Category: Goodbyes

Died on this day in history

“Goodbye” Davy Crockett Died – 6 March 1836

David “Davy” Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to as “King of the Wild Frontier”. He served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle...

“Goodbye” Roger Bannister Died 3 March 2018

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929 died 3 March 2018) was an English former athlete best known for running the first mile in less than 4 minutes. This was  achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track...

“Goodbye” Rene Descartes – Died 11 February 1650

René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who has been called the ‘Father of Modern Philosophy’. One of his most notable works is his Meditations on First Philosophy ...

“Goodbye” Wilhelm Rontgen – Died 10 February 1923

“Goodbye” Wilhelm Rontgen – Died 10 February 1923

  Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays. This achievement earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in...

“Goodbye”  Bill Haley – Died 9 February 1981

“Goodbye” Bill Haley – Died 9 February 1981

William John Clifton “Bill” Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is widely associated with his group Bill Haley & His Comets. His hits include Rock...

“Goodbye”  William Tecumseh Sherman – Died 14 February 1891

“Goodbye” William Tecumseh Sherman – Died 14 February 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his military...

“Goodbye”  Thomas Carlyle – Died 5 February 1881

“Goodbye” Thomas Carlyle – Died 5 February 1881

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He is noted as calling economics “the dismal science”. Carlyle was from a strict Calvinist family and was expected to become a...

“Goodbye”  Liberace  –  Died 4 February 1987

“Goodbye” Liberace – Died 4 February 1987

Władziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), known as Liberace, was an American pianist and vocalist. During the 1950s–1970s, he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and led a flamboyant lifestyle on and off stage. Liberace publicly...

“Goodbye”  Boris Karloff  –  Died 2 February 1969

“Goodbye” Boris Karloff – Died 2 February 1969

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son...

“Hello” U Thant    Born 22 January 1909

“Hello” U Thant Born 22 January 1909

    U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and served as the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. “U” in Burmese, roughly equates to “Mr” and “Thant” was his only name. In...

“Goodbye” Hedy Lamarr    Died 19 January 2000

“Goodbye” Hedy Lamarr Died 19 January 2000

    Hedy Lamarr (9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austro-American actress and inventor. She was extremely gifted at mathematics and in partnership with composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication...

“Goodbye”  David Garrick  –  Died 20 January 1779

“Goodbye” David Garrick – Died 20 January 1779

David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who had a profound influence on the theatre in the 18th century.  He was also a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel...

“Goodbye” Sydney Greenstreet  – Died 18 January 1954

“Goodbye” Sydney Greenstreet – Died 18 January 1954

Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (27 December 1879 – 18 January 1954) was an English stage and film actor. He is most widely known for his films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, notably The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942).