Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. In 2010 Thanksgiving falls on November 25th. This is a list of famous and interesting people who died on November 25th which happens to be Thanksgiving in 2010. Thanksgiving Day is a different day each year because it falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Happy Thanksgiving Day to everybody and be thankful you are still alive.
?-311- Peter of Alexandria was a Christian martyr, was pope of Alexandria, he was beheaded
1264-1326 – Prince Koreyasu was the 7th Japanese shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan
1674-1748 – Isaac Watts was a famous British hymn writer , wrote about 750 hymns including “Joy to the World”, “Oh God our Help in Ages Past” , “This is the Day the Lord Has Made” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
1794-1881 – Theobald Boehm was a German inventor of the modern flute
1819-1885 – Thomas A Hendricks was the 21st Vice President, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office, was also the 16th Governor of Indiana
1877-1948 – Kanbun Uechi, karate master, was the founder of Uechi-ryu one of the primary karate styles of Okinawa
1908-1968 – Paul Siple was an American explorer of the Antarctic; he took part in six Antarctic explorations and two Byrd Explorations as an Eagle Scout representing the Boy Scouts of America
1948-1974 – Nick Drake was a rocker; dies of a drug overdose at 26, his music didn’t bring fame until after his death
1901-1980 – George Raft, NYC, actor in Scarface, Some Like it Hot, Bolero and other gangster roles
1907-1981 – Jack Albertson was an actor in Chico & the Man, The Poseidon Adventure and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
1922-1987 – Harold Washington was the 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
1943-1997 – Charles Hallahan was an actor who played in many television shows including Hunter, The Rockford Files, Happy Days, Hawaii Five-O, All in the Family, Dallas, The Walton’s, MASH, Hillstreet Blues, The Equalizer, In The Heat of The Night, JAG etc. etc. He also has roles in many movies.
1933-1998 – Flip Wilson was an American actor and comedian, first African American to have his own show called the Flip Wilson Show, was considered TV’s first African American Superstar
1916-2006 – Phyllis Fraser was an American actress and children’s book publisher, the co-founder of Beginner Books
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
These are some of the famous and interesting people who died on November 25, which is Thanksgiving in 2010. On this Thanksgiving enjoy your family, a delicious dinner and a couple of good NFL games on the television. Make sure you remember something to be thankful for this holiday season.