Tesla, Nikola b. July 9, 1856 d. January 7, 1943 Inventor, Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, and Futurist. He is best remembered for contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system and was renowned for his achievements and showmanship, eventually earning him a reputation in popular culture as an archetypal "mad scientist." Born the 4th of five children to Serbian parents in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia), his father was an Orthodox priest. He attended local schools until 1862, when his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia Plot: Third room
Henrikson, Alf b. July 9, 1905 d. May 9, 1995 Swedish author, poet and newspaper-man. He had a special interest in history and wrote several books on the subject. For many years he wrote daily poems for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (Daily News), lyrics and opera-librettos, as well as translating books and opera-librettos. He also translated Verdi's "Falstaff", Offenbach's "Adventures of Hoffman" and Mozart's "Magic Flute" into Swedish. His aim was educational and making knowledge popular. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Huskvarna Kyrkogård, Huskvarna, Jönköpings kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Scott, Bon (Ronald Belford) [memorial] b. July 9, 1946 d. February 19, 1980 Singer, Musician. Born Ronald Belford Scott, he began his musical career as a bagpipe player with his father's highland band. He sang for the bands "The Valentines" and "Fraternity" before joining the heavy metal band "AC/DC" in 1974, replacing singer Dave Evans. Along with guitarist brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, the band recorded their debut album "High Voltage." In 1975, on their next recorded album "T.N.T." Bon Scott played the bagpipes on the song "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You...[Read More] (Bio by: Izzebella) Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle, Fremantle City, Western Australia, Australia Plot: Fremantle Cemetery, Ground Niche Frontage Garden Site N3 Position 10
Bliss, Philip Paul [cenotaph] b. July 9, 1838 d. December 29, 1876 Singer, Music Teacher, and Hymn Composer. A prolific songwriter, he is best remembered for composing the words and music to the classic Gospel hymns "Hold the Fort!" (1870), "Jesus Loves Even Me" (1870), "Almost Persuaded" (1871), "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning" (1871), "Pull for the Shore" (1873), "Wonderful Words of Life" (1874), "Halleujah, What a Savior" (1875), and the music to Horatio G. Spafford's lyrics "It Is Well with My Soul" (1876). Born into simple means, his father was a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rome Cemetery, Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Respighi, Ottorino b. July 9, 1879 d. April 18, 1936 Composer, Musicologist. The most celebrated Italian composer of his generation, he was unusual among his compatriots in winning renown outside the field of opera. Respighi's "Roman Trilogy", a set of symphonic poems evoking the Eternal City, are staples of the orchestral repertory. They are "The Fountains of Rome" (1917), "The Pines of Rome" (1924), and "Roman Festivals" (1928). His fascination with early music is exemplified in the "Ancient Airs and Dances" (three suites, 1917, 1923, 1932)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimitero Monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Campo Carducci. Lato destro C1
Heath, Edward b. July 9, 1916 d. July 17, 2005 British Prime Minister. Served as Conservative Party Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974. After the Conservatives lost the 1974 election, Heath was defeated for party leader by future Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. On a side-note, his name, "Mr. Heath," was immortalized in the song "Taxman," written and recorded by The Beatles. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Mitchell, Mitch b. July 9, 1947 d. November 12, 2008 Rock Musician. A drummer, he was a member of the short-lived but groundbreaking 1960s music group The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Born John Mitchell in Ealing, Middlesex, England, he played in the band The Blue Flames during his teenage years. In 1966, he joined Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding to form The Jimi Hendrix Experience. His innovative drumming style along with Hendrix's legendary guitar playing and Redding's bass gave the trio a unique sound that can be heard in such songs as "Hey Joe" (...[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!
Holbrook, Norman Douglas b. July 9, 1888 d. July 3, 1976 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King George V at Buckingham Palace in London, England on October 5, 1915 for his actions as a British Royal Navy lieutenant in command of submarine HMS B11 on December 13, 1914 at the Dardanelles, Turkey. He had the distinction of being the first submariner to be awarded the Victoria Cross and it was the first naval Victoria Cross gazetted in World War I. Born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, his father was a newspaper...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St James Churchyard, Stedham, Chichester District, West Sussex, England Plot: North East corner behind the church.
