We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
What Happened Today in History?
1861- US banks stops payments in gold
1924-Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
1967- Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
2006 -Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging.
1814-1899-James Paget was an English surgeon (Paget's disease), one of the founders of scientific pathology
1866-1944-Romain Roland was a French writer/pacifist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1915
1929-1967-Bert Berns was a US songwriter/producer who wrote Twist & Shout and other popular songs in the 60's
Unknown birth-1970-Sonny Liston was the World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), Sonny Liston was also an ex-convict, became the World heavyweight champion by knocking out Floyd Patterson, lost his title to Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston's death still remains a mystery
1902-1979-Richard Rodgers was a famous composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), composed over 900 songs and composed for 43 Broadway musicals, he won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and a Pulitzer Prize
1943-1996-Jack Nance was an actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53, his blood alcohol level at his death .24
1934-1998-Johnny Moore was a famous American singer for The Drifters, he was lead vocalist for The Drifters
1880-1999 -Sarah Knauss was an American, once considered the world's oldest living person, now considered the second oldest person to ever live.
1937-2006-Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad, he was the President of Iraqwho killed many innocent people, the US linked him to terrorism
1938-2006 -Terry Peck was a Falkland Islander who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War
2010- Agathe Von Trapp-The real life Song of Music Von Trapp died on December 28th at the age of 97, she was the oldest daughter of an Australian Naval Captain George Ritter Von Trapp, she is one of the children that the Sound of Music was based on.
2 Days Until New Years, Happy New Years
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