Tesla, Nikola b. July 9, 1856 d. January 7, 1943 Scientist, Inventor. A Serbian immigrant born in Smiljan, Croatia (part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire at the time), he arrived in New York a well trained and educated man but penniless. Some of his patented inventions: a system of electrical transmission of power, an electro-magnetic motor, a system of electrical distribution, a dynamo-electrical machine, a regulation system for alternating current motors. He patented a method of operating arc lamps. He is conceded to be the greatest...[Read More] Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia Plot: Third room
Respighi, Ottorino b. July 9, 1879 d. April 18, 1936 Composer, Musicologist. The most celebrated Italian composer of his generation, he was unusual among his compatriots in winning renown outside the field of opera. Respighi's "Roman Trilogy", a set of symphonic poems evoking the Eternal City, are staples of the orchestral repertory. They are "The Fountains of Rome" (1917), "The Pines of Rome" (1924), and "Roman Festivals" (1928). His fascination with early music is exemplified in the "Ancient Airs and Dances" (three suites, 1917, 1923, 1932)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimitero Monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Campo Carducci. Lato destro C1
Henriksson, Alf b. July 9, 1905 d. May 5, 1995 Swedish author, poet and newspaper-man. He had a special interest in history and wrote several books on the subject. For many years he wrote daily poems for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (Daily News), lyrics and opera-librettos, as well as translating books and opera-librettos. He also translated Verdi's "Falstaff", Offenbach's "Adventures of Hoffman" and Mozart's "Magic Flute" into Swedish. His aim was educational and making knowledge popular. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Huskvarna Kyrkogård, Huskvarna, Jonkopings Lan, Sweden
Scott, Bon (Ronald Belford) [memorial] b. July 9, 1946 d. February 19, 1980 Singer, Musician. Born Ronald Belford Scott, he began his musical career as a bagpipe player with his father's highland band. He sang for the bands "The Valentines" and "Fraternity" before joining the heavy metal band "AC/DC" in 1974, replacing singer Dave Evans. Along with guitarist brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, the band recorded their debut album "High Voltage." In 1975, on their next recorded album "T.N.T." Bon Scott played the bagpipes on the song "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You...[Read More] (Bio by: Izzebella) Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Haislip, Wade H. b. July 9, 1889 d. December 23, 1971 US Army General. He graduated form the US Military Academy in 1912 and served in World War I on the General Staff of the V Corps in the occupation of Germany. After the war, he was a West Point instructor and Assistant Executive in the Office of Assistant Secretary of War, 1921 to 1936. From 1938 to 1941, he served as Major General Assistant Chief of Staff, of the War Department General Staff. In World War II, he organized the 8th Infantry Division and served as commander, 1942 to 1943. He next...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 7, Grave 8200-B, Map grid V-24
Hazlewood, Lee b. July 9, 1929 d. August 4, 2007 Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer. Lee Hazlewood was born Barton Lee Hazlewood in the small town of Mannford, Oklahoma. He left Oklahoma at the age of 6 but came back in the summers because his father was an oil field wildcatter. In 1968, Lee told a newspaper, "I'm an Okie, and you'll have to go skin diving if you want to see where I was born." He was speaking of Mannford, the original site of which is now covered by Keystone Reservoir. He studied pre-medicine at Southern Methodist...[Read More] (Bio by: Brenda N) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Heath, Edward b. July 9, 1916 d. July 17, 2005 British Prime Minister. Served as Conservative Party Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974. After the Conservatives lost the 1974 election, Heath was defeated for party leader by future Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. On a side-note, his name, "Mr. Heath," was immortalized in the song "Taxman," written and recorded by The Beatles. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Hutchinson, James b. July 9, 1895 d. January 21, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private, in the 215th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. During an attack on German positions at Ficheux, France, on June 28, 1916, Private Hutchinson was the leading man entering their trench, shot two sentries and cleared two of the traverses. Afterwards, when the objective had been gained and the retirement ordered, on his own initiative, undertook the dangerous task of covering the retirement thus ensuring that the wounded could be...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England
Mitchell, Mitch b. July 9, 1947 d. November 12, 2008 Rock Musician. A drummer, he was a member of the short-lived but groundbreaking 1960s music group The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Born John Mitchell in Ealing, Middlesex, England, he played in the band The Blue Flames during his teenage years. In 1966, he joined Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding to form The Jimi Hendrix Experience. His innovative drumming style along with Hendrix's legendary guitar playing and Redding's bass gave the trio a unique sound that can be heard in such songs as "Hey Joe" (...[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!
Whittington, Hulon Brocke b. July 9, 1921 d. January 17, 1969 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On the night of July 29, 1944, near Grimesnil, France, during an enemy armored attack, Sgt. Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. He reorganized the defense and, under fire, courageously crawled between gun positions to check the actions of his...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 13 Lot 8-W
Kelly, John Doran b. July 9, 1928 d. May 28, 1952 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Radio Operator) in the United States Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 28, 1952 in Korea. His citation reads in part "Pfc Kelly requested permission to leave his radio in the care of another man and to participate in an assault on enemy key positions. Fearlessly charging forward in the face of a murderous hail...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section 20, Lot 319
Lewis, Matthew Gregory b. July 9, 1775 d. May 14, 1818 Author. He was nicknamed "Monk" Lewis after the success of his famous Gothic novel, "The Monk" (1796). Set in Spain, it tells the tale of the saintly Brother Ambrosio, who is seduced into debauchery and crime by the devil disguised as a beautiful woman. Condemned by the Inquisition, Ambrosio sells his soul to Satan in exchange for his freedom; the devil keeps his part of the bargain by depositing the monk in a barren desert. Ambrosio finally repents and an angry Satan destroys him. The...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Body buried at sea, Buried in the Atlantic Ocean
Campbell, Clarence Sutherland b. July 9, 1905 d. June 24, 1984 Professional Hockey Player, Pioneer, Businessman. Born in Fleming Saskatchewan, he served as the President of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1946 to 1977. He also played hockey for Oxford University from 1927 to 1929. Campbell was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1966, and was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy. (Bio by: K) Cremated, Other
Taylor, Ezra Booth b. July 9, 1823 d. January 29, 1912 U.S. Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a prosecuting attorney in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. He enlisted in September 1861, serving as a Private in Company A, 171st Ohio Infantry and was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864. After the war he was elected judge for the ninth judicial district of Ohio, in March 1877. In September 1880, he resigned when elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress, serving in five succeeding Congresses from December 13, 1880, to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakwood Cemetery, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA Plot: Warren Mausoleum
Cartland, Barbara b. July 9, 1901 d. May 21, 2000 Author. Aviation pioneer. British political and society figure. Dame Barbara Cartland was born into a middle class family, and showed writing talent from an early age; her first job as a gossip columnist for The Daily Express was followed by her first novel, "Jigsaw", in 1923. By the time her career ended, she had published 657 books, making her, according to the 1983 edition of "The Guinness Book of World Records", the largest selling author on earth. While she wrote biographies and books on...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hatfield Estate, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Gage, Phineas b. July 9, 1823 d. May 21, 1860 Folk Figure. He became a legend in medicine for improbably surviving a catastrophic head injury. His is one of the earliest documented cases of severe brain trauma and its effect on personality. Gage was a 25 year-old construction foreman for Vermont's Rutland and Burlington Railroad. One of his main duties was rock-blasting, which involved drilling deep holes into boulders, filling them with gunpowder and sand, then compacting the mixture with a long metal rod called a tamping iron. On...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA