Famous People Who Died on July 3Rd in History

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

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What Happened Today in History?

1608 – Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain

1775 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts

1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre

1863 – American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.

1913 – Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett’s Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.


1720-1778 – Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1834-1916 – Hetty Green was an American businesswoman, remarkable for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street

1878-1935 – André Citroen, French automobile pioneer and founder of Citroen

1942-1969 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones)

1943-1971 – Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors)

1913-1989 – Jim Backus was a radio, television, film, and voice actor Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike, III on the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis’s character’s husband (a domestic court judge) on TV’s I Married Joan, James Dean’s character’s father in Rebel Without a Cause and Thurston Howell, III on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island

1909-1993 – Joe DeRita was an American comedian who is best known as Curly-Joe DeRita, the “sixth” member of the Three Stooges

1936-1993 – Don Drysdale, American baseball player, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Brooklyn, Los Angeles Dodgers

1940-2001 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter-His songs have been recorded by Burl Ives, Jim Reeves, Jerry Garcia, Tamra Rosanes, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt

1925-2008 – Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer, he was Bozo-The-Clown

1930-2009 – John A. Keel, American fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies

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 hereto check out Faye’s writing