James Wall from Captain Kangaroo dies at the age of 92. Captain Kangaroo was one of the most loved children’s shows on television. Read the full story here.
Nov 10 is Human Rights Day
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
400-461 – Leo I the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), he met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuaded him to turn back from the invasion of Italy.
1424-1444– Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20, was beheaded by Turks; Portuguese legend has him surviving the battle.
1659-1727 – Alphonse de Tonty was a French explorer and American settler, helped settle the first European settlement in Detroit, Michigan
1720-1777 – Cornstalk was a Shawnee chief, his people migrates to Ohio in the 1730’s, had many battles against the English settlers in Kentucky and Virginia, his gravesite is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
1730-1779 – Joseph Hewes was a US merchant/signer Declaration of Independence), he was the first ever Secretary of the Navy, he was a Mason
1881-1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founder and the first President of Turkey
1916-1973 –David Stringbean Akeman was a country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), member of the Grand Ole Opry; he was murdered in a robbery at his home.
1959-1985 – Pelle Lindbergh was a goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers, dies in drunken driving accident, drives into a cement wall
1992 – Chuck Connors was US NBA basketball player (Boston Celtics), as an actor he was The Rifleman, he died from Pneumonia which stemmed from lung cancer
1916-1997 – William Alland was an actor (Citizen Kane), he was an unrecognizable actor
1907-2007 – Augustus F. Hawkins was an American politician and civil rights lawmaker, he served as the first African American from California to serve in the United States Congress, was the oldest living person to have served in Congress. He was light skinned and looked more like a white man than an African American, died when he was 100 years old.
1960-2009 – John Allen Muhammad was an American spree killer, he carried out the Beltway Sniper Killings with his younger partner Lee Boyd Malvo, drawings describe the murders as Jihad, and he was executed by Lethal Injection for his crimes.
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
Happy Human Rights Day