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 on December 5th In History?
1876 – Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
1945 – “Lost Squadron” crashes east of Florida in the (Bermuda Triangle)
676-749 – Saint John of Damascus, theologian who was born into a prominent Arab Christian family
1602-1675 – John Lightfoot was an English theologist (Horae Hebraicae), rabbinical scholar, Christian, Master of St. Catharine’s College, and Cambridge
1753-1784 – Phillis Wheatley was the 1st important black poet in America, first African-American woman to have her poetry published in the United States, died a very sad alone death after her children died from illnesses.
1756-1791 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a very famous composer who composed over 600 works; he is the most popular of classical composers. Mozart died at a young age from illness.
1840-1895 – Chief Gall was a Sioux chief, was one of the commanders in the Battle of Little Bighorn
1891-1942 – Buck Jones was Hollywood’s last cowboy hero actor (Headin’ East), became a stunt man and then a star, and had more than 160 film credits.
1887-1951 – “Shoeless” Joe Jackson of Major League baseball’s black sox scandal, 1919 Chicago White sox, was banned from playing after the 1920 season, ranked 35 on the Sporting News top baseball players of all time, won the World Series in 1917, hit .408 as a rookie in 1911, he is ineligible to make it to the Hall of Fame because of the Black sox scandal.
1882-1955 – Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), appeared in at least 177 films
1941-1991 – Richard Speck was mass murderer who tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966; he died of a heart attack
1907-1998 – Al Gore, Sr., American politician, was a US Representative and Senator for the Democratic party, was the father of Al Gore who was Vice President and believes he invented the internet.
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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