Monday, March 30, 2009

Who Died?

The quiz is "Who Died On Your Birthday?" Since I was feeling a bit morbid about my birthday, I had to find out.

128,988 People

People who died on March 27, 1968 (the exact day you were born)

  • Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut

Natural disasters in 1968

  • 1968 Casiguran earthquake

People who died on March 27 (various years)

  • 2007 - Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 2006 - Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan
  • 2006 - Ruari McLean, British typographer
  • 2006 - Stanisław Lem, Polish writer
  • 2006 - Dan Curtis, American television producer and director
  • 2005 - Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist
  • 2005 - Bob Casey, American baseball announcer
  • 2005 - Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon
  • 2004 - Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer
  • 2003 - Paul Zindel, American writer
  • 2003 - Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
  • 2003 - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor
  • 2002 - Billy Wilder, American director
  • 2002 - Dudley Moore, British actor
  • 2002 - Milton Berle, American actor and comedian
  • 2000 - Ian Dury, English musician
  • 1998 - Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile manufacturer
  • 1998 - David McClelland, American psychologist
  • 1993 - Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect
  • 1993 - Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist and bandleader
  • 1992 - Easley Blackwood, American bridge player
  • 1991 - Aldo Ray, American actor
  • 1991 - Ralph Bates, British actor
  • 1989 - Jack Starrett, American actor and film director
  • 1989 - May Allison, American actress
  • 1981 - Mao Dun, Chinese writer
  • 1977 - Diana Hyland, American actress
  • 1977 - A. P. Hamann, American politician
  • 1972 - M.C. Escher, Dutch artist
  • 1972 - Sharkey Bonano, American musician
  • 1967 - Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared)
  • 1967 - Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 - Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1931 - Arnold Bennett, British novelist
  • 1927 - Joe Start, American baseball player
  • 1926 - Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1924 - Walter Parratt, English composer
  • 1923 - Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist
  • 1918 - Henry Adams, American historian
  • 1910 - Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist; son of Louis Agassiz
  • 1898 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual
  • 1889 - John Bright, English statesman
  • 1878 - Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect
  • 1875 - Edgar Quinet, French historian
  • 1873 - Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian
  • 1865 - Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar
  • 1864 - Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar
  • 1850 - Wilhelm Beer, German astronomer
  • 1849 - Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford
  • 1843 - Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist
  • 1836 - James Fannin, Texas revolutionary
  • 1827 - François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer
  • 1809 - Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter
  • 1770 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist
  • 1757 - Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer
  • 1697 - Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate
  • 1635 - Robert Naunton, English politician
  • 1625 - King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland
  • 1572 - Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. abt. 1523)
  • 1555 - William Hunter, Protestant martyr
  • 1482 - Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I
  • 1462 - Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow
  • 1378 - Pope Gregory XI
  • 1350 - King Alfonso XI of Castile
  • 1191 - Pope Clement III
  • 973 - Herman, Duke of Saxony

1 comment:

  1. Interesting information. I am going to go check out my birthday - thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!

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