Famous People Who Died on April 13th in History

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?

1204- Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire

1829 – The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth

1948 – The Hadassah medical convoy massacre: In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem

1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win The Masters Tournament


1585-1612 – Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese Samurai

1788-1853 – James Iredell, Jr., American politician who was the 23rd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina

1811-1886 – John Humphrey Noyes, American political and religious figure who was an American utopian socialist. He founded the Oneida Community in 1848. He coined the term “free love”.

1852-1911 – John McLane, American politician and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives during the late 19th century. He served as the 33rd Speaker of the House

1935-1961 – John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist, was a Private First Class in the United States Army who was convicted and executed for the rape and attempted murder of an 11-year-old Austrian girl

1917-2001 – Robert Moon, American postal inspector Referred to as Mr. Zip, he is considered the father of the ZIP Code or Zone Improvement Plan, a mechanism to route mail in the United States. He developed the idea in the 1940s while working as a postal inspector in Philadelphia

1911-2008 – John Wheeler, American physicist and educator, One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein’s vision of a unified field theory. He is also known for having coined the terms black hole, quantum foam and wormhole

1936-2009 – Harry Kalas, American sportscaster for the Philadelphia Phillies, I listened to him as a kid in Philadelphia in the 1970’s and 80’s, an important figure in Philadelphia sports history, he also narrated NFL films

1954-2009 – Mark Fidrych, American baseball player who was nicknamed “The Bird”, was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers

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