Famous People Who Died on September 12th in History

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?

1609 Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen

1919 Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party

1977 South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.

1984 Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden’s 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.

1992 NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

2005 Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


1837-1907 Ilia Chavchavadze, founding father of modern Georgia

1847-1927 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer

1884-1953 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer

1894-1968 Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer, the Silver Scot

1895-1972 William Boyd was an American film actor best known for portraying Hopalong Cassidy

1946-1977 Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist

1977 Robert Lowell, American poet who won two Pulitzer Prizes

1932-1992 Anthony Perkins, American actor

1917-1993 Raymond Burr, Canadian actor

1913-1993 Willie Mosconi, American billiards player

1932-2003 Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist

1914-2009 Jack Kramer, American tennis player, a world number one player for a number of years

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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