Griffith, Clark Calvin 'The Old Fox' b. November 20, 1869 d. October 27, 1955 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Executive. Nicknamed the Old Fox, he began his career as a right handed pitcher making his debut for the St Louis Browns on April 11, 1891. For the next twenty seasons, as a player he was off and on with the St Louis Browns in 1891, Chicago Colts-White Stockings (1893-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-07), Cincinnati Reds in 1909 and Washington Senators (1912-14). He was the National League earned run leader in 1898, two time shutout leader...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Cranston, William Wallace b. November 20, 1838 d. December 7, 1907 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Woodstock, Ohio, he served as a Private in Company A, of the 66th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863, Private Cranston with four other comrades voluntarily went out to the enemy's line under heavy fire and brought in a wounded Confederate officer. For extraordinary valor, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 15, 1892. He remained in the 66th Ohio Infantry for the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Molyneux, John b. November 20, 1890 d. March 25, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in St. Helens, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, British Army. During an attack east of Langemarck, Belgium, on October 9, 1917, Sergeant Molyneux's battalion was held up by machine-gun fire causing many casualties. He quickly organized a bombing party to clear the trench in front of a house, killed a machine-gun crew and captured their weapons. He then called for someone to follow him and rushed for the house. By...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Helens Cemetery and Crematorium, St Helens, Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.
Cadore, Leon Joseph b. November 20, 1890 d. March 16, 1958 Professional Baseball Player. He played ten seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Robins, Chicago White Sox and Brooklyn Giants. He appeared in 192 during his major league career. He is best remembered for pitching in the longest game in major league history on May 1, 1920 against Joe Oeschger. The game was called after 26 innings with the score tied one to one. He finished his major league career...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Pinecrest Memorial Park, Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, USA
Ulyanov, Mikhail b. November 20, 1927 d. March 26, 2007 Actor. Born in Omsk, Siberia, he appeared in numerous Russian theater productions and films, beginning in the 1950s. He is best known for his portrayal of such world figures as Vladimir Lenin and Marshal Georgy Zhukov. After stage experience which included Shakespearean roles, he had many notable film credits such as, "The Chairman", (1964), "The Brothers Karamazov", (1969), "The Flight", (1970), "The Theme", (1979), "The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment", (1999) and "Antikiller", (2002)...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Sapp, William Fletcher b. November 20, 1824 d. November 22, 1890 U.S. Congressman, Civil War Union Officer. Born in Ohio, he studied law at the office of his uncle, William R. Sapp (United States Congressman from Ohio, 1853 to 1857). In 1850, he was admitted to the bar in Ohio and became a popular and successful attorney in Mount Vernon. He was appointed as the prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1854. He continued his law practice after moving to Omaha and became the adjutant general for the Federal Territory of Nebraska when the Civil War began. He was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kevin Guy) Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Arosemena Quinzada, Alcibiades b. November 20, 1883 d. April 8, 1958 Panamanian President. Arosemena began his political career as Treasurer of Panama City. He was elected vice president under Arnulfo Arias in 1949 and appointed Minister of Finance and Treasury. Arias was ousted from power by the National Guard, and Arosemena took the presidency on May 5, 1951. His tenure was marked by civil and economic crises which hindered significant accomplishment. He organized new elections and completed the presidential term on October 1, 1952. The newly elected Jose...[Read More] (Bio by: BluGraver) Iglesia Santuario National Cemetery, Panama City, Panama, Panama
Balgimbayev, Nurlan Utebovich b. November 20, 1947 d. October 14, 2015 Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Balgimbayev served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from October 10, 1997 to October 1, 1999. He started his career working in the oil business before serving with the Oil and Gas Ministry of the Soviet Union. After further education and training in the United States, Balgimbayev served as Oil and Gas Minister of Kazakhstan. He also served as president of KazakhOil before becoming prime minister in 1997, an office he would hold for two years until 1999. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Reeder, Charles A. b. November 20, 1843 d. September 28, 1902 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery while a Private in Company G, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry for action at Battery Gregg, near Petersburg, Virgina on April 2, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag." He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (the others being [Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Shinnston Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum, Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA Plot: Section 1, Lot 140
