DeLong, George Washington b. August 22, 1844 d. October 31, 1881 United States Naval Officer, Explorer. An 1865 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1879 he commanded an expedition on board the gunboat "USS Jeanette" designed to discover a faster way to traverse the North Pole by going through the Bering Strait. During the summer of 1881 the ship was wrecked and sunk by Arctic ice, and Lieutenant Commander De Long and most of his men perished from starvation after abandoning ship...[Read More] Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Chapel Hill Plot, Section 4
Romanov, Constantine Constantinovich b. August 22, 1858 d. June 15, 1915 Russian Royalty. Grand Duke Constantin Konstantinovich was the second son of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife Aleksandra Iosifovvna, the grandson of Czar Nicholas I of Russia. He served in the Imperial Russian Navy with distinction and took a great interest in literature, art and music. He became a poet and playwright of some renown under his pen name of "K.R." (his transliterated initials); he was also a talented pianist and counted Tchaikovsky among his closest...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation Plot: Tomb #34 in the Grand Ducal burial Vault
Fryer, Eli Thompson b. August 22, 1878 d. June 6, 1963 Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He was awarded his medal for service at Vera Cruz, Mexico, from April 21-22, 1914. His citation reads "For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. In both days' fighting at the head of his company, Captain Fryer was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage". He was awarded the CMOH on December 4, 1915...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34, Lot 120-A
Allmand, Michael b. August 22, 1923 d. June 24, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Captain in the Gurkha Rifles, 3rd Battalion, British Indian Army. During the Mogaung Operations, Burma, on June 23, 1944, Captain Allmand was in command of a platoon in an attack on a railway bridge. He led his men onto the high ground over the position, then moved forward alone and charged a Japanese machine gun nest. He single-handedly whipped out the machine gun nest but he was mortally wounded and died the next...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Taukkyan War Cemetery, Htauk Kyant, Yangon, Burma Plot: 13. A. 4.
Hall, Lois b. August 22, 1926 d. December 21, 2006 Actress. Her career began as a leading lady in Westerns for Republic Pictures and spanned six decades. Her notable films include "Every Girl Should be Married" (1948), "Love Happy" (1949), "My Blue Heaven" (1950), "Carrie" (1952), and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954). On television she appeared in "The Lone Ranger", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Little House on the Prairie", and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." She appeared on recent TV series such as "CSI," "Cold Case," "Six Feet Under," "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
McDonald, Francis b. August 22, 1891 d. September 18, 1968 Actor. A hunky leading man of early silent films, then a character performer, often playing heavies. McDonald is memorable in the title role of Buster Keaton's "Battling Butler" (1926), and in several films directed by Cecil B. DeMille. His credits include "Carmen" (1913), "Intolerance" (1916), "Monte Cristo" (1922), "Trilby" (1923), "The Temptress" (1926), "A Girl in Every Port" (1928), "The Dragnet" (1928), "The Iron Mask" (1929), "Morocco" (1930), "Viva Villa!" (1934), "Anna...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block L, Section 1057, Lot 14
Connelly, Joe b. August 22, 1917 d. February 13, 2003 Hollywood film and television producer, director and writer. Connelly worked on the films "Leave It To Beaver" (1997), "Major Payne" (1995), "Still The Beaver" (1983), "Change Of Habit" (1969), "Munster, Go Home" (1966), and "The Private War Of Major Benson" (1955). He also worked on the television shows, "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966-1967), "The Munsters" (1964-1966), "Calvin And The Colonel" (1961-1962), "Ichabod And Me" (1961), and "Bringing Up Buddy" (1960-1961). Connelly is best remem...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Hall, James Norman b. August 22, 1887 d. July 6, 1951 Author. He collaborated with Charles Nordhoff on a number of adventure stories set in the South Seas. They won international fame for their historical novel "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1932) and its sequels, "Men Against the Sea" (1933) and "Pitcairn's Island" (1934). The trilogy is a fictionalized retelling of the mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty in 1789, Captain William Bligh's perilous 3700-mile open boat voyage to safety...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Non-Cemetery Burial, Buried on a hill overlooking his home in Arue, Tahiti.
