Bunker, Chang b. May 11, 1811 d. January 17, 1874 Entertainers. Born in the Mae Klong Valley, Samut Songkhram Province, Siam (present day Thailand) to a Chinese father, Ti-aye and a Chinese/Cham mother, Nok. The brothers were born conjoined thoraopagus twins, the most common form of conjoined twins, they shared part of the chest wall, and their livers were fused. Legend relates that their mother worked the flesh and cartilage that linked the brothers until it stretched enough so that they might stand side by side instead of eternally face to...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
Dali, Salvador b. May 11, 1904 d. January 23, 1989 Surrealist artist. His full name is Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech. He was born in Figueras, a small town near the French border. In 1917 he started to visit the School of Art and in 1925 he attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. That same year he held his exhibition in Barcelona. He became internationally known when three of his paintings were shown in the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1928. He was good friend with movie director Luis Bunuel and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Salvador Dali Museum, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Bunker, Eng b. May 11, 1811 d. January 17, 1874 Entertainers. Born in the Mae Klong Valley, Samut Songkhram Province, Siam (present day Thailand) to a Chinese father, Ti-aye and a Chinese/Cham mother, Nok. The brothers were born conjoined thoraopagus twins, the most common form of conjoined twins, they shared part of the chest wall, and their livers were fused. Legend relates that their mother worked the flesh and cartilage that linked the brothers until it stretched enough so that they might stand side by side instead of eternally face to...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
Rutherford, Dame. Margaret b. May 11, 1892 d. May 22, 1972 Renowned British actress, most famous for her performances as 'Miss Marple.' Other memorable performances include 'Madame Arcati' in "Blythe Spirit" (1945). She was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "The V.I.P.s" (1963). A poster of Dame Margaret was a popular mural on the walls of college dorm rooms in the late sixties. She also hosted a provocative documentary, "The Stately Ghosts of England," about this time. (Bio by: Kieran Smith) St James Churchyard, Gerrards Cross, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England Plot: Central circle of second half of churchyard next to path.
Silvers, Phil b. May 11, 1911 d. November 1, 1985 Comedian, Actor. He is best remembered for his classic role of ‘Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko’, in the television series, "You'll Never Get Rich," later changed to "The Phil Silvers Show" (1954 to 1959). Born Philip Silversmith in New York City, he started in show business as a child actor in vaudeville, and by 1934, he was working in Minsky's Burlesque, where he trained in comic routines and perfected his timing. Eventually, he was brought to Hollywood, and in a classic Phil Silvers comedy...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Gardens of Tradition, Lot 1004
Camarata, Tutti b. May 11, 1913 d. April 13, 2005 Musician, Composer, Musical Producer. Born Salvador Camarata in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he studied music at the famed Juilliard School in New York before embarking on a career as a Big Band trumpeter in the 1930s. He was the lead trumpeter and musical arranger for the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and arranged such hits as "Tangerine", "Green Eyes", and "Yours". He also worked as musical arranger for Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday and many others. He later moved to England and in the late...[Read More] (Bio by: Decal) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Columbarium of Providence, Niche 64723
Pyle, Denver Dell b. May 11, 1920 d. December 25, 1997 Actor. Born in Bethune, Colorado, after serving in the US Navy in World War II, he began performing in amateur theater productions and made his big screen debut in "The guilt of Janet Ames" (1947). A veteran of many films, he had a close association with actor John Wayne appearing in his films such as "The Horse Soldiers" (1959), "The Alamo" (1960), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) and "Cahill U.S. Marshall" (1973). For television, his credits include "Route 66", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza"...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forreston Cemetery, Forreston, Ellis County, Texas, USA Plot: [unmarked]
McClure, Doug b. May 11, 1935 d. February 5, 1995 American motion picture and television actor of the 1950s to the 1990s. He played the memorable role of 'Trampas' in the 1960s TV series "The Virginian." Father of actress Tane McClure. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Lung cancer Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 3-M GPS coordinates: 34.0177689, -118.4764099 (hddd.dddd)
