Sunday, December 16, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 17

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?

1579 '" Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England

1775 '" American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill

1885 '" The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor

1933 '" Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.

1971 '" President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs

1994 '" Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, I remember watching this on television


1672-1719 '" Joseph Addison, English politician and writer whose name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine

1722-1775 '" John Pitcairn was a British Marine who was stationed in Boston, Massachusetts at the start of the American Revolutionary War; he died at the battle of Bunker Hill

1833-1898 '" Edward Burne-Jones was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company

1923-1974 '" Pamela Britton was an actress best known for appearing as "Loralee Brown" in the television series My Favorite Martian

1888-1979 '" Duffy Lewis, American baseball player who won three World SeriesChampionships with the Boston Red Sox as an outfielder, he is in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

1907-1986 '" Kate Smith was an American singer, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".

1936-1987 '" Dick Howser was an American baseball player and manager; he won one World Series Championship with the Kansas City Royals and two World Series Championships with the New York Yankees

1943-2002 '" Willie Davenport, American athlete who won a Gold Medal in the 1968 Olympic Games

1962-2005 '" Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) and founder of the group, he died from throat cancer

1988-2005 '" Sam Loeb was an American comic book writer-The main story ofSuperman/Batman #26 was also co-written and dedicated to Sam. He died at the age of 17 after a three-year battle with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer

1920-2006 '" Arthur Franz, American actor

1923-2009 '" Darrell Powers was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Powers was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Peter Youngblood Hills. The 2011 book Shifty's Warby journalist Marcus Brotherton, published by Penguin/Berkley-Caliber, captures Sgt. Powers' full life story-another one of the many heroes who made all of us free

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



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