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
960-1028– Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor
1510-1579– Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer, the founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania
1683-1706– Tsangyang Gyatso was the 6th Dalai Lama, led a playboy lifestyle, disappeared and was probably murdered.
1829-1897– John Mercer Langston, was the first dean of law school at Howard University, in 1888 was the first African American elected to U.S. Congress from Virginia
1866-1919– Alfred Werner was a Swiss chemist, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes.
1889-1955– Lloyd Bacon was a U. S. director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), he also starred in films with Charlie Chaplin
1888-1963– Fritz Reiner Hung/ conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra),
1943-1971 – Edie Sedgwick was an American actress and model
1984-1984– Baby Fae, who received a baboon’s heart, dies at 3 weeks
1895-1985– Spencer W Kimball was U.S. head of Mormon Church, dies at 90
1904-1994 – James Winston Watts was the developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, was known for carrying out the lobotomy on Rose Marie Kennedy
1912-1997– Saul Chaplin was a director (West Side Story), dies at 85
1924-2003– Speedy West was a Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist, played for Tennessee Ernie Ford and Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
1909-2004– Elmer L. Andersen was the 30th Governor of Minnesota and a Republican
1928-2007– Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster, the Old Left Hander played for the Cincinnati Reds and was their radio announcer for 40 years. I used to listen to Joe Nuxhall on the radio when I lived in Cincinnati. He was a great radio personality.
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