Famous People Who Died on August 18th 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?

1587 Virginia Dare was the granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas

1590 John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.

1977 Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.

2000 A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act

2005 Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings


1575-1642 Guido Reni, Italian painter

1759-1815 Chauncey Goodrich was an American lawyer and politician from Connecticut who represented that state in the United States Congress as both a senator and a representative.

1841-1919 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder of Seagram’s

1875-1940 Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation

1901-1952 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint

1906-1963 Clifford Odets, American playwright

1904-1990 B.F. Skinner, American psychological theorist

1918-2002 Dean Riesner, American film and television writer

1938-2007 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff

1931-2009 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator, Inside Report

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




People also view

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *