People died on 17 July

(24 found)

John Lewis
activist, US Representative, politician

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Lewis
Nickname(s):
Uncle Robert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A civil rights activist as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Democrat. US Representative from Georgia from 1987.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dennis W. Day
actor, murdered, singer, dancer, director, mouseketeer

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis W. Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Mousketeer. TV show The Mickey Mouse Club. Disappeared, body found later, a handyman/roomer charged with manslaughter.

Gary S. Paxton
singer, producer, composer, adopted, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Wayne Stevens
Also Known As:
Flip
Gary Sanford Paxton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted at age 3. Member of duo Skip & Flip. Producer, songs Alley Oop, It Was I, Cherry Pie. Produced songs Monster Mash, Sweet Pea, Cherish, Along Comes Mary.

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Bill Arnsparger
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Stephen Arnsparger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams coached Baltimore Colts, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Louisiana State University, San Diego Chargers and several universities.

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Elaine Stritch
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Elaine Stritch
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series 30 Rock. Broadway plays Bus Stop, Company. Movie Out to Sea.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Henry Hartsfield
aviator, space

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Warren Hartsfield Jr.
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot in the Air Force. Astronaut. Commanded the first Shuttle mission, using Discovery.

Space Missions:

STS-4
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 27, 1982

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Briony McRoberts
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Briony McRoberts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Pink Panther Strikes Again. TV series Mr. Palfrey of Westminster, High Road. Suspected suicide - died when hit by a tube train in London.

Walter Cronkite
tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.

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Geraldine Fitzgerald
actor, writer, producer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Mary Fitzgerald
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Arthur, The Pawnbroker, Dark Victory, Wuthering Heights.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6353 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Katharine Graham
publisher, accident, business, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho.

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Chas Chandler
musician, composer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan James Chandler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Animals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2001 as a member of group The Animals.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group The Animals.

Harry Guardino
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Vincent Guardino
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Any Which Way You Can, Houseboat. TV series The New Perry Mason, Monty Nash. Broadway plays Woman of the Year, One More River.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 124 S. Palm Canyon Drive28 May 1993

Margo
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Eddie Albert, until she died.
Younger than Eddie Albert by 11 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost Horizon, Viva Zapata!, I'll Cry Tomorrow, Behind the Rising Sun.

Don Barry
actor, writer, producer, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barry De Acosta
Also Known As:
Don 'Red' Barry
Donald Barry
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Adventures of Red Ryder in role of Red Ryder. TV series Little House on the Prairie, Police Woman. Movie I Shot Billy the Kid. Many television roles as a western character actor. Suicide by shooting himself.

Shug Jordan
football, coach, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
James Ralph Jordan
Also Known As:
Ralph Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced like the first syllable of "sugar" and the last name pronounced as Jurr-dun. Head football coach at team Auburn Univerity from 1951 to 1975. Also coached basketball including team University of Georgia.

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Don Rich
musician, country, accident, adopted, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Ulrich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 29 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Worked with Buck Owens. Songs Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?, Tall Dark Stranger. TV program Hee Haw. Bakersfield sound influence. Fiddler and guitarist. Died in a motorcycle accident.

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Dizzy Dean
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs. His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard

John Coltrane
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist.

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Ty Cobb
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record setting outfielder for team Detroit Tigers.

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Eugene Meyer
business

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Isaac Meyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Chair of the Federal Reserve. Newspaper Washington Post.

Billie Holiday
singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Nickname(s):
Lady Day
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Strange Fruit.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry7 April 1986

Maude Adams
actor, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted for role as Peter Pan on stage. Broadway play Peter Pan in 1905. Professor of drama at Stephens College.

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Princess Alix of Hesse and By Rhine
royalty, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Princess Alix Viktoria Helena Luise Beatrice of Hesse and by Rhine
Also Known As:
Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova
Императрица Александра Фёдоровнk
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Younger than Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine by 9 years.
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Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

The last Tsarina of Imperialist Russia. A hemophiliac. A friend of the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. Murdered with her husband and children by Bolsheviks.

J.A.M. Whistler
painter, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Also Known As:
James McNeill Whistler
Whistler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American painter. The painting popularly called Whistler's Mother is actually his painting Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother. Book Ten O'clock Lecture.
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