Saturday, December 29, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 29

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?
1845- Texas admitted as 28th state
1851 - The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1997 - Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1118-1170-Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II, was made a Saint by both the Catholic and Anglican churches
1823-1890-Big Foot was a Sioux Indian chief who dies at the Wounded Knee massacre also known as Spotted Elk
1846-1929 -Wilhelm Maybach was a German automobile designer who built high speed-internal combustion engines for Mercedes
1882-1956 -Martin Albertz was a German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), opposed the Nazis and was imprisoned by the Nazis in World War II for his beliefs
1890-1967 -Paul Whiteman was a US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), the most popular dance band in the 1920's, was referred to as the "King of Jazz"; he was a very successful band leader until Swing came around.
1911-1975 -Euell Gibbons was an American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets in the 1960's, he had a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome which eventually killed him
1913-1980 -Roy Engle was an actor who played the Police Chief in My Favorite Martian
1903-1982 -Sol C Siegel was a US film producer (High Society), assisted the merger of four studios into Republic pictures
1912-2004 -Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work withcatecholamineneurotransmitters in 1970
1960-2009 - "Dr. Death" Steve Williams was American former professional wrestler and football player, was a star player at Oklahoma, he died from throat cancer in 2009
Three days until New Years Day, Happy New Year
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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