Sher Bahadur Thapa b. November 20, 1921 d. September 19, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Nepal, he was gazetted for the award posthumously on December 26, 1944 for his actions as a rifleman in the 1st Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, of the British Indian Army on 18/19 September 1944 at the Battle of San Marino, Italy during the Allied Italian Campaign of World War II. Born in Ghalechap, Jyamaruk, Nepal, he enlisted in the British Indian Army in November 1942 and was assigned to the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery, Rimini, Provincia di Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: VI. E. 7.
Larsen, William b. November 20, 1927 d. January 21, 1996 Actor. He appeared in the films "JFK" (1991), "Full Moon In Blue Water" (1988), "Five Days From Here" (1979), "Being There" (1979), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978), "Go West, Young Girl" (1978), "The Incredible Hulk" (1977), and "Delta County, U.S.A. (1977). He also appeared in the television show "Remington Steele" (1982-1987). Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Christy, June b. November 20, 1925 d. June 21, 1990 Singer. Born Shirley Luster in Springfield, Illinois, she began her career singing in the Bill Oetzel Orchestra at 13. During the 1940s big band era, she was in Stan Kenton's Orchestra and song "Tampico", Kenton's biggest-selling record. In 1954, she released her own albums "Something Cool" and "The Misty Miss Christy" which included her husband, multi-instrumentalist Bob Cooper. She also appeared on a number of television programs, including "Adventures in Jazz", "The Steve Allen Show", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the harbor area off Marina Del Rey
Lagerlöf, Selma Ottilia Lovisa b. November 20, 1858 d. March 16, 1940 Author. She made her debut in 1891 with The Gösta Berling saga, a story about her own region, Värmland and her home Mårbacka. With her novel she starts the wave of symbolic litterature in Sweden of the 1890s. Her novels Jerusalem (1901 to 1902) are about religious emigrants from Sweden to Palestine. She is the author of Sweden's most read novel, "The Adventures of Nils Holgerssons" (1906), a story about a boy travelling across Sweden on the back of a goose. Her stories often evolve around...[Read More] (Bio by: Rudi Polt) Östra Amtervik kyrkogård, Sunne kommun, Värmlands län, Sweden
McGinn, Edward b. November 20, 1843 d. September 28, 1908 Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company F, 54th Ohio Infantry for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: Block 20, Lot 13M
Barris, George b. November 20, 1925 d. November 5, 2015 American Car Customizer and Designer. Known as the "King of the Kustomizers", Barris created some of the most iconic automobiles for film and television, among them the Batmobile and the Munster Koach. He and his brother, Sam, began fixing up cars in their teen years, opening the Barris Brothers Custom Shop in Los Angeles in 1945. After Barris formed the hobby club Kustoms of America, his work got noticed by Hollywood, with producers commissioning him a car for the movie 'High School...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Honor, Lot 7433, Space 1B
Butler, William Boynton b. November 20, 1894 d. March 25, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in he served as a Private in the 17th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. At Lempire, France, August 6, 1917, while in the trenches which were being heavily shelled, Private Butler picked up a un-exploded shell and jumped to the entrance of the emplacement. At that moment a party of infantry were passing, he shouted to them to hurry past and turning round, placed himself between the party of men and the live shell till they were out of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hunslet Cemetery, Hunslet, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Plot: New Section 3, Plot 48.
