Famous People Who Died on July 27Th 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?

1919 The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

1940 The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny

1953 The Korean War ends when the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

1974 Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon

1981 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.


1813-1863 William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader

1858-1941 Alfred Henry O’Keeffe, New Zealand artist 

1874-1946 Gertrude Stein, American writer

1880-1948 Joe Tinker, American baseball player, Hall of Fame shortstop in MLB

1895-1962 James H. Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer 

1902-1981 William Wyler, German-born American film director known for Ben-Hur, one of my favorite films

1974-1981 Adam Walsh, American kidnap and murder victim and son of John Walsh

1903-1987 Travis Jackson, American baseball player, Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Giants

1965-1993 Reggie Lewis, American basketball player, Lewis suffered sudden cardiac death on the basketball court at an off-season practice

1905-1995 Rick Ferrell, American baseball player, Hall of Fame catcher in MLB

1952-2001 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 

1903-2003 Bob Hope, English-born American entertainer who lived to be 100 years old and his comedy helped our troops through World War II

1949-2010 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor who played Nero Wolfe and who was also born on the same day he died

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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