Kinross, PVT. Cecil John b. July 13, 1897 d. June 21, 1957 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King George V in March 1918 for his actions as a private in the 49th (Edmonton) Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on October 30, 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele, France during World War I. Born in Hillingdon, Greater London, England, he emigrated with his family to Lougheed, Alberta, Canada in 1912. In October 1915 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent to the Western Front in France...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Lougheed Cemetery, Lougheed, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Robbins, Marcus M. b. July 25, 1851 d. June 21, 1924 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 23, 1875 at Sappa Creek, Kansas. His citation reads "With five other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This suprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Pontoosuc Hill, Lot 8
Christy, June b. November 20, 1925 d. June 21, 1990 Singer. Born Shirley Luster in Springfield, Illinois, she began her career singing in the Bill Oetzel Orchestra at 13. During the 1940s big band era, she was in Stan Kenton's Orchestra and song "Tampico", Kenton's biggest-selling record. In 1954, she released her own albums "Something Cool" and "The Misty Miss Christy" which included her husband, multi-instrumentalist Bob Cooper. She also appeared on a number of television programs, including "Adventures in Jazz", "The Steve Allen Show", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the harbor area off Marina Del Rey
Simmons, Warren L. b. May 7, 1927 d. June 21, 2006 Entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Simmons worked as a pilot for Pan American Airlines from 1950 until 1970. After Pan American, Simmons looked towards developing what at the time was an unsightly San Francisco waterfront. On October 4, 1978, after years of planning and pushing, Simmons officially opened San Francisco's Pier 39. After selling the Pier in 1981, Simmons went on to found the Chevy's Mexican Restaurant chain, which he held until selling it...[Read More] (Bio by: G.Photographer) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
López de Santa Anna, Antonio b. February 21, 1795 d. June 21, 1876 Mexican General, President, and Dictator. Often referred to as the "Napoleon of the West" he is best remembered as opposing independence for the Republic of Texas in 1836 and losing the Mexican War with the US ten years later. He was general and president multiple times over a turbulent 40-year career and was president on eleven non-consecutive occasions over a period of 22 years. A wealthy landowner, he built a firm political base in the major port city of Veracruz. He was the hero of the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Panteón del Tepeyac, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Chaney, James Earl b. May 30, 1943 d. June 21, 1964 Murder Victim, Civil Rights Worker. Born in Meridian, Mississippi the son of Ben and Fannie Lee Chaney Sr. James shared his parents with three sisters and a brother. While in high school, he and other students began wearing paper patches reading "NAACP", showing their support for the national civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, that had been founded in 1910. A non violent demonstrator, James participated in "freedom rides". James began...[Read More] (Bio by: Memorial Flower) Okatibee Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Harant, Krystof b. 1564 d. June 21, 1621 Nobleman, Soldier, Composer, Author. A leading Czech personality of the Renaissance period. He was executed for treason during the Thirty Years' War. Harant was born at Klenova Castle near Katovy, Bohemia (now The Czech Republic), into an aristocratic family whose origins dated from the early 1300s. He received an excellent education at the Habsburg court of Archduke (later Emperor) Ferdinand II, with its emphasis on languages and the arts, and distinguished himself in military service...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Body lost or destroyed, Pecka Castle, Pecka, Czech Republic
McWethy Jr., Edgar Lee b. November 22, 1944 d. June 21, 1967 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the War in Vietnam as a Specialist Fifth Class in Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on June 21, 1967. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Serving as a medical aidman with Company B, Sp5c...[Read More] Cause of death: Killed in action Pence Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Ghormley, Adm. Robert Lee b. October 15, 1883 d. June 21, 1958 United States Naval Officer. A 1906 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he saw action in the Nicaraguan campaign of 1912 and World War I. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1938 and Vice Admiral in 1941, he was appointed Commander of the South Pacific Forces in charge of planning and execution of the invasion of the Solomon Islands in 1942. From 1943 to 1944 he was commander of the Hawaiian Sea Frontier, and in 1945 he was Commander of United States Naval forces in German waters. He retired...[Read More] (Bio by: Garver Graver) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 30, Lot 1055-A
Axelrod, George b. June 9, 1922 d. June 21, 2003 Noted American writer for Broadway and Hollywood. He wrote "The Seven Year Itch," "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter," "Goodbye Charlie," "Phffft," and the film scripts for "Bus Stop," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and "The Manchurian Candidate." He also wrote some novels such as "Beggar's Choice" and "Where Am I Now When I Need Me." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Sin, Cardinal. Jaime Lachica b. August 31, 1928 d. June 21, 2005 Filipino Cardinal and Patriot. He helped regain and rebuild Philippine democracy by playing a major role in the downfall of two corrupted Philippino Presidents and the transition of power in the country by peaceful and bloodless means. He was born Jaime Lachica Sin in New Washington, Aklan, on the Philippine island of Panay to Juan Sin a merchant of Chinese descent and Maxima Reyes Lachica the 14th of 16 children. He was educated in the New Washington school system and was sent away at a...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Manila Cathedral, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital, Philippines Plot: Crypt Cathedral Subfloor
Adler, Richard b. August 3, 1921 d. June 21, 2012 Composer, Producer. Best known for his writing partnership with Jerry Ross which yielded several notable Broadway scores. Born in New York City, the son of a concert pianist, he had no interest in classical music and attended the University of North Carolina, where he studied Writing. Following serving with the US Navy during World War II, he landed a position with an advertising firm and on the side, he composed music. During the early 1950s, he met Jerry Ross and initiated their short-lived...[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!
MacBride, Donald b. June 23, 1889 d. June 21, 1957 Actor. Best known for his character work in scores of 1930's and 1940's comedies and detective whodunits. He typically played hotel managers or police detectives of the slow burn variety. Born in Brookly, n MacBride started his career on the Vaudeville and Broadway stages as a teenage singer in shows like "George White`s Scandals". Appearing in many silents of the 1910's, he returned full time to films in the talkie era. His screen credits include "Room Service" (1938), "My Favorite Wife" (...[Read More] (Bio by: Fritz Tauber) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sec. N, lot 200, grave 5
of Swabia, Philipp b. July 22, 1178 d. June 21, 1208 German King, Duke of Swabia. Son of Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa and Beatrix of Burgundy. As the youngest son he was supposed to pursue a clerical career, but he gave it up in 1193. He followed his brother Emperor Heinrich VI. to Italy and became Duke of Tuscany. In 1196 after the death of his brother Konrad he became Duke of Swabia. In 1197 he married Irene Angela of Byzantium. After the death of Heinrich VI. his widow Constance separated the Kingdom of Sicily from the German crown and...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Cathedral of Speyer, Speyer, Speyerner Stadtkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany