Kurpinski, Karol b. March 6, 1785 d. September 18, 1857 Composer, Conductor. A pioneer of nationalism in Polish music, he was one of his country's most celebrated composers before Chopin. His operas, nearly all on Polish subjects, were very popular in their day and illustrate the transition between the Classical and early Romantic movements. Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski was born in Wloszakowice, Poland, into a musical family. At age 12 he became organist at a local church, and from 1800 to 1808 he was a violinist in the private orchestra of Count...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Coombs, Ernie (Ernest) b. November 26, 1927 d. September 18, 2001 Television Personality. Born Ernest Coombs in Lewiston, Maine, on November 26, 1927, he was considered a true icon of Canadian children's programming. Affectionately know as 'Ernie', Coombs he is best remembered for his role as 'Mr. Dressup' on the Canadian Broadcasting Network's (CBC), long-running children's program by the same name. The show which ran from 1967 to 1996, had Coombs showing children how to draw, make crafts, read stories, entertaining them by dressing up in costumes that he...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered At His Cottage In Maine
Locke, Joseph b. August 9, 1805 d. September 18, 1860 Civil Engineer. He was principally associated with railway projects. He was born in Attercliffe, near Sheffield in South Yorkshire. At the age of 18 he was apprenticed to George Stephenson, the railway and locomotve engineer. He graduated to become chief - engineer on the Great Junction Railway, connecting Birmingham and the Liverpool and Manchester line at Newton Junction, via Wovles, Sheffield, Crewe (much of the railway town of Crewe was designed by Locke) and Warrington, including major...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Williams, PFC. DeWayne Thomas b. September 18, 1949 d. September 18, 1968 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the war in Viet Nam as a Private First Class in Company H, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam on September 18, 1968. His official CMOH citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a rifleman...[Read More] (Bio by: Soorus) Saint Marys Cemetery, Saint Clair, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Hirschhorn, Joel b. December 18, 1937 d. September 18, 2005 Songwriter. Together with his longtime collaborator, Al Kasha, he won Academy Awards for the theme songs "The Morning After" from "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from "The Towering Inferno" (1974). Hirschhorn and Kasha also received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score and Best Song ("Candle on the Water") for "Pete's Dragon" (1977), as well as two Tony nominations, for the score of "Copperfield" (1981) and for new songs they added to a 1983...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Hackney, Pearl b. October 28, 1916 d. September 18, 2009 Actress. Though she had a long career on stage, as well as in movies and on radio, she will be best remembered for her numerous British television appearances. Raised in Liverpool, to which her family had moved after their business in Staffordshire failed, Hackney never attended school, but was drawn to classical music and dance from an early age. She studied ballet with Anna Pavlova, and, after passing her advanced exams, landed her first professional job performing pantomime in Hull. By 15...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) St Mary Churchyard, Stalisfield, Swale Borough, Kent, England
Steinway, Henry Ziegler b. August 23, 1915 d. September 18, 2008 Piano Manufacturer, Businessman. He was the great-grandson of Heinrich Engelhard Steinway, who established the Steinway Company as the leading piano manufacturer in America in 1853. In 1942, he became a factory manager at his family's company and was president of Steinway & Sons in 1955. He served in that role for more than 20 years and was the last Steinway to run the piano-making company. In 1977, he sold the company to the CBS Corporation for $20.1 million in stocks, but remained as chairman...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Aitken, Robert Hope Moncrieff b. February 6, 1826 d. September 18, 1887 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cupar, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, British Indian Army. During the defense of the Residency of Lucknow, India, from June 30 to November 22, 1857, Lieutenant Aitken on many occasions distinguished himself in actions against the enemy. He volunteered to led attacks, captured enemy guns, set fire to the Baillie Guard Gate, plus assaulted and captured the barricaded gateway of the Furreed Buksh Palace. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Andrews Eastern Cemetery, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Young, Frank Edward b. October 2, 1895 d. September 18, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cherat in the North West Province, India, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in command of 4the Company, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, British Army. On September 18, 1918, at Havrincourt, France, during a German counter-attack and throughout intense enemy fire, 2nd Lieutenant Young went to all his posts, warned the garrisons and encouraged the men. In the attack he rescued two of his men who had been captured, plus bombed and silenced an enemy machine-gun...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Hermies, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: III.B.5.
Reese Sr., Donald Francis b. September 4, 1951 d. September 18, 2003 Professional Football Player. As a player with Jackson State, he was drafted 26th overall in 1974. Reese played for the Miami Dolphins from 1974 to 1976, New Orleans from 1978 to 1980, and the San Diego Chargers in 1981. He played a total of 88 games in his career. He was later inducted into the Jackson State Hall of Fame. (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!
Farrar, Ernest b. July 7, 1885 d. September 18, 1918 Composer. Like many British musicians of his generation he drew inspiration from folk sources, though in form and color his music has a closer affinity with the French school. His best works include "Vagabond Songs" (1910), the tone poem "The Forsaken Merman" (1914), and the lovely symphonic suite "English Pastoral Impressions" (1915). In 1915 Farrar was called up for World War I military service and spent three years as an officer on the Western Front. He was granted leave in the Summer of...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Ronssoy Communal Cemetery, Ronssoy, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Reynolds, Joseph Smith b. November 3, 1839 d. September 18, 1911 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Reynolds enlisted in the Union Army on October 19, 1861 at the age of twenty-three with a high school education. He rose through the ranks of the 64th Illinois Infantry Regiment and the Yates Sharpshooters from second lieutenant to first lieutenant, captain, major, and lieutenant colonel. He fought in seventeen Civil War battles, was wounded three times, and took part in Sherman's March to the Sea. On July 11, 1865, he was breveted brigadier general "...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Plot: Ridge Section, Lot 403
Wistar, Isaac Jones b. November 14, 1827 d. September 18, 1905 Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer and prospector in California, when he returned to his home state to enlist in the Union Army. There he raised a group of volunteers and was elected Captain of a unit in the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry. Promoted Colonel of the 71st Pennsylvania in November 1861, he participated in the Peninsular Campaign, Battle of Seven Pines and was wounded at the Battle of Antietam. After healing from his wounds, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
MacDonald, George b. December 10, 1824 d. September 18, 1905 Author. Born in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, the son of a farmer, he studied at the University of Aberdeen, moved to London and worked as a tutor, then studied at Highbury College in North London to become a Congregational minister. In 1851 he married Louisa Powell (1822-1902), with whom he was to have six sons and five daughters. From 1850 to 1853, he was the Congregational minister at Arundel in Sussex, but resigned to concentrate on literature. In 1855, he published his first book, a poetic drama...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) English Cemetery, Bordighera, Provincia di Imperia, Liguria, Italy