Monday, January 21, 2013

Famous People Who Died on January 21st

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?
1846- 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1903- "Wizard of Oz," premieres in NYC
1927- 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
1966- Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1968 - Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and a controversial battle of the Vietnam war begins.

1754-1793 -Louis XVI was a French king (1774-93) who was beheaded by revolutionaries at 38
1729-1809 -Josiah Hornblower was an American statesman; he was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress
1835-1901 -Elisha Gray was an American inventor who developed a telephone prototype in 1876, he lost the telephone patent to Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray is the father of the music synthesizer
1916-1944 -Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was a German major/pilot; he was the third highest scoring ace for the Luftwaffe in World War II
1903-1950 -George Orwell was a famous author who wrote Animal Farm, 1984
1914-1968 -Will Lang Jr. was an American magazine executive for Life magazine
1903-1985 -James Beard was an American chef and author who brought French cooking to the middle and upper classes in America in the 1950's
1914-1989 -Billy Tipton was an American jazz musician and band leader who lived as a woman for nearly fifty years because women band leaders were not accepted at the time, he was thought to be a lesbian because he lived with a woman.
1903-1991 -Howard "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies at 87, some sources say he died on January 28th, he played halfback for the Chicago Bearsand is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
1909-1997 -Colonel Tom Parker was the manager for Elvis Presley; he had a huge role in the success of Elvis Presley's career
1920-2002 -Peggy Lee was an American singer who began her career on the Benny Goodman radio show and was also an actress
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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