Rocco, Louis Richard b. November 19, 1938 d. October 31, 2002 Medal Of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War. In 1970, Rocco was a Sergeant First Class (SFC) when he volunteered to accompany a medical evacuation team on an urgent mission to evacuate eight critically wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam personnel. The helicopter he was riding in became the target of intense enemy automatic weapons fire. The aircraft was forced down, fracturing Rocco's wrist and hip and severely bruising his back.Ignoring his injuries, he extracted the survivors from the...[Read More] Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Section AI Site 549 GPS coordinates: 29.4762993, -98.4328995 (hddd.dddd)
Palade, Dr. George Emil b. November 19, 1912 d. October 7, 2008 Physician, research scientist, and Nobel laureate. He performed pioneering study and essentially invented the modern field of cell biology, using electron microscopy and cell fractionation to map the internal structure of cells. Born and raised in Romania, where his father was a university professor, he received his M.D. from the University of Bucharest in 1940, then moved to the United States in 1946 for further study at New York University. Dr Palade was professor at the Rockefeller...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
McGonagle, William Loren b. November 19, 1925 d. March 3, 1999 Arab-Israeli War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he served as a US Navy Commander, in command of the technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5). On June 8, 1967, while sailing in in international waters, off the Sinai Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, the USS Liberty was attacked without warning by Israeli jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats. Badly wounded in the attack, Commnader McGonagle remained at his battle station and continued to exercise firm...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34, Lot 208 map grid U/V 11
Pontecorvo, Gillo b. November 19, 1919 d. October 12, 2006 Motion Picture Director. His fame rests on the classic "The Battle of Algiers" (1966), a powerful, objective chronicle of the Algerian revolt against French rule in the 1950s. It centers on the urban guerrilla warfare between France's colonial forces and the militant National Liberation Front, and the civilians who are victimized by the cycle of escalating terrorist acts and reprisals. Pontecorvo shot the film in a semi-documentary fashion using non-professional actors, and the tone is...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Walbrook, Anton b. November 19, 1896 d. August 9, 1967 Actor. Born in Austria, he started performing in German film serials in the 1920s and early 1930s, before settling in the United Kingdom. He made his American film debut in the RKO Pictures' "The Soldier and His Lady" (1937), followed by "Sixty Glorious Years" (1938). His other film credits included "Gaslight" (1939), "49th Parallel" (1941), "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943), "The Red Shoes" (1948) and "I Accuse" (1957). He died in Hampstead, London England. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St John-at-Hampstead Churchyard, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Monaghan, Patrick H. b. November 19, 1843 d. October 22, 1917 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company F, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads "Recapture of colors of 7th New York Heavy Artillery." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Josephs Cemetery, Girardville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Guard, Dave b. November 19, 1934 d. March 22, 1991 Folk Singer. He was considered to be a very important figure of the folk music scene of both the 1950s and 1960s. He was a member of the folk musical group, the 'Kingston Trio' (with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane) that was formed in 1956, in Palo Alto, California. The group were together until 1967 when they disbanded to work on other projects, but Guard left in 1961 to form another band. The 'Kingston Trio' recorded on such labels as, Capitol, Folk Era, Silverwolf, Pair, Collector's Choice Music...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Cockburn, MAJ. Hampden Zane Churchill b. November 19, 1867 d. July 12, 1913 British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Toronto Canada, at the outbreak of African Boer War in 1899, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Dragoons and was commissioned a Lieutenant. On November 7, 1900, during the Battle of Liliefontein at Komati River, South Africa, he was in command of a rearguard for a column of troops. They suddenly were attacked by a overwhelming number of Boers trying to capture artillery pieces under their protection. In preventing the capture, he was wounded and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint James Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: Hill A. Section S 1/2. Lot 11 Far East side of the Cemetery
Devereux, Robert b. November 19, 1566 d. February 25, 1601 Earl of Essex. Royal Favorite. Born the son of Walter Devereux, first Earl of Essex, and his wife, Lettice Knollys, at Netherwood, Herefordshire, England. He was nine when he inherited the earldom on his father's death. At twelve he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. His mother's second husband was the Earl of Leicester who was a favorite of Queen which placed young Essex in good position for a career at court. Essex was presented at court in 1584, and within three years became himself a...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Hunter, Joe (Joseph E.) b. November 19, 1927 d. February 3, 2007 Pianist. A three-time Grammy winner with the Funk Brothers, Motown Records' first in-house session band. Hunter's keyboard work was featured on several of Motown's chart-topping hits, including Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and "Come and Get These Memories", and Marvin Gaye's "Pride and Joy". He and the other Funk Brothers were featured in a documentary, "Standing In the Shadows of Motown". Its soundtrack won Hunter and the Funk Brothers two Grammy awards in 2003, which were...[Read More] (Bio by: GoldBootGA) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Whitlam, Margaret Elaine b. November 19, 1919 d. March 17, 2012 Prime Minister's Spouse. Margaret Elaine Whitlam was a prominent Australian in her own right, as well as the wife of former Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam. She was a published author, renowned social worker and former champion swimmer. She married Gough Whitlam, a Royal Australian Air Force officer, on Apr. 27, 1942, at St Michael's Church of England, Vaucluse, NSW. They had four children; Nicholas, Tony, Stephen and Catherine. Upon Gough Whitlam's election as Prime Minister...[Read More] (Bio by: Rebecca McIntosh) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Private cremation and a public memorial service.
