Small, Edward b. February 1, 1891 d. January 25, 1977 Motion Picture Producer. A former actor and talent agent, he began producing films in 1924. He formed Reliance Pictures in 1932 and Edward Small Productions in 1938. Working with moderate budgets and talent borrowed from other studios, he oversaw a number of commercially successful films, including "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1934), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939), "Raw Deal" (1948), and "Kansas City Confidential" (1952). He reached a peak of prestige...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: New Beth Olam Mausoleum, Corridor T-1, Crypt 1046 A.
Huber, William Russell b. July 16, 1903 d. January 25, 1982 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.
A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he served as a Machinist's Mate in the United States Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for his heroism while on board the "USS Bruce" at the Naval Station Shipyard, in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 11, 1928.
Smith, Joseph Sewall b. November 27, 1836 d. January 25, 1919 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He began his Civil War service as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in on June 4, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in August 1861, his stay with the regiment would only last until November that year, when he was commissioned as a Captain, US Volunteers and assigned to the Commissary of Subsistence Department. He would go on to serve on the staffs of Major Generals John...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Site 996
Bathori, Jane b. June 14, 1877 d. January 25, 1970 Opera Singer. She was born Jeanne-Marie Berthier in Paris, France. She was a Mezzo-Soprano and a noted interpreter of "Shéhérazade." She also sang the first performances of "Noël des Jouets," "Sur l'herbe," "Trois Poèmes," of Stéphane Mallarmé, "Chansons Madécasses" and "Rêves." From 1926 onwards she developed a close relationship with Argentina through recital tours, teaching and the promotion of first performances of many new French works; she lived in Buenos Aires during World War II. In...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 87, Columbarium, Niche 6954
Henderson, LTC. Edward Elers Delaval b. October 2, 1878 d. January 25, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Shimla, British India, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 9th Battalion, Royal Warswickshire Regiment, British Army. On January 25, 1917, at the River Hai, near Kut, Mesopotamia, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson brought his battalion up to the two first line trenches which were taking heavy casualties when the Germans made a strong counter attack. The situation was critical and Colonel Henderson although wounded, he then advanced alone...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Amara War Cemetery, Al `Amarah, Maysan, Iraq Plot: XXIV. B. 31.
Edwards (Jones), Dee (Doris Jean) b. June 19, 1945 d. January 25, 2006 Singer. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She joined the group 'The Parangons' in the 1960s, and later, when the group split up, she become a solo artist. Among her songs "I Can Deal With That," "Don't Sit Down," "No Love, No World," "All The Way Home," "Happiness is Where You Find It," "You Say You Love Me" and "Tired of Staying Home." Her real name was Doris Jean Jones (other sources say Harrell). He died in Detroit, Michigan. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Brasno, Olive b. October 17, 1917 d. January 25, 1998 Actress. A midget actress, she appeared in the films, "Little Miss Broadway" (1938), "Framing Youth" (1937), "Arbor Day" (1936), "Shrimps For A Day" (1936), "Charlie Chan At The Circus" (1935), "The Mighty Barnum" (1934), and "Sitting Pretty" (1933). She was married to midget actor Gus Wayne, who died two days before she did. (Bio by: K) Saint Marys Cemetery, East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Nordmo-Løvberg, Aase b. June 10, 1923 d. January 25, 2013 Opera Singer. Regarded by many as one of the greatest opera singers that Norway has ever had. During her decade-long career she performed in the most important opera houses in Europe and of the United States. Considered a natural talent from an early age she made her debut in 1948 singing in public for the first time in a theatrical performance at the her University. In 1952, she moved to Stockholm and after passing an audition, started to work at the Stockholm Opera House, singing for several...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Lillehammer Kirke, Lillehammer, Lillehammer kommune, Oppland fylke, Norway
Blankers-Koen, Fanny b. April 26, 1918 d. January 25, 2004 Olympic Athlete. Considered one of the greatest female Olympians of the 20th century, she was a Dutch runner who starred in track and field at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, where she won four gold medals. Her victories included the 100 and 200 meter sprints, the 80 meter hurdles, and the 400 relay. She joined Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis as one of only three Olympians to win four gold medals in track at the same Olympics. During the course of her illustrious career, she set 20 world...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Hoofddorp Begraafplaats Wilgenhof, Hoofddorp, Haarlemmermeer Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Howe, Albion Parris b. March 25, 1818 d. January 25, 1897 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1841, as an officer in 4th US Artillery and served in the Mexican American War. At the beginning of the Civil War, he served as a Major in the 93rd, 98th, and 102nd Pennsylvania Regiments in Virginia. He was promoted Brigadier General of the 2nd Division VI Corps in June 1862, leading it at the Battle of Fredericksburg and in the Chancellorsville Campaign. In 1863, he participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Golden Rod Path, Lot 6547