Benton, Larry b. November 20, 1897 d. April 3, 1953 Professional Baseball Player. Real name Lawrence James Benton. He made his Major League debut with the Boston Braves in 1923 and spent his entire 13-season career in the National League with the Braves, New York Giants, and the Cincinnati Reds, mostly as a starting pitcher. Benton was known for his control and mastery of the curve ball. His best season was in 1928 when he led all pitchers in wins with 25 while throwing for the Giants. He also holds the dubious honor and National League all-...[Read More] (Bio by: K Guy) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Maximinus Daia Roman Emperor. He was born into a peasant family in approximately 270 AD. He served in the army, reaching the rank of tribune before being adopted by the Emperor Galerius. He ruled the Middle East and the southern part of Asia Minor as Caesar under the joint Emperors Constantius I and Galerius, before spending several years at Caesarea in Palestine. In July 306 AD Galerius was forced to accept Constantius I's son, the future Emperor Constantine, as Caesar in the West, and in 308 AD appointed...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Tomb of Maximinus Daia, Mersin, Mersin, Turkey
Harup, Karen Margrethe b. November 20, 1924 d. July 19, 2009 Olympic Gold Medalist. A swimmer, she took top honors for her country in the 100 meter backstroke at the 1948 London Olympiad. Highly skilled in her sport from early childhood, she was marked for Olympic success but saw her career delayed by World War II. Continuing to be a star in her native land where she captured about 30 national titles, she set two world records in relay events, in the 4 X 100 freestyle in 1943 and in the 3 X 100 medley in 1947. At the 1947 European Championships held in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hvidovre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: KU71
Kramer, Frank Louis b. November 20, 1880 d. October 8, 1958 Professional Cyclist. Born in Evansville, New Jersey, he took up bicycle racing at age 15 and in his 22-year career, earned an estimated $500,000. From 1901 to 1916, he won sixteen consecutive US National Championships and two European Championships in 1905 and 1906. In 1912, he won the Gold Medal at the first World Cycling Championship in Newark. He died at age 71 in Orange, New Jersey. In 1988, he was posthumously inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Section 44, Lot 136
Semels, Harry b. November 20, 1887 d. March 2, 1946 Actor. Born in New York City, he was a versatile character performer who appeared in over 315 films between 1917 and 1946. He often worked for Columbia Pictures and was a favorite in many Three Stooges movies most notable "Disorder in the Court" (1936), "Movie Maniacs" (1936) and "Three Little Sew and Sews" (1939). His other credits include "Here Comes the Bride" (1919), "Hawk of the Hills" (1927), "Drum Taps" (1933), "Dough Boys in Ireland" (1943) and "The Searching Wind" (1946). He died of a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 17, row T, # 94
Haszard, Francis Longworth b. November 20, 1849 d. July 25, 1938 10th Premier of Prince Edward Island. A member of the Liberal Party, he served in this position from February 1908 until May 1911. Born in Bellevue, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his ancestors came from Rhode Island, having left following the American Revolution due to their loyalty to England. He attended the Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and after studying law, he was called to the bar in 1872 and established a law practice in Charlottetown. In 1904 he entered politics when he was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Sherwood Cemetery, Brackley, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Dick, Douglas b. November 20, 1920 d. December 19, 2015 Actor. He made his acting debut in 1946's 'The Searching Wind' and would go on to appear in such films as 'Rope' (1948), 'Home of the Brave' (1949), 'The Red Badge of Courage' (1951), 'The Iron Mistress' (1952), 'The Gambler from Natchez' (1954), 'The Oklahoman' (1957) and 'Flaming Star' (1960). On television, he appeared on dozens of television shows, including 'Waterfront', 'The Millionaire', 'Navy Log', 'Whirlybirds', '77 Sunset Strip', 'Mike Hammer', 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis', '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ward, Nelson W. b. November 20, 1837 d. February 5, 1929 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company M, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Staunton River Bridge, Virginia on June 25, 1864. His citation reads "Voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action". His Medal was issued to him on September 10, 1897. (Bio by: Shiver) Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA