Day, Karl Schmolsmire b. May 30, 1896 d. January 19, 1973 US Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1917, joined the Marine Corps and was certified as a bomber pilot. During World War I, he was awarded the Navy Cross for flying bombing missions. He also was credited with pioneering advanced innovations in Navy and Marine Corps aviation in instrument flying and radio navigation. After the war he was a pilot for American Airlines when recalled to active duty in World War II. Assigned to Admiral William E. Halsey's...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 97
Wittman, Don b. October 9, 1936 d. January 19, 2008 Sports Broadcaster. His baritone voice was one of the best-known in Canada for almost 50 years of sports reporting. Born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, he attended the University of Saskatchewan before starting his career in radio in 1955. At the age of 24 in 1961 he joined CBC Sports and became one of its most versatile television broadcasters. He provided coverage for summer and winter Olympic Games (starting with Innsbruck, Austria in 1964), the Pan-Am Games, the Commonwealth Games, world track...[Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Flawn, Thomas b. December 22, 1857 d. January 19, 1925 British Basuto War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Finedon in Northamptonshire, he served as a Private with the 94th Regiment (The Connaught Rangers.) On November 28, 1879, during the Basuto War, in the course of an attack on Sekukuni's Town, Private Flawn and Private Francis Fitzpatrick, together with six men of the Native Contingent, were with a Lieutenant of the First Dragoon Guards who was badly wounded. At first, the natives carried the wounded officer, but the party was attacked by...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Plumstead Cemetery, Plumstead, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England Plot: K758
Gillenwater, James Robert Lee b. October 28, 1871 d. January 19, 1946 Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was originally buried in Payne Cemetery, Rogersville, Tennessee. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Company A, 36th Infantry, US Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 3, 1899 near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads "While on a scout drove off a superior force of insurgents and with the assistance of one comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of two...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Selkirk, George b. January 4, 1908 d. January 19, 1987 Major League Baseball Player, Executive. For nine seasons (1934 to 1942), he played at the outfielder position with the New York Yankees. Born George Alexander Selkirk, the native of Canada marked his Major League debut on August 12th, 1934 and appeared in 46 games, recording 55 hits with a .313 batting average that year. In spite of having the difficult task of replacing Babe Ruth as the Yankees' starting right-fielder in 1935, he produced impressive numbers as he had double figures in doubles...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Siloam United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Room, Frederick George b. May 31, 1895 d. January 19, 1932 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as an Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. During a German attack at Frezenberg, Belgium, August 16, 1917, when the company which was in the forward line had many casualties, Lance-Corporal Room was in charge of the stretcher-bearers. He worked under intense fire, dressing the wounded and with complete disregard for his own life, he showed unremitting devotion to his duties. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Greenbank Cemetery, Easton, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Kuczynski, Bernard Carl 'Bert' b. January 8, 1920 d. January 19, 1997 Professional Baseball and Football Player. He was a standout varsity football and baseball player at the University of Pennsylvania from 1941-1943. After graduating in 1943 he signed with the Philadelphia Athletics and pitched in the major leagues just weeks after graduating from college. He then signed an NFL contract with the Detroit Lions and played tight end for the Lions during the 1943 season, thus becoming one of the few players to ever play their rookie season in Major League Baseball...[Read More] (Bio by: Decal) Schoenersville Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Tierno Galván, Enrique b. February 8, 1918 d. January 19, 1986 Enrique Tierno Galván was born in Madrid, Spain on February 19, 1986 and died also in Madrid on January 19, 1986. He was one of Spain’s most liked and important political figure during his latter years as mayor of Madrid, during which time, he was kindly referred to as “El Abuelo” (The Grandfather). He was a Doctor of Law and Philosophy, and was University Professor of Political Science from 1948-1953 in the University of Murcia, and from 1953-1965 at the University of Salamanca.He wrote many...[Read More] (Bio by: Fernando) Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Plot: Ask anyone...he lies in a main street without a plot marker
Douglas, Pvt. William Orville b. October 16, 1898 d. January 19, 1980 Controversial American jurist, ardent conservationist and champion of individual rights, best known for his record tenure as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939-1975). He was a feisty, outspoken judicial activist for liberal causes and underdog individuals, who maintained a much higher public profile than most members of the Court. He did not hesitate to publicly debate his critics on and off the Court, including some highly unconventional forums such as “Playboy” magazine...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 7004-B-1, Grid W-36
Van Laun, Henri b. November 13, 1819 d. January 19, 1896 Dutch academic. Van Laun setled in England in 1848 and became an examiner in French for various government departments. His publications include a French grammar (1863), a history of French literature (1876), and his own translations of Moliere's works (1875-1876). (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England Plot: Plot 80
Pollard, Snub (Harold Fraser) b. November 9, 1889 d. January 19, 1962 Actor. Best remembered for his many comic roles in the "Lonesome Luke" series of movies, he was often injured and hospitalized while filming slapstick stunts. He was easily recognized by his trademark droopy mustache, small, 5 foot 6 inch, frame, and pale, serious countenance. Born Harry Fraser in Australia, he joined a vaudeville troupe that toured the United States around 1910. When the troupe broke up, he decided to stay in the United States, adding the last name Pollard. Beginning with...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sheltering Hills-Lot 545
Colbert, Patrick b. 1840 d. January 19, 1877 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Coxswain in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864. Painfully wounded by a shell which killed the man at his side, Colbert, as captain of the forward pivot gun, remained at his post until the end of the action, braving the heavy enemy fire and appearing as cool as if mere target practice." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 144
Lewis Jr., William Delaware b. May 19, 1827 d. January 19, 1872 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served first as Colonel and commander of the 3-month service 18th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He led his regiment in the Battles of 1st Winchester (March 23, 1862) and Port Royal (June 8, 1862) during the Union Army's unsuccessful campaign to defeat Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In December 1862 his resigned his commission, his health having been...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 91-102
Bigelow, Scott 'Bam Bam' b. September 1, 1961 d. January 19, 2007 Professional Wrestler. Born Scott Charles Bigelow in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A former bounty hunter before becoming Bam Bam Bigelow. He acted in the 1995 movie Major Payne and also in Joe's Apartment in 1996. However, his professional wrestling career would span twenty-one years, Bam Bam worked in major wrestling promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the original Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Bam Bam got his start back in...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Drug overdose Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!