Happy Dead Birthday to Famous People Who Were Born on November 17

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Famous Dead Birthdays is just what it sounds like. Dead Birthdays are birthdays of famous people who have a birthday, but have already passed. For example, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and he died on April 17, 1790. This means Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday is on January 17 th. If Benjamin Franklin was still alive in 2011, he would be 304 Yrs. Old. Famous Dead Birthdays is a type of trivia. How old would a dead famous person be (on their birthday) if they were still alive?

What Happened Today in History?

1800 The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.

1827 The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, is founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York

1856 American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase

1962 President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region

1967 Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are inflicting greater losses than we’re taking…We are making progress.”

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1835-1915 Andrew L. Harris was one of the heroes of the Battle of Gettysburg and the last Civil War general to serve as a governor in the U.S., serving as the 44th Governor of Ohio

1878-1939 Grace Abbott was an American social worker who specifically worked in advancing child welfare

1887-1976 Bernard Montgomery, British World War II commander

1901-1982 Lee Strasberg, Austrian director, in 1951, he became director of the non-profit Actors Studio, in New York City, considered “the nation’s most prestigious acting school

1906-1991 Soichiro Honda, Japanese automobile pioneer and founder of Honda Motor Company

1916-2005 Shelby Foote was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war

1925-1985 Rock Hudson, American actor

1930-2006 Bob Mathias was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, actor and United States Congressman representing the state of California

1937-1995 Peter Cook, British comedian who was considered very funny and controversial

1944-1991 Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds)

1951-1987 Dean Paul Martin, American singer and actor who was the son of Dean Martin and a military pilot who died in a plane crash

1955-2007 Yolanda King was the daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1961-1985 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847

Famous Dead Birthdays is just what it sounds like. Dead Birthdays are birthdays of famous people who have a birthday, but have already passed. For example, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and he died on April 17, 1790. This means Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday is on January 17 th. If Benjamin Franklin was still alive in 2011, he would be 304 Yrs. Old. Famous Dead Birthdays is a type of trivia. How old would a dead famous person be (on their birthday) if they were still alive?

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