Richardson, Sir. Ralph David b. December 19, 1902 d. October 10, 1983 Actor. Born in Tivoli Road, England, he was one of the most noted British stage and screen actors of the mid-20th Century. He made his London Theatre début in July 1926, toured with a stage troupe in England and Africa, through the 1920s and made his Broadway debut in 1934. He started his feature film career appearing in "The Ghoul" (1933), followed by memorable performances in "The Four Feathers" (1939), "Richard III" (1955), "Exodus" (1960), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), "Battle of Britain" (1969)...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Stroke Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Croley (Crowley), Samuel b. 1741 d. October 10, 1774 He was the first american killed in the Revolutionary War. He died in the first battle of the Revolution. The monument which carries the Crowley name is located at the Battleground at the place where the Great Kanawha River flows into the Ohio. That is called Point Pleasant and is now a park, site of a battle on 10 Oct 1774 between a coalition of 800 Shawnee, Mingo & Delaware against Virginia forces under Colonel Andrew Lewis. About 51 Virginians were killed that day. Pioneer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
Gately, Stephen b. March 17, 1976 d. October 10, 2009 Singer. In 1993, he became one of the lead vocalist for the Irish band, "Boyzone". The group booked as Ireland's first boy band, was very successful in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and parts of Europe. They sold millions of records, topping the British charts with six number 1 singles and 4 number 1 albums in the 1990s. Their hits including "All That I Need", "Father and Son", "No Matter What", "Love Me for a Reason" and "Words". Gately also released several solo singles and appeared in stage...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Van Atta, Russell b. June 21, 1906 d. October 10, 1986 Major League Baseball Player. Pitched a 7 year career with the New York Yankees from 1933-1935. In his Major League debut, he beat the Washington Senators 16-0 and had 4 hits in the game. Early in the 1935 season, he was purchased by the St. Louis Browns and played until 1939. (Bio by: Robert) Frankford Plains Cemetery, Augusta, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Hart, Sir. Reginald Clare b. June 11, 1848 d. October 10, 1931 Afghan War British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the Corps Royal Engineers, British Army. At the Bazar Valley, Afghanistan, on January 31, 1879, his corps came under an enemy attack in a river-bed. Exposed to the fire of the enemy from both flanks, Lieutenant Hart took the initiative in running some 1,200 yards to the rescue a wounded Sowar of his unit. Reaching the wounded Sowar, he drove off the enemy, brought him under cover and returned to his lines. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Mary Churchyard, Netherbury, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
Von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Juliane Marie b. September 4, 1729 d. October 10, 1796 Queen of Danmark and Norway. Second wife of King Frederik V. Her parents were Duke Ferdinand Albrecht and Duchess Antoinette Amalie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Her sister Elisabeth was married to King Frederik the Great of Prussia, and her brother Anton Ulrich was the father of the unhappy and unfortunate Zar Ivan VI of Russia, who was deposed by Zarina Elisabeth. Four of his siblings went into exile in Denmark and their aunt, Juliane Marie had them installed in a house in Horsens, Jutland...[Read More] Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Sjaeland, Denmark
Graves, Teresa b. January 10, 1948 d. October 10, 2002 Motion picture and television actress. Ms. Graves was the star of the TV show "Get Christie Love" in the 1970s. She began her career as a singer, later turning to acting. She appeared regulary on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" in 1969 and 1970. She had supporting roles in "Vampira," "Black Eye," and "That Man Bolt." She eventually gave up her career in acting to devote her time to religion. She was killed in a fire caused by a faulty portable radiator in her home in south Los Angeles. Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Clark, William Hyde b. February, 1836 d. October 10, 1872 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry, then as a Major and Assisstant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Francis J. Herron, then as the Assisstant Mustering Officer for the Western Division of Pennsylvania. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Section 1, Lot 3740
