XI., Pope. Leo b. June 2, 1535 d. April 27, 1605 Pope. Born Alessandro Ottaviano De' Medici, he was a grandnephew of Pope Leo X. Leo XI became Supreme Pontiff on April 1, 1605. Already very ill, he died 27 days later. Although he had ruled so short a time, he managed to lower taxes and send help to the Hungarians in their struggle against the Turks. (Bio by: MC) Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Daly, Daniel Joseph b. November 11, 1873 d. April 27, 1937 Boxer Rebellion, Haitian Campaign Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, he received his first Medal of Honor during the Boxer Uprising for his actions in the battle of Peking, China on Aug. 14,1900. His second award came on Oct. 24,1915, for an attack on an enemy stronghold in Haiti. He also received the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in World War I. Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 5, Grave 70
Robinson, Vicki Sue b. May 31, 1954 d. April 27, 2000 Singer. She began her career a teenager appearing in the Broadway hit, "Hair" and later sang with the cast in "Jesus Christ Super Star". During the disco era of the 1970s, she was signed to RCA Records, recording the albums "Never Gonna Let You" (1976), "Vicki Sue Robinson" (1976), "Half and Half" (1978) and "Movin' On" (1979). Her biggest success came with the Top Ten hit "Turn the Beat Around" (1976), for which she was nominated a Grammy Award for Best Pop Female. She also appeared in the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Huq, Abul Kashem Fazul b. October 26, 1873 d. April 27, 1962 Bengali Statesman. He was known as "The Tiger Of Bengal." He served as the Mayor of Calcutta, India, in 1935, Chief Minister of Undivided Bengal from 1937 to 1943, Chief Minister of East Bengal in 1954, Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1955, and the Governor of East Pakistan from 1956 to 1958. Huq was also known for his 1940 Lahore Resolution that helped establish the Muslim League's demand for a homeland for Muslims, which resulted in the nation of Pakistan. (Bio by: K) Suhrawardy Udyan National Memorial, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kauss, August b. November 6, 1843 d. April 27, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia. His citation reads "Capture of battle flag." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, Ulster County, New York, USA
Rhodes-Moorhouse, William Bernard b. September 26, 1887 d. April 27, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London England, he served as a Second Lieutenant, in the Royal Flying Corps and was the first British aviator to be awarded the Victoria Cross in World War I. On April 26, 1915 at Kortrijk, Belgium, Second Lieutenant Rhodes-Moorhouse, swept low over the rail junction which he had been ordered to attack. He released his 100lb. bomb, but was immediately plunged into a heavy barrage of small arms fire from rifles and machine-gun fire. He was severely...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Parnham House, Beaminster, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
Shields, Arthur b. February 15, 1896 d. April 27, 1970 Noted Irish Character Actor. He was the brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald and often he appeared in John Ford's films. Among others he played in "The Plough and the Stars" (1936), "The Long Voyage Home" (1940), "How Green was my Valley" (1941), "Gentleman Jim" (1952), "National Velvet" (1944), "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949, "The Quiet Man" (1952) and "For the Love of Mike" (1960). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
Heath, Percy b. April 30, 1923 d. April 27, 2005 Jazz Musician. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina he was the last surviving charter member of the highly regarded Modern Jazz Quartet. Its finely organized arrangements and restrained sound were frequently labeled cool jazz. He was often an accompanist to jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Smith, Wint b. October 7, 1892 d. April 27, 1976 US Congressman. Served in the United States Army during World War I and was Colonel during World War II. Elected to represent Kansas's 6th district in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1947 to 1961. Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas, USA
Clift, Harlond Benton 'Darkie' b. August 12, 1912 d. April 27, 1992 Major League Baseball Player. He spent 12 seasons in the major leagues as a third baseman with the St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators. He made his major league debut on April 17, 1934 and appeared in his final major league game on September 20, 1945. In 1937 he was selected as an American League All-Star representative, and was considered one of the greatest fielders of his era. He established major league records for double plays and assists during the 1937 season that remained unbroken...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Plot: Remains Cremated
Barnett, George b. December 9, 1859 d. April 27, 1930 United States Marine Corps General. Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1881. This was the first class to provide officers to the Marine Corps. After two years at sea as a cadet midshipman, Barnett was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. During the Spanish-American War he served aboard the "USS San Francisco" and the "USS New Orleans" and while serving on the latter vessel participated in the engagements incident...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 1013, Map grid W-36
Lyell, Capt. Charles Antony b. June 14, 1913 d. April 27, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he was the 2nd Baron to his grand father Lord Lyell and served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, Scott's Guard, British Army. On April 27, 1943, during an attack near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lyell's company was held back by heavy German artillery and machine gun fire. With a small detail, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of a 88mm gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri (Massicault), Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Plot V.H.5.
Parkes, Henry b. May 27, 1815 d. April 27, 1896 Australian Prime Minister. He was instrumental in Australia becoming a Federation of States. Five times Prime Minister of the Colony of New South Wales. Arrived in Australia in 1839. Worked as a farmhand, customs officer, bone and ivory turner, proprietor of the "Empire" newspaper. Member of New South Wales Parliament 1854 to 1894. Sir Henry Parkes is especially remembered for his efforts to develop New South Wales education and railways, and his work for federation earned him the title of "...[Read More] Sir Henry Parkes Cemetery, Faulconbridge, New South Wales, Australia
Skowron, Bill 'Moose' b. December 18, 1930 d. April 27, 2012 Major League Baseball Player. For fourteen seasons (1954 to 1967), he played at the first-base position with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Born William Joseph Skowron, he attended Weber High School in Chicago and earned a football scholarship to Purdue University where he excelled at baseball as well. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees and marked his Major League debut with them on April 13th, 1954. He...[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!
Corse, John Murray b. April 27, 1835 d. April 27, 1893 Civil War Union Brigadier General. Attended the USMA, but resigned after two years to enter law school. When the Civil War broke out, he was commissioned as Major of the 6th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. During the Union operations against the installations Island No. 10 and New Madrid on the Mississippi River, he served on the staff of Major General John Pope. Promoted to Colonel and commander of his regiment, he led it with distinction in the Battle of Cornith, and Ulysses S. Grant's successful...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA Plot: Corse Chapel
Hunsaker, Tunney Morgan b. February 17, 1930 d. April 27, 2005 Professional Boxer. A native of Fayetteville, West Virginia, he is best known for being the first professional boxing opponent of Muhammad Ali, with whom he fought on October 29, 1960. Hunsaker who had both his eyes swollen shut lost the fight to Ali. After the fight Hunsaker sais, 'Clay was as fast as lightning... I tried every trick I knew to throw him off balance but he was just to good.' Ali and Hunsaker later became good friends. In his career, Hunsaker was 15-15, and had a 7 knockout, but...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA