Sullivan, Joseph Eugene [memorial] b. August 28, 1918 d. November 13, 1942 World War II United States Navy Sailor. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, he enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1942, joining brothers George, Frank, Albert and Madison in the service under the stipulation that they serve together. While the United States Navy had no policy obligating it to such a request, it was honored, and all five were assigned to the Atlanta-class light cruiser "USS Juneau" (CL-52). The ship and her crew participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the South Pacific, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital, Philippines Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
O'Connor, Donald b. August 28, 1925 d. September 27, 2003 Actor, Entertainer. Fondly remembered for his role in the 1952 classic musical "Singin' in the Rain," in which he sang and danced alongside the legendary Gene Kelly. His films were varied, among them the whimsical 'Francis the Talking Mule' movies. He starred in his own television series, "The Donald O'Connor Show," in the late 1960s. Other films include "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954), "The...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Rosen, Goodwin George 'Goody' b. August 28, 1912 d. April 6, 1994 Major League Baseball Player. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Rosen made his major league debut on September 14, 1937, and played his final game on September 26, 1946. The 5'10, and 155lbs, Rosen played the position of center fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1937 to 1939, and 1944 to 1946, and the New York Giants in 1946. Rosen who was Jewish was one of the first Canadians of that faith to play in the major leagues. The other being Adam Stern of the Boston Red Sox. He was also the first...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: Section 9 Plot 38 Lot 2
Preciado, Manolo b. August 28, 1957 d. June 7, 2012 Soccer Coach. He was the coach of Sporting Gijon and was recently commissioned to lead the Villarreal Football Club, a team of spanish professional football league. He has passed away because of heart attack. (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sullivan, Joseph Eugene [cenotaph] b. August 28, 1918 d. November 13, 1942 World War II United States Navy Sailor. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, he enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1942, joining brothers George, Frank, Albert and Madison in the service under the stipulation that they serve together. While the United States Navy had no policy obligating it to such a request, it was honored, and all five were assigned to the Atlanta-class light cruiser "USS Juneau" (CL-52). The ship and her crew participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the South Pacific, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Ship sank Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Memorial Section MC 32-M
Boyer, Charles b. August 28, 1899 d. August 26, 1978 Actor. Born in Figeac, France, he was a distinguished performer who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976. He began his career in the theater and made his big screen debut in was "L'homme du large" (1920). Relocating to America, he became a US citizen in 1942 and performed on Broadway, where he received two Best Actor Tony Awards in 1952 and 1963. He received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and his most memorable film performances included "Love Affair" (1939), "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Suicide (overdosed on seconal) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: St. Ann Section, 5, L186
McNarney, Gen. Joseph Taggart b. August 28, 1893 d. February 1, 1972 General, U.S. Air Force. Joseph Taggart McNarney graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in June 1915. The USMA Class of 1915 is often referred to as "The class the stars fell on," and for good reason. Of its 164 graduates, 59 were awarded the rank and stars of general - the most of any class in USMA history. Two attained five-star General of the Army rank; two were four-star generals; seven were three-star lieutenant generals; twenty-four were two-star major generals; and twenty-four were one-...[Read More] (Bio by: Charles A. Lewis) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Freedom Columbarium
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von b. August 28, 1749 d. March 22, 1832 Poet. He was born at Frankfort-on-Main, Germany. His early education was received at home, first under his father, and then with tutors. In 1765 he went to Leipzig to the University. As a result of illness he was sent home, and during his convalescence he read and studied. When, in 1770, after his recovery, he went to Strassburg to study law, he was completely changed. He was greatly influenced by Herder, who showed him the beauty of Shakespeare. Another love-affair went far to inspire him in...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Alter Friedhof Weimar, Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany Plot: the Fürstengruft
Stark, John b. August 28, 1728 d. May 8, 1822 Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General. John Stark was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He served as a captain in Roger's Rangers during the French and Indian War (1752-1760). At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Stark became a colonel of a regiment of New Hampshire militia. His first action was at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, where his heroic action kept the British from flanking the Colonials on Breed's Hill. He was popular with his men and is remembered for his...[Read More] Stark Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA Plot: After entering park, drive down the hill. Grave is in fenced off area next to road.
