Day, Karl S. 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
MacKenzie, Ranald Slidell b. July 27, 1840 d. January 19, 1889 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was 1862 graduate of the United States Military Academy, where he was first in his class. Posted with the Engineers he served through most of the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, in July 1864 he was commissioned Colonel of the 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery. During Major General Philip Sheridan's 1864 "Valley" campaign he commanded a brigade in the 6th Corps and was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. After his recovery he was commissioned...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Dunn) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 26, Row B, Grave 18
Leonowens, Anna Harriet b. November 6, 1831 d. January 19, 1915 Folk Figure. Current scholarship indicates that Anna was born Ann Harriet Edwards in 1831 India to a British father, Thomas Edwards, a cabinetmaker, and a half British, half East Indian mother, Mary Anne Glasscott. In 1849, Anna met and married Thomas Leon Owens, a clerk. After the death of their first child they left India. They would eventually have two more children, Avis and Louis. When her husband found work in Malaysia as an hotel manager, the family travelled there with him. He died of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Varden, Norma b. January 20, 1898 d. January 19, 1989 Actress. She made her debut in England in 1931. In Hollywood, she is remembered for films like: "The Major and the Minor" (1942), "Casablanca" (1942), "Random Harvest" (1942), "National Velvet" (1944), "Strangers On a Train" (1951), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), "Witness For the Prosecution" (1957), "The Sound of Music (1965) (as the housekeeper), and "Doctor Dolittle" (1967). Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Plot: Room 3, Group F, Row 14, Niche 74
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!
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
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
Elizabeth (Isabella Elisabet of Spain) b. July 18, 1501 d. January 19, 1526 Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. She was of the Habsburg Dynasty, consort of King Christian II, and the daughter of King Philip I the Handsome of Castile and Queen Joan the Mad of Aragon. Her older brother was Emperor Charles V, one of the all-time great European leaders. She was born at Ghent, Belgium, and when she married the newly elected Danish King Christian in 1514, no one could have thought she would be residing back in her native city just twelve years later and also die there...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Saint Knud's Church, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark Plot: Chapel of King Hans
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
Carlota of Mexico b. June 7, 1840 d. January 19, 1927 Empress of Mexico. Born Princess of Belgium with the name of Mary Charlotte Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Goth, she was the youngest daughter of the King of the Belgians, Leopold I. On July 27, 1857 she married Archduke Maximilian of Austria. After a two years sojourn in Milan, where her husband was Governor of Lombardy-Veneto, the couple retired to private life in the castle of Miramare in Trieste. When in 1863 a Mexican delegation offered to Maximilian the Crown of Mexico, she convinced him to...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Notre Dame Church, Laken, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium Plot: Annex to the Royal Crypt
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
Bigelow, Scott 'Bam Bam' b. September 1, 1961 d. January 19, 2007 Professional Wrestling Entertainer. Popular pro wrestler known for his menacing looks. He performed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and later with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). 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!
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
Harroun, Ray b. January 12, 1879 d. January 19, 1968 Race Car Driver Pioneer. Born in in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania, he built his first car in 1905 and would race anyone who would challenge him. In 1910, Harroun accepted an offer from Howard C. Marmon to design and build a racing car to be driven by him in the first big event at the new speedway at Indianapolis, Indiana. Conventional cars at the time were constructed with two bucket-type seats. Harroun's car had a streamlined body, with only one seat for the driver and equipped with the auto...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA GPS coordinates: 40.0456696, -85.7222672 (hddd.dddd)
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