Decoteau, Alex b. November 19, 1887 d. October 30, 1917 Olympic Athlete. A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he was known as 'The Champion Runner of Alberta.' Born of Aboriginal descent he was considered one of Canada's best distance runners of his time, becoming an Olympic athlete, first police officer in the Province of Alberta, and a War Hero all before his 30th birthday. At a very young age he turned to sports, and excelled mainly in running while attending school. He later moved to Alberta to live with his sister and her husband, a...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Plot: XI. A. 28.
Haza, Ofra b. November 19, 1957 d. February 23, 2000 Acclaimed Singer. Fondly remembered as one of Israel's greatest singers. Ofra came from Hatikva, a poor part of Tel Aviv. From there she rose to be one of Israel's few International known singers. In 1983, she represented Israel in the Eurovision song contest. The song "Chai" was awarded second place. She also performed at the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize award presentation in Oslo, Norway. Ofra had a great hit with the song "Im Nin Alu." Her album 'Shaday' sold over a million copies world wide. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Phil) Yarkon Cemetery, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Tinning, Jonathan b. November 19, 1979 d. March 24, 1980 Victim of infanticide. One of nine siblings murdered by their mother, Mary Beth Tinning. She got away with it for years, using SIDS as a ruse. Finally caught , she was convicted in July of 1987 and sentenced to twenty years to life. She is still incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY. The case is the subject of a 1989 book by Joyce Egginton entitled "From Cradle to Grave." Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
López Moctezuma, Carlos b. November 19, 1909 d. July 14, 1980 Actor. He was born in Mexico D.F. Often, he played villains and appeared in more than 200 films become one of the most known faces of mexican cinema. Among others, he played in "Los Dos Cadetes" (1938), "La Casa del Ogro" (1939), "El Muerto Murió" (1939), "El Fantasma de Medianoche" (1940), "El Conde de Montecristo" (1942), "El Peñón de las Ánimas" (1943), "Sota, Caballo y Rey" (1944), "Las Mañanitas" (1948), "Crimen y Castigo" (1951), "El Ojo de Cristal" (1956), "Cielito Lindo" (1957), "La Má...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Johnston, SPC. Donald Ray b. November 19, 1947 d. March 21, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Johnston distinguished himself while serving as a mortarman with Company D, at a fire support base in Tay Ninh Province. Sp4c. Johnston's company was in defensive positions when it came under a devastating rocket and mortar attack. Under cover of the bombardment, enemy sappers broke through the defensive perimeter and began hurling...[Read More] Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Plot: E, 43-A
Sparks, Ned b. November 19, 1883 d. April 3, 1957 Canadian character actor. He is mostly remembered for his supporting roles in a number of stage shows and films during the 1920s and 1930s, especially in comedy roles. Born Edward Arthur Sparkman in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, he attended the University of Toronto, dropping out to go prospecting for gold during the Alaskan Gold Rush at the turn of the century. He ended up in Dawson Creek, Alaska, working in a honky-tonk bar, singing for his pay. He then worked on the Canadian railroad for a...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Intestinal blockage Victor Valley Memorial Park, Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Utley, Garrick b. November 19, 1939 d. February 20, 2014 Television Journalist. A longtime anchor for "NBC News," he covered the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia the 1973 Yom Kippur war, interviewed the Nazi leader Albert Speer in 1976, reported on the Cold War from Berlin and Moscow, interviewed the dissident physicist Andrei D. Sakharov in 1987 as he emerged from years of internal exile, covered the summit of US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail S. Gorbachev in 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall that same year and the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mikhail b. November 19, 1859 d. January 28, 1935 Composer. He studied under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who remained a strong influence on his conservative, folk-inflected style. The one Ippolitov-Ivanov work still heard today is his orchestral suite "Caucasian Sketches" (1894). He was director of the Moscow Conservatory from 1905 to 1924 and principal conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre from 1925 until his death. (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation