Famous People Who Died On New Year's Day

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Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death.
They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

See You In Heaven

What Happened in History on New Year’s Day?

1842- President John Tyler’s daughter Elizabeth marries in White House

1865- Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

1964 US report “Smoking & Health” connects smoking to lung cancer

1969- Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)

Famous People Who Died On New Year’s Day

1735-1782-Johann Christian Bach was a German composer and Mozart’s tutor

1742-1787-Arthur Middleton was a US farmer who signed the Declaration of Independence

1857-1943-Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan was a U.S. military officer who gave “a message to Garcia”, liaison between US Military and Cuban rebels

1923-1953-Hank Williams was a famous country singer (Cold Cold Heart) and the father of Hank Williams Jr., had eleven number one songs in his short life of 29 years.

1902-1969-Barton Maclane was an actor, he played General Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie

1909-1980-Frank Clifford Wykoff was a US sprinter, he won Olympic-gold-1928, 1932, 1936 Olympic Games

1924-1986 –Bruce Norris was an American hockey executive and owner of the Detroit Red Wings, he was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1969

1902-1995-Eugene Wigner was Hungarian American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1963)

1905-1998-Helen Wills Moody Roark was an American tennis ace who won 31 Grand Slams

1915-2003-Joe Foss was an American politician, fighter pilot and1st AFL Commissioner, was the leading Fighter Ace for the USMC during World War II, he received the Medal of Honor for his service

1922-2007 –Leon Davidson was a chemical engineer and scientist, was part of the team that developed the Atomic Bomb, he spent much of his personal life studying UFO’s.

Happy New Year’s Day

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day, today happens to be New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year






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