The passing of two high-profile figures on the same day (Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson) reminds me of another such day: November 22, 1963. Everyone can tell you immediately who the most famous person was who died on that day, but while many people know who C.S. Lewis was, few people realize he also passed away that day. Poor guy… probably got the smallest and most delayed obituaries that any famous author ever received. Same goes for Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World), who also checked out on that date.
Stranger still: Someone had the bright idea to write a theological novel about them all meeting at the Pearly Gates.