Deaths on 17 January

77 deaths on this day in history.

Date of death Athlete NOC(s) Sport(s) Year(s)
17 January 1933 Ruurd Leegstra NED ROW 1900
17 January 1933 Josef Rössler-Ořovský BOH TEN 1908
17 January 1939 Eric De Spoelberch BEL BOB 1936
17 January 1942 Walter von Reichenau GER IOC 1938—1942
17 January 1949 Henry Hering USA ART/Referee 1932
17 January 1949 Camillo Isnardi ITA SHO 1920—1924
17 January 1950 Andreas von Flotow GER EDR 1912
17 January 1955 Albert Hicks USA AFB 1904
17 January 1956 Andrés Recalde URU BOX 1924
17 January 1958 Eric Crockford GBR HOC 1920
17 January 1958 Erich Laeisz GER SAL 1928
17 January 1958 Rudolf Senti LIE SHO 1936
17 January 1959 Norman Coe GBR LAX 1948
17 January 1961 Ken Glass CAN SAL 1932
17 January 1963 Henri Masson FRA FEN 1900
17 January 1964 Joseph Cook GBR GAR 1908—1912
17 January 1967 Louis Brasseur FRA IHO 1924
17 January 1968 Jennie Fletcher GBR SWM 1912
17 January 1968 Ernest Moreau de Melen BEL FBL 1900
17 January 1968 John Shene USA BOB 1936
17 January 1968 Giuseppe Tarella ITA ATH 1908
17 January 1969 Grażyna Bacewicz POL ART 1948
17 January 1969 Jacobus Lorenz NED WRE 1908
17 January 1972 Charles Hall USA ATH 1908
17 January 1973 Frantz Oscar Jørgensen DEN FEN 1908
17 January 1974 Ugo Pistolesi ITA SHO 1936
17 January 1975 Curt Hartzell SWE GAR 1912
17 January 1975 Marius Skram-Jensen DEN GAR 1906
17 January 1981 Ilmari Kuokka FIN ATH 1928
17 January 1981 Timo Murama FIN NCB/SJP 1936
17 January 1982 Mario Minai HUN ATH 1936
17 January 1982 Johannes Pedersen DEN GAR 1920
17 January 1982 Bert Richardson CAN ROW 1928
17 January 1982 Mahmoud Salem EGY FBL 1928
17 January 1984 Neville Gadsden AUS ATH 1956
17 January 1985 Ezio Acchini ITA ROW 1948
17 January 1985 Oldřich Kolář CZE
TCH
CCS 1924
17 January 1990 Danie Burger RSA ATH 1956
17 January 1991 Denis Johansson FIN ATH 1948—1952
17 January 1991 Crown Prince Olav NOR SAL 1928—1981
17 January 1993 Liu Yunchang CHN BKB 1936
17 January 1994 Roman Budzyński POL ATH 1952
17 January 1994 Helen Stephens USA ATH 1936
17 January 1995 Harold Austad NZL NZOC/ONOC 1960—1983
17 January 1996 F. Don Miller USA 1984
17 January 2000 Arthur Sager USA ATH 1928
17 January 2001 Sigurd Vestad NOR CCS 1932
17 January 2003 León Lyon PUR SHO 1960—1964
17 January 2004 Harold Laurance GBR WLF 1936
17 January 2005 Anatoly Kartashov RUS
URS
WPO 1960
17 January 2005 Morits Skaugen NOR SAL 1948—1964
17 January 2009 Tomislav Crnković CRO
YUG
FBL 1952
17 January 2011 Jürgen Barth FRG CTR 1968—1972
17 January 2012 Michael Tucker AUS BKB 1976—1980
17 January 2013 Ilmar Aluvee EST NCB 1994
17 January 2013 Sumihiro Tomii JPN ALP 1972—1976
17 January 2014 Nadia Boudesoque MEX FEN 1948
17 January 2014 Holger Hansson SWE FBL 1952
17 January 2014 Gustavo Magariños URU BKB 1948
17 January 2015 Walter Bauza ARG SHO 1984
17 January 2015 Marie Foucher-Creteau FRA SWM 1948
17 January 2016 Ion Panțuru ROU BOB 1964—1976
17 January 2017 Heng Freylinger LUX WRE 1952
17 January 2018 Bashir Mohamed Attarabulsi LBA IOC/LOC 1971—1999
17 January 2018 Brooks Dodge, Jr. USA ALP 1952—1956
17 January 2018 Jerzy Gros POL ATH 1976
17 January 2018 Edwin Lins AUT WRE 1984—1988
17 January 2018 Raúl Olivo VEN SHO 1956
17 January 2019 Francis Coutou FRA HOC 1972
17 January 2019 Léo Rooman BEL HOC 1952
17 January 2019 Vladimir Sitkin URS
UKR
ATH 1956
17 January 2020 Roger Schneider SUI SSK 2010
17 January 2020 Kaj Sylvan DEN CSP 1956
17 January 2020 Rhona Wurtele CAN ALP 1948
17 January 2021 Carlos Burga PER BOX 1972
17 January 2021 Muriel Davis-Grossfeld USA GAR 1956—1964
17 January 2022 Juan Caviglia ARG GAR 1952—1960