Thursday, December 20, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 20

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?
1879 - Thomas Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
1919 - US House of Representatives restricts immigration
1944 - Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
1957 - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
1788?-1812 - Sacagawea a Shoshone Indian was the interpreter for Lewis & Clark on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, in 2000 the Sacagawea dollar coin was minted in her honor, some people believe she returned to Shoshone and actually died in 1884
1791-1862 - Robert Knox was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist, he purchased 17 bodies from two serial killers Brendan Dynes Burke and William Hare, and this was called the Burke and Hare murders
1850-1938 - Annie Armstrong was an American missionary leader who was prominent in the finding of the Woman's Missionary Union
1902-1968 - John Steinbeck was a famous author who wrote Grapes of Wrath and won the Nobel Prize for literature, he also wrote Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and many other books
1893-1971 - Roy O Disney was the Brother of Walt Disney, dies of cerebral hemorrhage, he was the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, and he renamed Disney World Walt Disney World after the death of his brother, in his honor
1936-1973 - Bobby Darin was a famous singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37, and was a two time Grammy Award winning singer. He developed blood poisoning at the Dentist office which led to his heart failure, Bobby Darin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
1896-1976 - Walter Fitzgerald was an English character actor who played parts in a lot of films
1946-1997 - Dawn Steel film maker, was responsible for the making of Fatal Attraction and Flashdance, (When Harry Met Sally), she died from a brain tumor after a long battle
1971-2006 - Shi Yuejun was a Chinese serial killer; he murdered 12 people, was arrested, sentenced to death and killed
1977-2009 - Brittany Murphy was a famous young American actress who starred in Clueless, Just Married, Girl Interrupted, 8 Miles etc., she was the voice of Luanne on King of The Hill, she died from pneumonia which was caused by using too many drugs to treat a respiratory infection, there was a possibility of toxic molds because her husband died in the same house five months later.
5 Days Until Christmas, Merry Christmas
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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