Crime and their Victims
Age 64
August 25, 1819 - July 1, 1884
Graceland Cemetery / Chicago / Illinois / USA / North America
Allan Pinkerton was a Scottish cooper, abolitionist, detective, and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during his time in the United States. When the Civil War began, Pinkerton served as head of t...
Music
Age 75
July 7, 1932 - September 11, 2007
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Joe Zawinul was an Austrian jazz and jazz fusion keyboardist and composer who first come to prominence with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Zawinul went on to play with Miles Davis and to become one of the creators of jazz fusion...
Sports
Age 57
June 1, 1846 - August 21, 1903
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Andy Leonard was one of the first professional baseball players of the 19th century (and firs of Irish descent), who played primarily left field. He played for a number of teams but was best known for his time with the Cincinnati ...
Science
Age 92
November 17, 1902 - January 1, 1995
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner was a Hungarian theoretical physicist who also contributed to mathematical physics. He obtained American citizenship in 1937, and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the...
Music
Age 62
September 24, 1933 - August 11, 1996
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
His name might not be familiar, but music fans young and old would recognize his signature drumbeat on one of the most popular instrumental songs ever recorded – “Hawaii Five-O” by the Ventures. Joining the Ventures after th...
Music
Age 27
September 8, 1945 - March 8, 1973
Alta Mesa Memorial Park / Palo Alto / California / USA / North America
At the height of the Grateful Dead's breakout success in the early 1970s, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan served as a driving force behind the jam band's legendary acclaim. The vocalist and keyboardist proved responsible for the band's blu...
Show Business
Age 89
December 8, 1915 - July 2, 2005
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ernest Lehman was an American screenwriter, producer, and director who was nominated six times for Academy Awards for Best Screenplay during his career, but never won. Ernest Lehman received the first Honorary Academy Award to eve...
Show Business
Age 82
July 10, 1920 - June 11, 2003
Oakdale Cemetery / Wilmington / North Carolina / USA / North America
David Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting over 50 years. After a medical discharge from the Army, Brinkley worked for United Press International in several of its Southern bureaus. In 1943, he m...
Show Business
Age 25
March 21, 1942 - June 26, 1967
Cimetière communal de Seine-Port / Seine-Port, Seine-et-Marne / France / Europe
Françoise Dorléac was a beloved French actress whose father was Maurice Dorleac, a stage and screen actor and her mother, Renee Deneuve, re-voiced Hollywood movies (including Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz). However most Ameri...
Writers and Poets
Age 73
August 2, 1889 - January 23, 1963
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Edith Anisfield Wolf was an American poet and philanthropist from Cleveland, Ohio who founded and endowed an award in 1935 for non-fiction books that advance racial understanding. In 1941 the foundation expanded the award, now cal...
Music
Age 89
December 23, 1908 - November 4, 1998
Evergreen Cemetery / Metcalfe / Mississippi / USA / North America
Sonny Boy Nelson was an American Delta blues musician who picked up the guitar at the young age of 9. His best known works include “44 Blues”, “Suitcases Full of Troubles” and “Meet Me in the Bottoms”.
Music
Age 86
March 21, 1902 - October 19, 1988
Mt. Hazel Cemetery / Detroit / Michigan / USAS / North America
The main source of inspiration for Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, Son House was a major innovator of the Delta blues style, along with his playing partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown. Few listening experiences in the blues ...
Music
Age 65
February 1, 1859 - May 26, 1924
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / North America
Victor Herbert was one of the great composers and musicians of his era who enjoyed a prolific career that embraced a variety of musical genres. In addition to forty operettas and two operas, he wrote the music for several Ziegfeld...
Historical Figure
Age 52
November 26, 1770 - May 29, 1823
Granary Burying Ground / Boston / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Phillips was the very first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts and was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1813. John Phillips was also the father of famed abolitionist Wendell Phillips.
Music
Age 45
June 6, 1902 - July 12, 1947
Elmwood Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Jimmie Lunceford was one of the most underrated American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleaders in the golden years of the Swing Era. Any list of the greatest bands of the swing era usually starts with those of Count Basie, Benny G...