Famous Deaths for 17th December 2021

1830 – Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary and president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Santa Marta, Colombia
1892 – George Brayton, American engineer who developed the Brayton Cycle combustion engine, dies at 62
1925 – A N “Monkey” Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies
1927 – Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, dies at 44
1944 – Pieter A. Roodenburgh, student and resistance fighter, dies at 26
1973 – Charles Greeley Abbot, American astronomer (Solar Constant), dies at 101
1975 – Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), dies at 67
1994 – Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
2018 – Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
2019 – Karin Balzer, German athlete (Olympic gold 80m hurdles 1964; bronze 100m hurdles 1972), dies at 81

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