Famous People Who Died on June 23Rd 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 Today in History?

1683 – William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania

1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey

1865 – American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army

1914 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta

1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

1967 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference

1991 – Sonic The Hedgehog (character) was born, and his first video game Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game) was released on the Sega Mega Drive on June 23-How far we have come with video games since this day


1645-1707 – John Mill, English theologian- He is noted for his critical edition of the Greek New Testament which included notes on many variant readings.

1895-1970 – Roscoe Turner was an American aviator who was a three time winner of the Thompson Trophy, which was one of the national air races

1946-1980– Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician; son of Indira Gandhi

1904-1980 – Clyfford Still was an American painter, and one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism

1914-1995 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician who was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine

1936-1997 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and widow of Malcolm X

1911-1998 – Maureen O’Sullivan, Irish actress

1933-2000 – Peter L. Pond was a New England clergyman, activist and philanthropist who worked with Cambodian orphans on the Thai-Cambodian border. He was Executive Director of the Providence-based Cambodian Crisis Committee and was a co-founder of the Thai Friends Relief Foundation as well as the Inter-Religious Mission for Peace in Cambodia-I had a friend from Cambodia who lost his entire family to the massacre

1925-2005 – Shana Alexander, American journalist, she became the first woman staff writer and columnist for Life magazine, she was best known for her participation in the “Point-Counterpoint” debate segments of 60 Minutes with conservative James J. Kilpatrick

1923-2006 – Aaron Spelling, American television producer

1923-2009 – Ed McMahon, American television personality, he is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson’s sidekick and announcer on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992

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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