Louvin (Loudermilk), Ira (Ira Lonnie) Lonnie b. April 21, 1924 d. June 20, 1965 Country Music Singer and Songwriter. He is best remembered as half of one of the Louvin Brothers, noted for their close-harmony singing. Born Ira Lonnie Loudermilk in Section, Alabama he and his brother, Charlie Louvin, started singing traditional and gospel music professionally on local radio stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They were heavily influenced by the Delmore Brothers and Monroe Brothers in the early part of their musical careers. After Charlie left the act briefly in 1945 to serve...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Walk up the sidewalk as you first enter the gates directly in the middle of the cemetery plot is on the left a few feet up the walk GPS coordinates: 36.0277100, -87.0184937 (hddd.dddd)
Ward, Clara Mae b. April 21, 1924 d. January 16, 1973 Gospel performer and singer who is widely acclaimed among the greatest soloists in gospel history. Clara Mae Ward, daughter of evangelist Gertrude Ward was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April of 1924. Like so many of her contemporaries, she gained her first musical experience singing in the church. As gospel music began to reach a wider audience in the first half of the twentieth century,Ward started singing professionally with her mother and her sister Willa with the Ward Trio (1934-...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Commandments
Calder, A. King b. April 21, 1898 d. June 28, 1964 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as 'Lieutenant Grey' in the television series "Martin Kane, Private Eye" from 1952 to 1954. He appeared in the films, "Ready For The People" (1964), "Everything's Ducky" (1961), "Hong Kong Confidential" (1958), "Mardi Gras" (1958), "On The Threshold Of Space" (1956), "Timetable" (1956), "The Rains Of Ranchipur" (1955). He also made guest appearances on such television shows as "The Fugitive," "The Virginian," "Rawhide," "The Twilight Zone," "Perry Mason...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 7, Alcove NNJJ, Column O, Niche 14
Chevrolet, Arthur [cenotaph] b. April 21, 1884 d. April 16, 1946 Auto Racing Figure. The second of three famous Swiss race car driving brothers, Arthur became a two-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500. Arthur also assisted older brother Louis in designing automobiles. He and Louis left the automobile business in 1929 to form the Chevrolet Brothers Aircraft Company with a new engine design to their credit. Unfortunately they later lost the business to Glenn Martin. Sadly, much of Arthur's subsequent life was beset by a sequence of unhappy occurrences. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA GPS coordinates: 39.7316093, -86.1659622 (hddd.dddd)
Antoine Jr., Herbert Jon 'Tex' b. April 21, 1923 d. January 12, 1983 Television Personality. A TV weatherman who was untrained in meterology, he captivated viewers in television's early days with folksy ad-libs and a cartoon sidekick, the baldpated "Uncle Wethbee," whose large mustache drooped on rainy days and curled on sunny days. His humor sometimes backfired, and in 1977, after more than 10 years of forecasting at WABC-TV, he was dismissed for making a tasteless comment on a news show about a rape. (Bio by: K) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Terrill, William Rufus b. April 21, 1834 d. October 8, 1862 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1853 and commissioned an officer in the 3rd Artillery. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Captain in the 5th Artillery and distinguished at the Battle of Shiloh. Promoted Brigadier General in September 1862, he was killed in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the following month. His brother Confederate General James Barbour Terrill, was killed in action at Bethesda Church, Virginia in May 1864. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Campbell, Kenneth b. April 21, 1917 d. April 6, 1941 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Saltcoats, Scotland, he served as a Flying Officer in the 22nd Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On April 6, 1941, Flying Officer Campbell was a pilot of a Beaufort aircraft which was detailed to attack the German battle cruiser Gneisenau at Brest Harbor, France. The battle cruiser was secured alongside the wall on the north shore of the harbor protected by a stone mole, batteries of guns and three heavily armed anti-aircraft ships...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery, Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Departement du Finistère, Bretagne, France Plot: Plot 40, Row 1, Grave 10.
