Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier), Jacqueline Lee 'Jackie' b. July 28, 1929 d. May 19, 1994 Presidential First Lady. Wife of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. She served as First Lady from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963. She was a daughter of John Vernou Bouvier, III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton. When in her early teens, her mother remarried Hugh D Auchincloss and the family moved to to his home near Washington, D.C. spending the summers at Newport, Rhode Island. While dubbed "the Debutante of the Year"...[Read More] (Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) Cause of death: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 45 Grid U-35
Potter, Beatrix (Helen Beatrix) b. July 28, 1866 d. December 22, 1943 Author, illustrator and expert amateur mycologist, Helen Beatrix Potter was born in South Kensington, London, England. Hers was a typical English upper middle class family who had inherited wealth from cotton manufacturing. All the household duties were performed by servants so the family enjoyed long holidays at regular intervals initially in Scotland but later in the even more breathtaking landscape of the English Lake District. During her lonely childhood she was educated at home by a...[Read More] (Bio by: Timothy Purnell) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in Sawrey, England Plot: cremated at Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery and Crematorium
Fox, Terry b. July 28, 1958 d. June 28, 1981 Canadian national hero, one-legged Marathon of Hope runner. Terry Fox was a young athlete who lost his right leg to cancer. He divised a fundraising run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He started at St. John's Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost city, on April 12, 1980, running an average of 33 km/20 miles per day using a distinctive hop-skip gait on his prosthetic leg. He became an inspiration to all Canadians. Terry was forced to stop on September 1, 1980 at Thunder Bay...[Read More] Cause of death: Cancer Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Vallee, Rudy b. July 28, 1901 d. July 3, 1986 Singer, Actor, and Band Leader. He was born Hubert Prior Vallee, and changed his name to Rudy after the great saxophonist, Rudy Wiedoft. He wanted to serve in World War I, so he enlisted in the Navy in 1917 and was discharged after 41 days when it was discovered he was only 15 years old. He was too old for World War II, so he joined the 40 piece Coast Guard band and entertained troops until 1944. His first marriage was annulled and his second ended in divorce. He then married the younger...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Plot: Second row in from Stroudwater Street. Rudy's gravestone and brother's have disappeared, Stones were replaced. The family stone remains.
Wright, Rick (Richard) William b. July 28, 1943 d. September 15, 2008 Musician. Born Richard William Wright in London, he was a keyboardist and founding member of the British rock band Pink Floyd. Formed in 1965, the group also included Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and later Dave Gilmour. Wright's masterful keyboard and synthesizer playing on such songs as "Arnold Layne", "See Emily Play" and the later classic albums "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975), and "The Wall" (1979) helped Pink Floyd become one of the premier Progressive...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Piccard, Jacques b. July 28, 1922 d. November 1, 2008 Scientist. One of the last oceanologists and sea adventurers who gained prominence in the 20th century, he is credited with designing ocean submarines that could withstand Earth's most uninhabitable environments. On January 23, 1960, he and United States Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh took the vessel "Trieste" into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench and dove to a depth of 35,800 feet, nearly seven miles below sea level - a feat that remains the deepest sea dive ever carried out. He also built four...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Brown, Joe (Joseph Evan) E. b. July 28, 1892 d. July 6, 1973 Actor, Comedian. Born in Holgate, Ohio, he exhibited natural athletic ability as a boy, and joined a tumbling act which toured and appeared with circuses and area vaudeville theaters. After spending a number of years as a youth touring and performing, he returned to Toledo, Ohio at age fourteen. He played on many Toledo amateur baseball teams as a teenager, and had a brief semiprofessional stint with Needham's All-Stars until a broken leg slowed his sports career. Offered a contract with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sunrise Slope, ornate marble statue/display towards the far south-west end of the section. GPS coordinates: 34.1219902, -118.2477722 (hddd.dddd)
Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas b. July 28, 1804 d. September 13, 1872 German philosopher. Ludwig Feuerbach studied under Hegel in Berlin but then became an advocate of Spinoza's views about nature, arguing against the relevance of Christianity. In his most important work, The Essence of Christianity (1841), he attempts to rationalize religion, maintaining that God is a projection of the various aspects of man's nature. Feuerbach's criticism of orthodox religion made him a (reluctant) hero of the political radicals of 1848, and he withdrew to scientific study...[Read More] (Bio by: Graham Fellows) Johannisfriedhof, Nuremberg, Nürnberger Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Stewart, Charles b. July 28, 1778 d. November 6, 1869 United States Navy Rear-Admiral. His career in the US Navy lasted 71 years and was highlighted by his command of the famed "USS Constitution" during the War of 1812. His record with the ship in that conflict was outstanding; he never lost a battle and captured a number of British vessels. He was awarded a Gold Medal by Congress for his achievements and commanded the Philadelphia Naval Yard for many years. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section L, Lot 195
Heyward Jr., Thomas b. July 28, 1746 d. March 6, 1809 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. Born near Beaufort in Saint Luke’s Parish, South Carolina. His father, Daniel Heyward, had already named another son, Thomas, so the future signer added a Junior to his name to distinguish himself from his brother. Coming from a wealthy family, he was able to study law in England, where he discovered that the English looked down on Americans. Returning to South Carolina, he established a successful law practice, built a...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Heyward Family Cemetery, Old House, Jasper County, South Carolina, USA
Miller, Harry 'Moose' b. July 28, 1923 d. April 18, 2007 Professional Basketball Player. He had only one season in the Pros but was a part of Basketball history. On November 1, 1946, he played for the Toronto Huskies in the first ever National Basketball Association (NBA) game, at Maple Leaf Gardens against the New York Knicks. In that one season as a center with the Huskies, he appeared in 53 games and scored 152 points. He also played basketball at the University of North Carolina and Seton Hall University, and served in World War II. He died from...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Murphy, Denis J.F. b. July 28, 1830 d. June 19, 1901 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company F, 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi on October 3, 1862. His citation reads “Although wounded three times, carried the colors throughout the conflict”. His Medal was issued on January 22, 1892. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA GPS coordinates: 44.4831009, -88.0276718 (hddd.dddd)
Yankovic, Frankie R. b. July 28, 1915 d. October 14, 1998 Polka musician and bandleader. Born in West Virginia to Slovenian immigrant parents, his family soon moved to the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, where Frankie spent most of his childhood and early adult life. Before the age of 9 he took accordion lessons from a boarder in the Yankovic home to the dismay of his father who thought he could never make a living as a musician. He first performed on the radio in 1932 on a Slovenian music program. In 1938, after being turned down by...[Read More] (Bio by: Cherie Atkinson Clark) Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 114, lot 507.
Von Trapp, Hedwig b. July 28, 1917 d. September 14, 1972 Entertainer. She was the fifth child of Georg and Agathe von Trapp, and was a member of the Trapp Family Singers and Trapp Family Lodge. After the Trapp Family Singers disbanded she started her teaching career in Honolulu, directing a children's choir, teaching handicrafts, carpentry, and cooking. Her last teaching post was high in the Austrian Alps. (Bio by: Mike) Trapp Family Lodge Grounds, Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
French, Winsor Brown b. July 28, 1832 d. March 24, 1910 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was a lawyer in practice when commissioned in November 1861, a Captain in the 77th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry. He with 77th Regiment saw action at Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. On October 20, 1864, he was promoted Colonel in command of 77th Regiment serving till mustered out in December 1864. For gallant and meritorious service during the war he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Hopkins, Gerard Manley b. July 28, 1844 d. June 8, 1889 Poet. His most famous works include "The Wreck of the Deutschland", "God's Grandeur" and "The Windhover". His poems were virtually unknown until they were published long after his death by the poet Robert Bridges. Hopkins became a Jesuit priest in 1882 and is buried in the Jesuit plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Cause of death: Typhoid Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Plot: Jesuit plot
Cisar, George b. July 28, 1912 d. June 13, 1979 Actor. Born in Cicero, Illinois, he played background parts such as policemen or bartenders, in over a hundred films and television shows. He made his motion picture debut in "Call Northside 777" (1948), followed by "Batman and Robin" (1949). His other film credits include "The Werewolf" (1956), "Nightfall" (1957), "Jet Attack" (1958), "The Big Circus" (1959) and "Elmer Gantry" (1960). For television, he was a regular on "Dragnet", "The Untouchables", "Leave It to Beaver", "Dennis the Menace", "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend