Sa, Khun b. February 17, 1933 d. October 26, 2007 Burmese warlord and drug baron. Authoritatively regarded as the world's most prolific heroin trafficker, Khun Sa, also known as Chan Chi-Fu, was once dubbed "the Prince of Death." He died facing a charge of having exported 1,000 tons of heroin to the United States. He preferred to be known as the "Lord of the Golden Triangle," the area encompassing parts of Burma, Laos and Thailand, which once produced most of the world's heroin. He commanded an army of 10,000 soldiers and claimed that his...[Read More] (Bio by: cookie) Yeway Cemetery, North Okkalapa, Yangon, Burma
Sa e Costa, Helena b. May 26, 1913 d. January 9, 2006 Pianist. One of Europe's leading concert performers, she was also teacher to numerous students. Born Helena Moreira Sa e Costa to a distinguished musical family, she was initially trained by her parents and subsequently graduated with honors from the Lisbon National Piano Conservatory. Helena was to study with legendary French master Alfred Cortot and later with Edwin Fischer with whom she was to tour Europe performing works of J.S. Bach. She formed a duo with her sister cellist Madalena Costa...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério de agramonte, Boavista, Porto, Portugal
Saad Muhammad, Matthew b. June 16, 1954 d. May 25, 2014 Hall of Fame Professional Boxer. He was the former WBC Light-Heavyweight Champion from 1979 to 1981. Born Maxwell Antonio Loach, his mother died when he was a child. Other family members abandoned him on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway due to financial difficulties. He was found by the police who placed him in the care of nuns and as a result, he was named Matthew Franklin (the later name was for the roadway where he was found). He would bind up his adversities he endured and place his...[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!
Saalfield, Albert G. b. July 24, 1886 d. February 7, 1959 Publisher and developer of one of the largest lines of books for children in America, also inventor of games and originator of activity books for children. He always regarded as his greatest commerical coup, the signing of Shirley Temple to a contract early in her moving picture career. An avid movie fan, he saw Shirley in one of her first pictures. Her contract gave Mr. Saalfield printing rights to everything she endorsed. Resulting in the sales running over the 50,000,000 mark of books by and...[Read More] (Bio by: Laurie) East Akron Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Saari, Roy b. February 25, 1945 d. December 30, 2008 Olympic Athletic. He was the first swimmer to break the 17-minute barrier for 1,500 meters and at the University of Southern California, he won nine NCAA individual championships. In the 1963 Pan-American Games, he won gold medals in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle races. At the 1964 Olympic Tokyo Games, he won the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 400 individual medley. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1976 and the USA...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Saavedra, Angel de 'Duque de Rivas' b. March 10, 1791 d. June 22, 1865 Author. Born in Córdoba, Spain, Saavedra is best remembered for his play "Don Álvaro o la Fuerza del Sino", the first success of the Romantic school in the Spanish theater. The play was used as the basis of Francesco Maria Piave's libretto for Verdi's opera "La Forza del Destino." Saavedra also developed a career as a politician. A member of the Liberal party, Saavedra fought against the Absolutist Monarchy of Ferdinand VII. His many works also include "Ensayos Poéticos," "El Moro Expósito"...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio Sacramental de San Isidro, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Plot: Patio Santa María de la Cabeza
Saavedra Lamas, Dr. Carlos b. November 1, 1878 d. May 5, 1959 Nobel Peace Prize winner (1936). Born in Buenos Aires, Carlos Saavedra Lamas was a member of the "Aristocracy" of Argentina. A descendant of an early Argentinian patriot, he married the daugther of the president of the Republic. Saavedra Lamas achieved renown not only as foreign minister of Argentina for his practical work in drafting international agreements and in conducting mediation, but also as a professor in the fields of labor legislation and international law. (Bio by: Sergio Orellana) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: #19 on the La Recoleta Map.
Sabah b. November 11, 1927 d. November 26, 2014 Singer. An icon of Arabic music, she used good looks, a powerful voice, and an over-the-top personality to carve out a six decade career. Born Jeanette Gergis Al-Feqhali to a Lebanese Christian family, she was attractive from the time she was a little girl and made her 1938 silver screen bow in "The Clock Strikes Seven". Taking the single name "Sabah" ("Morning") for the stage, she began appearing in a succession of mostly Egyptian films that eventually totaled around 100, establishing herself...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Saint George Cathedral, Beirut, Bayrut, Lebanon
Saban, Lou b. October 13, 1921 d. March 29, 2009 Professional Football Player, Coach. During his more than thirty years as a player and coach in football, he encompassed the college ranks, and three professional leagues. Born Louis Henry Saban, he attended Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois. During his collegiate years at Indiana University, he was a standout player at the quarterback position and was named team MVP in 1942. He played at the linebacker and fullback positions for four seasons (1946 to 1949) in the All-America...[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!
