Borgnine, Ernest b. January 24, 1917 d. July 8, 2012 Actor. He received an Oscar for his portrayal of the title role in "Marty" (1955) and is best known to television audiences for playing Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the comedy series "McHale's Navy" (1962 to 1966). Born Ermes Effron Borgnino, the son of Italian parentage, he spent part of his youth living in Milan where he learned to speak Italian fluently. After returning to Connecticut, he completed his schooling and joined the Navy, whom he served with until the conclusion of World War II...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Tate, Sharon Marie b. January 24, 1943 d. August 9, 1969 Actress, Manson Victim. Sharon Tate was the daughter of Army intelligence officer Paul and housewife Doris Willett. At the age of 6 months, she won the Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas beauty contest. She would go on to win the title of Miss Autorama, in Richland, Washington, appeared atop a missile for a cover of the military magazine "Stars and Stripes," and would be nominated homecoming queen of her high school, Vincenza American High School in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. Her stunning, natural beauty...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Saint Ann's Section, L152, 6 GPS coordinates: 33.9906616, -118.3861160 (hddd.dddd)
Belushi, John A. [cenotaph] b. January 24, 1949 d. March 5, 1982 Actor. Comedian. Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City ensemble. In 1973 John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings". The part led to a job...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Overdose of cocaine and heroin Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Belushi, John b. January 24, 1949 d. March 5, 1982 Actor. Comedian. Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City ensemble. In 1973 John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings". The part led to a job...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Overdose of cocaine and heroin Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: At the entrance of the cemetery.
Jackson, Wilfred b. January 24, 1906 d. August 7, 1988 Motion Picture Animator, Director. He was a key associate of Walt Disney for over 30 years. Wilfred Emmons Jackson was born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles. Cartoons fascinated him from childhood. While studying at the Otis College of Art and Design in 1928, he approached Disney and offered to pay him "tuition" for the experience of learning animation, which in those days could only be acquired on the job. His skills...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Sullivan, Thomas F. b. January 24, 1883 d. March 1, 1965 Folk Figure. Father of the five Sullivan brothers who died in World War II naval action in the South Pacific. He and his wife made history by contributing 5 sons to the service. A motion picture was based on the family and of the boys. (Bio by: Laurie) Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Zevon, Warren b. January 24, 1947 d. September 7, 2003 Rock Musician. An acclaimed songwriter, he wrote and recorded the 1970s hit song "Werewolves of London," among many other memorable tunes containing a sardonic wit and darkly humorous themes. Before gaining his own celebrity, he wrote hit songs in the early 1970s for singer Linda Ronstadt, including "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me," "Carmelita" and "Hasten Down the Wind." He then recorded his own albums, "Warren Zevon" and "Excitable Boy," which brought him great popular and critical acclaim. His...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Lung cancer - Asbestosis Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Wharton (Jones), Edith b. January 24, 1862 d. August 11, 1937 Pulitzer Prize winning author in 1921 for "The Age of Innocence". Born to wealth, Edith Wharton wrote, with great authenticity, novels which depict the old New York aristocracy of the 19th and 20th centuries. Although not published until she was forty, she established herself as a novelist who could satisfy a large number of readers and yet win critical acclaim. In her lifetime, she wrote over fifty books, and the novels Ethan Frome, House of Mirth and the Age of Innocence have secured a...[Read More] (Bio by: mj) Cause of death: Unknown Cimetière des Gonards, Versailles, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Jacobs, Raymond E. b. January 24, 1926 d. January 29, 2008 World War II United States Marine. He was one of the six United States Marines who raised the first American flag on Mount Surabachi on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. This flag was later replaced by the flag in the famous flag raising photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press. He was the last survivor of either group of flag raisers. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, Shasta County, California, USA Plot: Section C4, Row A, Site 20
Lincoln, Benjamin Thaxter b. January 24, 1733 d. May 9, 1810 Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General. Served with distinction in the Northern battles of Bennington and Saratoga. Made commander of the Charleston, South Carolina defenses in 1788, he allowed the British to box him in the city, which he surrendered after the siege (1780). Exchanged, he joined Washington's army in time to participate in Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown. As Washington's second in command, he accepted the British surrender from Cornwallis' second in Command, Brig. Gen...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: A 007 001
Roberts, Oral b. January 24, 1918 d. December 15, 2009 Television Evangelist and founder of Oral Roberts University. He is remembered by his critics for his prosperous lifestyle and unusual fund-raising methods. While other televangelists would have sex scandals and illegal money activities during their careers, Oral Roberts was noted for living an honest and moral life, free of any scandals, although not without controversy. Born Granville Oral Roberts, he was the fifth and last child of the Reverend Ellis Melvin Roberts and his wife, the former...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 45, Lot 61 GPS coordinates: 36.0831223, -95.8819656 (hddd.dddd)
Hamilton, Pvt. John Patrick b. January 24, 1896 d. February 27, 1961 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia, he served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. On the morning of August 9, 1915, during the Battle of Lone Pine Gallipoli, the Turks launched an attack with intense rifle and machine-gun fire. Near Sasse's Sap the 3rd Battalion was ordered to counter-attacked and drive back the Turkish soldiers. Private Hamilton with a few comrades went out of the trenches to fire on the enemy advancing...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woronora Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales, Australia Plot: C. of E. Section 8, Grave 518.
Vandenberg, Hoyt Sanford b. January 24, 1899 d. April 2, 1954 United States Air Force General. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy June 12, 1923, at which time he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Service. He completed the Air Service Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, in February 1924, and from the Air Service Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas, in September 1924. His first assignment was with the Third Attack Group at Kelly Field, where he assumed command of the 90th Attack Squadron...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 30, Lot 719
Hartsock, SSGT. Robert Willard b. January 24, 1945 d. February 23, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Hartsock, distinguished himself in action while serving as section leader with the 44th Infantry Platoon. When the Dau Tieng Base Camp came under a heavy enemy rocket and mortar attack, S/Sgt. Hartsock and his platoon commander spotted an enemy sapper squad which had infiltrated the camp undetected. Realizing the enemy squad was...[Read More] (Bio by: Vincent) Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
McGovern, 1LT. Robert Milton b. January 24, 1928 d. January 30, 1951 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. 1st Lieutenant, United States Army Company "A", 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st U.S. Cavalry, killed in action in Korea and awarded the CMOH for Heroism after storming a enemy machine gun outpost which had pinned down his company. He is buried with his brother, 2nd Lt. Jerome McGovern, also killed in action in Korea. (Bio by: Curt Benge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 1312-C
Christianson, CPL. Stanley Reuben b. January 24, 1925 d. October 12, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Christianson served as a Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, Company E, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). He was awarded his medal for service at Seoul, Korea, on September 29, 1950. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company E, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Hill 132, in the early morning hours...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Wet Coulee Cemetery, Mindoro, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: Christianson family plot Block 1, Lot 3, Site 7