Famous People Who Died on August 26th 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.

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What Happened Today in History?

1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pieta

1748 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1818 Illinois becomes the 21st state in the union of the United States.

1920 The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.


1842-1910 William James, American pioneering psychologist and philosopher

1902-1974 Charles Lindbergh, American aviator

1908-1980 Tex Avery was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, helping the creation of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Screwy Squirrel, and developing Porky Pig,Chilly Willy

1884-1981 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union

1899-1968 Kay Francis, American actress and the highest paid actress of her time

1923-1986 Ted Knight was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

1918-1998 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1957-2004 Laura Branigan, American singer, “Gloria” and “Self Control”, she died from a brain aneurysm

1935-2007 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, the Bruce Lee of the Philippines

1925-2009 Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent and movie producer

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




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