Erdelatz, Eddie b. April 21, 1913 d. November 10, 1966 Professional Football Coach. From 1950 to 1958, he was the coach of the U.S. Naval Academy football team. On February 9, 1960, he was hired as the first head coach of the new American Football League Oakland Raiders. Led by Coach Erdelatz, the Raiders played their first game ever at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium on September 11, 1960, losing to the Houston Oilers by a score of 37-22. The Raiders would finish their first season in financial peril with a 6-8 record. After losing their first 2...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Bitzer, G.W. (Georg William) b. April 21, 1872 d. April 29, 1944 Motion Picture Cinematographer. One of the most famous and most sought after photographers of the early cinema, he served as cinematographer on 735 motion pictures from 1896 to 1933 and director of 3 films in 1902, 1903 and 1908. A few of the more well-known films he photographed are: "Broken Blossoms" 1921 with Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess, "Orphans of the Storm" with Lillian & Dorothy Gish, "The Birth of A Nation," "Intolerance," "Judith of Bethulia" and "The Fall of Babylon" with Tully...[Read More] (Bio by: Tony Scott) Cedar Grove Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA Plot: Unmarked family plot
Siegel, John Otto b. April 21, 1890 d. November 1, 1978 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Siegel served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service in World War I. His citation reads-For extraordinary heroism while serving on board the Mohawk in performing a rescue mission aboard the schooner Hjeltenaes which was in flames on 1 November 1918. Going aboard the blazing vessel, Siegel rescued 2 men from the crew's quarters and went back the third time. Immediately after he had entered...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Warren, Leonard b. April 21, 1911 d. March 4, 1960 Acclaimed Baritone. One of the most dramatic events in the history of the Metropolitian Opera occurred when Leonard Warren cast as Don Carlo during the performance of forza del destino in the second act clutched his chest and pitched forward to the stage. He had suffered a massive heart attack. Later Rodolf Bing stepped before the curtain and announced, "I ask you to honor the memory of one of our greatest artist with a moment of silence". Leonard Warren was dead at 48. He was the son of Jewish...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Saint Marys Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Caminiti, Ken (Kenneth Gene) b. April 21, 1963 d. October 10, 2004 Major League Baseball Player: Switch-hitting Ken Caminiti was a tough as nails 3rd baseman who spent 15 productive years in the Major leagues. The NL MVP in 1996 and an All-Star in 1994 and 96-97, he was also sure handed as he won 3 gold gloves at 3rd base from 1995-97. Although he was plagued with injuries throughout career he gained a reputation for his willingness to play through pain. Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the June 4, 1984 amateur draft he started his major...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Cause of death: Drug overdose, heart failure Cremated, Ashes buried beneath a tree on Cambo Ranch in south Texas
Cornell, Don b. April 21, 1919 d. February 23, 2004 Singer. Pop vocalist and guitarist who started as a big band singer for the Sammy Kaye, Al Kavelin and Red Nichols orchestras during the 1940s, who launched a successful solo career where he charted over 20 records from 1949 to 1957, including top 10 hits like "Hold My Hand" (#2), "I'm Yours" (#3), "I'll Walk Alone" (#5) and "The Bible Tells Me So" (#7), who was honored in 1963 as one of the first stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and who was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1993. (Bio by: Butterfly) Beth David Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, USA Plot: Mausoleum
McAdams, Peter b. April 21, 1834 d. September 29, 1926 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Second Lietuenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company A, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on May 3 1863 at Salem Heights, Virginia. His citation reads "Went 250 yards in front of his regiment toward the position of the enemy and, under fire, brought within the lines a wounded and unconscious comrade." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Manayunk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section F, Range 2, Tier East, Square XXII
Owen, Steve Joseph b. April 21, 1898 d. May 17, 1964 Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach. He rose from humble beginnings as the son of Oklahoma homesteaders to become one of the most successful coaches in National Football League history. During 23 years as New York Giants coach, his teams played to a 153-108-17 record, winning two NFL championships and eight divisional titles. In 1966, two years after his death, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Among his original ideas were the A-formation offense, the umbrella defense...[Read More] Saint Patricks Cemetery, Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA
Forney, Capt. Peter b. April 21, 1756 d. February 1, 1834 US Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, Forney was a captain. He served as a member of North Carolina state legislature (state house 1794-1796, state senate 1801-1802). He was the U.S. Representative from North Carolina from 1813 to 1815. (Bio by: Evening Blues) Forney Cemetery, Mariposa, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Burial site located in the woods, 100 yards
Keogh, Barbara b. April 21, 1929 d. October 25, 2005 Actress. She was born in Cheshire, England. She is best remembered for her work on television, in series such as "The Grimleys" and "Eastenders." On stage, among others, she appeared in three plays at the National, including "John Gabriel Borkman," with Ralph Richardson and Peggy Ashcroft and later came Adrian Noble's production of "The Duchess of Malfi." She also starred on the big screen, most notably in "Tai Pan," "The Virgin Soldiers," "Princess Caraboo" with Kevin Kline and cult classic "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Mainer, Wade b. April 21, 1907 d. September 12, 2011 Musician. Called the "Grandfather of Bluegrass", he was one of the first performers to take 'mountain music' to the radio and to concert halls. Raised in western North Carolina he learned the banjo from an early age, began playing at local events, and soon joined his brother's group, 'J.E. Miner and the Mountaineers'. He was to make a name playing on WSOC, Gastonia, then with time moved on to the much larger WBT, Charlotte; Mainer's first records were cut in 1934 for RCA's Bluebird label but he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Crestwood Memorial Gardens, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Rahilly, Michael Joseph 'The O'Rahilly' b. April 21, 1875 d. April 28, 1916 Returning from emigration to America, he was a founder-member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Originally in favour of cancelling the Easter Rising of 1916, hetook part in the fighting in Dublin and was killed in a charge of the Volunteers from the Post Office. Yeats wrote a poem 'The O'Rahilly'in which Rahilly says 'Because I helped to wind the clock/ I come to hear it strike'. (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: Gunfire Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland