Famous People Who Died on May 15Th 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?

1776 ‘” American Revolution: the Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence

1850 ‘” The Bloody Island Massacre takes place in Lake County, CA, in which a large number of Pomo Indians in Lake County are slaughtered by a regiment of the United States Cavalry, led by Nathaniel Lyon

1928 ‘” Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy

1940 ‘” McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California

2008 ‘” California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional


1636-1700 ‘” John Hale, pastor during the Salem witch hunt

1830-1886 ‘” Emily Dickinson, American poet

1852-1924 ‘” Paul-Henri-Benjamin d’Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, now that’s quite a name

1886-1948 ‘” Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town

1893-1954 ‘” William March, American writer and highly decorated US Marine

1912-1984 ‘” Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor

1908-1989 ‘” Johnny Green, American songwriter and member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame

1929-2003 ‘” June Carter Cash, American musician and singer and wife of Johnny Cash

1933-2007 ‘” Jerry Falwell, Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and Founder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

1955-2007 ‘” Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1964-2009 ‘” Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player, NBA power forward who won an Olympic Gold medal

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