Rickenbacker, Eddie (Edward Vernon) b. October 8, 1890 d. July 23, 1973 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Distinguished Service Cross Recipient, Fighter Ace, Aviator, Race Car Driver, America's 'Ace of Aces' during World War I. The son of Swiss immigrants, he first gained fame driving race cars. He raced 4 time in the Indianapolis 500 with his best finish being 10th in 1914. He enlisted in the Army in 1917 when the United States declared war on Germany. Due to his mechanical prowess, he started the war as an engineering officer and almost wasn't...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 58
Leonard, Herbert B. b. October 8, 1922 d. October 14, 2006 Television and Motion Picture Producer. He was one of Hollywood's most successful producers, creator of the television series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin," "Naked City" and "Route 66." He attended New York University, where he played football, before becoming a Navy pilot and instructor during the Second World War. He began his career as a production manager at Columbia Pictures before beginning his career as a television producer in the 1950s. His film credits include "The Perils of Pauline"...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Homeward section, Lot 4729, Space 2
Schoonover, CPL. Dan Dwain [cenotaph] b. October 8, 1933 d. July 10, 1953 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Schoonover served as a Corporal, U.S. Army, Company A, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Sokkogae, Korea, on July 8-10, 1953. His citation reads: "Cpl. Schoonover, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He was in charge of an engineer demolition squad attached to an infantry company which...[Read More] Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Field of Honor II, Memory Row
Perón, Juan Domingo b. October 8, 1895 d. July 1, 1974 General Juan Domingo Peron - three times elected president of Argentina, patriarch of a historic Latin American political movement was born in Lobos, Bueno Aires Province. Educated at a military college, his early life revolved around political uprisings and coup d"e tats. He wrote several military history books which were published. A prison term was imposed for his activities. His fortunes brightened upon marriage to Maria Eva Duarte (Evita) and Juan Peron was elected president in 1946. Evita'...[Read More] Museo Quinta 17 de Octubre, San Vicente, Buenos Aires, Argentina Plot: Specially built crypt. GPS coord. lat: -35.0207 long: -58.4360
Evill, Sir. Douglas Claude Strathern b. October 8, 1892 d. March 22, 1971 Royal Air Force Commander. During World War II he was instrumental in the setting up of decoy airfields and in the decision to bomb Dresden. Training first as a cadet at Osborne House Naval College, Isle of Wight, he went on to study at Britannia Naval College, Devon. He was encouraged to take up flying by his cousin, the aviation pioneer Arthur Longmore, and gained his Aero Club certificate in 1913, the same year in which he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In 1914 he...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cuckfield, Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, England Plot: Churchyard (extension).
Schoonover, Dan Dwain [cenotaph] b. October 8, 1933 d. July 10, 1953 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Schoonover served as a Corporal, U.S. Army, Company A, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Sokkogae, Korea, on July 8-10, 1953. His citation reads: "Cpl. Schoonover, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He was in charge of an engineer demolition squad attached to an infantry company which...[Read More] National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Perón, Juan Domingo [memorial] b. October 8, 1895 d. July 1, 1974 General Juan Domingo Peron - three times elected president of Argentina, patriarch of a historic Latin American political movement was born in Lobos, Bueno Aires Province. Educated at a military college, his early life revolved around political uprisings and coup d"e tats. He wrote several military history books which were published. A prison term was imposed for his activities. His fortunes brightened upon marriage to Maria Eva Duarte (Evita) and Juan Peron was elected president in 1946...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Cause of death: Heart Attack Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Liedholm, Nils b. October 8, 1922 d. November 5, 2007 Olympic Athlete, Professional Soccer Coach. Born in Valdemarsvik, Sweden, he was the captain of the Swedish National Team that won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, and a silver medal at the 1958 World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. As a member of the Swedish National Team, he appeared in 23 international matches scoring 11 goals. From 1949 to 1961 he played in Italy, helping AC Milan to win Italian championships during the 1951, 1955, 1957 and 1959 seasons. During his...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Cittŕ Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family tomb Gabotto di San Giovanni, along with his wife
Lord (Lord, Jr.), Walter (John Walter) b. October 8, 1917 d. May 19, 2002 Author. He is best remembered for his 1955 book "A Night to Remember," about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. He also wrote on a variety of interesting historical events. Walter Lord graduated from Princeton University in 1939, and went to London in 1942 as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). After World War II, he attended Yale Law School, and obtained work as an advertising copywriter and tax expert. In 1954, he wrote his first book, "The Freemantle Diary", the story of a British...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Lyons, James b. October 8, 1960 d. April 12, 2007 Motion Picture Editor, Actor. He was best known for his sensitive work with director Todd Haynes. Lyons first came to attention with Haynes' award-winning feature "Poison" (1991), and they collaborated on "Dottie Gets Spanked" (1993), "Safe" (1995), "Velvet Goldmine" (1998), and "Far From Heaven" (2002). He also played small roles in several films, notably as artist David Wojnarowicz in "Postcards from America" (1995). His other editing credits include "Silverlake Life: The View From...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Barker (Clark), Kate (Arizona) 'Ma' b. October 8, 1873 d. January 16, 1935 Criminal. Known as "Ma," she and her sons, Herman, Lloyd, Arthur and Fred, teamed up with Alvin Karpis (whom Fred had met in the penitentiary) and several other criminals to lead a life of crime. Born in Ash Grove, Missouri, her given name was Arizona Clark, but her close friends knew her as "Arrie" or "Kate." On September 14, 1892, she married George E. Barker in Ash Grove, Missouri, and they spent their impoverished early married life in Aurora, Missouri, where their four sons were born...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Williams Timberhill Cemetery, Welch, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA GPS coordinates: 36.8819389, -95.0037766 (hddd.dddd)
Loudoun-Shand, Stewart Walter b. October 8, 1879 d. July 1, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ceylon Sri Lanka, he served as a Major in the 10th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales's Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. On July 1, 1916, at Fricourt, France, when Major Loudoun-Shand's company attempted to attack the enemy's trenches, they were met by fierce machine-gun fire which stopped their progress. He immediately leapt on the parapet of the trench, helped the men over it and encouraged them until he was mortally wounded. Even then, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: I.C.77.
