Thursday, January 3, 2013

Famous People Who Died on January 4

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 on Today in History?
1847- Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
1865- The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1920- 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
1954- Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
1970- Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
Famous People Who Died on January 4th
1774-1821 -Elizabeth Ann Seton was the 1st native-born American saint, she established a religious community in Emmitsburg, Maryland dedicated to the care of children of the poor and Elizabeth Ann Seton is the Patron Saint of Catholic Schools
1794-1877 -Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American Entrepreneur who built his fortune through shipping and railroads, he was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, one of the richest Americans in history, Vanderbilt University was named in his honor, when he was 82 his fortune was over 100 million dollars which would be 142 Billion dollars in 2007
1817-1908 -Antony Winkler was the chief editor of the Winkler Prims Encyclopedia and he was a preacher
1888-1965 -T. S. Eliot was an American-born writer, Nobel laureate, likely the most important poet of the 20th century, he died of emphysema
1908-1969 -Daisy and Violet Hilton were British conjoined twins who toured the US sideshow and vaudeville circuit, they died from the Hong Kong Flu
1949-1986 -Phil Lynott rocker, was the founder and song writer for Thin Lizzy, the group had a successful 13 album career, Phil Lynott dies of an overdose at 36
1909-1997-Harry B Helmsley was at one time the owner of the Empire State Building, his wife was Leona Helmsley who was called the "Queen of Mean", both were convicted of tax evasion in 1989, he died from pneumonia and left his 5.5 Billion dollar estate to his wife.
1912-2001 -Les Brown was American bandleader, Les Brown and The Band of Renown began in the late 1930's, the band began when Les Brown was in college at Duke University, he took the group on tour, the band brought Doris Day into prominence with their recording of "Sentimental Journey", the song was released at the end of World War II and became the homecoming theme for many returning veterans, Les Brown and The Band of Renown had nine other number one hits and performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and television for nearly fifty years, they were the house band for the Steve Allen show, Les Brown and The Band of Renown played with nearly all the stars of their time including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat "King" Cole and Frank Sinatra.
1955-2010 -Rory Markas was an American sportscaster, known for being the broadcaster for the LA Angels and the USC college basketball team, he died from a heart attack at a young age.
1916- 2010 -Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
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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