Famous People Who Died on May 16Th 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?

1770 ‘” 14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France

1836 ‘” Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old- cousin Virginia

1866 ‘” The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel, I actually like the half dime better

1868 ‘” President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate

2004 ‘” The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist Bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians


1640-1691 ‘” Jacob Leisler was a German-born American colonist. He helped create the Huguenot settlement of New Rochelle in 1688 and later served as the acting Lieutenant Governor of New York. Beginning in 1689, he led an insurrection dubbed Leisler’s Rebellion in colonial New York, seizing control of the colony until he was captured and executed in New York City for treason against William and Mary.

1799-1882 ‘” Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician and 13th governor of Alabama

1824-1920 ‘” Levi P. Morton, 22nd United States Vice President

1909-1955 ‘” James Agee was an American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S.

1876-1956 ‘” H. B. Reese, American confectioner, founder of Reese’s

1903-1957 ‘” Eliot Ness, American federal agent

1881-1961 ‘” George A. Malcolm was an American lawyer who emerged as an influential figure in the development of the practice of law in the Philippines in the 20th century. At age 35, he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, where he would serve for 19 years. His most enduring legacy perhaps lies in his role in the establishment of the College of Law at the University of the Philippines.

1954-1969 ‘” Robert R. was American teenager, first confirmed death from AIDS in North America

1949-1984 ‘” Andy Kaufman, American comedian

1925-1990 ‘” Sammy Davis, Jr., American entertainer

1936-1990 ‘” Jim Henson, American puppeteer for the Muppets

1899-2002 ‘” Alec Campbell, the last surviving ANZAC, was the final surviving Australian participant of the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War.

1930-2003 ‘” Mark McCormack, American businessman-founder and chairman of IMG

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