Näslund, Totta b. April 1, 1945 d. June 19, 2005 Blues Singer. Sweden´s most successful and popular blues singer, during the 1970s he was the singer of legendary progressive rock group "Nationalteatern", and the 1977 album "Barn av vår tid" (Child of our time) has the reputation of "changing the life for an entire generation". He also teamed with several other artists, and with his own band, "Totta´s Bluesband", he toured the United States with Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones. Since 1995 he commenced a successful solo career. One of his last...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: D/428
Pfisterer, Herman b. April 1, 1866 d. August 6, 1905 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in United States Army during the War with Spain as a Musician in Company H, 21st United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899. (Bio by: K) Fort Vancouver Military Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Levine, Donald M. b. April 1, 1928 d. May 23, 2014 Inventor. "Father of GI Joe." As head of Hasbro Toys Research and Development team, Mr. Levine took the idea of GI Joe and created the first action figure in the world. The first model was an 11 1/2-inch figure with 21 moving parts. The idea came to him when he decided to honor war veterans, as most of the men working for Hasbro at the time were veterans. Mr. Levine himself served in the Army in Korea. Most of the figures wore the outfits of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Daddys♥Girl) Sons of David and Israel Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA GPS coordinates: 41.7881546, -71.4338684 (hddd.dddd)
Grizzard, George b. April 1, 1928 d. October 2, 2007 Actor. A performer of stage, films and television, he was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and raised in Washington D.C. He developed an interest in acting at an early age and would later pursue his goals upon graduating from the University of North Carolina, finding work appearing in area theaters. In 1955, Grizzard made his Broadway debut in "The Desperate Hours" co-starring Paul Newman and Karl Malden. During the next ten years, he had memorable performances in the productions, "The...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Lung cancer Washington Cemetery On The Green, Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Logsdon, Jimmie Lloyd b. April 1, 1922 d. October 7, 2001 Acclaimed Singer. Logsden began his recording career in the early 1950s. During his early touring days, he opened shows for such artists as Hank Williams, Sr. Some of his recordings were done under the name "Jimmie Lloyd." His best known song is the rockabilly classic "I've Got a Rocket in My Pocket," which can be heard in the soundtrack of the movies, "The Right Stuff" and "The Iron Giant." Some of his songs were recorded by Johnny Horton, Carl Perkins, and Woody Herman. In later years, while...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Saint Michael Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Busoni, Ferruccio b. April 1, 1866 d. July 27, 1924 Composer and Virtuoso Pianist. Ferruccio Busoni was the only child of two professional musicians: his Italian/German mother a pianist, his Italian father a clarinetist. He was a child prodigy. He made his public debut on the piano with his parents, at the age of seven. A couple of years later he played some of his own compositions in Vienna where he heard Franz Liszt play, he met Frank Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Anton Rubinstein. In 1894 he settled in Berlin, giving a series of concerts there...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Friedhof Schöneberg III, Friedenau, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany Plot: The first gravesite inside the front gate
Steele (Revert), Don (Donald) b. April 1, 1936 d. August 5, 1997 Radio Personality. Popular Los Angeles disc jockey of the 1960s known as "The Real Don Steele." Cause of death: Lung cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered Plot: Ashes scattered in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
Beet, Harry Churchill b. April 1, 1875 d. January 10, 1946 Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bingham, Notts, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment, Mounted Infantry, British Army. Near Wakkerstroom, South Africa, on April 22, 1900, squadrons of Imperial Yeomanry and Mounted Infantry were forced to retire from their position being under a ridge strongly held by the enemy. During the retreat, Corporal Beet seeing a wounded comrade on the ground, went back, dragged him to cover and attended to his wounds. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: ABRAY/*/03/005/0011
Sceberras Testaferrata, Cardinal. Fabrizio b. April 1, 1757 d. August 3, 1843 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Valletta on the island of Malta to a noble family, Fabrizio Sceberras Testaferrata received his education in Rome at the Collegio Clementino and the La Sapienza University, earning a doctorate in utroque iure in 1785. Appointed canon coadjutor of the canonry of Għar Barca in his native Malta in his early years, a few days following his graduation he was named referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace in Rome. Named...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo, Senigallia, Provincia di Ancona, Marche, Italy Plot: Chapel of Our Lady.