Haislip, Wade Hampton b. July 9, 1889 d. December 23, 1971 US Army General. He graduated form the US Military Academy in 1912 and served in World War I on the General Staff of the V Corps in the occupation of Germany. After the war, he was a West Point instructor and Assistant Executive in the Office of Assistant Secretary of War, 1921 to 1936. From 1938 to 1941, he served as Major General Assistant Chief of Staff, of the War Department General Staff. In World War II, he organized the 8th Infantry Division and served as commander, 1942 to 1943. He next...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 7, Grave 8200-B, Map grid V-24
Hutchinson, James b. July 9, 1895 d. January 21, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private, in the 215th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. During an attack on German positions at Ficheux, France, on June 28, 1916, Private Hutchinson was the leading man entering their trench, shot two sentries and cleared two of the traverses. Afterwards, when the objective had been gained and the retirement ordered, on his own initiative, undertook the dangerous task of covering the retirement thus ensuring that the wounded could be...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Torbay Unitary Authority, Devon, England
Sherburne, John Pitts b. July 9, 1831 d. January 9, 1880 Civil War Union Army Officer. A 1853 graduated of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st United States Regular Infantry when the Civil War began in April 1861. On October 24, 1861 he was promoted to Captain, and given a commission in the newly raised 19th United States Regular Infantry regiment. His tenure with the new unit did not last long, for in July 1862 he was promoted to Major and detailed as an Assistant Adjutant General, serving...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Plot: Section OSA, Plot 69, Site 6 GPS coordinates: 37.7990112, -122.4638672 (hddd.dddd)
Cartland, Dame. Barbara (Mary Barbara H.) b. July 9, 1901 d. May 21, 2000 Author, Aviation Pioneer, Society Figure. A lady of many talents, she is probably best remembered as a writer of romantic fiction. Born Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland to a middle class family, she showed writing talent from an early age, was educated at the Alice Ottley School, Malvern Girls' College, and Abbey House, got her first job as a gossip columnist for "The Daily Express", and in 1922 produced her first novel, "Jigsaw". Over the years she published 657 books, making her, according to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hatfield Estate, Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield District, Hertfordshire, England
Taylor, Ezra Booth b. July 9, 1823 d. January 29, 1912 U.S. Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a prosecuting attorney in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. He enlisted in September 1861, serving as a Private in Company A, 171st Ohio Infantry and was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864. After the war he was elected judge for the ninth judicial district of Ohio, in March 1877. In September 1880, he resigned when elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress, serving in five succeeding Congresses from December 13, 1880, to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakwood Cemetery, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA Plot: Warren Mausoleum
Kinnick Jr., Nile Clarke b. July 9, 1918 d. June 2, 1943 College Football Player. He was one of college football’s top players and was one of the greatest athletes to have come out of the state of Iowa. He was in Adel, Iowa, he played football for the University of Iowa. During his final season, in the fall of 1939, the Iowa team was picked to finish last in the Big Ten Conference having gone just 2-13-1 the previous two years. However, the Iowa team, lead by Kinnick, went 6-1-1 that season and finished second in the conference. The highlight of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Campbell, Clarence Sutherland b. July 9, 1905 d. June 24, 1984 Professional Hockey Player, Pioneer, Businessman. Born in Fleming Saskatchewan, he served as the President of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1946 to 1977. He also played hockey for Oxford University from 1927 to 1929. Campbell was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1966, and was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy. (Bio by: K) Cremated, Other
Sacks, Dr. Oliver b. July 9, 1933 d. August 30, 2015 Physician, Author. A respected and pioneering neurologist, he shall be best remembered for his numerous popular non-fiction books. Born Oliver Wolf Sacks, he was raised in London as a more-or-less observant Jew, was the child of physician parents, and was drawn to medicine early. Sent to a rural boarding school which he hated during the early years of World War II, after the war he studied at London's St. Paul's School then at Queen's College, Oxford from which he received his M.D. in 1958...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lewis, Matthew Gregory b. July 9, 1775 d. May 14, 1818 Author. He was nicknamed "Monk" Lewis after the success of his famous Gothic novel, "The Monk" (1796). Set in Spain, it tells the tale of the saintly Brother Ambrosio, who is seduced into debauchery and crime by the devil disguised as a beautiful woman. Condemned by the Inquisition, Ambrosio sells his soul to Satan in exchange for his freedom; the devil keeps his part of the bargain by depositing the monk in a barren desert. Ambrosio finally repents and an angry Satan destroys him. The...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Body buried at sea, Buried in the Atlantic Ocean