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?
1738 – John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Alders gate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday
1830 – Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published
1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction
1943 – Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1980 – The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January
1682-1725 – Jonathan Wild, English criminal who invented a scheme which allowed him to run one of the most successful gangs of thieves of the era, all the while appearing to be the nation’s leading policeman. He manipulated the press and the nation’s fears to become the most loved public figure of the 1720s; this love turned to hatred when his villainy was exposed. After his death, he became a symbol of corruption and hypocrisy.
1805-1879 – William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist and publisher, the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he promoted “immediate emancipation” of slaves in the United States. Garrison was also a prominent voice for the women’s suffrage movement.
1821-1908 – Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer who was a pioneer of golf
1896-1915 – Private John Condon, English World War I soldier, youngest allied soldier killed during World War I, although there is no proof and he is 18yrs. Old instead of 14 yrs. old on his gravestone
1888-1959 – John Foster Dulles, American, 52nd United States Secretary of State
1899-1974 – Duke Ellington, American composer and musician
1914-1984 – Vincent J. McMahon, American pro wrestling promoter
1944-1991 – Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter for The Byrds
1934-2005 – Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash
1963-2006 – Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, Mexican convicted killer who was executed in the state of Texas
1922-2008 – Dick Martin, American comedian, best known for his role as the cohost of the sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973
1972-2010 – Paul Gray, American bassist primary songwriter and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot, Gray had died of an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl
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