Metkovich, George b. October 8, 1921 d. May 17, 1995 Major League Baseball Player. The outfielder-first baseman played 10 years with the Boston Red Sox (1943 to 1946), the Cleveland Indians (1947), the Chicago White Sox (1949), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951 to 1953), the Chicago Cubs (1953) and the Milwaukee Braves (1954). In 1944, his first full year in the big leagues, he enjoyed a 25-game hitting streak and hit .277 with 28 doubles and 94 runs scored. On December 9, 1947, he was to go with $50,000 to the St. Louis Browns for infielder Johnny...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Southeast Section, Block 21, Lot 7, Space 10
Caccini, Giulio b. October 8, 1551 d. December 10, 1618 Composer, Singer, Music Theorist. An important pioneer of early Baroque vocal music. His opera "Euridice" (1600) was the first ever to be published. Caccini was born in Rome and studied music in Florence under the patronage of Cosimo de Medici, who admired his singing. Around 1574 he joined the Florentine Cammerata Society, a group of intellectuals who upheld Ancient Greek art as a model for a new creative simplicity; under its influence he began writing songs in a monodic style, using a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Cittŕ Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Roberts, Theodore b. October 8, 1861 d. December 14, 1928 Actor. Son of a sea captain and husband of actress Florence Smythe, Roberts was a veteran stage actor, making his first appearance in 1880. He appeared on broadway in a number of plays including "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Squaw Man" with George Fawcett, "The Confession" and "The Bird of Paradise" with Lenore Ulric and Virginia Reynolds. Often referred to as the "Grand Duke of Hollywood," he was a regular of the [Read More] (Bio by: TLS) Cause of death: Uremic poisoning Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Pineland 124
Ramone (Cummings), Johnny (John) [cenotaph] b. October 8, 1948 d. September 15, 2004 Rock Musician. He was a co-founder and guitarist of the legendary, ground-breaking rock band 'The Ramones'. Some of their hit songs include "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Beat On the Brat," and "I Wanna Be Sedated." The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Prostate cancer Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0894165, -118.3186646 (hddd.dddd)
Yoshii, Isamu b. October 8, 1886 d. November 19, 1960 Author. Yoshii became a member of the "Shinshisha" literary group headed by Tekkan Yosano, and soon thereafter published a well known short verse "Myojo" ("Morning Star"). In 1908 he formed the "Pan no Kai" group and published many plays. He also established the magazine "Subaru" with Takuboku Ishikawa under the editorship of Ogai Mori in 1909. He is particularly known as the lyricist of "Gondola no Uta" ("Gondola Song"), which was performed in the Akira Kurosawa-directed movie "Ikiru". (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Aoyama Cemetery, Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Splittorff Jr., Paul b. October 8, 1946 d. May 25, 2011 Major League Baseball Player. A left-handed pitcher, he spent his entire 15 year career with the Kansas City Royals. A native of southern Indiana, he made his major league debut as a late season call-up on September 23, 1970; Splittorff was to establish himself as a main part of the Royals' pitching rotation and to be member of their playoff squads in the late 1970s as well as the crew which lost to the Phillies in the 1980 World Series. Noted to be particularly effective the Yankees he won 20...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Hibler, Winston b. October 8, 1910 d. August 8, 1976 Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actor, and Narrator. A multitalented individual, Hibler was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts appearing on Broadway during the 1930’s, and in films from 1938 to 1942. Writing for radio, film, and stage productions, he joined ASCAP in 1954. Hibler also collaborated with numerous musical writers, in addition to solo song writing. Walt Disney through his Disney Studios used his distinctive narration style on the films, “The Living Desert” (1953), “...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank R. Adamski) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Comfort, Map E07, Lot 558, Space 3