Famous People Who Died on July 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

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What Happened Today in History?

1903 The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1926 Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film

1942 The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.

1967 12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.

1968 – The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel

1984 Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine


1703-1764 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born American religious leader

1724-1781 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born American Continental Congressman, he resisted independence from Great Britain and became a Loyalist

1721-1793 Roger Sherman, American signer of the Declaration of Independence

1811-1875 Isaac Singer, American inventor and entrepreneur, He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company

1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States

1875-1948 D. W. Griffith, American film director who is best known as the director of the controversial and groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance

1871-1955 Cordell Hull, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate

1920-1966 Montgomery Clift, American actor

1910-1971 Van Heflin, American actor

1890-1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, American fighter ace in World War I and founder of Rickenbacker Motors

1948-1980 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead)

1936-1993 James R. Jordan, Sr., American soldier and murder victim, father of Michael Jordan

1929-2002 Chaim Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel, which became a bestseller. The book was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.

1933-2007 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer “For Once In My Life” for Stevie Wonder

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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