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 This Day in History?
1661- Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.
1815- Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson’s 6500 volumes
1933 – Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen
1939 – Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
1956- Elvis Presley records his version of “Blue Suede Shoes”
1600-1649 –Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), he was beheaded for treason
1752-1836 –Betsy Ross was a famous American seamstress who is credited with making the first American flag
1804-1838 –Osceola was the chief of Seminole Indians; he was an influential member of the Seminole Indians in Florida, died in jail from malaria
1862-1934 –Frank Nelson Doubleday was an American publisher who founded the Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897
1871-1948 –Orville Wright was a US aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur is credited with inventing the world’s first successful airplane and making the first sustainable human flight in 1903, two years later they made the first practical fixed-wing aircraft.
1875-1951 –Ferdinand Porsche was the German car inventor of Porsche; he created the Volkswagen Beetle and the Mercedes Benz SS/SSK and made contributions to advanced German Tank Designs
1888-1958 –Earnest H Heinkel was a German airplane builder and a member of the Nazi Party (WW II); he developed the world’s first turbojet aircraft and jet plane.
1915-2001 –Joseph Ransohoff was the father of modern neurosurgery
1927-2006 –Coretta Scott King was an American activist, civil rights leader and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1917-2007 –Sidney Sheldon was a famous American author, playwright, and screenwriter who created The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Hart to Hart, The Other Side of Midnight and Rage of Angels
1933-2011 – John Barry Prendergast-was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series’ distinctive style
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