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They Died the Same Day
Death Becomes Them
"Inspired by the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, these questions are about people who died on the same day."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
On October 31, 1993, twenty-three year old actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. What European film director of the 1960 film "La Dolce Vita" passed away the same day?
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. What two authors' deaths were overshadowed by the events of that day?
J.R.R. Tolkein & Fritz Leiber
Aldous Huxley & C.S.Lewis
John Steinbeck & J.D. Salinger
D.H. Lawrence & Rudyard Kipling
Orville Wright, who with his brother Wilbur, is credited with the first heavier than air flight, died January 30, 1948. Which world leader was assassinated the same day?
American film director Elia Kazan died on September 23, 2003. American athlete Althea Gibson also passed away that day. Althea Gibson is known as "the Jackie Robinson" of what sport?
Track and Field
Cartoonist Charles Schulz died February 12, 2000. Which legendary American Football coach who helmed the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years passed away the same day?
American puppeteer Jim Henson died on May 16, 1990. What legendary sweet member of the notorious "Rat Pack" passed away on the same day?
Sammy Davis Jr.
The second President of the United States John Adams died on July 4, 1826. Which other American Founding Father died that same day?
Soviet leader Josef Stalin died March 5, 1953. Which Russian composer of "Peter and the Wolf" passed away on the same day?
Television legend Milton Berle and British actor Dudley Moore died March 27, 2002. Which movie director famous for the 1954 film "Sabrina" passed away the same day?
Actor Yul Brynner died on October 10, 1985. What actor/director famous for playing the role of Harry Lime in the 1948 movie "The Third Man" passed away on the same day?
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