The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in August 17th

Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hess (1894 - 1987)

German Nazi leader
Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance (1909 - 1979)

American actress
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924 - 1988)

Pakistani politician
Don José de San Martín

Don José de San Martín (1778 - 1850)

Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru
John Pemberton

John Pemberton (1831 - 1888)

American chemist, inventor of Coca-Cola
Leo Frank

Leo Frank (1884 - 1915)

American factory superintendent, victim of lynching
Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig (1937 - 2015)

American actress
Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

American actress and singer
Umberto Boccioni

Umberto Boccioni (1882 - 1916)

Italian painter and sculptor
Ray Chapman

Ray Chapman (1891 - 1920)

American baseball player
Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin (1896 - 1983)

American songwriter
Günther von Kluge

Günther von Kluge (1882 - 1944)

German field marshal
Arthur Hiller

Arthur Hiller (1923 - 2016)

Television and film director
Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga (1928 - 2010)

Italian politician, 8th President of Italy
Tiny Lund

Tiny Lund (1929 - 1975)

American racing driver
Gary Chester

Gary Chester (1924 - 1987)

Drummer, session musician, drum instructor
Robert R. Gilruth

Robert R. Gilruth (1913 - 2000)

Aviation and space pioneer