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 Today in History?
1099 – The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins
1776 – Richard Henry Lee presents the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and leads to the United States Declaration of Independence
1893 – Mohandas Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience
1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitler jugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
1998 – James Byrd, Jr. of Texas is killed when white supremacists drag him behind a pickup truck along an asphalt pavement.
1577-1618 – Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English governor of Virginia
1606-1676 – Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist
1866 – Chief Seattle, Native American leader
1822-1915 – Charles Reed Bishop was a businessman and philanthropist in Hawaii. Born in Glens Falls, New York, he sailed to Hawaii in 1846 at the age of 24, and ended up making his home there. Bishop was one of the first trustees of and a major donor to the Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii. He also founded the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and founded Hawaii’s first successful bank, which is now known as First Hawaiian Bank
1911-1937 – Jean Harlow, American actress who was Known as the “Blonde Bombshell”, Harlow was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute, her personal life, which was marred by disappointment, tragedy, and ultimately her sudden death from renal failure at age 26
1965 – Judy Holliday was a famous actress, her success in the 1946 stage production of Born Yesterday as “Billie Dawn” led to her being cast in the 1950 film version, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
1909-1992 – Bill France, Sr., first president of NASCAR, NASCAR founder
1904-1996 – Max Factor, Jr., American businessman for Max Factor Cosmetics
1962-2003 – Trevor Goddard was an English actor. He played Kano in the first Mortal Kombat movie and Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby on JAG; he died from a drug overdose
1921-2008 – Jim McKay, American sportscaster
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