Boydston, Max Ray b. January 22, 1932 d. December 12, 1998 Professional Football Player. He was a 1954 All-America end at Oklahoma and one of the Muskogee, Oklahoma, gang that helped the Sooners to record-setting seasons under Bud Wilkinson. Boydston played on two state championship teams at Muskogee Central High School. During Boydston's Sooner days under Wilkinson, OU began a 47-game winning streak, an NCAA record that still stands. He was voted the nation's outstanding lineman by the Washington Touchdown Club in 1954. He was a first-round draft pick...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Strindberg, August b. January 22, 1849 d. May 14, 1912 Playwright, Author, Painter. Born in Stockholm, Johan August Strindberg was the third son of Carl Oscar Strindberg and his wife, Ulrika Eleonora (Nora) Norling. Strindberg's mother had been her father's housekeeper and of a lower social order than his father. His relationship with his father was never a good one, and it grew worse following the death of his mother. His father ultimately married the family governess, a woman that Strindberg grew to despise. Strindberg received his education...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Section Kv 13A, grave 101 -9136
Thant, U b. January 22, 1909 d. November 25, 1974 United Nations (UN) Secretary-General. He served in this position from November 1961 until December 1971 and was selected for the post when his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjold, died in a plane crash in September 1961. He is probably best remembered for facilitating the negotiations between US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis, thereby narrowly averting the possibility of a major global catastrophe. Born in Pantanaw, British Burma...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rangoon University Student Union, Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Cram, George Henry b. January 22, 1838 d. August 5, 1872 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A merchant from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the 9th Kentucky Infantry at the outset of the Civil War. He was made a captain of Company H of that regiment, and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. In April, 1862, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and fought at the Battle of Perryville. By December of that year, he had command of the 9th Kentucky and led the regiment at the Battle of Stones River, where he was again wounded. He was promoted to...[Read More] (Bio by: Dustin Oliver) Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 123 (Dodge family)
Christian of Schleswig-Holstein b. January 22, 1831 d. October 28, 1917 European Royalty. Born Frederick Christian Charles Augustus in Augustenborg, Denmark, the second son of Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg House of Oldenburg, and his wife, Louise of Danneskjold-Samsøe. In September 1865, he met the British Princess, Helena, a daughter of HRM Victoria and Prince Albert. The couple became engaged in December of that year. They married at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on July 5, 1866. The couple would have six children...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Anderson Jr., PFC. James b. January 22, 1947 d. February 28, 1967 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the War in Viet Nam in the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class in the 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in the Republic of Viet Nam on February 28, 1967. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Company F was advancing in dense jungle...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Killed In Action Lincoln Memorial Park, Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: L-6
Smith, Jeff 'The Frugal Gourmet' b. January 22, 1939 d. July 7, 2004 Television Personality. Known as "The Frugal Gourmet," he was an ordained minister who became a very popular gourmet cook on National Public Television and also published several cookbooks about how to create delicious meals while being efficient with one's time and ingredients. (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Cause of death: Congenital heart disease Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hurtado, Padre b. January 22, 1901 d. August 18, 1952 Roman Catholic Saint. Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga was born Luis Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga in Viña del Mar, Chile, and popularly known as "Padre Hurtado." He was a Chilean priest of the Roman Catholic Church's Jesuit Order. With his canonization on October 23, 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI, he became Chile's second saint. He grew up poor and fatherless, as his father had died when he was only four years old. He was educated by the Jesuits in Santiago where he then developed a calling to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Sanctuario Padre Hurtado, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Embick, Stanley Dunbar b. January 22, 1877 d. October 23, 1957 United States Army General. An 1899 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, he served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. During World War I he served on the staff of the Supreme War Council, and then the Commission to Negotiate Peace, for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal. In 1930 he became commandant of the Coast Artillery School. In 1932 he was appointed commander of harbor defenses in the Philippines as a Brigadier General, where he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 30, Site 593
Beckwith, Charles Alvin b. January 22, 1929 d. June 13, 1994 United States Army Officer. He was the founder and first Commander of the United States Army's Counter-terrorist 1st Special Operations Detachment - Delta, also known as "Delta Force". He is remembered for its most decisive failure, the attempt to rescue the 52 hostages held in the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran in 1980. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, affectionately known as Chargin' Charlie, was a six foot, 3 inch Green Beret (Army Special Forces) officer and decorated hero of the Vietnam War...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 9, Grave 1132 GPS coordinates: 29.2863293, -98.2551193 (hddd.dddd)
Fife Jr., Adm. James b. January 22, 1897 d. November 1, 1975 US Navy Admiral. His military career spanned World Wars I and II, primarily serving in submarine duty. After graduating from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1918, he briefly served in World War I. During the period between World Wars I and II, he served aboard the submarines USS S-3 and USS R-22, and commanded the submarines USS N-7, USS R-19, and USS R-18. In addition to his service on submarines, he also served on the battleship USS Idaho and the destroyers USS Leary and USS...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 11, Site 195-2
Randall (Brandes), Rebel (Alaine C.) b. January 22, 1922 d. July 22, 2010 Actress. A glamorous brunette, she is remembered for her several dozen cinematic appearances from the early 1940s thru the mid 1950s. Born Alaine Brandes, she was raised in Chicago, won her first beauty pageant at three, was dancing professionally by age five, graduated from Foreman High School in 1936, gained experience at the Chicago Playhouse, and after making a name for herself doing radio commercials moved to Hollywood where she made her 1940 silver screen bow in "Turnabout". Working as a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: Section B-9, Lot #60
Dill, Diana b. January 22, 1923 d. July 3, 2015 Actress. She was formerly married to actor Kirk Douglas and during their union (1943 to 1951), their children Michael Douglas (who went on to become a successful actor and producer) and Joel Douglas were born. Diana Love Dill was the daughter of a high-ranking Bermudian military official and made a name for herself as a model which led to her adorning the cover of a 1943 issue of Life Magazine. During this period, she experience a few uncredited roles in films and following World War II, she...[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!
Cedar, Jon b. January 22, 1931 d. April 14, 2011 Actor. He was a veteran character performer fondly remembered for his role as Corporal Langenscheidt on the TV sitcom "Hogan's Heroes", from 1965 to 1971. He began his career as a child traveling the country with his family appearing in off-Broadway and in national tour shows. Settling in California, he did many performances with the Players Ring Hollywood theater troupe, when he was cast on the "Ben Casey" TV series in 1962. He soon became a constant regular on television, appearing in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Ponselle (Ponzillo), Rosa b. January 22, 1897 d. May 25, 1981 Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano, she was the Metropolitan Opera's reigning prima donna for almost 20 years. Born Rosa Melba Ponzillo into a musical family, she learned to sing at home and in church, took to the stage at an early age, and at 15 teamed with her older sister Carmela to form a popular vaudeville act, The Ponzillo Sisters. There are various versions of what happened next but in substance Rosa was invited to sing at the Metropolitan by tenor Enrico Caruso after he heard her in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Dietz, Robert H. b. January 22, 1921 d. March 29, 1945 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company A, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 29, 1945 at Kirchain, Germany. His citation reads "He was a squad leader when the task force to which his unit was attached encountered resistance in its advance on Kirchain, Germany. Between the town's outlying buildings 300 yards distant...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA Plot: Crescent 6 Section, Lot 2