Famous People Who Died on April 10Th 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?

1815 – The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years.

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh

1874 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska

1912 – The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage

1972 – Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam


1727-1806 – Horatio Gates, American Revolutionary War figure, was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga – Benedict Arnold, who led the attack, was finally forced from the field when he was shot in the leg – and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden. Historian George Bilias describes Gates as one of “the Revolution’s most controversial military figures” due to his role in the Conway Cabal which attempted to discredit and replace George Washington through a whispering campaign, the ongoing historical debate over who should receive credit for the victory at Saratoga, and Gates’ actions after the defeat at Camden

1885-1938 – Joe “King” Oliver, American musician and he was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong. His influence was such that Armstrong claimed, “if it had not been for Joe Oliver, jazz would not be what it is today”.

1928-1958 – Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter, He was known as “The King of the Stroll” for his performance of the 1950s dance The Stroll, his cousin is Chick Willis

1940-1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe, English musician (The Beatles), he was the original bass player for The Beatles

1900-1991 – Natalie Schafer was an American actress, best known as Mrs. Thurston Howell III on CBS’s Gilligan’s Island (1964-67).

1953-1992 – Sam Kinison, American comedian who was very politically incorrect and funny, he was killed by a seventeen year old drunk driver in a car accident

1924-1998 – Jack Clemmons was a Los Angeles Police officer who was the first to arrive at the death scene of Marilyn Monroe on 5 August 1962. Clemmons would claim decades later that Monroe was murdered

1943-2003 – Little Eva, American pop singer

1939-2010 – Dixie Carter, American actress who is best known for her role in Designing Women

1920-2010 – Arthur Mercante, Sr., American boxing referee, his son also became a boxing referee

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 here to check out Faye’s writing





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