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 on this Day in History?
1521-1554 – Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel, Wyatt’s Rebellion, he was executed
1862-1890 – Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man”, the man with severe deformities
1839-1906 – Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus
1880-1947 – Louise Peete, American murderer, female serial killer executed in California
1869-1953 – Kid Nichols, American baseball player, Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies
1903-1990 – Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1907-2005 – Lucien Laurent was a French association football player. He is famous for having scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal.
1973-2006 – Proof, American rapper (D12), was a good friend of Eminem; he died in a shootout after an argument over a pool game on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan
1953-2006 – June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1920-2007 – Ronald Spears, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company) Speirs was portrayed in the television miniseries Band of Brothers by Matthew Settle. Speirs’ life story was featured in the 2010 book A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
1985-2008 – Merlin German was a United States Marine sergeant stationed in Iraq who survived a roadside bomb blast in 2005. He became a symbol of recovery throughout the world, soon known as the “Miracle Marine,” during the 17 months he spent hospitalized following the blast. Sgt. German eventually regained the ability to walk, and set up a charity for child burn victims. Just over three years after the blast, he died following a minor skin graft surgery
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