Writers and Poets
Age 75
March 30, 1895 - October 8, 1970
Cimetière ancien de Manosque / Manosque / Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / France / Europe
Jean Giono was a French writer who spent his entire life living and writing in Manosque, France. It was here that the author created his monumental oeuvre, inspired by the sun-drenched footpaths and unbridled natural scenery that ...
Business and Finance
Age 60
January 8, 1931 - October 25, 1991
Eternal Home Jewish Cemetery / Colma / California / USA / North America
Even though Bill Graham didn't play an instrument or sing in a band, he's one of the most famous names in rock history. Bill Graham was a legendary impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a h...
Crime and their Victims
Age 43
November 14, 1933 - October 6, 1977
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Danny Green was head of the Irish mob and associate of the Cleveland mobster John Nardi's during the 1970s gang war for the city's criminal operations. He pushed into the Cleveland rackets and began competing with the Italian-Am...
Business and Finance
Age 79
December 17, 1930 - October 20, 2010
Locust on Hudson, Private residence of Uma Thurman and André Balazs / Staatsburg / New York / USA / North America
Artist, photographer and the founder of the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965, Bob was once worth more than $400 million before a series of bad investments and bankruptcy severely curtailed his extravagant lifestyle
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 85
June 28, 1919 - October 23, 2004
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 ...
Other Entertainers
Age 52
March 24, 1974 - October 31, 1926
Machpelah Cemetery / Flushing / New York / USA / North America
Harry Houdini is most often remembered as an escape artist and a magician. He was also an actor, a pioneering aviator, an amateur historian, businessman and performance artist of such great success that his name will live in perpe...
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 ...
Age 39
November 27, 1935 - October 1, 1975
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Dubbed “The Human Timekeeper” for his impeccable rhythm and timing, Al Jackson, Jr. was a member of the seminal Stax Records house band Booker T. and the MG’s and provided the beat for the likes of Al Green, Sam & Dave, Otis...
Age 37
January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Jam Master Jay was a musician and the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became one of the biggest hip hop groups and are credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. On October 30...
Show Business
Age 64
June 9, 1886 - October 23, 1950
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Jolson rose through the ranks of vaudeville as a comedian and a blackface “Mammy” singer. By 1920, he had become the biggest star on Broadway, but he is probably best remembered for his film career. He starred in "The Jazz Sin...
Age 27
January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970
Cremated / USA / North America
A permanent member of the "27 Club" (rock stars who died at age 27) Janis Joplin was premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s, who performed with a fierce and uninhibited musical style before dying of a drug overdose in a ...
Age 52
December 17, 1939 - October 5, 1992
Elwood Cemetery / Birmingham / Alabama / USa / North America
Eddie Kendricks was an American R&B singer and songwriter noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style. Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group the Temptations and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. He w...
Writers and Poets
Age 47
March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969
Edson Cemetery / Lowell / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist who, alongside Jack Cassidey, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation in the late 1950s through the early 60s. After the publication of On The Road and T...
Age 64
January 15, 1909 - October 16, 1973
Holy Cross Cemetery / Calumet City / Illinois / USA / North America
Before Keith Moon, before John Bonham there was the one and only Gene Krupa - one of the greatest drummers and drum kit innovators in the 20th century. With his arms flailing behind the drum kit, Krupa forever changed the role of ...
Historical Figure
Age 74
June 8, 1919 - October 3, 1993
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American socialite, actress, and radio comedian, and suspected of being the illegitimate child of William Randolph Hearst Sr. and Marion Davies. Patricia Lake confirmed this shortly before she died.