Glen Miller Mar. 1, 1904 – Dec. 15, 1944 Big Band leader Glen Miller, known for such hits as Chattanooga Choo Choo and In the mood, was in Britain entertaining the troops. On the evening of December 15th 1944 Glen boarded a single engine UC-64 Norseman aircraft and departed
Sonny Bono (d January 5th, 1998) Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono was half of the duet Sonny and Cher and enjoyed success as a recording artist (I got you Babe) and television star (The Sonny & Cher Show) in the 60’s and 70’s. In the 80’s Sonny turned to politics by
April 1, 1958 – December 22, 1985 Dennes Dale “D.” Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) Boon was killed in a van accident in the Arizona desert on Interstate 10. Because he had been sick with fever, Boon was lying down in the rear of the van without a seatbelt
December 4, 1976 – December 21, 1997 American country music singer, dies at 21 Comeaux was returning home with her grandmother and her godchild, Megan, from a Christmas family gathering in Alabama. As Comeaux passed a car, her car hydroplaned due to heavy rain and struck a tree. She was killed instantly. Comeaux’s grandmother
Oct. 10, 1959 – Dec. 18, 2000 English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), dies when run over by a power boat in the National Marine Park of Cozumel at age 41
Born Dolores Janney Rivera, she became immortalized for her 2008 album Jenni, which hit #1 on the US Billboard 200. She died in a plane crash in 2012.
On December 10, 1967, Redding and four members of the band—Jimmie King (born June 8, 1949; guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (born December 27, 1948; electric organ), Phalon Jones (born 1948; saxophone), and Carl Cunningham (born 1948; drums)—and their partner, Matthew Kelly, died when their airplane crashed into Lake Monona, near