Every day we try to honor a few notable and famous deaths from this day in history.
1997 - James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart) dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89. He was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. With a career that spanned 62 years, Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona, which helped him often portray American middle-class men struggling in crisis. Many of the films in which he starred like The Philadephia Story and It’s a Wonderful Life have become enduring classics.
1961 - Ernest Hemingway dies from suicide at 61. He was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
1566 - Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame ) dies at 62. He was a French astrologer, physician and reputed seer, who is best known for his book Les Prophéties, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains allegedly predicting future events. The book was first published in 1555 and has rarely been out of print since his death.