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?
1831 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad
1935 Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika
1981 The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1981 The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
1725-1794 Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence
1724-1805 Christopher Gadsden was a soldier and statesman from South Carolina, was the principal leader of the South Carolina Patriot movement in the American Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the War of Independence. He was also the designer of the famous Gadsden flag
1814-1835 Sarah Knox Taylor, American wife of Jefferson Davis, she died after catching Malaria
1861-1885 Jumbo, P. T. Barnum’s circus elephant-I love elephants
1900-1938 Thomas Wolfe, American writer
1898-1978 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer of the Messerschmitt
1963-1987 Steven Tuomi, American murder victim of Jeffrey Dahmer
1916-1989 Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner of Olga
1905-1989 Robert Penn Warren was an American writer who received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King’s Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.
1948-2004 Johnny Ramone, American guitarist (The Ramones)
1924-2007 Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress who was married to Jack Klugman who was Oscar Madison in the Odd Couple
1943-2008 Richard Wright, British keyboardist (Pink Floyd)
1919-2011 Frances Bay was a U.S.-based Canadian character actress, best-known for playing quirky, elderly women on film and television. She began her acting career in her mid-50s.
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