Friday, January 18, 2013

Famous People Who Died on January 18th

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?
1644- 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1778- Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1896- 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1943 - US rations bread & metal because of World War II
1964- Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)

1619-1677-John A van Riebeeck was the Dutch founder of Cape Town is South Africa
1790-1862 -John Tyler was the 10th US President (1841-45), became President when President William Henry Harrison died in office
1819-1892 -Anton Anderledy was elected the 23rd Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1865-1936 -Rudyard Kipling was a famous author; Kipling received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, Kipling
was a famous wrote The Jungle Book, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Gunga Din
1903-1952 -Curly Howard was a famous American actor and comedian who played Curly as one of the Three Stooges-Don't you just want to poke somebody in the eye and make funny noises?
1884-1967 -Harry Antrim, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83; he also played a part on The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres
1921-1967 -Reese "Goose" Tatum was a basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters, he was a teammate of Satchel Paige and he is the original "crown prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters and is credited with inventing the hook shot
1905-1991 -Nita Krebs was an actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
1903-1995 -Adolph F J Butenandt was a German bio-chemist won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939
1996 -Minnesota Fats [Rudolf Wanderone Jr] was a famous billiards hustler, dies at 82, some places say he died on January 15th; he is inducted into the Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame
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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