Famous People Who Died on September 8th in History

by on March 7th, 2015
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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

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What Happened Today in History?

1551 The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil

1900 Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

1921 16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America

1966 – The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC

1971 In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass

1974 Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.


1530-1601 John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare

1715-1755 Ephraim Williams was a soldier from the Province of Massachusetts Bay who was killed in the French and Indian War. He was the benefactor of Williams College, located in northwestern Massachusetts.

1736-1784 Ann Lee, American religious leader of the Shakers

1813-1853 Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

1841-1888 Annie Chapman, widely believed to be the second victim of Jack the Ripper

1906-1935 Carl Weiss, American doctor, assassin of Huey Long

1922-1965 Dorothy Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1908-1969 Bud Collyer, American television game show host and the voice of Superman/Clark Kent in three media: radio, film and television

1894-1970 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven

1887-1985 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and the father of modern vaccines

1913-2004 Frank Thomas, American animator of Disney’s nine-old-men

1927-2008 Ralph Plaisted, American polar explorer, member of a team that made the first confirmed surface conquest of the North Pole

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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