Died on This Day: June 17

by | June 17, 2017 8:49 pm

Last Updated: June 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

The following people died on this day, June 17, in history.

656 – Uthman, Persian ruler (b. 577)
676 – Pope Adeodatus II
850 – Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese wife of Emperor Saga (b. 786)
900 – Fulk, French archbishop
1463 – Catherine of Portugal, Infanta and religious writer (b. 1436)
1719 – Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1672)
1797 – Mohammad Khan Qajar, Persian tribal chief (b. 1742)
1942 – Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1853)
1957 – J.R. Williams, Canadian-American cartoonist (b. 1888)
1961 – Jeff Chandler, American actor (b. 1918)
1979 – Duffy Lewis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
1996 – Curt Swan, American illustrator (b. 1920)
2007 – Serena Wilson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
2008 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)
2012 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (b. 1965)
2015 – Clementa C. Pinckney, American minister and politician (b. 1973)

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