Famous People Who Died on May 12th 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?

1780 ‘” American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces

1932 ‘” Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home

1942 ‘” Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz

1962 ‘” Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy

2008 ‘” An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people


1593-1641 ‘” Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, English statesman who was executed

1833-1864 ‘” J. E. B. Stuart, American soldier from Virginia and a Confederate Army general

1801-1889 ‘” John Cadbury, English chocolate entrepreneur, Cadbury Chocolate, we love you Mr. Cadbury

1868-1916 ‘” James Connolly, Irish socialist and leader of the Easter Rising

1892-1944 ‘” Max Brand, American author famous for Westerns, When World War II broke out, Faust (his real name) insisted on doing his part, and despite being well into middle age and having a heart condition, he managed to become a front line war correspondent. Faust was quite famous, and the soldiers enjoyed having this popular author among them. While traveling with American soldiers as they battled in Italy in 1944, Faust was mortally wounded by shrapnel. He was personally commended for bravery by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1896- 1966 ‘” Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer

1901-1971 ‘” Heinie Manush was a Hall of Fame left-fielder in MLB, Manush spent 17 seasons in the majors, playing for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

1932-1992 ‘” Robert Reed, American actor who played Mike Brady on the Brady Bunch

1914-1999 ‘” Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist for The New Yorker

1980-2000 ‘” Adam Petty, American race car driver for NASCAR who died in a car crash, the son of Kyle Petty

1912-2001 ‘” Perry Como, American singer

1966-2007 ‘” Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Afghani Taliban military leader and senior Taliban commander until the US forces took him down

1910-2008 ‘” Irena Sendler, Polish social worker, WWII heroine, Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing them with false documents, and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the Ghetto

1956-2011- Ron Springs was a professional American football running back, who played eight seasons in the NFL, for the Dallas Cowboys from 1979′”1984, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985-1986. He is the father of NFL cornerback Shawn Springs. He also played with Lawrence Taylor and Mel Gray at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia