Curtis, Tony b. June 3, 1925 d. September 29, 2010 Actor. Born Bernard Schwartz, his father was a tailor who immigrated from Hungary; he was brought up in poverty in a tough Bronx neighborhood. He developed an interest in acting after visiting a neighborhood settlement house, and following service in the US Navy, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and studied at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research (New York City). He began his professional career touring with a stock company in the "Borscht Circuit", and appeared in New...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA Plot: Legacy, Space PG10, Row 3 GPS coordinates: 36.0511551, -115.1151962 (hddd.dddd)
Monsoor, Michael Anthony b. April 5, 1981 d. September 29, 2006 Iraq War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Petty Officer 2nd Class Monsoor sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade that Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout. He had been near the only exit to the rooftop when the grenade hit him in the chest and bounced to the floor. Never taking his eyes off the grenade, his next move was to throw himself down, holding it against his body to absorb the blast, saving the lives of his fellow servicemen...[Read More] (Bio by: Elizabeth Reed) Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Sec U Site 412-E
Stengel, Casey b. July 30, 1890 d. September 29, 1975 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player and Manager. He is best remembered for his success baseball career, as well as his keen sense of humor, and is considered by many to be one of baseball's greatest ambassadors. A left-handed batter and thrower, he played the outfield for the National League teams Brooklyn Dodgers (1912 to 1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1918 to 1919), Philadelphia Phillies (1920 and part of 1921), New York Giants (1921 to 1923), and the Boston Braves (1924 to 1925). During...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Freedom, southwest corner
Miller, George W b. 1839 d. September 29, 1869 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Army in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as a Private in Company B, 8th US Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for action between August 13, and October 31, 1868 in the vicinity of the Black Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads "Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians".
Assistant Surgeon George W. Miller, of Philadelphia, was commissioned and mustered with the 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Laing, William [cenotaph] b. 1831 d. September 29, 1864 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action at Chapin's Bluff, Virginia. He entered the Union Army at Brooklyn, New York. He served as a Sergeant in Company F, 158th New York Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on September 29, 1864 at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. His citation reads "Was among the first to scale the parapet." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint George's Church Cemetery, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA GPS coordinates: 40.7068100, -73.6220932 (hddd.dddd)
Homer, Winslow b. February 24, 1836 d. September 29, 1910 Artist. He progressed from an illustrator chronicling the Civil War for “Harper's Weekly” to oil painting and finally water colors depicting pastoral, woodland scenes and marine subjects. His works are on display in every major museum from coast to coast as well as England and France. During the Civil War, camera photos were black and white and mostly grainy. Homer made firsthand observations with trips to the front, filled his sketchbook with drawings and completed them in photo like precision...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Lily Path, Lot 563
Carroll, Howard b. 1827 d. September 29, 1862 Civil War Union Army Officer. He graduated from Dublin University and then moved to the United States. He was a civil engineer and was employed by the New York Central Railroad, becoming famous nationwide for his innovative design and construction of wrought iron bridges. At the start of the Civil War he accepted the position of Quartermaster in General Meagher's brigade. He later became Lieutenant Colonel and second in command of the 105th New York Regiment. When the regimental commander...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA Plot: Section 33, Lot 2
Kiggins, John b. February 2, 1837 d. September 29, 1914 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company D, 149th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee on November 24, 1863. His citation reads "Waved the colors to save the lives of the men who were being fired upon by their own batteries, and thereby drew upon himself a concentrated fire from the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on January 12, 1892. He was one of six...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Bath National Cemetery, Bath, Steuben County, New York, USA Plot: Section H, Row 32, Grave 9
Lichtenstein, Roy b. October 27, 1923 d. September 29, 1997 Artist. Born in New York City to a middle class Jewish family. The son of Milton Lichtenstein, a successful real estate developer, and Beatrice Werner Lichtenstein. While a boy growing up on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Roy had a passion for both science and comic books. In his teens, he became interested in art. He took watercolor classes at Parsons School of Design in 1937. He was an avid jazz fan, often attending concerts at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He frequently drew portraits of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Shays, Daniel Ogden b. August, 1747 d. September 29, 1825 Revolutionary War Figure. He led a rebellion against Massachusetts called Shay's Rebellion, which served the new nation of the United States as an example of the weakness of the Articles of Confederation, and prompted the nation's leaders to adopt a Constitutional form of government. Born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, he was the son of an Irishman who came to America as an indentured servant. Little is known about his life prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. With no formal...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, Livingston County, New York, USA
