The 2024 Daily Deathiversaries Calendar

It's that time of year again -- Daily Deathiversaries calendar time!

The 2024 Daily Deathiversaries calendar will help you remember, honor and celebrate your favorite celebrities and well-known names from entertainment and cultural history on the anniversary of their passing. For each and every day of the year, we identify a celebrity who died on that day, the year they died, and their cause of death. And, for each month, we feature an original gravesite photo for one of the celebrities who died that month. And, as always, the calendar includes all new names for 2024!

The 2024 Daily Deathiversaries calendar features iconic names from years gone by and Hollywood's Golden Age -- Elizabeth Taylor, James Cagney, Mabel Normand, John Barrymore, Clara Bow, Mae West, Wallace Reid, Victor Fleming, Gloria Swanson, Eleanor Powell, Ann Sheridan, Barbara La Marr -- and recent departures from 2023 -- Paul Reubens, Suzanne Somers, Raquel Welch, Tina Turner, Richard Belzer, Cindy Williams, Jimmy Buffett, Stella Stevens, Harry Belafonte, Bob Barker -- and hundreds more film and TV performers, directors, singers, writers, comedians and other legends (or near-legends) of entertainment and popular culture.

It's a great conversation piece, and an attractive, artistic addition to the wall of any home, work cubicle, place of business, rec room or personal mausoleum. And it makes a great gift!

The 2024 Daily Deathiversaries calendar, featuring celebrity deathiversaries for all 366 days of this leap year, is only US $18, which includes all postage, handling, fees, taxes, etc., for all U.S. orders. That's less than 5 cents per day -- less than the price of a coffee cup (and that doesn't even include the coffee, just the cup). All international orders are an additional US $2 for postage per calendar. Which is still a great deal, right?

Limited quantities are available, so order now!

How to order: Check my Etsy shop, and we'll both figure out if this works.

There are some changes this year, Daily Deathiversaries calendar fans.

The main change is that, after selling my calendars through my website for nearly a decade and taking payments through PayPal, I'm no longer going to be using PayPal. If you're curious, I can tell you the long, painful and frustrating story. The short version is that someone hacked my PayPal account for nefarious and untoward purposes, I immediately informed PayPal with all the information, and they did nothing. I tried to follow up, and they stopped answering my messages. So, I'm done with PayPal.

The good news is that I'm going to be selling my calendars on Etsy, so you no longer need a PayPal account to buy a calendar. That's good, right?

And, who knows, if this Etsy shop thing works out with the calendars, I might try selling more of my hand-made items -- crocheted toaster cosies, hand-painted milking stools and circular saw blades, quilted baby clothes, hand-carved garden gnomes, the Ancient Wonders of the World made out of popsicle sticks and toothpicks, etc.

Please let me know whether this works for you. My main goal is to make this process as easy and convenient as possible for you. (OK, to be perfectly honest, my main goal is to sell calendars and take your money, but I want to make that process as easy and convenient as possible for you.)

IAQs (Infrequently Asked Questions)

Q. Why did you pick Person X for a particular date, when Person Y also died on that date? Person Y is much more famous / important / popular / beloved / interesting / attractive, etc.?

A. No offense intended to Person Y, but sometimes it's a difficult choice between a bunch of people. We generally focus primarily on movie and TV people, and we rarely include someone who was on last year's calendar. If Person Y isn't on the calendar this year, they might have been on it last year. Or maybe next year.

Q. Who's that person? I've never heard of them! Why are they on my calendar?!

A. Sadly, we can't honor the passing of a universally acclaimed, globally celebrated entertainment superstar on every day of the year. There just aren't enough to go around. And sometimes, that's intentional. If you don't know who someone is, look them up. You might be glad you did, and you'll learn something. And everyone is important to someone.

Q. I've ordered your calendars in previous years, and they always look great. Where do you have them printed?

A. Thanks very much. For the past 5-plus years, we’ve been using Printing Center USA. Before that, we tried a few other companies, but Printing Center USA beats them all in price, quality, speed of delivery and customer service. If you’re looking to print your own calendars, brochures, books, catalogs, or any other printing need, we highly recommend Printing Center USA. And we get absolutely no deal or discount for recommending them, although we are completely open to that possibility. *hint, hint*

Q. Who took the grave pictures?

A. We did.

Q. The photos are quite lovely.

A. Aw, shucks. Thank you very much, we appreciate that. We intentionally try not to be excessively artistic or creative (primarily because we aren't excessively artistic or creative). We want you to see the grave marker exactly as it is, as you would see it if you happened to find it in a cemetery.

Q. Why is the cause of death sometimes listed as "unknown"? Surely, there must be a reason they died. Is there a mystery surrounding their passing? Should there be an investigation? Should someone call the police? Was it, perhaps ... murder??!

A. It's a calendar, not a legal document. In almost all cases, there is a legitimate and scientific reason why someone died. But, even for a celebrity, that reason isn't always announced. Perhaps the family wants to retain a little privacy, or they might think it's none of your business. And we respect that.

Q. Isn't this a little intrusive? Do we really need to know the exact cause of death for a beloved celebrity?

A. Do you need to know? Absolutely not. But we're including the cause of death, if we know it. Why? Believe it or not, even beloved celebrities are actual human beings. They have the same strengths, weaknesses, illnesses and human frailties we all do. And, like all of us eventually will, they die. In fact, for some people dealing with physical or mental health issues or difficulties, it might actually be comforting to know that a famous person had the same struggles, and they're not alone.

Q. I think this calendar is morbid and depressing, and it makes me feel sad. What can you do about that?

A. Thank you for putting your complaint in the form of a question. We're genuinely sorry that you feel sad. You might be happier with a different calendar. We suggest you Google "fluffy kitty calendars," or whatever doesn't make you sad. There are plenty of options.

Q. Would people at work get creeped out if I hung this calendar in my cubicle at work?

A. Probably not. It's not scary or weird. (Well, it's not scary, anyway.) In fact, it might even start some interesting conversations. Whenever people see the calendar for the first time, they always, always check and see who died on their birthday. And if it's someone they don't know, you can tell them their story, since you've already looked them up (see Question 2). Who knows? Maybe you'll find a kindred spirit and make some new friends. You'd be surprised to find out how many people are secret cemetery fans.

Q. Why should I buy your calendar?

A. We realize that you have a lot of calendar-buying options, from fine art, to holiday and seasonal, to cute baby animals, to scenic locations around the world, to inspiring motivational messages, to sweaty, half-naked firefighters. But, as far as we know, this is the only wall calendar of this type available anywhere in the whole, wide world. We also provide personal service to make sure that everyone is happy with their purchase, and we sincerely appreciate your business.

Q. Do you think anyone is still reading down this far on the page?

A. Probably not.