Sabater, Carles b. September 21, 1962 d. February 13, 1999 Singer and Actor. He formed with Pep Sala, the musical group Sau in 1986, that become one of the best groups singing in catalan language. Among his works "No Puc Deixar de Fumar," "Per la Porta de Servei" (that include the hits No He Nascut per Militar and Només Ho Faig Per Tu), Quina Nit (that include Boig Per Tu) and Set. On Stage, he worked in "Cyrano de Bergerac," "El Knack," "Els Pirates, "Tots Dos" and "Company." He also appeared in a few films such as "Gaudí" and "La Monyos" and in Tv...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Llançà, Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
Sabatés i Massanell, Ramón b. October 26, 1915 d. January 9, 2003 Catalonian Comic Book Artist. He was born in Llinars del Vallès and died in Sant Just Desvern in Barcelona. His career spanned more than 75 years. He is best remembered for his work "Los Inventos del Profesor Franz de Copenhague" during the 1960s and 70s. He worked for TBO, Pulgarcito, among other comic magazines with cartoon characters such as Casimiro Noteví, el Capitán Microbio, and la Familia Sulfamida. Sadly, as others comic book artists, he died in poverty. In his last years, he had to...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Poblenou, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Departamento 1º. Isla 1ª interior. Nicho 1504. Piso 4º
Sabath, Adolph Joachim 'A.J.' b. April 4, 1866 d. November 6, 1952 US Congressman. A Jewish immigrant from Bohemia, he immigrated to the United States at age 15. After working his way through law school, he held several City of Chicago local offices and became active in state and national Democratic party. Sabath was elected to Congress from the Jewish West Side in 1907. He represented Illinois' 5th and 7th Districts, serving until his death in 1952 at the age of 86. He was a leading opponent of prohibition in the 1920's, a strong supporter of the New Deal...[Read More] (Bio by: William Seitz) Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Lot 1, Section 60 GPS coordinates: 41.8683281, -87.8315506 (hddd.dddd)
Sabatini, Rafael b. April 29, 1875 d. February 13, 1950 Author. Born in Jesi, Italy to Anna Trafford an English opera singer and accompanist and Vincenzo Sabatini an Italian opera singer. As a child he was given to the care of his maternal grandparents and grew up in England. At seven, his parents retired from touring and established themselves as voice and music teachers, and he returned to their household in Porto, Portugal. Within a few years the family returned to Italy and settled in Milan, and Sabatini was sent to school in Zug, Switzerland...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cemetery of Adelboden, Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Saberhagen, Fred b. May 18, 1930 d. June 29, 2007 Science Fiction Author. He is best known for his intergalactic "Berserker" novels and the dark vampire series, "Book of the Gods". His first science fiction tale appeared in Galaxy magazine in 1961 and his first book, "The Golden People", was published in 1964. From 1967 to 1973, he wrote the original entry on science fiction for the Encyclopedia Britannica. He also designed and implemented computer games for New Line Cinema. This enterprise produced such games as "Berserker", "Star Web" and "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sabich, Spider (Vladimir Peter) b. October 1, 1945 d. March 21, 1976 American Alpine Ski Racer. He helped popularize skiing in the US in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is remembered for his participation as a member of the US Ski Team on the World Cup circuit, and for his controversial death involving his live-in girlfriend, singer-actress Claudine Longet, who was the former wife of entertainer Andy Williams. Born in Sacramento, California the second of three children, his father was an officer of the California Highway Patrol who had served in World War II...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Westwood Hills Memorial Park, Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Sabin, Albert B. b. August 26, 1906 d. March 3, 1993 Medical Pioneer. Developer of the oral, live virus polio vaccine. Approximately 100 million European children were the first to receive Dr. Sabin's oral polio vaccine in 1960 following worldwide preliminary trials. Between 1962-64 about 100 million US residents received the oral vaccine. Worldwide use of the vaccine is estimated to have prevented about 5 million cases of paralytic polio and 500,000 deaths from 1965-66. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 1885, Grid T-15
Sabin, Alvah b. October 23, 1793 d. January 22, 1885 US Congressman. Elected to represent Vermont's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1853 to 1857. Also served as a Member of the Vermont State House of Representatives from 1826 to 1835, 1838 to 1840, 1847 to 1849, 1851, and 1861 to 1862, Secretary of the State of Vermont from 1841 to 1842, and Member of Vermont State Senate from 1842 to 1845.