Famous People Who Died on May 10th 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?

1775 ‘” American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia

1837 ‘” Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels

1872 ‘” Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of The United States

1908 ‘” Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia

1940 ‘” World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1954 ‘” Bill Haley & His Comets release “Rock Around the Clock”, the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts

2002 ‘” F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds


1397-1482 ‘” Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer

1643-1692 ‘” Sarah Osborne, one of the first accused in the Salem Witch Trials

1641-1717 ‘” John Hathorne, American magistrate and judge in the Salem Witch Trials

1715-1792 ‘” John Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey

1757-1798 ‘” George Vancouver, British navy officer and explorer, Vancouver, Canada Is named after him

1735-1818 ‘” Paul Revere, American patriot, “The Midnight Ride”-The British Are Coming

“Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

1824-1863 ‘” Stonewall Jackson, American Confederate general

1931-1963 ‘” Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and a professional wrestler who died from a heroin overdose

1929-1968 ‘” Scotty Beckett was an American child actor. He starred in the Our Gang and Rocky Jones, Space Ranger series.

1905-1977 ‘” Joan Crawford, American actress

1942-1994 ‘” John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (executed)

1930-1999 ‘” Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer

1948-2002 ‘” Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (executed)

1928-2010 ‘” Frank Frazetta, American artist noted for his work in comic 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,



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow