Famous People Who Died on May 27th 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

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What Happened Today in History?

1896 ‘” The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage in today’s money

1927 ‘” The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A

1933 ‘” The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf” “I’m Gonna Huff, I’m Gonna Puff, I’m Gonna Blow Your House Down”

1941 ‘” World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men

1997 ‘” The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office-It wasn’t bill Clinton’s fault, George Bush is at fault for everything everybody in the White House ever did and ever will do, ask President Obama

2006 ‘” The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people


1509-1564 ‘” John Calvin, French religious reformer during the Protestant Reformation

1799-1831 – Jedediah Strong Smith was a hunter, trapper, fur trader, trailblazer, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the American West Coast and the Southwest during the 19th century. Nearly forgotten by historians almost a century after his death, Smith has been rediscovered as an American hero who was the first white man to travel overland from the Salt Lake frontier, the Colorado River, the Mohave Desert, and finally into California.

1889-1941 ‘” Gunther Lutjens, German admiral, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck

1894-1941 ‘” Ernst Lindemann, German captain, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck

1941 ‘” 2100 men died in the sinking of the German Battleship Bismark

1890-1949 ‘” Robert Ripley, American cartoonist (Ripley’s Believe It or Not!)

1868-1953 ‘” Jesse Burkett, American baseball player, MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder

1907-1989 ‘” Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and the father of influential film director Andrei Tarkovsky

1908-1990 ‘” Robert B. Meyner, 44th Governor of New Jersey

1921-2000 ‘” Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player, Hall of Fame right-wing for the Montreal Canadian

1939-2006 ‘” Paul Gleason, American actor

1919-2007 ‘” Ed Yost was the American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and is referred to as the “Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.”

1933-2009 ‘” Carol Anne O’Marie, American Roman Catholic nun and mystery novelist

1949-2011 Gil Scott-Heron was widely considered one of the god fathers of rap music, he had a problem with crack and spent some time in prison, he lived a long time with HIV

1950-2011 Jeff Conaway was an American actor best known for his part in Grease, Taxi and Babylon 5, he had a problem with drugs, the doctors had to induce a coma because his health was horrible, he eventually died with Pneumonia with Sepsis

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