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.
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!
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
Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevich b. January 6, 1872 d. April 27, 1915 Composer and Pianist. His mystical-minded music was considered radical and daring in its time, reflecting the tumultuous pre-revolutionary period of Russian art. In such orchestral works as "The Divine Poem" (1905), "Poem of Ecstacy" (1907), and "Prometheus, Poem of Fire" (1910), and in the last six of his piano sonatas (composed between 1906 and 1913), Scriabin used (and in some cases foreshadowed) atonal techniques similar to those of Arnold Schoenberg and his followers. He also...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
McManus, Peter b. March, 1829 d. April 27, 1859 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in born in Tynan, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, British Army. At Lucknow, India, September 26, 1857, when a group of his comrades was besieged in a house in the city, Private McManus with another Private went forward to assist. Private McManus stayed outside the house until he himself was wounded and under cover of a pillar kept firing on the sepoys which prevented them rushing the house. He also fought off...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Body lost or destroyed, Unknown mass grave in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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
Lawrence, Brooks b. January 30, 1925 d. April 27, 2000 Major League Baseball Player. Known as "The Bull", the right-hander broke into the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954 with a 15-6 record. He was traded to Cincinnati on Jan. 31, 1956 for pitcher Jackie Collum and infielder Sonny Senerchia. In 1956 he won his first 13 decisions on the way to a 19-10 record. His amazing streak ended on July 31 when he had a 3-1 lead with one out in the ninth inning, only to see Roberto Clemente hit a three-run homer to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Gagne, Verne (Laverne Clarence) b. February 26, 1926 d. April 27, 2015 Professional Wrestler. Owner of the American Wrestling Association which featured such wrestlers as The Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon and Hulk Hogan. Ten time AWA Heavyweight Champion. Often won his matches with his trademark sleeper hold. Two time NCAA wrestling champion. Inducted into the WWE, WCW and Professional Wrestling halls of fame. (Bio by: Steve Kiner) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
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
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, Blue Mountains City, New South Wales, Australia
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
Mercer, Marian b. November 26, 1935 d. April 27, 2011 Actress. Born Marian Ethel Mercer, she took singing lessons at the age of eight and had a starring role in a high school production of "Annie Get Your Gun" before attending the University of Michigan. She gained experience in summer stock plays and following her moving to New York in 1957, she modeled (as well as other occupations), before landing a minor part in the Broadway musical "Greenwillow" (1960). She garnered success in the off-Broadway play "....And in This Corner" (1964) and was...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Plot: In the family plot (confirmed by cemetery)
Miles, Gen. Kenneth P. b. 1928 d. April 27, 2014 US Air Force General. A highly-decorated officer, he distinguished himself during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. After graduation he began his lengthy military career, when he enrolled with the Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned second lieutenant in 1949. He experienced flying missions during the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Peel, Capt. William b. November 2, 1824 d. April 27, 1858 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stanhope Gate in the London Mayfair district, England, he served as a Captain in the Royal Navy. On October 18, 1854, Captain Peel was in command of the HMS Diamond at the Siege of Sebastopol, Russia. During the attack he and his men had been tasked with the movement of ammunition for the Allied gun shore batteries. When a Russian 42-pounder shell landed in amongst some powder kegs, Captain Peel picked up the live shell and threw it over the parapet...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Old British Cemetery, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Plot: [unmarked]
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