Gable, Clark b. February 1, 1901 d. November 16, 1960 Actor. Born under the name William Clark Gable, his early life was ordinary, unhappy and confusing. Two towns claim him as a native son, Cadiz, Ohio and Meadville, Pennsylvania. His mother died when he was but a few months of age. He attended the Hopedale Schoolhouse in Hopedale, Ohio, which then was both a grammar and high school housed in the same building located on a hilltop directly behind the family residence. With his family, William attended Hopedale Methodist Church where his father...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Trust
Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich b. February 1, 1931 d. April 23, 2007 Russian President. He is best remembered in the west for his standing on a Soviet tank in August 1991 to personally stop an attempted coup of the Soviet government by pro-communist military hardliners. He was the first freely elected President of Russian Federation, and helped Russia move in transition from dictatorship and a communist economy towards democracy and a capitalistic economy. He was born Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin into a peasant family in the Sverdlovsk region of the USSR. As a...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Hemsley, Sherman b. February 1, 1938 d. July 24, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television comedy series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC television comedy series "Amen." Born Sherman Alexander Hemsley, he dropped out of high school and joined the US Air Force, serving for 4 years. After his enlistment was completed, he returned to Philadelphia, working for the US Post Office and attending night classes at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He moved to New York...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Plot: Section M1, plot 73
Ford (Feeney), John M. b. February 1, 1894 d. August 31, 1973 American Director. Born John Martin Feeney, he directed nearly 150 films in a career that spanned more than 50 years and is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all-time. He is best known for his Westerns and for pioneering the 'long shot' and location shooting. Ford, who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during combat, won four Academy Awards for Best Director for 'The Informer' (1935), 'The...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Cancer Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: M, L304, 5
Lee, Brandon b. February 1, 1965 d. March 31, 1993 Actor. Born to Bruce Lee, creator of the Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts, and the German born American Linda Lee Emery in Oakland, California. The Lee family moved to Hong Kong in 1971 where the senior Lee made several films and Brandon became fluent in Cantonese. With his father's death in 1973, the family returned to the United States. Brandon attended the Chadwick School until he was expelled for insubordination. After attaining a GED, he enrolled in Emerson College in Boston before...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 276, Grave 2, SE GPS coordinates: 47.6333008, -122.3158035 (hddd.dddd)
Shea, George Beverly b. February 1, 1909 d. April 16, 2013 Gospel Singer, composer and soloist. He was best known for his association with Evangelist Billy Graham. He was nominated 10 times for a Grammy Award. In 1966 Shea received a Grammy award for the Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording (Musical). George Beverly Shea was presented with the Lifetime achievement award by the Grammy Association in 2011. In 1978 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. He was then inducted into the Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame in...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert C. Peurifoy) Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
James (Johnson), Rick (James) b. February 1, 1948 d. August 6, 2004 Singer, Songwriter, Musician. Grammy Award-winning R&B and Funk entertainer who attained international stardom in the early 1980s with his hit song "Super Freak." His other hits include "You and I," "Bustin' Out," "Ebony Eyes," "Mary Jane," "Fire and Desire" (with Teena Marie), and "Give It to Me Baby." (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Buckles, Frank Woodruff b. February 1, 1901 d. February 27, 2011 United States World War I Soldier. The last United States veteran of World War I. He enlisted at the age of 16 in 1917 and served until 1920. He was stationed in England and France where he drove ambulances. In the 1940s he was a civilian employee of a shipping company in the Philippines when the Japanese seized control of the islands. He was held prisoner by the Japanese for three years. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34 Site 579-A
Matthews, Stanley b. February 1, 1915 d. February 23, 2000 Sir Stanley Matthews is generally regarded as one of the greatest footballers ('soccer players') of all time. He made his debut for Stoke City F.C. in 1932 at the age of 17 and after 710 appearances for Stoke and Blackpool, and 54 for England, he retired in 1965 at the age of 50. He was known as "the wizard of the dribble" and in 1965 became the first footballer to be honored with a knighthood (although he was more proud of the fact that during his 33 year career he was never cautioned by a...[Read More] Cause of death: Natural causes Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
MacGregor, Rob Roy b. February 1, 1671 d. December 28, 1734 Folk Figure. Born Raibert Ruadh M'Gregor at Glengyle, at the head of Loch Katrine, the third son of Donald of Glengyle, a clan chieftain, and Margaret Campbell. He married Mary Helen MacGregor of Comar in Glenarklet in 1693. Records name four sons; James, Ranald, Coll; and Robin Oig, or Young Rob. Although Rob was a clan war chief he was never clan chief himself, but Laird of Inversnaid a position held at the sufferance of the Duke of Montrose, his patron. Rob followed the respectable career of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Balquhidder Church Cemetery, Balquhidder, Stirling, Scotland
Plechavicius, Gen. Povilas b. February 1, 1890 d. December 10, 1973 Lithuanian General. He led the overthrow of the left-wing Lithuanian government of President Kazys Grinius in December, 1926. Plechavicius was a 1914 graduate of the Cavalry Academy of Moscow, and a 1926 graduate of the Staff Academy of Prague. A staunch anti-Communist, he led Lithuanian forces against the Bolsheviks, Bermondists, and Poles as company and battalion commander at the end of World War I, in the wars for Lithuanian independence. He was a recipient of the highest Lithuanian...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) Saint Casimir Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 29, Lot 152, Grave 2.
MacDonagh, Thomas b. February 1, 1878 d. May 3, 1916 Irish nationalist revolutionary. Teacher and writer. Signatory to the Proclamation of the Republic. Commanded Jameson's distillery during the Easter 1916 rising. One of fourteen leaders of the uprising to be court-marshalled and executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Jail(a further 75 were condemned but reprieved). Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Childers, Ernest 'Chief' b. February 1, 1918 d. March 17, 2005 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Childers served as a Second Lieutenant, United States Army, 45th Infantry Division. Childers was awarded his Medal of Honor for action at Oliveto, Italy, on September 22, 1943, during World War II. Childers citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action on 22 September 1943, at Oliveto, Italy. Although 2d Lt. Childers previously had just...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Veterans Field of Honor F21A
Hughes, Langston [cremation location] b. February 1, 1902 d. May 22, 1967 Renowned Poet Lauerate of African Americans. He translated the joy, pain and love of African Americans to the world. He is buried at the Schomburg Library of African American Culture in Harlem. (Bio by: Dianne Washington) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Other, Ashes located under the floor, beneath an engraving of one of his famed poems within the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.
Porter, David b. February 1, 1780 d. March 3, 1843 US and Mexican Naval Officer. He served in the US Navy from 1798 until 1825 and in the Mexican Navy from 1826 until 1829. His first tour, after enlisting, was as a midshipman on board the frigate USS Constellation in which he participated in the capture of the French ship L'Insurgente during the Quasi-War (or Undeclared War) with France in 1799. He then served at the rank of 1st lieutenant of on board the schooner USS Experiment and later in command of USS Amphitheatre. During the First Barbary...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section CC, Lot 222
Pal, George b. February 1, 1908 d. May 2, 1980 Motion Picture Director. Considered a legend in the motion picture industry as a producer, director, and special-effects pioneer, he produced the 1953 science fiction classic "The War of the Worlds." In 1960, he directed the sci-fi classic "The Time Machine," and later the innovative fantasy "Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964). (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section H, Lot 691, Grave 1 GPS coordinates: 33.9907799, -118.3836136 (hddd.dddd)
Colvin, Hugh b. February 1, 1887 d. September 16, 1962 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Burnley, Lancashire, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. During an attack on a German positions at Ypres, Belgium on September 16, 1917, when all the other officers of his company had become casualties, Second Lieutenant Colvin took command. Under heavy fire, he went with only two men to a dug-out, entered it alone and brought out 14 prisoners. He then proceeded to clear other dug-outs, alone or with only...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Small, Edward b. February 1, 1891 d. January 25, 1977 Motion Picture Producer. A former actor and talent agent, he began producing films in 1924. He formed Reliance Pictures in 1932 and Edward Small Productions in 1938. Working with moderate budgets and talent borrowed from other studios, he oversaw a number of commercially successful films, including "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1934), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939), "Raw Deal" (1948), and "Kansas City Confidential" (1952). He reached a peak of prestige...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: New Beth Olam Mausoleum, Corridor T-1, Crypt 1046 A.