Friday, December 21, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 22

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?
1780 James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
1864 12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
1902 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts, both men are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame
1996 Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
1295-1358 Isabella, Queen of England
1890-1922 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary who was shot and killed during the Irish Civil War
1904-1965 Ellen Church was a stewardess and nurse, during World War IIChurch served with the Army Nurse Corps as a flight nurse, earning an Air Medal
1903-1967 Gregory Goodwin Pincus was an American biologist and researcher who co-invented the combined oral contraceptive pill
1918-1977 Sebastian Cabot, English-born actor who played Mr. French on Family Affair
1899-1980 James Smith McDonnell was an American aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, later McDonnell Douglas
1942-1989 Huey P. Newton was an American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense
1922-2004 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer
1951-2006 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack)
1926-2009 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist
1942-2011 Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists, they were associated with Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder, Ashford had throat cancer

1933-2011 Jerry Leiber, 1/2 of the songwriting team and Mike Stoller who wrote popular songs "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock", "Kansas City", "Stand By Me", sung by Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Drifters, The Coasters and others

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 hereto check out Faye's writing


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