McCullers, Carson b. February 19, 1917 d. September 29, 1967 Novelist. Some of her works include "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter," "The Member Of The Wedding," "The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe," "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud," among several others. Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA Plot: High Lawn section
Ford II., Henry b. September 4, 1917 d. September 29, 1987 Businessman. An automobile magnate, he was born the first of four children to Edsel and Eleanor Clay Ford, (and was the first grandchild of industrial pioneer Henry Ford). In May 1943, his father Edsel Ford died, and his frail aging grandfather Henry Ford became company President again. Henry Ford II was serving in the United States Navy when he was discharged and came back to help run the company. In 1945, with the help of his mother Eleanor Ford and grandmother Clara Ford, they helped...[Read More] (Bio by: Joel Hurley) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered on the Detroit River
Busch Jr., August Anheuser 'Gussie' b. March 28, 1899 d. September 29, 1989 Businessman. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the President and CEO head of the Anheuser Busch Brewery the largest brewery in the world, (1946-75). He succeeded his older brother Adolphus bush III as President and CEO and began using the Bud Clydesdale Horse Team as a company logo. He was an avid sportsman and became owner of the National League St. Louis Cardinals Major League franchise in 1953, until his death. He died at age 90 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1984, the Cardinals retired the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Mauch, William 'Billy' b. July 6, 1921 d. September 29, 2006 Actor. Mauch is widely remembered for his role in the classic film "The Prince and The Pauper" (1937). Born in Peoria, Illinois, Mauch began his career singing with his twin brother, Robert. They were under contract to CBS and NBC radio in New York with major parts in "Let's Pretend", "March of Time" and others. The twins then moved to Los Angeles with their mother in the 1930s to pursue movie careers. In 1936, Billy...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Plot: Good Shephard Sect 4 183-D #3
Maxwell, Lois b. February 14, 1927 d. September 29, 2007 Actress. She appeared in films and television from the mid-1940s until the early 2000s and is fondly remembered for her recurring role as 'Miss Moneypenny' in the 'James Bond' film series beginning with "Dr. No" (1962) until "View to a Kill" (1985). Born Lois Hooker, she was raised in Toronto and began her acting career on radio before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She began her Hollywood career appearing in the 1946 picture "Spring Song" and was recipient of a Golden...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Shankly, Bill 'Shanks' b. September 2, 1913 d. September 29, 1981 Bill Shankly is arguably the greatest football (soccer) manager of all time. As a player, he wore the shirts of Preston North End and Carlisle United, representing Scotland 7 times. He was manager of Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Workington, Huddersfield Town and then Liverpool. It was his spell at Liverpool (1959 to 1974) that saw his greatest achievements. The Liverpool side he inherited was an average Second Division side, transforming them into the best in Europe. He laid the foundations...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, LIverpool L4 0TH, Ashes scattered at the Kop end.
Douglas, Gordon b. December 15, 1907 d. September 29, 1993 Motion Picture Director. A former child actor in his native New York City, he joined Hal Roach Studios in 1930 and served as a prop boy, bit player, gag writer, and assistant director. In 1936 Douglas was made principal director of the "Our Gang" shorts and his initial effort, "Bored of Education", won the series its only Academy Award. He guided the Rascals on such outings as "Spooky Hooky", "Rushin' Ballet", "Roamin' Holiday", "Our Gang Follies of 1938", "Bear Facts", and "Hide and Shriek"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Jasmine Terrace, Sanctuary of Constant Faith, C-16205
Harper, John William b. August 6, 1915 d. September 29, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hatfield, South Yorkshire, England, he served as a Corporal in the Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, British Army. In actions, near Antwerp, Belgium, on September 29, 1944, Corporal Harper led his section during an assault on the Depot de Mendicite. In front of his men, he went across 300 yards of completely exposed ground, in a hail of mortar bombs and small arms fire from the enemy. He personally routed the Germans directly...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Leopoldsburg, Arrondissement Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium Plot: V.B.15.
Luke Jr., Frank b. May 19, 1897 d. September 29, 1918 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Nicknamed the "Arizona Ballon Buster," he succeeded David Putnam as the "ace of aces" in the US Air Service during the First World War. He was a member of the 27th Pursuit Squadron. Often flying alone or with wingman Joe Wehner, Luke shot down 18 enemy balloons and planes in 17 days before he was killed in action. After destroying three German balloons on September 29, 1918, his SPAD S.XIII was shot down by ground fire. Refusing to surrender...[Read More] Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France Plot: Plot A, Row 26, Grave 13