Famous People Who Died on September 21st 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?

1780 American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point

1827 Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon

1937 J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.

1942 – In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynow and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.


1284-1327 King Edward II of England

1733-1798 George Read, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence

1771-1832 Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer

1894-1974 Walter Brennan was an American actor. Brennan has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on three separate occasions, which is currently the record for most wins.

1918-1974 Jacqueline Susann, American novelist who wrote Valley of The Dolls

1914-1988 Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress

1959-1998 Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist and still the record holder for the 100 meters and 200 meters, she died from epilepsy

1946-2006 Boz Burrell was an English musician. Originally a vocalist, Burrell is best known for his bass playing and work with the rock bands King Crimson and Bad Company

1929-2007 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist

1926-2007 Alice Ghostley, American actress who played Esmeralda on Bewitched

1919-2007 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist

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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