Famous People Who Died on September 9th 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?

1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling

1791 Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington

1850 California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state

1956 Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1965 Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10-12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.

1972 In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.


1539-1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert of Devon in England was a half-brother (through his mother) of Sir Walter Raleigh Adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier, he served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and was a pioneer of English colonization in North America and the Plantations of Ireland

1745-1806 William Paterson was a New Jersey statesman, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, who served as the 2nd governor of New Jersey, from 1790 to 1793

1848-1909 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur

1850-1915 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer, Hall of Fame pitcher in MLB

1869-1941 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1872-1945 Max Ehrmann, American poet (Desiderata)

1892-1978 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet, important poet of the 20th century

1892-1978 Jack Warner was a Canadian American film executive who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

1905-1990 Doc Cramer, American baseball player, centerfielder in MLB for twenty years

1911-1996 Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer and composer, the Father of Bluegrass

1927-1997 Richie Ashburn, American baseball player, Hall of Fame centerfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies

1907-1997 Burgess Meredith, American actor

1946-1999 Catfish Hunter, American baseball player, Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics

1930-2004 Roland Sherwood “Ernie” Ball, American businessman of guitars

1932-2005 John Wayne Glover, Australian serial killer who killed six elderly women, likely killed more

1952-2007 Hughie Thomasson was an American guitarist and singer best known as a founding member of Outlaws and as a guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd

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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