Music
Age 70
October 5, 1942 - February 27, 2013
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Cypress / California / USA / North America
Richard Street was an American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993. Street was the lead singer of an early Temptations predecessor, Otis Williams & the Distants, an...
Sports
Age 59
October 15, 1858 - February 2, 1918
Mount Calvary Cemetery / Roslindale / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John L. Sullivan was an American boxer recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing, de facto reigning from February 7, 1882, to September 7, 1892. He is also generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion ...
Music
Age 95
October 15, 1917 - February 5, 2013
Eternal Hills Memorial Park / Oceanside / California / USA / North America
Paul Tanner (October 15, 1917 – February 5, 2013) was an American musician and a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tanner gained fame as a trombonist, playing with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra from 1938 to 1942, the group'...
Music
Age 87
February 22, 1913 - February 10, 2001
Pinelawn Memorial Park / Farmingdale / New York / USA / North America
Buddy Tate was jazz saxophone player who made a name for himself playing with such greats as Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman as well as with his own band for over 20 years at the Celebrity Club in Harlem, New York City.
Show Business
Age 49
April 26, 1872 - February 1, 1922
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
William Desmond Taylor began his career in Hollywood as a stage actor, engineer, antiques dealer and occasional gold miner. He entered silent film industry as actor in 1912 where Taylor acted in 27 silent films between 1912 and 19...
Music
Age 80
December 18, 1918 - February 7, 1999
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Bobby Troup was a jazz pianist, singer, songwriter and actor. As a composer he has written "Daddy," "Snooty Little Cutie," "Baby, Baby All the Time," and the jazz classic "Route 66." As an actor he is probably best remembered as D...
Crime and their Victims
Age 38
November 18, 1959 - February 3, 1998
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Convicted for killing two people with a pickaxe during a burglary, she was the first woman to be executed in Texas since Chipita Rodriguez in 1863. Her execution received worldwide attention at the time.
Music
Age 17
May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959
San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery / Mission Hills / California / USA / North America
Richie Valens was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and a true rock and roll pioneer who died at the young age of 17 in the infamous Buddy Holly plane crash. Ritchie played is final concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, I...
Music
Age 77
January 26, 1913 - February 6, 1990
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
James Van Heusen was an American composer who wrote songs for films, television and theater, and won an Emmy and four Academy Awards for Best Original Song. In 1940 Jimmy teamed up with the lyricist Johnny Burke and won an Academy...
Science
Age 53
December 28, 1903 - February 8, 1957
North America
John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Von Neumann was regarded as perhaps the mathematician with the widest coverage of the subject in his time and was said ...
Artists
Age 58
August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery / Bethel Park / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as the Pop Art movement. Like his contemporaries Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol wryly resp...
Show Business
Age 67
February 22, 1916 - February 7, 1984
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / United States / North America
Husband of actress Eve Arden, Brooks West was a talented actor, producer and artist in his own right. He is best remembered for his work in Anatomy of a Murder (1959), My Friend Irma (1952) and The Eve Arden Show (1957).
Music
Age 70
November 12, 1906 - February 26, 1977
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
A master blues guitarist and vocalist, he was also B.B. King's uncle
Music
Age 51
December 21, 1946 - February 6, 1998
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Carl Wilson playing the guitar as a teenager when brothers Brian and Dennis, cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine formed a music group called the Beach Boys in 1961. In addition to guitar Brian's vocals can be heard on Good Vibr...