Sutherland, Joan b. November 7, 1926 d. October 10, 2010 Opera Singer. Called "La Stupenda", she was considered probably the foremost coloratura soprano of her generation. Raised in Sydney, she received her early vocal training from her mother, a respected mezzo soprano, made her concert debut as Dido in a 1947 performance of Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas", and her 1951 operatic bow in Eugene Goosens' "Judith". Joan then used the prize money from a competition to finance further study in London; an admirer of the legendary Kirsten Flagstad, her...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Clarens Cemetery, Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland
Reynolds, Bob b. January 22, 1939 d. October 10, 1996 Professional Football Player. After appearing in the College All-Star game, Reynolds was a second round NFL draft pick in 1963 out of Bowling Green State University in Kentucky. He played offensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1963 to 1971 and in 1973. He played for the New England Patriots in 1972. Reynolds was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, in 1967, 1969 and 1970. After his sports career he worked for Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis for 20 years. (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
McCoy, Elijah b. May 2, 1844 d. October 10, 1929 Inventor. He is best remembered for his many inventions dealing with the lubrication of steam engines and to whom the phrase "The real McCoy" is attributed. He was born a free black in Colchester, Ontario, Canada to parents who were fugitive slaves who had escaped from Kentucky via the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. In 1847 his family returned to the US and settled in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Around 1859 he traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to study mechanical engineering and after...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
McNerney, David Herbert b. June 2, 1931 d. October 10, 2010 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. McNerney served in Vietnam as a First Sergeant with Company A of the First Battalion, Eighth Infantry, Fourth Infantry Division. On March 21, 1967, McNerney and his company were dropped into an area near Polei Doc in South Vietnam to search for a missing reconnaissance team. The next day, his unit was attacked by an enemy battalion that was three times the size of his company. McNerney ran through enemy fire to the front, where the fighting...[Read More] (Bio by: Rick Kauffman) Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Braxton, Carter b. September 10, 1736 d. October 10, 1797 Declaration of Independence Signer. Born in Newington, Virginia, he was the son of a wealthy planter. He was named for his grandfather, Robert Carter, who was nicknamed "King Carter" because he owned 42 plantations. Carter Braxton's mother died at his birth, and when he was 13 years old, his father died. He attended the College of William and Mary, but dropped out after one year to marry Judith Robinson, who died two years later, in 1756, giving birth to their second child. A few years...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Chericoke, Carter Family Estate*, King William, King William County, Virginia, USA Plot: [unmarked] *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Lyden, Pierce b. January 8, 1908 d. October 10, 1998 Actor. Born in Naponee, Nebraska, the son of Ida Pearson and Albert C. Lydon, a stockman for the U.S. Army. He attended Naponee High School and the University of Nebraska and was graduated from their School of Music and Fine Arts in 1927. He also attended Emerson College in Boston. He supported himself with roles in stock company performances and Vaudeville prior to his film debut in 1940. For the next three years he played unbilled heavies or cowboys before gaining his first screen credit in...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Lawn AY, Lot 6, Space 1 GPS coordinates: 33.4632416, -117.5037613 (hddd.dddd)
Lee, Gary E. b. February 4, 1943 d. October 10, 2010 Iranian Hostage. An admistrative officer with the United States Department of State, he was assigned to the US Embassy in Tehran Iran when it was seized by Iranian militants on November 4 1979. Sixty-six Americans were held hostage. Thirteen were released on November 20 1979. One was released due to illness on July 11, 1980. The remaining fifty-two, including Gary Lee were held a total of 444 days. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Rooney, Wallace b. December 29, 1910 d. October 10, 1996 Actor. He appeared on television and in motion pictures from the 1950 to the 1970s, and is remembered for his role as ‘Bishop Michael’ in “The Exorcist” (1973). On Broadway, he appeared in the original productions of “The Pepper Mill” (1937), “Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?”(1958), and “Spofford” (1967). (Bio by: Ginny M) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Actors' Fund