Famous People Who Died on September 1st 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?

1878 Emma Nutt becomes the world’s first female telephone operator when she was recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.

1897 The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America

1914 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo

1939 Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people

1985 A joint American-French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic


1745-1818 Robert Calder was a British naval officer who served in the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars

1770-1838 William Clark, American explorer, part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

1861-1947 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement

1906-1967 Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald from 1937 to 1941, and Majdanek from 1941 to 1943. She was one of the first prominent Nazis to be tried by the US military

1897-1969 Drew Pearson, American newspaper columnist, Drew Pearson Comments

1896-1977 Ethel Waters, American singer, her best-known recordings include “Dinah”, “Birmingham Bertha”, “Stormy Weather” “Hottentot Potentate”, and “Cabin in the Sky”, as well as her version of the spiritual, “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”. Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award

1901-1981 Ann Harding, American actress

1921-1998 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer who had 40 wins on the PGA Tour

1944-2006 Bob O’Connor, 57th mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1940-2008 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor

1937-2008 Jerry Reed was an American country music singer, innovative guitarist, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included “Guitar Man,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Alabama Wild Man,” “Amos Moses”, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”

1974-2009 Jang Jin-young was a beautiful South Korean actress who died from stomach cancer at the young age of 35

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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