a German-speaking community, which was the origin of his accent. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6613 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jeannette Piccard

Real/Birth Name:
Jeannette Ridlon
Also Known As:
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jean Piccard, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jean Piccard by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

High altitude balloonist. The first licensed female balloon pilot in the U.S.; the first woman to fly to the stratosphere; co-inventor of the plastic balloon; the first woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in the U.S. International Space Hall of Fame 1998.

Steve Owen

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joseph Owen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle, guard. Teams Phillips University, Kansas City Blues, Hartford Blues, Cleveland Bulldogs, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. Coach, teams New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Syracuse Stormers. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Annis Stukus Trophy 1962.

Brick Muller

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Powers Muller
Nickname(s):
Brick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 26 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional football player-coach for the team Los Angeles Buccaneers during their only season in the National Football League in 1926. Also high jump at 1920 Olympics. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1986.

Gwinn Henry

Real/Birth Name:
Gwinn Henry
Nickname(s):
Bub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach team Howard Payne University, College of Emporia, University of Missouri, University of New Mexico, University of Kansas. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. UNM Athletics Hall of Honor 1992.
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