Famous People Who Died on April 20th 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?

1861 – American Civil War: Robert E Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of

1862 – Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the first pasteurization tests

1889- that mean dude Adolf Hitler was born on this day

1945 – World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth

1972 – Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon

1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado


1534 – Elizabeth Barton, English nun was executed

1720-1769 – Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawa

1833-1902 – Joaquim de Sousa Andrade, Brazilian poet who designed the flag of the State of Maranhão

1847-1912 – Bram Stoker, Irish author who wrote Dracula

1944 – Elmer Gedeon, one of two Major League Baseball fatal casualties during World War II

1892-1982 – Archibald MacLeish, American poet and Librarian of Congress

1924-1992 – Benny Hill, British comedian who starred in the Benny Hill Show

1920-1996 – Christopher Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne

1958-1999 – Rick Rude, American professional wrestler

1981-1999 – Eric David Harris, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre

1981-1999 – Dylan Klebold, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre

1981-1999 – Cassie Bernall, Columbine High School massacre victim

1981-1999 – Rachel Joy Scott, Columbine High School massacre victim

1911-2003 – Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1976-2008 – VL Mike, American rapper

1912-2010 – Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist

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