Kulp, Nancy b. August 28, 1921 d. February 3, 1991 Actress. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was best known for the role of 'Miss Jane Hathaway' on the 1960s television comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies" for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her many other TV credits included "Perry Mason", "Twilight Zone", "The Lucy Show", "Sanford and Son", "Petticoat Junction", "The Love Boat", "Simon & Simon" and "Quantum Leap". For feature films, she appeared in "Steel Town" (1952), "Shane" (1953), "A Star is Born" (1954), "Count...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Fleek, Sgt. Charles Clinton b. August 28, 1947 d. May 27, 1969 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant with the U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Binh Duong Province, Republic of Vietnam, on May 27 1969. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Fleek distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader in...[Read More] (Bio by: Forbin01) Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky, USA GPS coordinates: 39.0623207, -84.8751373 (hddd.dddd)
Higgins, Andrew J. b. August 28, 1886 d. August 1, 1952 Inventor. He was an industrialist shipbuilder and owner of the Higgins Industries in New Orleans, when commissioned by the U.S. War Department for a variety of equipment for the Navy. During World War II, he designed and manufactured the ramp-bow Eureka boat, the "LCVP" (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel), or simply, the "Higgins Boat" and a larger version, classified as a tank lighter, "LCM" (Landing Craft, Mechanized). His plants also turned out, motor torpedo boat (PT boats), torpedo tubes...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Plot: Section 149
O'Neill, Richard William b. August 28, 1898 d. April 9, 1982 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. O'Neill served as a Sergeant, United States Army, Company D, 165th Infantry, 42d Division. He was awarded his medal for service On the Ourcq River, France, on July 30, 1918. His citation reads-In advance of an assaulting line, he attacked a detachment of about 25 of the enemy. In the ensuing hand-to-hand encounter he sustained pistol wounds, but heroically continued in the advance, during which he received additional wounds: but, with great...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Bell, Eric Norman Frankland b. August 28, 1895 d. July 1, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, he served as a Captain in the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, British Army. At Thiepval, France, on July 1, 1916, Captain Bell was in command of an advancing mortar team during the infantry attack, when the front line was hung up by enfilading machine-gun fire. Captain Bell crept forward, shot the machine-gunner and on three other occasions, he crept forward alone and threw trench-mortar bombs...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.
Barkley, John b. August 28, 1895 d. April 14, 1966 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a Private First Class, in Company K, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Cunel, France on October 7, 1918. His citation reads "Pfc. Barkley, who was stationed in an observation post half a kilometer from the German line, on his own initiative repaired a captured enemy machinegun and mounted it in a disabled French tank near his post. Shortly afterward...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Seton (Bayley), Saint. Elizabeth Ann b. August 28, 1774 d. January 4, 1821 Roman Catholic Religious Leader. When she was canonized in 1975 by Pope Paul VI, she was the first native-born United States Citizen to be made a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church. She was born in New York City and given the name Elizabeth Ann, two years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to Doctor Richard and Catherine Bayley, both devout Episcopalians. At the age of nineteen she was married to a prosperous merchant, William Seton. The marriage produced five children...[Read More] National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Baldonado, Joe R. b. August 28, 1930 d. November 25, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Recipient. He is missing in action (MIA). He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal, Acting Machine Gunner in the 11th Airborne Division and was killed in action (KIA) on Hill 171, near Kangong, Korea. His Medal of Honor was presented to his brother, Charles Baldonado in the White House by President Barack Obama on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads: Corporal Joe R. Baldonado distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Courts of the Missing
Roker, Roxie Albertha b. August 28, 1929 d. December 2, 1995 Actress. She is best known for her portrayal as 'Helen Willis' on the popular television sitcom "The Jefferson's" and mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she later attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1952. While at Howard she was a very active member in the Howard Players and was featured in several productions. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc. After graduation, she moved to New...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Breast cancer Southern Memorial Park, North Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Plot: East Court 2 Lot 19 Gr 2B in the grass area on the left side by side walk.
Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas Sheridan b. August 28, 1814 d. February 7, 1873 Irish writer of fourteen books, mostly historical fiction. Today he is primarily known for his ghost stories. Son of a clergyman, Le Fanu spent his whole life in Dublin. He attended Trinity College and jointly owned numerous newspapers and magazines. After his wife died, Le Fanu shut himself up in his Merrion Street home to write. He was well-known around Dublin and given the nickname 'The Invisible Prince' for his habit of nocturnal book shopping. Had it not been for ghost story kingpin M.R...[Read More] (Bio by: Brian Showers) Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland