Famous People Who Died on June 24Th 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 Today in History?

1812 – Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon’s Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia

1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd

1957 – In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment

2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.


1714-1803 – Matthew Thornton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence

1734-1817 – Thomas McKean, American signer of the Declaration of Independence

1837-1908 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States

1840-1931 – Otto Mears, Russian-born American railroad executive

1857-1946 – Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist who was the wife of Andrew Carnegie who formed the United States Steel Company known better as U.S. Steel

1905-1984 – Clarence Campbell, Canadian president of the National Hockey League

1916-1987– Jackie Gleason, American actor and musician, his show The Honeymooners was one of my favorites

1913-1997 – Don Hutson was a Hall of Fame wide-receiver/placekicker/safety for the Green Bay Packers

1921-1997 – Brian Keith, American actor, he played in another one of my favorite shows, playing the widowed uncle Bill Davis in the 1960’s television show Family Affair

1922-2005 – Paul Winchell was an American ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian, whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960’s. During the mid-1960s, he hosted the children’s television show Winchell-Mahoney Time

1956-2006 – Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey, the young beauty queen who was murdered on Christmas in 1996, no charges have been filed in this murder as of 2010

1967-2007 – Chris Benoit, Canadian wrestler, he murdered his wife, his son and then committed suicide

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