1545-1568 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
1656 Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies-his birthdate is unknown
1767-1838 Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe
1814-1862 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brig-general, dies in battle in the Civil War at 47
1819-1867 Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer and American inventor
1837-1873 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc Indians, Oregon, was hanged for the murder of General Canby
1814-1877- James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore
1834-1896 William Morris was a writer- The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems
1878-1929 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1926 and considered one of the more important rulers of Germany.
1869-1936 John Heisman was an American football player and coach. The Heisman Trophy (award for the most outstanding college football player) was named after him.
1867-1964 Herbert Prior, actor (Pollyanna), he appeared in 268 films.
1918-1959 William Bishop, actor (Steve-It’s a Great Life) died a very young man at 42
1892-1967 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto) He was also a newspaper cartoonist and a circus performer
1902-1969 Skip James, American blues musician-His father was a converted bootlegger turned preacher
1912-1986 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player who was the older brother to Joe and Dom DiMaggio
1915-1988 Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62) He was the leader of the Christian Social Union
1927-1988 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner-American Media Mogul
1958-1993 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993-He was fatally wounded while protecting the pilot.
1947-2000 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) He was one of the vocalists and bass guitar player for The Cars rock group
1907-2003 William Steig was an American cartoonist and children’s writer. He created Shrek.
This series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes 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 28 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing.