Allen, Ira [cenotaph] b. April 21, 1751 d. January 7, 1814 Revolutionary War Militia Army Officer. Brother of the famed Ethan Allen. He was originally buried in Philadelphia's Arch Street Presbyterian Cemetery, but his remains were lost when that burial ground was obliterated. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA Plot: Right Next to the Ethan Allen Monument
Owen, Steve Joseph b. April 21, 1898 d. May 17, 1964 Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach. He rose from humble beginnings as the son of Oklahoma homesteaders to become one of the most successful coaches in National Football League history. During 23 years as New York Giants coach, his teams played to a 153-108-17 record, winning two NFL championships and eight divisional titles. In 1966, two years after his death, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Among his original ideas were the A-formation offense, the umbrella defense...[Read More] Saint Patricks Cemetery, Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA
Warren, Leonard b. April 21, 1911 d. March 4, 1960 Acclaimed Baritone. One of the most dramatic events in the history of the Metropolitian Opera occurred when Leonard Warren cast as Don Carlo during the performance of forza del destino in the second act clutched his chest and pitched forward to the stage. He had suffered a massive heart attack. Later Rodolf Bing stepped before the curtain and announced, "I ask you to honor the memory of one of our greatest artist with a moment of silence". Leonard Warren was dead at 48. He was the son of Jewish...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Saint Marys Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Siegel, John Otto b. April 21, 1892 d. August 15, 1943 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Siegel served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service in World War I. His citation reads-For extraordinary heroism while serving on board the Mohawk in performing a rescue mission aboard the schooner Hjeltenaes which was in flames on 1 November 1918. Going aboard the blazing vessel, Siegel rescued 2 men from the crew's quarters and went back the third time. Immediately after he had entered...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Cornell, Don b. April 21, 1919 d. February 23, 2004 Singer. Pop vocalist and guitarist who started as a big band singer for the Sammy Kaye, Al Kavelin and Red Nichols orchestras during the 1940s, who launched a successful solo career where he charted over 20 records from 1949 to 1957, including top 10 hits like "Hold My Hand" (#2), "I'm Yours" (#3), "I'll Walk Alone" (#5) and "The Bible Tells Me So" (#7), who was honored in 1963 as one of the first stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and who was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1993. (Bio by: Butterfly) Beth David Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, USA Plot: Mausoleum
Keogh, Barbara b. April 21, 1929 d. October 25, 2005 Actress. She was born in Cheshire, England. She is best remembered for her work on television, in series such as "The Grimleys" and "Eastenders." On stage, among others, she appeared in three plays at the National, including "John Gabriel Borkman," with Ralph Richardson and Peggy Ashcroft and later came Adrian Noble's production of "The Duchess of Malfi." She also starred on the big screen, most notably in "Tai Pan," "The Virgin Soldiers," "Princess Caraboo" with Kevin Kline and cult classic "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Swaab, Jacques Michael b. April 21, 1894 d. July 7, 1963 World War I Flying Ace. He earned 10 combat victories while serving with the 22nd Aero Squadron. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of September 8, 1918, he was wounded while scoring his first three victories near Cirey-Saarburg. Having shot down a two-seater, he was about to land at a German aerodrome when he realized his mistake. Enemy fighters scrambled to intercept his SPAD XIII fighter and he shot down two Fokker D.VIIs while making his escape. On October 23, he shot...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 8, Site 263-B
Trout, Dr. Jennie Kidd Gowanlock b. April 21, 1841 d. November 10, 1921 Medical Pioneer. She was the first woman in Canada to legally become a medical doctor. Born Jennie Kidd McGowan in Wooden Mills, Kelso, Scotland, she emigrated with her parents to Canada in 1847, settling near Stratford, Ontario where they lived on a ten-acre farm. In 1860 she moved to Toronto, Canada, and attended the Normal School. Upon graduating a year later, she returned to Stratford and taught school for the next four years. In 1865 she married Edward Trout and they moved to Toronto...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Dodd, MAJ. Carl H. b. April 21, 1925 d. October 13, 1996 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. On January 30-31, 1951, Second Lieutenant Dodd led a platoon on an attack to capture an enemy position at Hill 256, Near Subuk, Korea. He led his platoon forward over hazardous terrain under heavy small-arms, mortar and artillery fire from well-camouflaged enemy emplacements. He then single-handedly charged the first hostile...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cumberland Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Lily, Laurel County, Kentucky, USA
Rahilly, Michael Joseph 'The O'Rahilly' b. April 21, 1875 d. April 28, 1916 Returning from emigration to America, he was a founder-member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Originally in favour of cancelling the Easter Rising of 1916, hetook part in the fighting in Dublin and was killed in a charge of the Volunteers from the Post Office. Yeats wrote a poem 'The O'Rahilly'in which Rahilly says 'Because I helped to wind the clock/ I come to hear it strike'. (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: Gunfire Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Mainer, Wade b. April 21, 1907 d. September 12, 2011 Musician. Called the "Grandfather of Bluegrass", he was one of the first performers to take 'mountain music' to the radio and to concert halls. Raised in western North Carolina he learned the banjo from an early age, began playing at local events, and soon joined his brother's group, 'J.E. Miner and the Mountaineers'. He was to make a name playing on WSOC, Gastonia, then with time moved on to the much larger WBT, Charlotte; Mainer's first records were cut in 1934 for RCA's Bluebird label but he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Crestwood Memorial Gardens, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Greene, John b. April 21, 1920 d. November 4, 2010 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1944 to 1950), he played at the left-guard, left-end, right-end and blocking back positions in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions. Born John Joseph Greene, he attended Kiski School (Saltsburg, Pennsylvania), and played collegiate football at the University of Michigan. Selected by Detroit during the 5th round of the 1944 NFL Draft, Greene appeared in 78 career games. Initially a lineman, Lions' head coach Gus Dorais inserted him...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Ridgway, Robert b. April 21, 1823 d. October 16, 1870 US Congressman. He attended Emory and Henry College and graduated from the University of Virginia. Ridgway studied law and became an attorney in Liberty (now Bedford). He was later employed as editor of the Bedford Sentinel, and relocated to Richmond in 1853 to assume the editor's position at the Richmond Whig. An opponent of secession, at the outbreak of the Civil War he retired to Cool Well, his estate near Amherst. He was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Whig in 1866, but was...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Ridgway family Cemetery (Amherst), Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Camus, Marcel b. April 21, 1912 d. January 13, 1982 Motion-Picture Director. He scored an international hit with his second film, "Black Orpheus" (1959). A hauntingly beautiful retelling of the Orpheus myth, shot in Brazil during Carnival, it took the top prizes at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals and won an Academy Award as Best Foreign Film. Critics briefly associated Camus with the French "New Wave" of the period, but he really had little in common with that younger group of filmakers. Camus was born in Chappes, France, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 87, Columbarium, Niche 23249
Froebel, Friedrich Wilhelm August b. April 21, 1782 d. June 21, 1852 Educator. Creator of the Kindergarten System. In 1837 he founded the Play and Activity Institute in Bad Blankenburg, Germany, changing its name to the Kindergarten ("Children's Garden") in 1840. Froebel was one of the first to use systematized play as a method to stimulate learning among the very young. (Bio by: Mr. Denardo) Schweina Cemetery, Wartburgkreis, Thüringen, Germany Plot: village of Schweina
Arnold, Eve b. April 21, 1912 d. January 4, 2012 Photographer. Out of a long career that produced roughly 750,000 pictures and saw the notables of two generations among her subjects she shall perhaps be best remembered for her iconic images of Marilyn Monroe. Born Eve Cohen to a Russian immigrant family she originally intended to study medicine but switched courses after a boyfriend gave her a camera which she taught herself to use; during World War II she ran a photo processing plant in Hoboken, New Jersey, then in 1948 studied briefly at...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Antoine Jr., Herbert Jon 'Tex' b. April 21, 1923 d. January 12, 1983 Television Personality. A TV weatherman who was untrained in meterology, he captivated viewers in television's early days with folksy ad-libs and a cartoon sidekick, the baldpated "Uncle Wethbee," whose large mustache drooped on rainy days and curled on sunny days. His humor sometimes backfired, and in 1977, after more than 10 years of forecasting at WABC-TV, he was dismissed for making a tasteless comment on a news show about a rape. (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!
Meyer, Wayne E. b. April 21, 1926 d. September 1, 2009 US Navy Rear Admiral. He is regarded as the "Father of Aegis" for his work as the US Navy's Aegis Weapon System Manager and later as the manager of the Aegis Shipbuilding Project Office. He was born in Brunswick, Missouri where his parents were livestock and grain farmer who lost their farm during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He received his primary education in a one-room schoolhouse and attended Brunswick High School, graduating in May 1943. He enlisted in the Navy's V-12 competitive...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Sec: 8, Site: 10252
O'Neal MD., John William Crapster b. April 21, 1821 d. April 24, 1913 Civil War Medical Figure. Receiving his medical credentials from the University of Maryland in 1844, this native of Fairfax County, Virginia migrated north, and ultimately established a respected medical practice in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On the first three days of July 1863, the battle of Gettysburg interrupted and traumatized this region, and when the aggression ceased, untold deaths and casualties lay in its wake. In the face of real or imagined allegations that he was a "Southern...[Read More] (Bio by: Stonewall) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Ferrari, William b. April 21, 1901 d. September 10, 1962 Academy Award Winning Art Director. He shared the 1945 Oscar with Cedric Gibbons, Paul Huldschinsky, and Edwin B. Willis, for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, for the 1944 Black and White film "Gaslight." He also won an Oscar in 1956 for the 1953 film series, "You Are There" for Best Art Direction, and was nominated along with Jack Mills, Henry Grace, George W. Davis, Addison Hehr, and Don Greenwood Jr., for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration on "How The West Was Won" in 1962. His other...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 564, Space 1