Stoker, Bram (Abraham) b. November 8, 1847 d. April 20, 1912 Author. He is best known for his 1897 horror novel "Dracula", which established the popular modern day legend of the fictional 'vampire" of the title. Educated at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, he served there as President of the Philosophical Society and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in 1870 and 1875, respectively. In 1878, he was selected by famed Shakespearian actor Henry Irving to manage London, England's Lyceum Theatre; he would hold that position until the theater's closure in...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, Greater London, England Plot: East Columbarium
Ingalls, Caroline Lake b. December 12, 1839 d. April 20, 1924 Folk and literary figure. Born the fifth of seven children of Henry and Charlotte Tucker Quiner in Brookfield, Wisconsin. At sixteen, she started as a teacher, but married Charles Ingalls in February of 1860 effectively ending her career. She followed her husband through numerous moves and settled in more than half a dozen homes before she extracted a promise from her husband that their next move would be their last. The family settled in Dakota Territory on Silver Lake outside what would...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) De Smet Cemetery, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Mundell, Walter L. b. August 4, 1836 d. April 20, 1900 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1861. Before War's end, he had served as a Corporal in both the 3rd and 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantries and had been wounded twice. On April 6, 1865, he captured a Confederate Battle Flag at the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Ridge Cemetery, Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
Wessel, Dick b. April 20, 1913 d. April 20, 1965 Actor. Born in Wisconsin, he appeared in over 270 films between 1935 and 1966. His movie credits included "Fury" (1936), "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "An American in Paris" (1951), "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" (1953) and "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956). He also appeared on television in "Peter Gunn", "Lawman", "The Twilight Zone", "The Fugitive" and 33 episodes of "Riverboat". (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Section Ps-3 Lot 370e GPS coordinates: 32.4136581, -117.1467209 (hddd.dddd)
Durbin, Deanna b. December 4, 1921 d. April 20, 2013 Entertainer. She made her mark within the industry as both an actress and singer during the 1930s and 1940s, prior to marrying and retiring to France. Born Edna Mae Durbin, she was raised in Southern California. Singing came naturally to her as a youth and after catching the attention of a talent scout, she was cast at the age of fourteen in the short "Every Sunday" (1936) and shared the bill with Judy Garland. Deanna was considered for playing the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Cantinflas (Fortino Mario Moreno Reyes) b. August 12, 1911 d. April 20, 1993 Actor, Comedian. Known universally by the name "Cantinflas," Charlie Chaplin referred to him as the 'funniest man in the world.' He was the second of 15 brothers born to a poor family. In his youth he had to work as a shoemaker, cab driver, bull fighter and on occasions had to help his father, a mailman, deliver the mail. He began to study Medicine in order to please his family but promptly left it behind. He was in the military and a professional boxer before trying his hand as a dancer and...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: With ashes of his wife, Valentina Ivanova.
Hollett, William 'Flash' b. April 13, 1911 d. April 20, 1999 Professional Hockey Player. A native of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, he played the position of Defense for teams in the International Hockey League (IHL), National Hockey League (NHL), and the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL). At 5'11", and 180lbs, Hollett played for the Syracuse Stars from 1932 to 1933, and 1935 to 1936, Buffalo Bisons from 1933 to 1934, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1933 to 1936, Ottawa Senators from 1933 to 1934, Boston Cubs from 1935 to 1936, Boston Bruins from 1935 to 1944...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Scott, Rachel Joy b. August 5, 1981 d. April 20, 1999 Rachel Joy Scott was the third of five children born to Darrell Scott and Beth Nimmo. She was an aspiring actress and writer. Rachel was the first victim to be shot at the Columbine High School Massacre, killed by Eric Harris. She was shot while eating lunch with a friend on the lawn outside the library. She is the inspiration of "Rachel's Challenge". Rachel's Challenge is a nationwide school outreach program that helps prevent teen violence. She was awarded the 2001 National Kindness...[Read More] (Bio by: Amanda Bishop Burns) Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA Plot: Columbine Memorial Garden
Kretsinger, George b. June 20, 1844 d. April 20, 1906 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in the Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery, Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery, being mustered in on August 29l 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action on May 22, 1863 during the campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi, with his citation reading "Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works." During the Union assaults on...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Celan, Paul b. November 23, 1920 d. April 20, 1970 Poet. His original name is Paul Antschel. He was born in Czernovitz, in Romania. Because of his jewish origin, in the 2nd World War he was interned to a Nazi labor camp, from where he escaped to the Red Army. In 1945 he started to publish translations. (He spoke several languages, including German, Romanian, Russian, French.) As a translator, he brought out works from writers such as Paul Valéry, Michaux, Mandelstam etc. His own collected poems was published at first in 1947, but just his...[Read More] (Bio by: Apats) Cimetière de Thiais, Thiais, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
Weinstein, Jack b. October 18, 1928 d. April 20, 2006 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 24th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 19, 1951 in the vicinity of Kumson, Korea. His widow Nancy Weinstein was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads: Sergeant Jack Weinstein distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Wheeler Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA Plot: Row 5
Rood, Rick 'Ravishing Rick' b. December 7, 1958 d. April 20, 1999 Professional Wrestler. He was one of Professional Wrestling's biggest and brightest stars. Rood was the AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion from June 11, 1984 to July 22, 1984, AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion with King Kong Bundy from October 8, 1984 to October 22, 1984, NWA Southern (Florida) Heavyweight Champion (2x)from January 16, 1985 to April 10, 1985 and from July 21, 1985 to October 2, 1985, NWA (Florida)United States Tag-Team Champion with Jesse Barr from April 16, 1985 to May 1985, NWA...[Read More] (Bio by: Miss Hildy) Cause of death: Heart attack Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, USA