Tryon, Tom (Thomas) b. January 14, 1926 d. September 4, 1991 Actor. He was a versatile performer best known for playing the title role as a Catholic priest in the film "The Cardinal" (1963) and for the lead character on the Walt Disney TV series "Texas John Slaughter" (1958 to 1961). He appeared in many epic films to include "Three Violet People" (1956), "Psycho" (1960), "The Longest Day" (1962) and "In Harm's Way" (1965). His television credits include "Frontier", "Wagon Train", "The Restless Gun", "The Big Valley" and "The Virginian". After retiring...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Lobo, Baltasar b. February 22, 1910 d. September 4, 1993 Sculptor. Born in Zamora, Spain, Lobo moved in 1939 to Paris, where he met and was influenced by fellow expatriate Picasso, among other artists. He was best known for his depictions of motherhood. Although Lobo remained in France, he was honored in his native country by awards like the Premio Nacional de las Artes Plásticas. The Museo Baltasar Lobo was opened in Zamoro in his honor. (Bio by: NatalieMaynor) Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Hutchins, Johnnie David b. August 4, 1922 d. September 4, 1943 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Seaman First Class, US Navy on board a landing ship tanker, the USS LST-473. During a landing assault at Lae, New Guinea, on September 4, 1943, his vessel was under enemy fire from shore batteries and aerial bombardment when a torpedo bore down on the ship. The helmsman was dislodged by a bomb blast and Seaman Hutchins was mortally wounded. Fully aware of the dire situation, he grasped the wheel and with his last strength...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 29.5750999, -96.3359985 (hddd.dddd)
Selmon, Lee Roy b. October 20, 1954 d. September 4, 2011 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1976 to 1984), he played at the right defensive-end and right defensive-tackle positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Eufaula High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma. While with the Sooners, he distinguished himself by earning the Outland Trophy for College Football's Best Interior Lineman (1975) and the Lombardi Award for College Football's Best...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Trice Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 126 West, Lot 29, Block 3.
Long, Stephen Harriman b. December 30, 1784 d. September 4, 1864 United States Army Officer, Explorer. Born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, he entered the United States Army as a Lieutenant in the Engineers Corps in 1814 and was transferred to the Topographical Engineers as a Major in 1816. From 1818 to 1823, he supervised the surveying of the West following the Lewis and Clark Expedition between Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel in 1824, he was the chief surveyor for most of the railroads in western America, 1827 to 1837...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Orsatti, Ernie (Ernest) b. September 8, 1902 d. September 4, 1968 Major League Baseball Player. He was an oufielder for the St. Louis Cardinals for nine years and the father of legendary Hollywood stuntman and coordinator by the same name. The elder Orsatti grew up in Los Angeles, was a boxer and auto racer and enjoyed being on the Buster Keaton movie lot before entering baseball. He made his debut in 1927, hitting .315 in 27 games. In 1928, he again was a backup, batting .304 in 27 games. He got his chance the following year and hit .332 with 21 doubles in...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Giardello, Joey b. July 16, 1930 d. September 4, 2008 Professional Boxer. Born Carmine Orlando Tilelli, he began his career as a middleweight Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based fighter in 1948. On December 7, 1963, at age 33, he won the World Middleweight Championship title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Dick Tiger. He successfully defended the title against Rubin "Hurricane" Carter before losing it to Tiger in late 1965. He retired in 1967, with a record of 101 wins, 25 losses, 7 draws and 33 knockouts. In 1993, he was inducted into the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Tetley (Tetzlaff), Walter Campbell b. June 2, 1915 d. September 4, 1975 Voice Actor, he was best known as the voice of the cartoon character, Sherman, from "Peabody's Improbable History", a part of the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." Tetley, born Walter Campbell Tetzlaff, was famous as a voice over acter in radio, film and television. A hormonal condition prevented his voice from maturing properly, and thus he made a name for himself playing young boy parts even into middle age.He was most famous for his roles as Leroy Forrester on radio's "The Great Gildersleeve"...[Read More] (Bio by: Radio Jane) Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Martínez, Sonia (Maria Sonia) b. September 23, 1963 d. September 4, 1994 Actress. She began her career in television as the presenter of the programme "3,2,1... Contacto". Later she gained fame in children's television show "Dabadabadá", along with the entertainer Torrebruno. Sonia made her 1984 cinema debut in Gonzalo Suárez's film "Epílogo". Her credits also include "Violines y Trompetas" (1984), "Perras Callejeras" (1985), "Segunda Enseñanza" and "Los Invitados" (1987). Her career entered a decline after 1985 when a magazine featured photographs of her naked on...[Read More] (Bio by: Patxi) Cementerio de Fuencarral, Fuencarral, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Plot: Cuartel 15 Manzana 13 Letra C
Page, James O. b. August 7, 1936 d. September 4, 2004 Publisher, Author, Attorney and Dean of Modern Emergency Medical Response. He is best remembered for championing the development of improved emergency medical and fire services throughout North America. His emergency service career spanned 55 years. He initially worked as an "ambulance attendant" for $1.00 an hour. In 1957, he joined the City of Monterey Park (Calif.) Fire Department. In 1959 he moved to the Los Angeles County Fire Department where he advanced to the rank of Battalion Chief...[Read More] (Bio by: David M. Habben) Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Wyatt, James b. August 3, 1746 d. September 4, 1813 Architect. A rival of Robert Adam in the neoclassical style. At 26, he found himself a fashionable domestic architect and an associate of the Royal Academy. He designed country houses and designed London's Pantheon, Oxford Street which was demolished in 1937. His classical works were surpassed by his Gothic constructions: Fontwell Abbey, Wiltshire; Ashbridge Park, Hertfordshire: and Lee Priory, Kent. He carried out alterations at Frogmore, Windsor for Queen Charlotte, and was made Surveyor-...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: In the south Transept, now known as " Poets' Corner.