Cushing, Howard Bass b. August 22, 1838 d. May 5, 1871 Frontiersman. One of four famous Cushing brothers of Civil War fame (brothers Alonzo, William, and Howard all gained fame for heroic exploits). He was killed while on a scout in southern Arizona during the "Cochise War." A recent theory of one scholar has him the victim of an intentional ambush led by Nehdni Apache chief "Juh" and his followers in the Whetstone Mountains near present-day Sierra Vista, Arizona. He was perhaps the most famous "indian-fighter" of his time in the Arizona Territory. (Bio by: Robert Schaller) San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Plot: OFF 3, Plot 4
Ricksen (Ericksen), Lucille (Ingeborg Myrtle Elisabeth) b. August 22, 1910 d. March 13, 1925 Actress. Born Lucille Ericksen in Chicago, Illinois, Ricksen began her career as a professional child model. In 1920 she arrived with her mother Ingeborg in Hollywood, California at the request of Samuel Goldwyn who immediately cast the eleven year old in comedy serial entitled The Adventures of Edgar Pomeroy. The serial shorts ran in approximately twelve installments and were based on the stories of Booth Tarkington, with actor Edward Peil, Jr. taking the role of 'Edgar'. After leaving the...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Evergreen Terrace, Corridor of Vistas, Columbarium of Hope
Creech, Jesse Orin b. August 22, 1895 d. February 16, 1948 World War I Fighter Ace. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, initially joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917. After training in Canada, he subsequently transferred to the United States Army Air Service and served as a flight instructor in Texas. In early 1918, he was assigned to the 148th Aero Squadron. Flying the Sopwith Camel aircraft, he earned a total of 7 victories in air combat. For his gallantry, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Hukle family plot, Section 24, Lot 58
XII., Pope. Leo b. August 22, 1760 d. February 10, 1829 Pope. Born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchior Girolamo Nicola, Sixth of ten siblings. Uncle of Cardinal Gabriele della Genga Sermattei. Elected pope, September 28, 1823; at first, he was not willing to accept the election due to his poor health, telling the cardinals that they were electing "a dead man." He had a noble character, a passion for order and efficiency, but he lacked insight into, and sympathy with, the temporal developments of his period. His rule was unpopular in Rome and in the...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Shimoda, Yuki b. August 22, 1922 d. May 21, 1981 Actor. Best known for his role as 'Aki' in the television series, "Johnny Midnight" in 1960. He appeared in the films, "A Town Like Alice" (1981), "The Octagon" (1980), "The Last Flight Of Noah's Ark" (1980), "The Immigrant's" (1978), "A Death In Canaan" (1978), "And The Soul Shall Dance" (1978), "MacArthur" (1977), "Midway" (1976), "Farewell To Manzanar" (1976), "Judge Dee And The Monastery Murders" (1974), "Girls Are For Loving" (1973), "The Impatient Heart" (1971), "Once A Thief" (1965), "...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Other, Ashes sent to a Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles, California
Sands, Diana b. August 22, 1934 d. September 21, 1973 Acclaimed African-American Actress. From the Bronx, New York, her father was a carpenter, and her mother a milliner. Sands went to elementary school in Elmsford, New York, and racial discrimination forced her back to the Manhattan High School of the Performing Arts. After graduation in 1953, she toured with a carnival, returned to New York and began acting with the Greenwich Mews and in show tours while working night jobs to survive. She made her stage debut in George Bernard Shaw’s Major...[Read More] (Bio by: John T. Chiarella) Cause of death: Cancer Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Ashwood, Grave 545
Maudslay, Henry b. August 22, 1771 d. February 14, 1831 Inventor. He first produced precision-cut nuts and bolts that were completley interchangable by designing a precision thread-cutting lathe that produced the screw-thread within close tolerances to a uniform pitch. He also designed and invented many other engineering artefacts, including the first cup valve for high-pressure steam engines, the micrometer and steamboat engines. Brunel, with whom Maudslay had worked, specified a Maudslay slide-lever engine for his "Great Western", the first...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Woolwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Brown, Charles L 'Chuck' b. August 22, 1936 d. May 16, 2012 Guitarist and Singer. Respectfully called the godfather of go-go, a version of funk music he is credited with founding and developing in the Washington, D.C. area. He formed the group the soul searchers cutting their first record, "We the People," for Sussex Records in 1972, followed by "Salt of the Earth" in 1974. It wasn't until 1979's "Bustin' Loose" that helped define the sound of go-go, and it spent several weeks at the top of the R&B chart. Numerous live and studio records on a variety of...[Read More] (Bio by: A. L. Parrish) Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Lord, Bradley Richard 'Brad' b. August 22, 1939 d. February 15, 1961 Figure Skater, 1947 US Novice Champion, 1957 Junior National Champion, 1961 US Senior Men's Champion, and Member of the US World Figure Skating Team. Killed in a plane crash that took the lives of the 1961 US World Figure Skating team, in what was the worst air disaster up to that time involving a sports team. Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Kraddick (Cradick), Kidd (David Peter) b. August 22, 1959 d. July 27, 2013 Radio and Television Personality. He is best remembered for his nationally-syndicated morning radio show, "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning," which was based in Irving, Texas, and aired throughout the US, syndicated by his company YEA Networks. Born David Peter Cradick in Napoleon, Ohio, he grew up in Dunedin, Florida, and got his first start in radio in Tampa, Florida and later worked at radio stations KYNO-FM, Fresno, California, and KHTZ, Los Angeles, California, where he also worked comedy...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!