Famous People Who Died on July 5Th 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?

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England

1934 – “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco

1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation

1947 – Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier

1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.


1884-1937 – Daniel Sawyer, American golfer who won the Gold Medal in 1904 Summer Olympics in golf

1883-1969 – Walter Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus Schoolwho, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture

1898-1969 – Leo McCarey, American film director

1904-1996 – Erik Wickberg, Swedish-born 9th General of the Salvation Army

1907-1997 – Mrs. Elva Miller was an American singer who gained some fame in the 1960s for her out-of-tune versions of songs such as “Moon River”, “Monday, Monday”, “A Lover’s Concerto”, and “Downtown”.

1916-1998 – Sid Luckman, American football player, Hall of Fame QB for the Chicago Bears

1936-2001 – Ernie K-Doe was an African American rhythm and blues singer best known for his 1961 hit single “Mother-in-Law” which went to #1 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.

1918-2002 – Ted Williams, American baseball player, Hall of Fame left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox and one of the best MLB players of all times

1923-2005 – James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral who was one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy

1936-2005 – Shirley Goodman, American singer who sang “Shame, Shame, Shame” in the 1970s

1942-2006 – Kenneth Lay was an American businessman, best known for his role in the widely reported corruption scandal that led to the downfall of Enron Corporation.

1926-2007 – Kerwin Mathews was an American actor best known for playing the titular heroes in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) and Jack the Giant Killer (1962).

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





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