Rasmussen, Philip M. b. May 11, 1918 d. April 30, 2005 World War II Military Figure. On December 7, 1941, he was a US Army Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant, assigned to the 46th Pursuit Squadron at Wheeler Airfield, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Still in pajamas, he managed to take off in a P-36 Hawk with three other pilots and was directed to engage Japanese fighters toward Kaneohe Bay. Of the four US Airman that were able to get airborne in the attack, he was the only one to shoot down a Japanese Zero in the first battle of WW II...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 66, Site 1390
Judge, Rev. Mychal 'Father Mike' b. May 11, 1933 d. September 11, 2001 He was the NY fire department chaplain who was inside the burning World Trade Center administering last rites to a dying firefighter when a piece of debris struck him on the head, killing him. Father Mike is listed as being the first official victim of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Cause of death: Terrorism Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Barbato, Silvio b. May 11, 1959 d. June 1, 2009 Opera Conductor, Composer. He had been music director of the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro since 2002. Raised in Brazil after 1970, he attended the University of Brasilia where he studied conducting with Claudio Santoro. (After Santoro's death in 1989, Barbato was to promote several of his compositions). He also studied composition in Milan with Azio Corghi, and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Barbato made his conducting debut with "Tosca" at age 25; from 1989 until 1992...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Body lost at sea, Crashed aboard Air France flight 447.
Richardson, Natasha Jane b. May 11, 1963 d. March 18, 2009 British Actress. She is best remembered for her role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway musical "Cabaret" (1998) and as Elizabeth James in the movie "The Parent Trap" (1998). A member of the acting Redgrave family, she was born Natasha Jane Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson, and niece of actress Lynn Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave. Raised in London, it was only natural that she took an early interest in an acting career. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Lithgow, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Brooks, Foster b. May 11, 1912 d. December 20, 2001 Actor, Comedian. He was most famous for his ongoing portrayal of a drunken man in Las Vegas nightclub performances and television programs. Brooks' career started in radio, most notable with station WHAS (AM) in his hometown of Louisville. Brooks was a staff announcer, but his deep baritone voice was well-suited for singing as well. Brooks gained some measure of fame for his reporting of the great Ohio River flood of 1937, where he was featured on emergency broadcasts by WHAS and also WSM (AM)...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~) Cause of death: Heart Failure Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Welsh, James b. May 11, 1846 d. December 17, 1916 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Ireland and entered the Union Army in Slatersville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He served as Private in Company E, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on July 30, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. He died in Elizabeth City, Virginia. His citation reads "Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed, thereby saving the colors from...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Graham, Martha b. May 11, 1894 d. April 1, 1991 Ballet Dancer, Choreographer. Born in New York City, New York, she was a pioneer in the world of modern dance and created a unique interpretation of emotion in movement. She became the first dancer to perform in the White House, and she later won the Medal of Freedom. She commissioned many ballets for her troupe, most famously composer Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (1944), and later founded the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. She was active in the dance community until the...[Read More] (Bio by: Samantha) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northern New Mexico
Gehringer, Charlie b. May 11, 1903 d. January 21, 1993 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "The Mechanical Man", he played at the second-base position for nineteen seasons (1924 to 1942) with the Detroit Tigers and was perhaps the greatest second-baseman of his era. Born Charles Leonard Gehringer in Fowlerville, Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan and was signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit in 1924. He marked his Major League debut on September 22, 1924 and appeared in 5 games that season, recording 6 hits with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: stroke Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section 118W,Mausoleum, Crypt D4
Manser, Leslie Thomas b. May 11, 1922 d. May 31, 1942 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in New Delhi, India, he served as a Flying Officer in the 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force. On the night of May 30, 1942, Flying Officer Manser in his Manchester bomber aircraft, was part of the mass raid on Cologne, Germany. As he came over the target, his aircraft was caught in searchlights and although he bombed the target successfully, his plane was hit by flak. In an effort to escape the anti-aircraft fire he took evasive action, reduced his altitude...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium Plot: 7.G.1.