Famous People Who Died on September 23rd 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?

1779 American Revolution: a squadron commanded by John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the coast of England, against two British warships.

1806 Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States

1941 World War II: The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz

1942 World War II: First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River

1988 Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club, we find out he is a cheater and he writes a book about many of the Steroid users in MLB, amazingly his book is correct


1193 Robert de Sable, Grand Master of the Knights Templar

1723-1789 John Rogers, American Continental Congressman

1768-1830 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, American First Lady and wife of President James Monroe

1840-1867 Michael O’Laughlen, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1816-1900 William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder of Rice University

1856-1939 Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist, founder of Psychoanalysis

1892-1950 Sam Barry was a Hall of Fame American basketball player and coach

1905-1974 Cliff Arquette, American comedian and actor, Charlie Weaver

1943-1998 Mary Frann was an American actress best known for her role as Bob Newhart’s wife, Joanna Loudon, on the television series Newhart

1925-2000 Carl Rowan was one of the most prominent black journalists of the 20th Century

1939-2003 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician, The Blonde Bomber

1913-2006 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist

1918-2009 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration and acting United States Secretary of the Navy

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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