Reis, Robert Joseph T. 'Bobby' b. January 2, 1909 d. May 1, 1973 Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed pitcher and outfielder for three teams in six years in the majors. Born Robert Joseph Thomas Reis in Woodside, New York, he played for the Brooklyn Robins (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1935), and finished with the Boston Bees (1936 to 1938). Playing in 175 games in his career, Lake was a starting pitcher in 9 games. He posted a 10-13 won-loss record with an earned run average of 4.27. He struck out 52 batters in 69 appearances on the mound...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Willow River Cemetery, Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA
Moore, Horace Ladd b. February 25, 1837 d. May 1, 1914 Military Figure, US Congressman. Born in Mantua, Ohio, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1858, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. With the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned a Lieutenant in Company D, 2nd Kansas Regiment, Volunteer Infantry. He served continuously until he was mustered out of the volunteer service as Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry on June 30, 1865. Returning to Kansas, he served...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Corbitt, Claude b. July 21, 1915 d. May 1, 1978 Major League Baseball Player. The infielder had two hits in four at-bats for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945 but was sold to Cincinnati on March 18, 1946. He saw limited with the Reds the next three seasons. The most he played was 87 games in 1948, when he hit .256. The right-handed hitter had a career batting average of .243 with one homer. (Bio by: Ron Coons) Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Landau, Moshe b. April 29, 1912 d. May 1, 2011 Israeli Jurist. He was best known as the chief judge in the 1961 trial of Nazi arch-criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, who was convicted of war crimes and hanged. He was a member of the Israeli Supreme Court when he was picked to head the three-judge panel for the Eichmann trial. Born in Danzig (part of Germany at that time), he studied law at the University of London and moved to Palestine in 1933. He moved quickly through the judicial system and was appointed to the Israeli Supreme Court...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Har HaMenuchot Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Paris, Johnny b. August 29, 1940 d. May 1, 2006 Musician. Born John M. Pocisk, he was the founder, leader and saxaphonist in the group Johnny and the Hurricanes. He began playing saxaphone in high school and soon formed his own groups The Black Cats and then The Orbits. In the late 1950s he took the band to Detroit, where they were offered their first recording contract as "Johnny and the Hurricanes" while performing backup for another local group from Toledo. Their signature sound of tenor sax and organ produced such hits as "Crossfire", "...[Read More] (Bio by: RO) Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Stone, Phil b. 1914 d. May 1, 2008 Canadian Radio Pioneer. As a radio disc jockey for 1050 CHUM Radio Toronto, he helped change Canadian broadcasting forever. On May 27, 1957, at 4:23 p.m. he played "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets, the first Rock 'n' Roll piece ever played on radio in Canada. Gaining national attention, he became Canada's number one rock jock, hosting top acts such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye and playing the top hits into the late 1960s. He became vice-president of CHUM Radio...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Vaughan, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Mitchell, John Grant b. June 17, 1874 d. May 1, 1957 Actor. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he began his career performing on Broadway in the early 1920s. Lured to the screen, he made many notable appearances in films to include "Dinner at Eight" (1933), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), " Tobacco Road" (1941), "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942) and "It Happened on 5th Avenue" (1947). He was also the only son of Union Civil War General, John G. Mitchell. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section L, Lot 3.
Maki, Wayne b. November 10, 1944 d. May 1, 1974 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, he played the position of Left Wing for the St. Louis Blues from 1969 to 1970 and the Vancouver Canucks from 1970 to 1973. The brother of hockey player Ronald "Chico" Maki, one of the main highlights in his career was the infamous stick-swinging duel between him and Boston Bruin's defenseman Ted Green at training camp. The incident almost caused Green his life. On December 14, 1972, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He...[Read More] (Bio by: K) New Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Sainte Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Plot: Lot 24 (North Half)
Heintzelman, Gen. Samuel Peter b. September 30, 1805 d. May 1, 1880 Civil War Union Major General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, Class of 1826. Commanded a division at First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861 and was wounded there (shattered elbow from gunshot). Later commanded the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac at the Battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Glendale, Malvern Hill, and Second Bull Run. Commanded the Department of Washington, with orders to defend the capital. Commanded troops in the "Cortina War", which was a...[Read More] Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA Plot: Section T, Lot 7, West
Jorn, Asger b. March 3, 1914 d. May 1, 1973 Painter. He is considered one of the most important Danish artists of the post-World War II period. From 1936 to 1937 he stayed in Paris as a pupil of Fernand Léger. In 1948 he founded the Cobra Group together with Belgian and Dutch artists, and from 1956 he lived abroad, mainly in Paris. His first naturalistic paintings from the early 1930s were followed by a cubist period and later by a surrealistic-abstract period until he found his own personal style in the 1940s. In 1953 he gave his...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Grötlingbo Churchyard, Gotlands kommun, Gotlands län, Sweden
Bobbs, John Stough b. December 22, 1809 d. May 1, 1870 Medical Pioneer. He performed the first gall-bladder surgery in the nation in 1867. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was also an Indiana State Senator. Elected as a Senator from Indiana, he served in the State Senate from 1857 to 1859. Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Goebbels, Joseph b. October 29, 1897 d. May 1, 1945 Propoganda leader under Hitler. He was initially buried along with his wife and children in East Germany. These remains were removed in 1982 (some reports say this happened as early as 1970) by the request of Yuri Andropov, Secretary General of the USSR, 1982-84. Andropov, former KGB chief, fearing that Neo-Nazi's may discover the location, had the graves opened. All remains (still in a state of decomposition) were ground-up and put into a nearby Danube River tributary. Cause of death: Disputed Cremated*, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in unknown location in Russia *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Cooper, Henry b. May 3, 1934 d. May 1, 2011 Professional Boxer. A two-time recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (1967 and 1970), he was regarded as one of the most accomplished fighters to hail from Great Britain. Cooper will perhaps be best remembered for his knockdown of Cassius Clay during a bout at Wembley Stadium in 1963. He represented his country at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, and turned professional two years later. He was defeated in several title bouts and would have notable fights with future...[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!
Wagner, Helen b. September 3, 1918 d. May 1, 2010 Actress. She will be remembered as 'Nancy Hughes' from the long-running CBS daytime soap "As The World Turns". A drama major at Monmouth College in Illinois, Wagner moved to New York following her 1938 graduation and was to appear in several Broadway productions including "Oklahoma!" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". She made her television bow in the early 1950s with "Mr. Peepers", and was seen on "The Philco Television Playhouse" and the "Hallmark Hall of Fame", as well as having the part of '...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Johnston, Arthur b. January 10, 1898 d. May 1, 1954 Composer. Born in New York City, in his early career, he performed as a pianist in film theatres and later as a pianist and music director for Irving Berlin's stage productions. Signed to contracts with film studios, he moved to Hollywood in 1929 and wrote the scores for the films "College Humor", "Too Much Harmony", "Hello Everybody", "Murder at the Vanities", "Thanks a Million", "Pennies from Heaven" and "Double or Nothing". His extensive song catalog includes "Mandy, Make Up Your Mind", "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Commemoration, lot #2794 G-3