Famous People Who Died on September 10th 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?

1608 John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia

1946 While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent heard the call of God, directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”. She would become known as Mother Teresa

1963 20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama

1972 The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany

2001 Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire


1545-1604 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator

1790-1842 Letitia Christian Tyler, US First Lady and wife of President John Tyler

1787-1851 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, pioneer in educating the deaf

1818-1889 Charles III, Prince of Monaco, founder of the Monte Carlo casino

1887-1923 Sukumar Ray, Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children

1880-1965 Father Divine, American religious leader and cult leader who said he was God

1916-1988 Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author, the mother of family therapy

1908-1991 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player who was number 1 in 1933

1923-1996 Joanne Dru was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King’s Men

1929-1997 Jack Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also the owner of the World Class Championship Wrestling territory

1918-2006 Patty Berg, American golf player, her 15 major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame

1917-2007 Jane Wyman, American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress

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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