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17th of February 1370 EVENT Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
17th of February 1500 EVENT Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
17th of February 1600 EVENT The philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome for heresy.
17th of February 1621 EVENT Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth colony.
17th of February 1753 EVENT In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
17th of February 1801 EVENT An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
17th of February 1809 EVENT Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio.
17th of February 1814 EVENT War of the Sixth Coalition: The Battle of Mormans.
17th of February 1819 EVENT The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
17th of February 1838 EVENT Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
17th of February 1854 EVENT The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
17th of February 1864 EVENT American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
17th of February 1865 EVENT American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces.
17th of February 1871 EVENT The victorious Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
17th of February 1904 EVENT Madama Butterfly receives its premiere at La Scala in Milan.
17th of February 1913 EVENT The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.
17th of February 1924 EVENT In Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100 meters freestyle swimming competition with a time of 57.4 seconds.
17th of February 1933 EVENT The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.
17th of February 1933 EVENT Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
17th of February 1944 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.
17th of February 1944 EVENT World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
17th of February 1959 EVENT Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 : The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
17th of February 1964 EVENT In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
17th of February 1964 EVENT Gabonese president Leon M'ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.
17th of February 1965 EVENT Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
17th of February 1968 EVENT In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.
17th of February 1972 EVENT Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T.
17th of February 1974 EVENT Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.
17th of February 1978 EVENT The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
17th of February 1979 EVENT The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
17th of February 1995 EVENT The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the UN.
17th of February 1996 EVENT In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
17th of February 1996 EVENT NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
17th of February 1998 EVENT Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian troops kill 70 : 90 Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Qaradagl?.
17th of February 2003 EVENT The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
17th of February 2006 EVENT A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
17th of February 2008 EVENT Kosovo declares independence.
17th of February 1490 BIRTHDAY Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (d. 1527)
17th of February 1519 BIRTHDAY Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)
17th of February 1524 BIRTHDAY Charles of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1574)
17th of February 1581 BIRTHDAY Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
17th of February 1646 BIRTHDAY Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
17th of February 1653 BIRTHDAY Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (d. 1713)
17th of February 1718 BIRTHDAY Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
17th of February 1723 BIRTHDAY Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
17th of February 1740 BIRTHDAY Horace-Benedict de Saussure, Swiss physicist and founder of alpinism (d. 1799)
17th of February 1752 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (d. 1831)
17th of February 1754 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
17th of February 1781 BIRTHDAY Rene Laennec, French physician (d. 1826)
17th of February 1792 BIRTHDAY Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (d. 1876)
17th of February 1796 BIRTHDAY Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
17th of February 1816 BIRTHDAY Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
17th of February 1820 BIRTHDAY Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
17th of February 1820 BIRTHDAY Elzear-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
17th of February 1821 BIRTHDAY Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
17th of February 1836 BIRTHDAY Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
17th of February 1844 BIRTHDAY Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder (d. 1913)
17th of February 1848 BIRTHDAY Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
17th of February 1848 BIRTHDAY Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner, the last to carry out capital punishment in Sweden (d. 1920)
17th of February 1854 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1902)
17th of February 1861 BIRTHDAY Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (d. 1922)
17th of February 1862 BIRTHDAY Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
17th of February 1863 BIRTHDAY Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
17th of February 1864 BIRTHDAY Jozef Murgas, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
17th of February 1864 BIRTHDAY Banjo Paterson, Australian poet (d. 1941)
17th of February 1874 BIRTHDAY Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
17th of February 1877 BIRTHDAY Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
17th of February 1877 BIRTHDAY Andre Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
17th of February 1877 BIRTHDAY Isidora Sekulic, Serbian prose writer, novelist and essayist (d. 1958)
17th of February 1885 BIRTHDAY Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
17th of February 1887 BIRTHDAY Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (d. 1947)
17th of February 1888 BIRTHDAY Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
17th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Sir Ronald Fisher, Statistician and Geneticist (d. 1962)
17th of February 1891 BIRTHDAY Abraham Fraenkel, German-born Israeli mathematician and recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1965)
17th of February 1893 BIRTHDAY Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
17th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian writer (d. 1951)
17th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
17th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Red Barber, American baseball announcer (d. 1992)
17th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (d. 2005)
17th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Marc Lawrence, American actor (d. 2005)
17th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (d. 1979)
17th of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born American literary scholar (d. 1984)
17th of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Orrin Tucker, American bandleader and composer
17th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
17th of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Wayne Morris, American actor (d. 1959)
17th of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)
17th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY Raf Vallone, Italian actor (d. 2002)
17th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and Rugby Union footballer (d. 1940)
