Radner, Gilda b. June 28, 1946 d. May 20, 1989 Actress, Comedienne. She gained wide fame in the mid-1970s as an original cast member of television's hit comedy series, "Saturday Night Live" (SNL). Born Gilda Susan Radner in Detroit, Michigan, to Henrietta Dworkin Radner, a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman who operated Detroit's Seville Hotel, where many nightclub performers and actors stayed when performing in the city. Radner attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, dropping out in her senior year to follow her...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Ovarian cancer Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Just to the right of the center of the cemetery, near a small ornamental tree and in front of a small shrub surrounded by a small circle of stones.
Henry VIII b. June 28, 1491 d. January 28, 1547 King of England. Lord (later King) of Ireland, and claimant to the Kingdom of France. The son of King Henry VII, he became Prince of Wales upon the death of his elder brother Arthur and for political reasons married his brother's wife Catherine of Aragon. He ruled from 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry was known personally to be attractive, educated and accomplished, but as a ruler to be ruthless and extravagant. He ruled with absolute power and his wars and expenditures depleted the English...[Read More] (Bio by: Vincent Astor) St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England Plot: Quire
Morita, Pat (Noriyuki) b. June 28, 1932 d. November 24, 2005 Actor. Born in northern California to migrant fruit pickers, he spent most of his early years in the hospital with spinal tuberculosis. He later recovered only to be sent to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arizona during World War II. For years, he played small and sometimes demeaning roles in such films as "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and TV series such as "The Odd Couple" and "Green Acres." His first breakthrough came with "Happy Days," and he followed with his own brief series, "Mr. T...[Read More] (Bio by: Garak) Cause of death: Kidney failure Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, His body was cremated and ashes given to the family. Most likely his wife Evelyn Lousie Guerrerro Morita
Rodgers, Richard Charles b. June 28, 1902 d. December 30, 1979 Composer. He is best remembered for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II and his compositions have had a significant impact on popular music. Born into a prosperous Jewish family, his father was a physician who changed his surname from Abrahams to Rodgers. At age six he started playing the piano and was composing songs in his early teenage years After graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City, New York, he attended Columbia...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Inman, John [cremation location] b. June 28, 1935 d. March 8, 2007 Actor. Best known his role of shop assistant 'Mr Humphries' in the long-running BBC comedy "Are You Being Served?" and the follow up series "Grace & Favour". He was made famous by his catchphrase "I'm free!" In 1976 he won "Funniest Man On Television" by readers of TV Times magazine and was also named BBC TV's "Personality Of The Year". He also took part in the stage revival of "Are You Being Served?" in 2001. In later years he had returned to the theatre and starred in repertory theatre and...[Read More] (Bio by: Butterfly) Cause of death: Hepatitis A Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques b. June 28, 1712 d. July 2, 1778 Philospher, author, composer, botanist. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born into a Protestant family of watchmakers in Geneva, Switzerland. The Rousseau family was of French origin but was exiled to Switzerland because of their faith. His mother died nine days after his birth, and his father died when Jean-Jacques was ten years old. He was largely raised by his uncle, who was a Protestant pastor, and by another clergyman. His uncle apprenticed him to an engraver. At the age of 16 Jean-Jacques...[Read More] (Bio by: Tigress) The Pantheon, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Alber, Frederick b. June 28, 1838 d. September 12, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he was 24 years old when he enlisted on July 2, 1862, at Manchester, Michigan in the 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in as a Private in Company A, he would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Oregon Township Cemetery, Columbiaville, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Nettleton, John Dering b. June 28, 1917 d. July 13, 1943 Recipient of the British Victoria Cross War Medal. Nettleton served as a Wing Commander with the 44th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for service over Augsberg, Germany, on April 17, 1942. He died on July 13, 1943, when his plane was shot down and it crashed into the Bay of Biscay. (Bio by: K) Body lost at sea
Robertson, Gen. James b. June 28, 1742 d. September 1, 1814 Founder of Nashville, "Father of Tennessee." Robertson, leading a group of settlers from North Carolina to Tennessee, founded Fort Nashborough on Christmas Day of 1779. Named for Revolutionary War General Francis Nash, the name was changed in 1784 to Nashville. Robertson became well respected by the Indian tribes of Tennessee and worked to create many peace treaties with them. He is called by many historians "The Father of Tennessee." (Bio by: Evening Blues) Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Mennea, Pietro Paolo b. June 28, 1952 d. March 21, 2013 Olympic Gold Medalist. A sprinter, he set a world record in the 200 meters race, which he held for seventeen years from 1979 to 1996. Born in Barletta, Italy, he attended the Istituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica and graduated at the University of Bari in political science, law, physical education and literature. He began his long international athletics career in 1971, when he made his debut at the European Athletics Championships with a 3th place in the 4x100 Relay and a 6th place in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero Flaminio, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Family Chapel
Morgan, George b. June 28, 1924 d. July 7, 1975 Musician. Born in Waverly, Tennessee, he was a singer-guitarist referred to as the country crooner in the 1950s. In 1948, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and recorded the song "Candy Kisses" which was a number one hit on the country music Billboard charts in 1949. His other hits included "Red Roses For a Blue Lady", "Mansion Over the Hilltop", "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me" and "You're the Only Good Thing That's Happened to Me". He also hosted his own radio program and was the last person to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Crestview GPS coordinates: 36.2403488, -86.7192993 (hddd.dddd)
Bradley, CPT. Willis Winter b. June 28, 1884 d. August 27, 1954 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, US Congressman. While serving on the USS Pittsburgh he saved his ship from considerable damage be extinguishing burning material (accidental explosion) near a large powder supply (23 Jun 1917). US Representative from California, 1947-49. Official CMOH citation: For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving on the U.S.S. Pittsburgh, at the time of an accidental explosion of ammunition on that vessel. On 23 July 1917, some...[Read More] Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Section O Grave 2925 GPS coordinates: 32.4110184, -117.1458588 (hddd.dddd)
Garland, Donald Edward b. June 28, 1918 d. May 12, 1940 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ballinacor, Ireland, he served as a Sergeant Flying Officer in the 12th Squadron, Royal Air Force. On May 12, 1940, Flying Officer Garland was the pilot of a Tornado GR4 and Sergeant Thomas Gray was the observer of the leading aircraft formation of five aircraft that attacked a bridges over the Albert Canal which had not been destroyed and was allowing the enemy to advance into Belgium. As they approached the target, they met an inferno of anti-...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium Plot: 6.F.14-16.
Orr, Charles Alvin b. June 28, 1848 d. October 28, 1923 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company G, 187th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 27, 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. His citation reads "This soldier and two others, voluntarily and under fire, rescued several wounded and helpless soldiers." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA Plot: Section 12, Lot 7
Vale, Michael b. June 28, 1922 d. December 24, 2005 Actor. Best known for his portrayal of a sleepy-eyed Dunkin' Donuts baker who said "Time to make the doughnuts." Vale studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop in New York with classmates Tony Curtis, Ben Gazzara and Rod Steiger. The veteran of the Broadway stage, film and television appeared in more than 1300 TV commercials. He died of complications from diabetes. (Bio by: Bill Stevens Jr) Cremated
Room, Abram b. June 28, 1894 d. July 26, 1976 Motion Picture Director. His reputation rests on a single film, "Bed and Sofa" (1927), a surprisingly adult (for its time) study of a love triangle that results from Moscow's housing shortage. Its perceptive observations and delicate balance of comedy and drama have made it a classic of Soviet silent cinema. He also directed the USSR's first talkie, the documentary "The Five Year Plan" (1930). Abram Matveyevich Room was born in what is now Vilnius, Lithuania, of Jewish descent. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Vvedenskoe Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation Plot: Section 29