On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1917

  • Jan 2 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), dies at 84
  • Jan 6 Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch lawyer and economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82
  • Jan 10 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), dies at 70

George Dewey

Jan 16 George Dewey, U.S. Admiral of the Navy, won Battle of Manila Bay, dies at 79

  • Jan 17 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • Jan 29 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75