Clouzot, Henri-Georges b. November 20, 1907 d. January 12, 1977 Motion-Picture Director. He was called "The French Hitchcock" for his thrillers, which are relentless in their suspense and bleak view of the world and of human relationships. His biggest hits were "The Wages of Fear" (1953), winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes, about a group of truck drivers perilously transporting a load of nitroglycerine through the South American jungle; and "Les Diaboliques" (1955), in which a brutal schoolmaster is apparently murdered by his long-suffering wife and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 30
Congreve, Walter Norris b. November 20, 1862 d. February 26, 1927 Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kent, England, he served as a Captain in Prince Consort’s Own Rifle Brigade, British Army. On December 15, 1899, at the Battle of Colenso, South Africa, Captain Congreve with several others, tried to save the guns of the 14th and 66th Batteries, Royal Field Artillery. When the detachments serving the guns had all become casualties or been driven from their guns, Captain Congreve with others went forward to assist. Some of the horses and drivers...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Body lost at sea, Lost at sea between Malta and the Island of Filfla
Garrison, Earling Carothers 'Jim' b. November 20, 1921 d. October 21, 1992 JFK Assassination Figure. He was the New Orleans District Attorney whose investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination led to the trial of businessman Clay Shaw, who was the only person ever brough to trial in connection with the assassination. Shaw was later aquitted. Much of motion picture director Oliver Stone's movie "JFK" was based on his book, "On The Trail of the Assassins." Jim Garrison had a cameo in the film as Chief Justice Earl Warren of the Warren Commission. (Bio by: Joel Manuel) Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Ensley, Harold Edward b. November 20, 1912 d. August 24, 2005 Television Personality. He grew up on a cattle ranch near the town of Healy, Kansas. At the age of eighteen, he was Kansas' top history student and Val Victorian of his one-room school class, despite his habit of playing hooky to go fishing. He taught himself to fish using a safety pin for a hook and a willow stick for a pole. Later in life, he was a Church of Christ preacher in Joplin, Missouri, and had his own religious radio show. While selling radio ads, a friend said that he would buy ads...[Read More] (Bio by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal) Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Waterman, Lewis Edson b. November 20, 1837 d. May 1, 1901 Businessman. In 1884 he developed the first practical fountain pen and founded the Waterman Fountain Pen Company. At the age of 15 he self-taught himself Pitman's System of Phonography [shorthand]. Although his formal education ended with the district school he would, later, teach shorthand at the University of Virginia. Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: #2669 Evergreen Path
Wortick (Wartick), Pvt. Joseph (Joseph) b. November 20, 1837 d. April 7, 1910 Medal of Honor Recipient. On March 5, 1862 at Hannibal, Missouri, He volunteered in Company A 6th Missouri Infantry. He was wounded in the charge at Vicksburg. Mr. Wartick was the first man in his regiment to step to the front when his Colonel (Sherman) asked for 200 men to storm a redoubt at Vicksburg. Thirty of those men carried heavy planks to bridge a ditch outside of the earth works. The group of men were mowed down like grass. Some were able to reach the ditch and many were killed by...[Read More] (Bio by: Busy Graven) Leon Cemetery, Leon, Butler County, Kansas, USA
Randleman, Denver 'Bull' b. November 20, 1920 d. June 26, 2003 World War II Military Figure. He served as a staff sergeant with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division, and the stories of he and his comrades were featured in the 2001 HBO television mini-series "Band of Brothers," based on the book by Stephen Ambrose. Born in Rector, Arkansas, he dropped out of high school in his junior year in the 1930s during the Great Depression and left home looking for work, and ended up in a foundry in Michigan...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) East Memorial Gardens, Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, USA
Dickson, Sir. Collingwood b. November 20, 1817 d. November 28, 1904 British Army General, Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British Queen Victoria on June 26, 1857 at Hyde Park, London, England (the first investiture of the Victoria Cross), for his actions as a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army, on October 17, 1854 during the Siege of Sebastopol, Crimea, during the Crimean War. Born in Valencinnes, France, his father was a British Army General and his paternal grandfather was a British Navy...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Laredo, Ruth b. November 20, 1937 d. May 26, 2005 Musician. Born Ruth Meckler, she was married the violinist Jaime Laredo - they were together for 16 years before the marriage ended. She was hailed by the New York Daily News as "America's First Lady of the Piano", achieving worldwide notority as a leading soloist and recording artist. She was particularly renowned for her recordings of the complete piano sonatas of composer Alexander Scriabin and also the complete solo piano music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. She had won several awards throughout...[Read More] (Bio by: Mike Shakinovsky) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA