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.
We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
What happened today in history?
1941 –Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
1540-1581 – Edmund Campion, English Jesuit, hanged at 42, he refused to deny his Catholic faith, he was sentenced to death as a traitor, but was actually a martyr.
1577-1602 – Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord, he is portrayed in the video game Kessen, he was considered to have gone mad and died two years later. He is also portrayed in other video games and in movies. Differences of opinion on his birth date, some say he was born on 1572.
1726-1797 – Oliver Wolcott was a US judge/signer of The Declaration of Independence as a representative of Connecticut, 4th governor of Connecticut, he was a Federalist
1823-1842 – Philip Spencer was the 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged, he was the son of John C Spencer, Secretary of War, Philip Spencer planned to take over the boat he was on and turn it into a pirate or slave ship.
1790-1866 – George Everest was a Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest, Mt. Everest was named in his honor
1879-1935 – Bernard Schmidt was the inventor of the Schmidt telescope and camera
1886-1973 – David Ben-Gurion was the founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87, was the first Prime Minister of Israel, military leader during the Arab/Israeli war in 1948, Israel’s largest is named in his honor.
1927-1975 – Nellie Fox, Major League baseball player, was the first White Sox player to be named MVP of the American League, was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1997
1918-1983 – Mirsky was a famous mathematician, he wrote the Introduction to Linear Algebra in 1955 and other important math books and papers
1926-1986 – Robert L “Bobby” Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), was an NFL quarterback for fifteen years, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967, he cursed the Lions not to win a championship for fifty years after they traded him and they have not won.
1986 – [Irving] Lee Dorsey, [Kid Chocolate], US boxer/singer, was an African American pop/R&B singer in the 1960’s
1911-1991 – George Joseph Stigler, US economist, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1982 in economics, was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, the Stigler Diet was named after him.
Just Twenty-Four Days Until Christmas
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