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?
1525 – Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River
1934 – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.
1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court
1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
1717-1784 – Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress
1930-1996 – Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record
1891-1972 – Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German World War II spy
1956-1977 – Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins), he died of hemorrhagic necrotising pancreatitis at the age of 21
1931-1979 – Darla Hood, American actress who was best known as the leading lady in the Our Gang series from 1935 to 1941
1909-1986 – Benny Goodman, American musician
1924-1987 – Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful in March 1986
1907-1989 – Fran Allison, American, early television personality (Kukla, Fran and Ollie)
1917-1998 – Reg Smythe, British comic artist (Andy Capp)
1919-2002 – John Hope, American meteorologist who was on The Weather Channel
1952-2004 – Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer who wrote for Sports Illustrated
1950-2008 – Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator
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