17th of February 1917 BIRTHDAY Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
17th of February 1917 BIRTHDAY Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
17th of February 1919 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Freeman, American actress (d. 2001)
17th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (d. 2001)
17th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
17th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Tommy Edwards, American singer (d. 1969)
17th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Valentino Mazzia, American forensic anesthesiologist (d. 1999)
17th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Margaret Truman, American novelist (d. 2008)
17th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Hal Holbrook, American actor
17th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
17th of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
17th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Patricia Routledge, English actress
17th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Chaim Potok, American author (d. 2002)
17th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Roger Craig, American baseball player and manager
17th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Ruth Rendell, English writer
17th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Craig L. Thomas, American politician (d. 2007)
17th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Bobby Lewis, American singer
17th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Alan Bates, English actor (d. 2003)
17th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Barry Humphries, Australian actor and comedian
17th of February 1935 BIRTHDAY Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
17th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Jim Brown, American football player
17th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Buck Trent, American banjo player
17th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Martha Henry, American/Canadian actress
17th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY John Leyton, British singer
17th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen
17th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Gene Pitney, American singer (d. 2006)
17th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Julia McKenzie, English actress and theatre director
17th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Huey P. Newton, American political activist (d. 1989)
17th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Costas Azariadis, Greek macroeconomist
17th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
17th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Zina Bethune, American actress
17th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Brenda Fricker, Irish actress
17th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Dodie Stevens, American singer
17th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Jose Jose, Mexican singer and actor
17th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Don Scardino, American television director and actor
17th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Rick Majerus, American basketball coach
17th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Fred Frith, English musician and composer
17th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Rashid Minhas, Pilot officer in Pakistan Air Force during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 (d. 1971)
17th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Karin Janz, East German gymnast
17th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Norman Pace, British actor and comic
17th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Rene Russo, American actress
17th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
17th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Richard Karn, American actor
17th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
17th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
17th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Neil Lomax, American football player
17th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Rowdy Gaines, American swimmer
17th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Samuel Bayer, American music video director
17th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
17th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
17th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
17th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Jen-Hsun Huang, American entrepreneur and businessman
17th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Michael Jordan, American basketball player
17th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor
17th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Rene Syler, American journalist
17th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Buster Olney, American sports columnist
17th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Michael Bay, American film director
17th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Luc Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Michael Lepond, American musician (Symphony X)
17th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
17th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Chante Moore, American singer
17th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Bryan Cox, American football player
17th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Tuesday Knight, American actress
17th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Willi Kronhardt, German footballer
17th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY David Douillet, French judoka
17th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Tommy Moe, American skier
17th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Dominic Purcell, English/Australian actor
17th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Martyn Bennett, Canadian composer (d. 2005)
17th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Edwards, British actor
17th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY SaRenna Lee, American pornographic actress
17th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Denise Richards, American actress
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Ralphie May, American comedian
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY LG Petrov, Swedish singer (Entombed)
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (Judy and Mary)
17th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model
17th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Raphael Ibanez, French rugby player
17th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Drew Barry, American basketball player
17th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Jerry O'Connell, American actor
17th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Kaoru, Japanese musician
17th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Bryan White, American singer
17th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
17th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Todd Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Vaclav Prospal, Czech ice hockey player
17th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY William Roussel, French musician (Mutiilation)
17th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Kelly Carlson, American actress
17th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Scott Williamson, American baseball player
17th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Wong Choong Hann, Malaysian badminton player
17th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
17th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Dee, Puerto Rican pornographic actress
17th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Josh Willingham, American baseball player
17th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Jason Ritter, American actor