Christian II (Kristiern) b. July 1, 1481 d. January 25, 1559 Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark and Norway 1513-1523 and of Sweden 1520-1523. His parents were King John "Hans" and Queen Christina, a Saxon Princess of the Wettin Dynasty. On August 12, 1515 he married Elizabeth (Isabella), a Princess of Spain and a Habsburg. She was the daughter of Philip I of Castille and Queen Joan the Mad, and a sister of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, King of Spain, Austria and the Netherlands. The couple had six children, among whom...[Read More] (Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) Saint Knud's Church, Odense, Odense Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Berglund, Paavo b. April 14, 1929 d. January 25, 2012 Conductor. The longtime maestro of several symphonic ensembles on both sides of the Atlantic, he is remembered as perhaps the world's premiere exponent of the works of his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius. Raised in Helsinki he was an early fan of military bands but did not take-up music himself until begining violin lessons at 11. Berglund worked in a factory, studied at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy, and played in street cafes, then in 1949 got a job in the violin section of the Finnish Radio...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki, Helsinki Municipality, Uusimaa, Finland
Ewell, Richard Stoddert 'Old Baldy' b. February 8, 1817 d. January 25, 1872 Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. Born in the District of Columbia, e attended the United States Military Academy, graduating 13th in the Class of 1840. He served in the 1st United States Dragoons earning a brevet Captaincy in the Mexican War. On May 7, 1861, he resigned his commission as a Captain in the United States Army for a Lieutenant Colonelcy in Virginia state forces, later he was promoted to Colonel in the Confederate army, serving in the cavalry. He was promoted to Brigadier...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.1476097, -86.7702942 (hddd.dddd)
Castle, Irene b. April 7, 1893 d. January 25, 1969 Dancer. Born Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York, together with her husband Vernon Castle, they became one of the most popular ballroom dance teams of the early 20th Century. They gained worldwide popularity for their graceful style and introducing such dances as the one-step, fox-trot, turkey trot, castle polka, castle walk and hesitation waltz. Irene is also credited with creating the fashion for bobbed hair. Following her husband's death in an 1918 airplane crash, she retired from dancing. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: H-2 Parkview
Kersey, Ron (Tyrone G.) b. April 7, 1949 d. January 25, 2005 R&B/Soul Singer. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kersey was the keyboardist of the musical group, "The Trammps." The group formed in 1973 in Philadelphia and were together until the group disbanded in 1980. Originally known as "The Volcanoes," in the 1960s the band went through many changes and members before changing there name. The group recorded several songs including, 'Sixty Minute Man,' 'Rubber Band,' 'Hold Back The Night,' 'Benguin At The Big Apple,' 'Scruboard,' 'Tom's Song,' '...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Fairchild, Harrison Stiles b. August 4, 1820 d. January 25, 1901 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Before the war he was a banker and served as an officer in the "Rochester Light Guards," a part of the New York Militia. In 1861, the Governor of New York State, J. S. Dickenson, appointed him Colonel in command of the 89th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers. He served with the 89th the entire Civil War with Major General Ambrose Burnside in North Carolina and during the Peninsular Campaign, participating in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Wightkin, William J. b. July 28, 1927 d. January 25, 1997 Professional Football Player. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was a tackle for the University of Notre Dome when he was drafted in the NFL 8th round by the Chicago Bears in 1949. For eight seasons 1950 to 1957, he played for the Bears and appeared in the 1955 Pro Bowl. He died at age 69 in Westchester, Illinois. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 23, Block 13, Lot 32, Grave 9
Shield, William b. March 5, 1748 d. January 25, 1829 Composer, Violist. He was one of England's preeminent musicians during the reign of King George III. His greatest success was the light opera "Rosina" (1782); its overture helped popularize a melody now known as the New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne". Shield has been credited as the author of the tune, though he often used folk material in his music and it's more likely he borrowed it from traditional Scots sources. Two soprano arias from "Rosina", "Light as Thistledown" and "When William at Ever"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: The Cloister, buried with Johann Salomon