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?
384 BC-322 BC –Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who was a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great
1225-1274 –Thomas Aquinas was a famous Italian theologian/saint, he was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism, Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Catholic priest
1907-1981 –John Gnagy was a self-taught artist most remembered for being America’s original television art instructor, hosting You Are an Artist, which began on the NBC network. On May 16, 1946, Jon Gnagy was the first “act” on the first television program broadcast from the antenna atop the Empire State Building. Gnagy pioneered drawing on television in America from the early 1950s throughout the 1960s on his program.
1889-1985 –Robert W Woodruff was the president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until 1954. With his enormous Coke fortune, he was also a major philanthropist, and many educational and cultural landmarks in the U.S city of Atlanta, Georgia, bear his name. The Coca-Cola Company made him a rich man.
1910?-1985 –Victor W Farris was the inventor of paper milk carton, the paper clip and Farris Valves
1904-1988 –Robert Livingston, actor who played in 135 films including ( The Lone Ranger), dies at 83 of emphysema
1908-1997 –E. H. Bronner was a German-American soap magnate who made Dr. Bronner’s castile soap a concentrated liquid notable for the vast amount of lather produced from a few drops and the vast amount of tiny text on its packaging. Although his parents were killed in the Holocaust, Bronner promoted a belief in the goodness and unity of humanity. He came to the US in 1929 and asked his parents to come with him because he feared the Nazi’s, the last news he got from his father who sent him a postcard that said ‘you were right’
1918-1999 –Sidney Gottlieb was an American CIA official who was best known for his involvement in the CIA’s Mind Control Program
1912-2006 –Gordon Parks was an American photographer, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director, he is best known for his photo essays for Life Magazine and for directing the 1971 movie Shaft
1895-2010 –Mary Josephine Ray was a famous Canadian super centenarian who was the world’s second oldest verified living person at the time of her death and she became the oldest person living in the United States
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