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 – Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
1506-1552 – Francis Xavier was a Spanish Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus, did a ton of missionary work
1665-1726 – Samuel Penhallow was an English-born American colonist and historian
1800-1859 – John Brown was a US abolitionist who made his name in the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry, hanged at 59
1832-1864 – Archibald Gracie Jr was a Confederate Brigadier-General, died during the Siege of Petersburg
1866-1936 – John Ringling was a famous American circus owner who started Ringling Bros. circus with his brothers, merged with Barnum and Bailey Circus to form a monopoly called Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus.
1982 – Marty Feldman was an English comedian (Young Frankenstein), he had bulging eyes which is caused by Grave’s Disease
1914-1985 – Aniello Dellacroce was an American gangster, was an underboss of the Gambino Crime Family, was called “Father O’Neil” and “The Tall Guy”
1917-1986 – Desi Arnaz was a famous actor who played Ricky Ricardo on the I Love Lucy show starring with Lucille Ball; he was actually married to Lucille Ball during the show in real life.
1929-1995 – Roxie Roker was an actress, she played Helen Willis on the Jefferson’s, she is the mother of Lennie Kravitz
1948-2005 – Kenneth Lee Boyd was an American convicted murderer (executed); he murdered his wife and her father
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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