Famous People Who Died on May 31st 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.

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What Happened Today in History?

526 ‘” A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000 people

1889 ‘” Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania

1909′” The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the NAACP, convenes for the first time

1927 ‘” The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles

1929 ‘” The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, “The Karnival Kid”, is released

2010 ‘” In international waters, armed Shayetet 13 commandos, searching for possible smuggled weapons, boarded ships trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip, resulting in 9 civilian deaths when the crew of the MV Mavi Marmara attacked them with baseball bats and metal rods


1847 ‘” Thomas Chalmers was a Scottish mathematician, political economist and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland, was born at Anstruther in Fife

1821-1910 ‘” Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female doctor in the United States and the first on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in educating women in medicine in the United States, and was prominent in the emerging women’s rights movement.

1874-1962 ‘” Henry Fountain Ashurst was an American Democratic politician and one of the first two Senators from Arizona

1929-1970 ‘” Terry Sawchuk was a Hall of Fame goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers

1895-1983 ‘” Jack Dempsey, American boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey’s aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million dollar gate. He is listed #10 on The Ring’s list of all-time heavyweights and #7 among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame

1920-1996 ‘” Timothy Leary, American professor and LSD advocate

1907-2001 ‘” Arlene Francis was an American actress, radio talk show host, and game show panelist. She is known for her long-standing role as a panelist on the television game show What’s My Line? on which she regularly appeared for 25 years, from 1950 through the mid-1970s.

1941-2004 ‘” Robert Quine was one of the hundred greatest guitarists

1970-2006 ‘” Ryan Bennett was a sportscaster and co-founder of the popular mixed martial arts news website, MMAWeekly.com who died in a car crash while on vacation with his family

1930-2006 ‘” Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder

1912-2009 ‘” Millvina Dean, British survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking

1941-2009 ‘” George Tiller, American abortion doctor who performed late-term abortions, Tiller was shot through the eye and killed, by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita, which leads one to wonder how you can serve in a church and murder babies

1925-2011 Andy Robustelli was a Hall of Fame defensive end for the New York Giants, 1956 New York Giants NFL Champion

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