Tolton, Rev. Augustus b. April 1, 1854 d. July 9, 1897 First universally recognized black priest in the United States. Born a slave, John Augustus Tolton was raised in Quincy, Illinois after he and his mother and siblings escaped from slavery in Missouri. He began studying for the priesthood in 1873, and though initially refused admission at local seminaries, was eventually able to attend Quincy College and complete his studies in Rome, Italy. Father Augustus Tolton was ordained on April 24, 1886, as the first known and recognized Black priest in...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Saint Peters Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Conrad, Carl W. b. April 1, 1843 d. October 26, 1922 Conrad, a good friend of Adolphus Busch, is usually credited with helping to develop the recipe for Budweiser beer. The brand name was first registered in the U.S. by Conrad, an importer of wines, champagnes & liquors. The Anheuser brewery produced the brand for him under contract. C. Conrad & Company had offices in Germany & in St. Louis & Adolphus got the rights to Budweiser when Conrad's company went bankrupt in 1882. To pay off Conrad's debts to the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, the...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 201, Lot 2913
Velde, Harold Himmel b. April 1, 1910 d. September 1, 1985 US Congressman. He graduated from the University of Illinois Law School at Champaign in 1937, was admitted to the bar that same year and commenced the practice of law in Pekin, Illinois. After serving in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, he became a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in sabotage and counter-espionage division. In 1946, he was elected county judge of Tazewell County Illinois. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress in 1949 and to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
McDowell, Joseph Nash b. April 1, 1805 d. September 18, 1868 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served as a Colonel and surgeon in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After moving to St. Louis in 1840, he founded the medical department of Kemper College, later known as McDowell Medical College. In 1847 he erected the McDowell Medical College building, which became the medical department of Missouri State University (now the University of Missouri). At the beginning of the Civil War, he made no secret of his southern sympathies. His building was...[Read More] Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Blanchfield, Florence Aby b. April 1, 1884 d. May 12, 1971 US Army Medical Pioneer. Born in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, she was one of the most influential nurses in military history, who championed women's rights within the military. She began her career graduating from the South Side Hospital Training School for Nurses, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1906. After further studies at several medical institutions, including John Hopkins Hospital, she joined the US Army Nurse Corps in 1917. During World War I, she served in France, tending the wounded...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 21, Lot 641
Field, Madalynne b. April 1, 1907 d. October 1, 1974 Actress. Born in Michigan, she began her career performing in silent short reels for director Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios and appeared in her first film "Bathing Beauties" in the 1920s. Among her credits are "The Girl From Everywhere" (1927), "The Campus Carmen" (1928), "The Girl From Nowhere" (1928), "Run, Girl, Run" (1928) and "Paris Interlude" (1934). She was married to film director Walter Lang. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sunnyslope, Lot 256
Dunbar-Nasmith, Martin Eric b. April 1, 1883 d. June 29, 1965 British Navy Admiral, World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A veteran of World Wars I and II, he received the award for his actions during the period May 20 to June 8, 1915 while a lieutenant commander in charge of the H.M. Submarine E.11 during World War I. Born Martin Eric Nasmith in Barnes, London, England, he added "Dunbar" to his last name in 1923. Upon receiving his education at Eastman's Royal Naval Academy in Winchester, Hampshire, England and on board the HMS Britannia at Dartmouth...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Holy Trinity Churchyard, Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Kozłowiecki, Cardinal. Adam b. April 1, 1911 d. September 28, 2007 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Huta Komorowska, then part of the Austrian Empire, Adam Kozłowiecki came from a noble family. Entrusted to a private school in Poznań after showing a particular interest in the Society of Jesus while attending their school in Chyrów, he soon renounced his title and noble heritage to join the Jesuit Fathers, which he did in Stara Wies on July 30, 1929, beginning his novitiate year in Borzozów. Undergoing studies at the Jesuit faculty of philosophy...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral Of The Child Jesus, Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia Plot: Cathedral Grounds.
Scott-Heron, Gil b. April 1, 1949 d. May 27, 2011 Singer. A spoken word artist, he was best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the Black and Blues Band in collaboration with pianist Brian Jackson. He was a social activist who spoke out against injustice and attributed his music, anger and activism toward social causes. He gained notoriety for his poetic composition "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Other Recordings include "Midnight Band", "The First Minutes of a New Day", "It's Your World", "Me And The Devil", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!