Birthdays are celebrated all over the world, but sometimes, the supposedly great day does not go according to plan. There are famous people who had a date with the Grim Reaper on their special day.
February 14, 1907 - February 14, 2003. In 1956 he was the rider who won the most thoroughbred races, breaking the record of 4,870 victories of the British Sir Gordon Richards. He enjoyed a very long career and succumbed to an attack with 96 years.
Sir Kenelm Digby
Gayhurst, July 11, 1603 - June 11, 1665. English diplomat, a renowned philosopher and known as an intellectual Catholic leader. Digby is also considered the father of the modern bottle of wine. He died at the age of 62, probably due to kidney stones.
Alexandria, April 29, 1863 - Alexandria, April 29, 1933. Greek poet, one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century and one of the greatest exponents of the revival of the modern Greek language. At the end of 1932 he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. After a tracheotomy performed, he died on April 29.
Indiana, July 21, 1851 - Texas, July 21, 1878. One of the most famous bandits of the American West, involved in train robberies and stagecoaches. He died in a shooting, at 27 years old.
Peoria, Illinois, February 4, 1921 - Washington DC, February 4, 2006. Writer and leader of the American feminist movement (1960s and 1970s). He died of heart failure in Washington DC.
Houston, September 2, 1918 - San Francisco, September 2, 1998. Pulitzer-winning American writer for "Tempesta sobre Washington." He died at eighty years of a heart attack.
Charles "Swede" Risberg
San Francisco, October 13, 1894 - Red Bluff, October 13, 1975. Player who played a key role in the biggest baseball scandal. Eight of the Chicago White Sox players accepted betting bribes. Risberg died at a nursing home in Red Bluff, 81 years old.
Brooklyn, July 27, 1949 - Toronto, July 27, 2010 Canadian actor born in the US, known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work in many movies and television shows. He died aged 61, due to complications of an infection of the heart valves.
Popayán, October 11, 1920 - Bogotá, October 11, 2012. This Colmbian sculptor introduced the abstractionist and geomatics sculpture in Colombia in the mid-twentieth century. He was recognized for his work at the XXXIV Venice Biennale, when he was awarded the David E. Bright sculpture prize.
Bronx, March 4, 1926 - Connecticut, March 4, 2013. Born as Frances Wolfe, she was a very popular American singer. Her career suffered a bad time when she was arrested for possession of marijuana. He died in Connecticut, with 87 years.
Corrie ten Boom
Amsterdam, April 15, 1892 - Placentia, April 15, 1983. Dutch writer and activist, famous for providing refuge to those persecuted by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. His entire family was arrested in 1944; She was released at the end of the war. He died the day he turned 91.
Eduardo Bergara Leumann
Buenos Aires, September 5, 1932 - Buenos Aires, September 5, 2008. Television host, actor, plastic artist and one of the pioneering figures of the Argentine concert café, with La Botica del Ángel. 6 months before he had a stomach spill, his health did not allow him to recover.
Isabel de York
Palace of Westminster, 11 of February of 1466 - Palace of Richmond, 11 of February of 1503. She was the first-born of the 10 children of Eduardo IV of England and Isabel Woodville. Saddened by the death of her eldest son, she suffered puerperal fever and died after nine days of agony.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
Isla de Campobello, August 17, 1914 - Poughkeepsie, August 17, 1988. Lawyer, politician and businessman. He was the fifth son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He died after fighting a battle against lung cancer, at age 74.
Sara Haydeé Barreto "Muñequita Sally"
Huaral, May 28, 1969 - Lima, May 28, 2007). Folk singer of huayno and huaylas recognized in Peru. He died tragically in a car accident, which occurred on the North Pan-American Highway. He died at 38 years of age, leaving his children orphans.
London, March 17, 1880 - Antarctica, March 17, 1912. "I'm going out and maybe for some time." Those were the last words of the Antarctic explorer, in an attempt to save his companions and not be a burden. He suffered from gangrene and frostbite. He left the store to die in the snow because of hypothermia. He was 32 years old.
Brooklyn, September 21, 1913 - September 21, 2010 American film actress. He worked with stars such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Alice Faye, Bruce Cabot, William Bendix, Fred MacMurray, Harold Lloyd, Claudette Colbert and WC Fields. Grace Bradley Boyd died at 97 years old.
Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente
Burgos March 14, 1928 - Alaska, March 14, 1980. Naturalist and scientist, pioneer in Spain in the defense of nature. Conductor of the famous program The Man and the Earth. An aviation accident cost him his life, along with TVE camera Teodoro Roa and assistant Alberto Mariano Huéscar.
Sonora April 8, 1914 - Mexico City, April 8, 2002. Known for its great beauty and one of the maximum erotic myths of Spanish-language cinema. The diva of Mexico died asleep. At one o'clock in the morning, according to his family doctor due to heart disease.
Stockholm, August 29, 1915 - London, August 29, 1982. Considered one of the myths of the seventh art, she was the first actress to obtain 3 Oscars, 5 Golden Globes and the first Tony Award winner for her work in theater in Broadway He died after fighting a long battle against breast cancer.