Simenon, Georges b. February 13, 1903 d. September 4, 1989 Belgian Author. Best remembered for being the creator of fictional detective, 'Inspector Maigret.' Between 1931 and 1972 he brought the detective to life in over 75 novels, and dozens of films were made. Besides the 'Inspector Maigret' series, he wrote some 425 books, which have sold more then 600 million copies worldwide. His other books include, "The Strange Case Of Peter The Lett" (1931), "The Sailors Rendezvous" (1931), "The Crime At Lock 14" (1931), "The Man From Everywhere" (1931), "The...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered under a tree at his home in Lausanne, Switzerland, with his daughters.
Norman, Moe (Murray Irwin) b. July 10, 1929 d. September 4, 2004 Professional Golfer. Known for his great ball striking ability, Norman won two Canadian Amateur championships, seven Canadian Senior PGA titles and 13 Canadian Tour titles. He also played for Canada in the 1971 World Cup. He played in the Masters twice and played briefly on the PGA Tour. Norman set 33 course records, shot 59 three times, and made 17 aces. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. Norman had an unorthodox swing that enabled him to hit the ball straighter and...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Memory Gardens, Breslau, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Peguy, Charles b. January 7, 1873 d. September 4, 1914 Poet, Playwright. Born in Orléans, France, he was a brilliant writer, won a series of scholarships and passed his baccalauréat in 1891. He entered the Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux, then did military service in (1892-93) and continued his studies in Paris at the Collège de Sainte-Barbe. He was a contributor to the Revue Socialiste, where he published two utopian essays in 1896 and wrote his first prose work that same year. As a poet-playwright Péguy started late in life, with his first book published...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Grande Tombe de Villeroy, Villeroy, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Plot: Communal grave
Stearnes, Norman Thomas 'Turkey' b. May 8, 1901 d. September 4, 1979 Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball Player. He played for the Detroit Stars of the Negro National League. It is believed he led the league in homers six times. During his nine years with Detroit he hit at least 140 home runs in 585 games. He spent his winters ironically, at an auto body shop owned by Tigers owner Walter Briggs, for whose team he would never be allowed to play. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Lincoln Memorial Park, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section 1600, Row 4, Grave 20
Kelly, Gen. John Herbert b. March 31, 1841 d. September 4, 1864 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Adversity entered into this Carrollton, Alabama native’s life early with the loss of both parents. Orphaned before the age of 7 years old, he came under the nurture and guidance of a grandmother, Mrs. J. R. Hawthorn. Influential and persuasive relatives secured him a cadetship at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. At the age of 17, he entered the military institute as a member of the Class of 1861 on July 1, 1857 and would become...[Read More] (Bio by: Stonewall) Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Hand, Edward b. December 31, 1744 d. September 4, 1802 Continental Army General. Born in Clyduff, County Kings, Ireland, Hand attended Trinity College in Dublin and studied medicine. He accompanied the Eighteenth Royal Irish Regiment to the American frontier near present-day Pittsburgh as surgeon’s mate in 1774. By the end of the year, Hand completed his service and resigned. He settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to practice medicine. In 1775 he accepted a commission in the Continental Army and commanded a brigade of the Light Infantry Corps. Hand...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Roques, Cardinal. Clément-Emile b. December 8, 1880 d. September 4, 1964 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Saint Pierre des Ports at the gates of Graulhet, Clément-Emile Roques entered seminary in Lavaur, later moving to that of Albi and ultimately at the Catholic Institute of Toulouse. Ordained priest in Rodez in April 1904, from that year until his episcopal nomination in 1929, he was involved in the seminary of Barral, serving among others the posts of administrator, prefect of studies and superior. Appointed bishop of the diocese of Montauban, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rennes, Rennes, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France