Wisden, John b. September 5, 1826 d. April 5, 1884 English cricketer. Born at Brighton, the son of a builder who died when the boy was in his teens, Wisden began his cricket career whilst helping the wicket-keeper, Tom Box, to run his pub. He made his debut for Sussex aged only eighteen, and went on to average ten wickets a game. In the second innings of the South v North game at Lord's in 1850, he clean-bowled all ten wickets. His greatest achievements as a batsman were in 1850, when he scored 100 against Kent at Tunbridge Wells, and in 1855...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Lajoie, Napoleon 'Larry' b. September 5, 1874 d. February 7, 1959 Baseball Hall of Famer. Considered by many to be the greatest hitter prior to Ty Cobb. Lajoie played 21 seasons for the Philadelpia Phillies, Philadelphia A's and Cleveland Indians. He played in 2,480 games accumulation 3,242 hits, 83 home runs, and 1,599 runs batted in. His career batting average was .338. He led the league in batting average five times and four time in hits. He was a versitile player in the field and while playing the large majority of his games at second base he also played...[Read More] (Bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 70, Space 4
Miles, Buddy b. September 5, 1947 d. February 26, 2008 Musician. Born George Allen Miles Jr., he was a drummer and vocalist who performed with some of the greatest names in music for over four decades. He was best known for his collaboration with guitarist Jimi Hendrix and bassest Billy Cox for the group "Band of Gypsys" in 1969. He was a founding member of the 1960s band "Electric Flag" and fronted his own group, "The Buddy Miles Express" which had the hit single "Them Changes". During his career he recorded more than 70 albums and performed with...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska
Hackett, James K. b. September 5, 1869 d. November 8, 1926 Actor. A classical stage actor, director, and silent film star, Hackett played the dual leading roles in the 1913 film version of "The Prisoner of Zenda". The son of the celebrated American Shakespearean actor, James H. Hackett, who had been a favorite of both Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln, he was born in Wolfe Island, Canada, and had initially studied law at the City College of New York. His outstanding acting talent soon became evident in college theatricals, however, and he embarked on a...[Read More] (Bio by: Nikita Barlow) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Myosotis Plot, Sections 82, 83
Orth, Albert Lewis b. September 5, 1872 d. October 8, 1948 Major League Baseball Player. Nickname "Smiling Al" and "The Curveless Wonder", he began pitching with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1895 until 1901. He went to the Washington Senators for the 1902 and into the 1903 season when he was traded to the New York Highlanders. His winningest season was with the Highlanders in 1906 with 27 wins which led the league that season. Over his 15 year career, he went 204-189 and completed 324 of the 394 games he started with 31 shutouts. (Bio by: Robert) Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
Shuster, Frank b. September 5, 1916 d. January 13, 2002 Comedian. He is best known as the quieter half of the Canadian comedy duo "Wayne (Johnny Wayne) and Shuster," who appeared on Canadian radio and television for over 5 decades, and was probably the most successful show business partnership in Canadian history. They would often base their comic sketches on contemporary events, trends and television programs. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of a movie projectionist who reportedly learned to read by watching movie screens. He and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Holy Blossom Memorial Park, Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Delmar, Kenny b. September 5, 1910 d. July 14, 1984 Radio and Television Cartoon Actor. He is best remembered for creating the windbag character 'Senator Beauregard Claghorn' on the Fred Allen's radio program "Allen's Alley" and it became a primary inspiration for the Warner Brothers cartoon character 'Foghorn Leghorn'. Born Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard on September 5, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City, New York as an infant after his parents separated. His mother, Evelyn Delmar, was a vaudevillian who toured the country...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Forbes, John b. September 5, 1707 d. March 11, 1759 British Army Officer. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1710 or 1719, Forbes served as a Brigadier General or Commander in His Majesty's forces during the French and Indian Wars. He commanded the 1757 expedition against Fort Duquesne. Along the way to the fort he built "Forbes Road" a wagon road that cut across the Alleghenies and was later a chief highway of Western immigration. In 1758 the French surrendered to Forbes and the settlement of Fort Duquesne was later changed to Fort Pitt, which is...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Inside the Church.
Thomas, Frank b. September 5, 1913 d. September 8, 2004 Legendary Disney Animator. In 1934, he joined Walt Disney Studios and quickly rose through the artistic ranks. He did his first animation for the short "Mickey's Elephant" in 1936 and another Mickey Mouse short, "The Brave Little Tailor," in 1938. Although he did noteworthy animation in various shorts, he is primarily known for his work on the Disney features, starting with his animation of the Seven Dwarfs in "Snow White." He shared the animation of the title characters in "Pinocchio" 1940 and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Leverette, William L. b. September 5, 1913 d. April 7, 2003 World War II American Fighter Ace. As a major in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, he was one of only two American pilots to shoot down seven aircraft in a single encounter with the enemy. He ended the war with a total of eleven victories, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. (Bio by: Dennis Alan Deel) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 66, Site 4242-A
Cage, John b. September 5, 1912 d. August 12, 1992 Composer. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was a piano player with an avant-garde approach composing pieces for percussion groups which pushed the boundaries of music. He was most noted for composing the piano piece titled "4' 33" (1952). His other works included "Imaginary Landscape #3" (1942), "Variations I and II" (1958) and "Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras" (1981). He became known outside the art world in the 1960s as an influence on pop culture and rock music and continued to lecture...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Stroke Cremated, Ashes scattered, scattered in Stony Point, NY at the Gate Hill Cooperative
Hassett, John Aloysius b. September 5, 1911 d. August 23, 1997 Major League Baseball Player. Outfielder and first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1936-1938, the Boston Bees from 1939-1941 and the New York Yankees in 1942. He played in the World Series that year that lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in three games and got three hits scoring one run and driving in two. In his career, he batted .292 with 1,026 hits and 12 home runs. (Bio by: Robert) Garden of Memories Cemetery and Mausoleum, Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Date (Masamune), Masamune (Date) Tojiro b. September 5, 1567 d. August 24, 1636 Japanese Samurai Leader. Date, who lost his right eye due to smallpox during his childhood, affectionately became known as the "one-eyed dragon" for his valor in battle. He established a dynasty that earned him recognition as one of the three most powerful feudal lords during the shogun period. In addition to his military skills and progressive administration, he was also an artist and a scholar open to new ideas. His mausoleum was burned during bombing raids in 1945 and was reconstructed...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: oesophagical cancer Zuihoden Mausoleum, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Anderson Jr., Alexander b. September 5, 1920 d. October 22, 2010 Cartoonist. Best remembered as the creator of the cartoon characters "Rocky and Bullwinkle". In 1938 he began his career in animation working with his uncle Paul Terry at New York's Terrytoons, the studio that turned out "Mighty Mouse", "Heckle and Jeckle", and other theatrical shorts. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he returned to Terrytoons to work full time in 1946. Anderson pitched the idea of producing cartoons for the budding television market, but when Terry rejected it...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: 67G