Famous People Who Died on July 31St 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?

1790 First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1938 – Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis

1941 Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to “submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question.”

1961 At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.

1976 Viking program: Viking 1 – NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo.


1491-1556 Ignatius Loyola, Spanish priest and founder of the Jesuits

1576-1653 Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

1808-1875 Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States

1900-1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French pilot and writer who died on a reconnaissance mission during World War II

1912-1970 Walter Briggs, Jr.,American sports executive, he owned the Detroit Tigers for five years

1912-1986 Teddy Wilsonwas an American jazz pianist whose sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald

1905-1987 Joseph E. Levine, American film producer of Hercules (1958 film) The CarpetbaggersHarlowThe GraduateA Bridge Too Farand The Lion in Winter and others

1917-2004 Virginia Grey, American actress

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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