Kimbrough, John Alec 'The Haskell Hurricane' b. June 14, 1918 d. May 8, 2006 College Football Player. He was a star fullback for the 1939 Texas A&M national championship team. He led the Aggies to an undefeated season the following year scoring two touchdowns in a 14 to 13 victory over Tulane University in the 1940 Sugar Bowl. In 1941 he rushed for 658 yards, scoring seven touchdowns and intercepting six passes. He concluded the year by finishing second in the Heisman Trophy balloting to Michigan's ...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, USA
Waller, Eddy b. June 14, 1889 d. August 19, 1977 Actor. Born Edward C. Walker, he worked in vaudeville and the theater before he entered movies appearing in "Meet the Missus" (1929). A wide ranging performer, he was a mainstay in the westerns of Republic Pictures and worked with just about every cowboy actor of the 1940s. His many credits include "Jesse James" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Six Gun Gold" (1941), "Dakota" (1945), "Massacre River" (1949) and "The Last Posse" (1953). For television, he was a regular on "Lassie", "Laramie"...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance
Fridegård, Jan b. June 14, 1897 d. September 8, 1968 Author and Poet. One of Sweden's leading proletarian-writers. His writing was often autobiographical and was coloured by his harsh childhood, growing up in a poor home under bad conditions. He made his debute as a poet in 1931, with the collection of poems "Den svarta lutan". His first novel, "En natt i juli", was published in 1933. His breakthrough was in 1936 with "Jag - Lars Hård", very much describing his own life. Other noted books from his vast production are "Trägudars land" (1940), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden Plot: 5/304
Minick, Sgt. John W. b. June 14, 1908 d. November 21, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Staff Sergeant Squad Leader in Company I, 3d Battalion, 121st Infantry, 8th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 21, 1944 near Hurtgen, Germany. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "Voluntarily, S/Sgt. Minick led four men through hazardous barbed wire and debris, finally making his way through the minefield for a distance of 300 yards. When an enemy machine gun opened fire, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 304
Spaulding, Sumner b. June 14, 1892 d. April 10, 1952 American Architect. From 1911 to 1913, Spaulding attended the University of Michigan and in 1916 he graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served in World War I. In the early 1920s, he traveled and studied in Europe and Mexico, eventually making his way to California where he worked in the office of Myron Hunt in Pasadena. From 1923 through 1928, he was a partner in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: M, 300
Ward, Sgt. James Allen b. June 14, 1919 d. September 15, 1941 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in New Zealand, he served as a Sergeant co-pilot in the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force. On the night of July 7, 1941, after an air mission on Munster, Germany, Sergeant Ward was co-pilot of his Wellington bomber, when his plane was attacked by a German Messerschmitt fighter. The attack opened a fuel tank in the starboard wing and caused a fire at the rear of the starboard engine. Sergeant Ward at great risk, crawled out through the narrow...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: CWCG Plot 5A. A1. 9.
Ekwall, William Alexander b. June 14, 1887 d. October 16, 1956 US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937 as a representative from Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. Ekwall was a graduate of the Oregon Law school in Portland and served in the infantry during the First World War. He served as a municipal court judge in Portland from 1922 to 1927 and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940. He was appointed as a federal judge to the United States Customs Court in 1942, where he served in...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Beckett, William Sutherland b. June 14, 1921 d. September 21, 1977 American Architect. Beckett, who graduated from Yale University and graduated in 1943 with a B.A. in architecture, moved to California and worked for Douglas Aircraft for a short time during World War II. He went to work for the architectural firm of Spaulding and Rex from 1944 to 1949, eventually achieving the title Chief Designer. In late 1949, Beckett went out on his own and the following year, completed his own offices on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. The building garnered him an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Black, Sir. James b. June 14, 1924 d. March 22, 2010 Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist. A physiologist, he was honored in 1988 for his discoveries of propranolol, the first beta blocker, and cimetidine, the first medication effective in controlling stomach acid and treating peptic ulcers. Born in Uddington, he was raised in Fife and at 15 received a scholarship to study medicine at the University of St. Andrews. Following graduation, he taught in Singapore for three years, then returned home in 1950 to a faculty position at the University of Glasgow...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Ardclach Church Cemetery, Ardclach, Highland, Scotland
Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor b. June 14, 1932 d. March 9, 2004 Jazz Musician. He was a versatile pianist, arranger and composer of scores for television, film and ballet. He was a founding member and associate conductor of the Symphony of the New World. He was the music director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and composed and arraged many songs for singers like Marvin Gaye, Harry Belafonte and Melvin Van Peebles. He composed the themes for the TV shows "Room 222" and "Get Christie Love!" He died of cancer in Chicago at the age of 71. (Bio by: Always with Love) Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Scarf, Arthur Stewart King b. June 14, 1913 d. December 9, 1941 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Squadron Leader in the 62 Squadron of The Royal Air Force. On December 9, 1941, Squadron Leader Scarf, was leader of the raid on the Japanese Army at Singora, Malaya. Despite attacks from roving fighters he completed his bombing run and was on his way back when his aircraft was hit and he was severely wounded. He managed to crash-land his plane without causing any injury to his crew and was rushed to hospital where later he died. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Taiping War Cemetery, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
Bartlett, John b. June 14, 1820 d. December 3, 1905 Author. He is best remembered for his work "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" which was published in 1855. Known for his memory for quotations and trivia, "Ask John Bartlett" became a byword in the community whenever someone was stumped. His father was a descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims Love Brewster, one of the founders of the town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He was reading by the age of three, finished school when he was sixteen, and went to Cambridge, Massachusetts where he worked for...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Ailanthus Path, Lot 1108.
Edwards, Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' b. June 14, 1895 d. July 17, 1971 Entertainer. Edwards got the nickname "Ukulele Ike" during his youth in St. Louis, where he sang and played the ukulele in saloons. After scoring a national hit with the song "Ja Da," he became a Vaudeville headliner and then a Broadway star in the Ziegfeld "Follies" and George White "Scandals" revues of the 1920s. Edwards' warm, soulful tenor enlivened many early Holywood musicals, including "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (1929), in which he introduced the Nacio Herb Brown-Arthur Freed...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block G, Section 6414 GPS coordinates: 34.1920204, -118.3585510 (hddd.dddd)
Bates, Sidney b. June 14, 1921 d. August 9, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Cumberwell London, England, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Army. On August 6, 1944, near Sourdeval, France, the position held by the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, was attacked by the German 10th SS Panzer Division. Corporal Bates was commanding unit on the left forward section which suffered a number of casualties from heavy enemy fire, when he decided to move the remainder of his men to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: XX.E.19.
Salinger, Pierre Emil George b. June 14, 1925 d. October 16, 2004 Presidential Press Secretary, US Senator, News Reporter. He served as press secretary to Presidents John F Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from 1961 to 1964. In 1964 he was appointed to the US Senate seat from California that was left vacant by the death of Senator Clair Engle. He seved from August 4, 1964, to December 31, 1964. He was defeated for election in 1964. He then worked as a news reporter for ABC news from 1977 to 1997. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Court 6 Section PP Stack 7 Niche 3
Lyell, Capt. Charles Antony b. June 14, 1913 d. April 27, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he was the 2nd Baron to his grand father Lord Lyell and served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, Scott's Guard, British Army. On April 27, 1943, during an attack near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lyell's company was held back by heavy German artillery and machine gun fire. With a small detail, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of a 88mm gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri (Massicault), Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Plot V.H.5.