Historical Figure
Age 87
December 18, 1917 - February 4, 2005
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ossie Davis was an American actor, director, writer, and activist. He and his wife, Ruby Dee were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Hono...
Historical Figure
Age 77
November 9, 1771 - February 5, 1849
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
General Antoine Jean Auguste Durosnel served as aide-de-camp to Napoleon who spent much of his career with the 16th Chasseurs à Cheval. Cavalry General in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. appointed second-in...
Music
Age 40
February 19, 1957 - February 6, 1998
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
His name was Falco, and the image of sharp suit and slick-back hair already set him apart from the glam rockers and post-punks of the late 80s. He was a musician; a singer; a rapper. A gentleman, a womanizer; he hated garden gnome...
Music
Age 52
October 12, 1942 - February 23, 1995
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
It has been over five decades since The Temptations were first founded and in that time there have been 22 different members of the group, but it is the ‘Classic Five’ (and the post-Classic Five, Dennis Edwards) line-up that m...
Historical Figure
Age 81
October 25, 1920 - February 14, 2002
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz was a member of the French Resistance and served as president of ATD Quart Monde. The International Movement ATD Fourth World is a nonprofit organization which aims towards the eradication of chronic...
Music
Age 70
November 22, 1946 - February 5, 2017
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Geraci made his mark in the Cleveland music scene as the lead singer for the Outsiders. Signed to Capital Records they released four Top-40 hits including "Girl in Love" and "Help Me Girl". In 1971 Geraci scored his biggest hit s...
Sports
Age 86
July 31, 1919 - February 20, 2006
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
In the history of sports broadcasting, few figures have had the power to legitimize an event simply by attending it. For 40 years, Curt Gowdy was that figure. Over the course of a career that spanned five decades and all three bro...
Music
Age 32
December 10, 1926 - February 7, 1959
Moses Allen Chapel Calvary Cemeteries / Thibodaux / Louisiana / USA / North America
In the 1950s, no blues guitarist even came close to equaling the flamboyant Guitar Slim on stage. A masterful guitarist who pioneered the use of the distorted guitar solo, Slim would appear on stage resplendent in a blue suit, blu...
Sports
Age 58
July 5, 1904 - February 15, 1963
Swampscott Cemetery / Swampscott / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Bump Hadley was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who began his career in major league baseball in 1926 with the Washington Senators. After 5 years he was traded and played for the Chicago White Sox (1932), St. Louis Brown...
Other Entertainers
Age 79
1853 - February 19, 1932
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Adelaide Herrmann was a well-known American magician and vaudeville performer billed as "the Queen of Magic." She was married to Alexander Herrmann, another magician. Together, Alexander ("Professor Herrmann" or "Herrmann the Grea...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 46
July 20, 1922 - February 25, 1969
Greenwood Cemetery / Kingston / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Betty was a social worker and Barney was a postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been ...
Music
Age 22
September 7, 1936 - February 3, 1959
City of Lubbock Cemetery / Lubbock / Texas / USA / North America
Buddy Holly was an American singer-songwriter who was a key figure and pioneer of mid-1950s rock and roll music. Some of his best hits include "That'll Be The Day", "Peggy Sue", "Everyday", and "It's So Easy". He is often regarded...
Music
Age 48
August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Fairview Cemetery / Westfield / New Jersey / USA / North America
Whitney Houston was arguably one of the greatest American singers of modern history. Nicknamed "The Voice", she generated sales of over 200 million records worldwide and is one of the bestselling music artists of all time. Houston...
Show Business
Age 48
March 27, 1931 - February 13, 1980
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
In addition to his great success as Richard Kimbel on the TV series The Fugitive, David Janssen was a talented and prolific actor starring in 4 television series, appearing in 44 feature films, 20 television movies, and countless ...
Music
Age 64
June 15, 1937 - February 13, 2002
Mesa Cemetery / Mesa / Arizona / USA / North America
Waylon Jennings was the "outlaw" singer, songwriter and musician who was one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in country music in the 1970s. A protégé of Buddy Holly and devotee of Hank Williams, he sold more than...