American satirist and writer Mark Twain had a strange connection to Halley’s comet. Twain was born exactly 2 weeks after the comet’s perihelion in 1835 and died in 1910, the day following the comet’s subsequent perihelion.
More amazing is the fact that Twain “predicted” this in his autobiography:
I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.