Berger, Philip b. April 1, 1942 d. March 3, 2001 Author, Journalist. He was a sports writer, screenwriter and author who specialized in boxing. He wrote more than a dozen books on sports and entertainment, including collaborations with Joe Frazier and Larry Holmes on their autobiographies. His other books include "Forever Showtime - The Checkered Life of Pistol Pete Maravich" and "Miracle on 33rd Street," the New York Knicks' championship season of 1969-70. He was the boxing writer for the New York Times from 1985 to 1992, and he also wrote...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Cause of death: Cancer Knollwood Park Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Minter (Reilly), Mary (Juliet) Miles b. April 1, 1902 d. August 4, 1984 Actress. Born Juliet Reilly, daughter of Lily Pearl Miles Reilly. In1908, she attracted the attention of Broadway producer Charles Frohman. One of her early roles was as the abandoned child in the 1909 stage production of "A Fool There Was," the story that a few years later was adapted as a movie and launched Theda Bara to stardom. By 1911, Juliet was Broadway's most prolific child actress. It was around 1912 that she attracted unwanted attention from the Gerry Society, which policed child...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Naldi, Nita b. April 1, 1897 d. February 17, 1961 Born Anita Donna Dooley in New York City of Italian and Irish parentage. She began her show business career in a Shubert revue and in the Ziegfield follies. After her success on the stage, she decided to give Hollywood a try. Hired by Paramount, she made successful films in vamp roles. Nita starred along with John Barrymore in "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) and with Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand" and "Cobra." She hit her peak in Cecil B. Demille's "The Ten Commandments." Nita was...[Read More] (Bio by: Marta Monk) Cause of death: Heart attack Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA Plot: Section 1W, Range AA, Plot 13/14, Grave 5
Singh, Parkash b. April 1, 1913 d. February 17, 1945 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Jemadar, in the 14th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army. On February 17, 1945, Jemadar Singh was commanding a platoon that took the main attacks from Japanese forces at Kanlan Ywathit, Burma. He was wounded in both legs and relieved of his command, but when his second-in-command was also wounded, he took command again. Directing operations and encouraging his men, he was again wounded. He continued to direct the defense...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rangoon Memorial, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma
Duckworth, Kevin b. April 1, 1964 d. August 25, 2008 Professional Basketball Player. Born in Harvey, Illinois, he played at the center position for eleven seasons (1986 to 1997) in the National Basketball Association with the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He was a member of the 1989-1990 and 1991-1992 Portland Trail Blazers teams that reached the NBA Finals. He appeared in 67 career post season games with a 11.7 points per game average and a 5.9 rebounds per game average...[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!
Lucas, Robert E. b. April 1, 1781 d. February 7, 1853 Ohio Governor, Iowa Territorial Governor. Born in Shepardstown, Virginia (current-day West Virginia), during the War of 1812, he joined the state militia and eventually attained the rank of Major General. In addition to his military duties, he had an interest in politics. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives prior to the War of 1812, and served in the Ohio Senate several terms (1814 to 1822, 1824 to 1828, and 1829 to 1830). He was elected Governor of Ohio, serving from 1832 to 1838...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA GPS coordinates: 41.6685715, -91.5222473 (hddd.dddd)