17th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Al Harrington, American basketball player
17th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer
17th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor
17th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
17th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Adriano, Brazilian footballer
17th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Brian Bruney, American baseball player
17th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Daniel Merriweather, Australian singer
17th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Gerald Cid, French footballer
17th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer
17th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter
17th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler
17th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Sadha, Indian film actress
17th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu
17th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
17th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Drew Miller, American ice hockey player
17th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Anders Jacobsen, Norwegian ski jumper
17th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and model
17th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
17th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Rodriguez, American wrestler and ring announcer
17th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
17th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Adlington, English swimmer
17th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Stacey McClean, British singer
17th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Chord Overstreet, American actor
17th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Ed Sheeran, English signer
17th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Bonnie Wright, English actress
17th of February 1992 BIRTHDAY Meaghan Jette Martin, American actress and singer
17th of February 1993 BIRTHDAY AJ Perez, Filipino actor and model (d. 2011)
17th of February 1993 BIRTHDAY Philip Wiegratz, German actor
17th of February 1996 BIRTHDAY Sasha Pieterse, South African/American actress
17th of February 0364 DEATH Jovian, Roman Emperor (Born 331)
17th of February 0440 DEATH Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk and linguist (Born 360)
17th of February 1339 DEATH Otto, Duke of Austria (Born 1301)
17th of February 1371 DEATH Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
17th of February 1596 DEATH Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (Born 1536)
17th of February 1600 DEATH Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher (burned at the stake) (Born 1548)
17th of February 1609 DEATH Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1549)
17th of February 1624 DEATH Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (Born 1536)
17th of February 1659 DEATH Abel Servien, French diplomat (Born 1593)
17th of February 1673 DEATH Moliere, French playwright (Born 1622)
17th of February 1680 DEATH Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (Born 1599)
17th of February 1680 DEATH Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist (Born 1637)
17th of February 1715 DEATH Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (Born 1646)
17th of February 1732 DEATH Louis Marchand, French organist and harpsichordist (Born 1669)
17th of February 1768 DEATH Arthur Onslow, English politician (Born 1691)
17th of February 1780 DEATH Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (Born 1706)
17th of February 1841 DEATH Ferdinando Carulli, Italian guitarist (Born 1770)
17th of February 1854 DEATH John Martin, English painter (Born 1789)
17th of February 1856 DEATH Heinrich Heine, German writer (Born 1797)
17th of February 1874 DEATH Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (Born 1796)
17th of February 1883 DEATH Napoleon Coste, French guitarist and composer (Born 1806)
17th of February 1883 DEATH Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (Born 1845)
17th of February 1890 DEATH Christopher Sholes, American inventor (Born 1819)
17th of February 1905 DEATH William Bickerton, Mormon prophet (Born 1815)
17th of February 1909 DEATH Geronimo, Apache leader (Born 1829)
17th of February 1912 DEATH Edgar Evans, Welsh naval officer (Born 1876)
17th of February 1919 DEATH Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Born 1841)
17th of February 1934 DEATH King Albert I of Belgium (Born 1875)
17th of February 1934 DEATH Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (Born 1862)
17th of February 1939 DEATH Willy Hess, German violinist (Born 1859)
17th of February 1943 DEATH Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (Born 1888)
17th of February 1943 DEATH Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (Born 1872)
17th of February 1958 DEATH Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (Born 1876)
17th of February 1961 DEATH Nita Naldi, American actress (Born 1897)
17th of February 1962 DEATH Bruno Walter, German conductor (Born 1876)
17th of February 1970 DEATH Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israeli writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1888)
17th of February 1970 DEATH Alfred Newman, American film composer (Born 1900)
17th of February 1977 DEATH Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (Born 1922)
17th of February 1982 DEATH Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (Born 1922)
17th of February 1982 DEATH Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (Born 1917)
17th of February 1982 DEATH Lee Strasberg, Austrian-born actor (Born 1901)
17th of February 1986 DEATH Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Born 1895)
17th of February 1989 DEATH Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (Born 1908)
17th of February 1990 DEATH Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (Born 1901)
17th of February 1990 DEATH Erik Rhodes, American actor (Born 1906)
17th of February 1994 DEATH Randy Shilts, American author and activist (Born 1951)
17th of February 1996 DEATH Herve Bazin, French writer (Born 1911)
17th of February 1997 DEATH Zein Isa, Palestinian militant
17th of February 1998 DEATH Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (Born 1921)
17th of February 1998 DEATH Ernst Junger, German author (Born 1895)
17th of February 2001 DEATH Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (Born 1933)
17th of February 2001 DEATH Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (Born 1948)
17th of February 2001 DEATH Barry Burman, English artist (Born 1943)
17th of February 2003 DEATH Steve Bechler, American baseball player (Born 1979)
17th of February 2004 DEATH Jose Lopez Portillo, President of Mexico (Born 1920)
17th of February 2005 DEATH Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Born 1919)
17th of February 2005 DEATH Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (Born 1935)
17th of February 2006 DEATH Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (Born 1948)
17th of February 2006 DEATH Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (Born 1929)
17th of February 2007 DEATH Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (Born 1965)
17th of February 2007 DEATH Jurga Ivanauskaite, Lithuanian writer (Born 1961)
17th of February 2007 DEATH Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born musician, producer and songwriter (Born 1943)
17th of February 2007 DEATH Maurice Papon, French Nazi collaborator (Born 1910)
17th of February 2008 DEATH Brian Harris, English footballer (Born 1935)
17th of February 2009 DEATH Conchita Cintron, Chilean bullfighter (Born 1922)
17th of February 2009 DEATH Mike Whitmarsh, American volleyball player (Born 1962)
17th of February 2009 DEATH Gazanfer Ozcan, Turkish actor (Born 1931)

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