Happy Dead Birthday To Famous People Who Were Born on June 17Th

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Famous Dead Birthdays is just what it sounds like. Dead Birthdays are birthdays of famous people who have a birthday, but have already passed. For example, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and he died on April 17, 1790. This means Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday is on January 17th. If Benjamin Franklin was still alive in 2011, he would be 304 Yrs. Old. Famous Dead Birthdays is a type of trivia. How old would a dead famous person be (on their birthday) if they were still alive?

Happy Dead Birthdays

1704-1779/80 – John Kay was the inventor of the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution

1742-1790 – William Hooper, American signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

1818-1893 – Charles Gounod was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette

1858-1914 – Ebenezer Sumner Draper, 44th Governor of Massachusetts

1867-1948 – John Robert Gregg was an educator, publisher, humanitarian, and the inventor of the eponymous shorthand system Gregg Shorthand

1881-1955 – Tommy Burns is the only Canadian born world heavyweight champion boxer. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 title defenses despite often being the betting underdog due to his size. He changed sports forever by being the first man to allow an African American a shot at the Heavyweight crown

1882-1971 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music

1903-1977 – Ruth Wakefield was the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie

1910-1968 – Red Foley was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the growth of country music after World War II

1914-1993 – John Hersey was an American writer and journalist, Hersey’s account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University’s journalism department

1915-1973 – David “Stringbean” Akeman, American actor and country music banjo player on Hee Haw

1923-2004 – Elroy Hirsch, American football player, Hall of Fame running-back and wide-receiver for the Los Angeles Rams

1932-2010 – John Murtha, American politician

1933-1970 – Maurice Stokes, American basketball player, Hall of Fame forward/center for the Cincinnati Royals

Famous Dead Birthdays is just what it sounds like. Dead Birthdays are birthdays of famous people who have a birthday, but have already passed. For example, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and he died on April 17, 1790. This means Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday is on January 17th. If Benjamin Franklin was still alive in 2011, he would be 304 Yrs. Old. Famous Dead Birthdays is a type of trivia. How old would a dead famous person be (on their birthday) if they were still alive?

Life has come and gone

Rest in Peace, we remember

Your life and your work

Sources

Famousroots.com

Deadoraliveinfo.com

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