Famous People Who Died on April 9Th in History

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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 on this Day in History?


1561-1626 – Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist

1794-1872 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician, Erastus Corning & Co. in Albany, NY

1804-1876 – Charles Goodyear, American politician who was a United States Representative from New York

1903-1945 – Georg Elser, failed assassin of Hitler

1872-1948 – George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general

1877-1953 – Eddie Cochems, father of the Forward Pass in American football

1867-1959 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect

1891-1963 – Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner who was an early jazz trombonist, best known his pioneer recordings with the Original Dixieland Jass Band.

1931-1988 – Brook Benton was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as “It’s Just A Matter Of Time” and “Endlessly” and “Rainy Night in Georgia”

1937-1988 – David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave)

1940-2001 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2 time World Series Champion and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

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 with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click hereto check out Faye’s writing





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