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Jul. 4, 1826
Succeeded George Washington in 1797
Succeeded previous answer in 1801
Jan. 30, 1948
India's 'Father of the Nation'
American aviation pioneer
Nov. 22, 1963
35th President of the United States
Wrote 'The Chronicles of Narnia'
'Brave New World' author
Oct. 10, 1985
Director of 'Citizen Kane'
'The King and I' and 'The Magnificent Seven' actor
Sept. 11, 1987
'Bonanza's' Ben Cartwright
Member of The Wailers and Rastafari trailblazer
May 16, 1990
Kermit and Ms Piggy Creator
Candyman member of the Rat Pack
Oct. 31, 1993
Italian Filmmaker of '8 1/2' and 'La Strada'
'Stand By Me' and 'Sneakers' actor
Feb. 6, 1998
Guitarist and singer for The Beach Boys
Austrian pop singer of 'Rock Me Amadeus'
Feb. 12, 2000
Fedora wearing coach of the Dallas Cowboys
Charlie Brown creator
Mar. 27, 2002
Wrote and directed 'Some Like it Hot'
Known as Mr. Television
Actor from '10' and 'Arthur'
Feb. 10, 2003
Nixon's Watergate era Press Secretary
Professional wrestling's 'Mr. Perfect'
Oct. 10, 2004
1996 National League M.V.P.
Superman, advocate for stem cell research
Jul. 30, 2007
Former San Francisco 49ers head coach
Swedish filmmaker of 'Wild Strawberries'
Jun. 25, 2009
King of Pop
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Oct 23rd, 2009 at 19:23 GMT
Please feel free to give feedback so I can tweak this in ways to improve. Thanks
Oct 23rd, 2009 at 20:00 GMT
Accepting "Davis" for Sammy Davis Jr. would be a start.
Oct 23rd, 2009 at 20:25 GMT
I am pretty sure I had to type "Bryner" instead of "Brynner" even though it came up spelt correctly.
Oct 23rd, 2009 at 21:00 GMT
Oct 23rd, 2009 at 21:52 GMT
Aldous Huxley is misspelled.
Oct 24th, 2009 at 03:01 GMT
You should require a last name for the airplane guy and the Beach Boys guy.
Oct 24th, 2009 at 04:13 GMT
cocky: It's actually set up to accept either the full name, or just the last name. Either way should work. Sesel: Thanks for catching that, all comments have been fixed.
Oct 24th, 2009 at 16:29 GMT
Farrah Fawcett is spelled wrong.
Oct 24th, 2009 at 18:11 GMT
Luciano Pavarotti and Madeleine L'Engle?
Oct 25th, 2009 at 15:54 GMT
Suggested bonus: Shakespeare and Cervantes share their date of death (23 April 1616), even though they died on different days (Julian vs Gregorian calendar).
Game published: Oct 28th, 2009 at 18:33 GMT
Oct 28th, 2009 at 18:47 GMT
Lorne Greene is only accepted if you misspell it "Green". I spelled it right (typing fast) and it didn't count.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 18:49 GMT
Another suggested bonus: Renowned Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni also passed away on July 30th, 2007--the same day as Ingmar Bergman. Great idea for a quiz!
Oct 28th, 2009 at 18:59 GMT
What about March 5, 1953--Joseph Stalin and Sergei Prokofiev?
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:02 GMT
Rumored/legend has it: Shakespeare and Cervantes.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:02 GMT
Alright, I didn't know the singer of Rock Me Amadeus was the guy's name, I always assumed that was a band. Sporcle: Where You Learn Something New Everyday, Even If It's Irrelevant To Everyday Life
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:04 GMT
Great quiz. Tough, but fun.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:07 GMT
January 6, 1993: Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev. No idea why I remember that.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:13 GMT
April 13,2009 Harry Kalas and Mark Fydrich.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:14 GMT
Excuse me Fidrych
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:33 GMT
Oct 28th, 2009 at 19:51 GMT
Dearest Me: Bo Derek is not Farrah Fawcett no matter how many times you type it.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:00 GMT
I can't believe I didn't know how to spell Gandhi.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:09 GMT
rock me amadeus - some days it's just bad luck to be a celebrity. could have included princess diana and mother teresa who died on the same day.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:13 GMT
Yeah, I misspelled Gandhi several times, too. And I must apologize to Mr. Bergman's spirit that I couldn't remember his last name! We just watched "The King and I", but hitting my head couldn't jar loose Yul Brynner's name at all. The same-day aspect didn't seem to factor in for me at all (except for #1). I just cudgeled my brain to answer each clue. Except for 11/22/63, which helped me work out who the 35th president was.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:21 GMT
Sorefined: You're absolutely right. Antonioni and Bergman were originally in the quiz, but I'm guessing that Antonioni may have been a bit too obscure. Thanks to sporcle for publishing the quiz!
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:27 GMT
For some reason a lot of people think they died on the same day, but Princess Diana died on 8/31/97, and Mother Teresa died on 9/5/97.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:33 GMT
Wow surprise surprise on the most guessed....
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:37 GMT
Wow, sucks for CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley... nobody would have remembered that! Also, didn't Ed McMahon also die on the same day as Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson?
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:58 GMT
No, Mcmahon died a few days before MJ and FF.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 20:59 GMT
Didn't Johnny Cash and John Ritter die same day too or was it a day apart?
Oct 28th, 2009 at 21:03 GMT
I really expected Johnny Cash and John Ritter to be on this quiz.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 21:09 GMT
@fightfan1: John Ritter died late in the night on September 11, 2003 and Johnny Cash died in the early hours of the 12th. They were actually only about an hour apart, but they were still different days and most people heard about them on the same day.
Good quiz, though I missed a lot of them.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 21:37 GMT
I thought of three choices immediately upon reading the title. Two of them were on the list. After looking up the third, I was surprised that Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes were one day apart.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 21:44 GMT
some of these days were incredibly ironic.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 22:05 GMT
I love the irony of clicking "Most missed" on a quiz about dead people.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 22:12 GMT
most of them seem coincidental, but Adams and Jefferson dying on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is pretty amazing.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 22:23 GMT
I also thought Ritter and Cash died on the same day, but looked it up before I even started the quiz. Thanks, Platypus222, for the info... that explains why I thought all this time they died on the same day.
Oct 28th, 2009 at 22:33 GMT
no Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper?!?? thats the first thing i thought of when i saw this quiz. i was shocked that the day the music died wasn't on here. it really should be
Oct 28th, 2009 at 22:59 GMT
Callieh: Had considered putting them, but that opened up a whole bunch of other groups of well known people who died as a result of the same incident....hence the title "People who died on the same day in separate incidences." For example, there were notable people who lost their lives on 9/11/01 (albeit possibly in separate locations) but that also opened up other parameters to consider....all in all, I figured unrelated incidences would keep things more discernible...with all deference to Miss American Pie ;)
Oct 28th, 2009 at 23:00 GMT
My first thought was April 23, 1616. William Shakespeare and Miguel De Cervantes. Maybe for the sequel.
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