Famous People Who Died on April 21St 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?

1836 – Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican general Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana

1942 – World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack

1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls

2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160


1673-1722 – Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia

1746-1815 – Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina

1835-1910 – Mark Twain, American author and humorist, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1887-1948 – Aldo Leopold was an American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold over two million copies. Influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation, his ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his bio centric or holistic ethics regarding land

1895-1956 – Charles MacArthur, American writer

1892-1977 – Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian and one of the Marx Brothers

1877-1978 – Thomas Wyatt Turner, American civil rights advocate and agricultural engineer

1919-1996 – Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, American bookie and sports broadcaster

1920-2010 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president

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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