Couple Born Same Day, Married 75 Years, Die a Day Apart

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

wedding-rings(AP) — A Southern California husband and wife who were born on the same day and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year have died just a day apart.

The couple’s son Les Brown Jr. said Thursday that 94-year-old Helen Brown died July 16 and 94-year-old Les Brown died July 17. She had stomach cancer. He had Parkinson’s disease.

The Browns were born on New Year’s Eve, 1918. Their son said his parents met in high school and eloped in 1937 at age 18 because their parents thought the marriage between a wealthy man and a working-class woman would never last. Last September they celebrated their 75th anniversary.

The couple moved to Long Beach in 1963. He was a photographer, she sold real estate.

They’ll have a joint memorial service Saturday.


  • HUSKERLOVER

    with all the bad news , losers , just plain sh&^ we read and hear about everyday this story is classy as it gets……..what a neat couple………..what a great story…..this is the kind of things I wish I heard of most often……I hope this couple quickly found each other in heaven -( I am betting they did )…..again , very refreshing to read…..just plain neat……

    Current score: 14
  • NPgrad89

    If you’ve got to go………I can’t think of a better way to do it. These two are true soul mates.

    Current score: 5