• Siri Von Essen

    1850 - 1912

    Siri Von Essen (1850 - 1912)

    Finno-Swedish Actress. She was born in Finland, but the family moved to Sweden in 1868. She studied acting for private tutors in 1876, and made her debute at The Royal Dramatic Theatre 1877 in Stockholm in Louis Leroy´s play “En Teaterpjäs”. After receiving good reviews, she was offered employment. That same year she married the […]

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  • Sitting Bull

    2019 - 1890

    Sitting Bull (2019 - 1890)

    Sitting Bull Sitting Bull was a medicine man, or holy man, of the Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), who were being driven from their land in the Black Hills. He took up arms against the white man, refusing to be transported to the Indian Territory. Under his leadership as a war chief, the Lakota tribes united in […]

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  • Skeeter Davis

    1931 - 2004

    Skeeter Davis (1931 - 2004)

    Skeeter Davis Davis was the first of seven children born to William Lee and Sarah Rachel Roberts Penick, in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Because her grandfather thought that she had a lot of energy for a young child, he nicknamed Mary Frances “Skeeter” (slang for mosquito). In 1947, the Penick family moved to Erlanger, Kentucky, where Skeeter met Betty Jack […]

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  • Skip Homeier

    1930 - 2017

    Skip Homeier (1930 - 2017)

    Skip Homeier changed his first name from Skippy to Skip when he became 18. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles. Although Homeier worked frequently throughout his childhood and adolescence, playing wayward youths with no chance of redemption, he did not become a major star; but he did make a transition from child actor […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak (September 28, 1992 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She was best known for her roles in The Patriot (2000), Don’t Say a Word (2001), as Rose Wilder in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002), 24 (2002-2003), Boogeyman (2005) […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, Texas, where she lived until her death with her parents Donald and Helen Bartusiak (née McCole).  McCole Bartusiak first starred in Stephen King’s Storm of the Century as young Pippa Hatcher. She then starred in The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson, in 2000. She played the young Marilyn Monroe […]

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  • Slater Martin

    1925 - 2012

    Slater Martin (1925 - 2012)

    Slater Martin (October 22, 1925 – October 18, 2012) was an American professional basketball player and coach who was a playmaking guard for 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born in Elmina, Walker County, Texas and played in seven NBA All-Star Games. Martin was one of the NBA’s best defensive players in […]

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  • Slim Aarons

    1916 - 2006

    Slim Aarons (1916 - 2006)

    Photographer. He was born in Manhattan, New York. He worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE. His […]

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  • Slim Whitman

    1923 - 2013

    Slim Whitman (1923 - 2013)

    Slim Whitman Whitman was born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr, in Tampa, Florida, on January 20, 1923. Growing up, he liked the country music of Jimmie Rodgers and the songs of Gene Autry, but he did not embark on a musical career of his own until the end of World War II, after he had served […]

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  • Smiley Burnette

    1911 - 1967

    Smiley Burnette (1911 - 1967)

    Smiley Burnette Lester A. Burnett (he added the final “e” later in life) was born in Summum, Illinois, on March 18, 1911, and grew up in Ravenwood, Missouri. He began singing as a child and learned to play a wide variety of instruments by ear, yet never learned to read or write music. In his […]

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  • Snitz Edwards

    1862 - 1937

    Snitz Edwards (1862 - 1937)

    Stage and Silent Movie Actor. Born Edward Neumann in Budapest, Hungary, and immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s. He began his acting career on stage in light comedies then became a German dialect comedian in vaudeville. His first silent movie appearance was in “The Price She Paid” (1917).  His filmography also includes: […]

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  • Snowy Baker

    1884 - 1953

    Snowy Baker (1884 - 1953)

    Actor, Athlete.  Known as one of Australia’s greatest athletes, Baker, along with partner W.F. Howe, represented a boxing company in Australia. In 1908, he gained fame for boxing in the Olympic games which were held in London.  Baker was also an expert swimmer and equestrian, performing stunts in 1944’s “National Velvet.”  He also trained actor […]

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  • Soava Gallone

    1970 - 1957

    Soava Gallone (1970 - 1957)

    Actress. Born Soava Winaver in Warsaw (Poland) wife of Italian motion-picture director, Carmine Gallone. Gallone starred in “Avator,” (1915) “Mother Doll,” (1919) “Cabiria” (1914) and “Celle Qui Domine.” (1927) (bio by: MC)

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  • Socrates

    1970 - 1970

    Socrates (1970 - 1970)

    Greek Philosopher. Born in 470 BC, he is known as the founder of Ethics and Philosophy. For him philosophical research was a relentless examination of ourselves. He thought that only those who know do not of knowing, wants to know the Truth. His search method was the dialogue, and his doctrine can be summarized in […]

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  • Sofía Bozán

    1904 - 1958

    Sofía Bozán (1904 - 1958)

    Actress, Singer. One of the most emblematic theater actresses that Buenos Aires ever had. Acted with famous tango singer Carlos Gardel in the movie “Luces de Buenos Aires”. (bio by: Guada)

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  • Sohaku Asada

    1970 - 1970

    Sohaku Asada (1970 - 1970)

    Physician and businessman. Asada, who was trained in Chinese medicine, served as a physician to the Imperial Court during the Meiji Restoration. He also was the founder of the Asada Candy business. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Soichiro Honda

    1906 - 1991

    Soichiro Honda (1906 - 1991)

    Business Magnate. In 1948, he established the Honda Motor Company. Since then, Honda has continued to be one of the world’s leading companies, selling millions of products worldwide including motorcycles, power equipment, ATVs, generators, marine engines and of course, automobiles. (bio by: db)

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  • Sol Gorss

    1908 - 1966

    Sol Gorss (1908 - 1966)

    Prolific American stage, motion picture, and television actor of the 1930s through 1960s. He appeared in the 1950 classic drama “The Asphalt Jungle,” among many other popular films. He was also a stuntman. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack

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  • Sol Price

    1916 - 2009

    Sol Price (1916 - 2009)

    Entrepreneur. He changed retail shopping by pioneering the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse stores. As a business lawyer in 1954, he founded the retail chain Fed-Mart in California, selling it to German investors in 1975. In 1976, with co-investors he started the first Price Club, which offered a varied selection of consumer goods and household […]

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  • Soledad Jiménez

    1874 - 1966

    Soledad Jiménez (1874 - 1966)

    Actress. She was born in Santander, Spain. In the early 1920s, like other Spanish actors such as Rosa Rey, Fortunio Bonanova and Rosita Díaz Gimeno, Jimenez moved to the United States where she began a prolific career in films. She is particularly remembered as Guillermo’s wife in the film “From Whom The Bell Tolls” (1943). […]

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  • Soledad Miranda

    1943 - 1970

    Soledad Miranda (1943 - 1970)

    Soledad Miranda was born Soledad Rendón Bueno on 9 July 1943 in Seville, Spain. Soledad (whose name translates as solitude or loneliness) was the niece of the famous Spanish singer-actress-flamenco dancer Paquita Rico. Soledad was the first child of parents who had little money and, eventually, six children. It was necessary to contribute to the […]

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  • Solomon Golomb

    1932 - 2016

    Solomon Golomb (1932 - 2016)

    Solomon Golomb, a graduate of the Baltimore City College high school, received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and master’s and doctorate degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1957 with a dissertation on “Problems in the Distribution of the Prime Numbers”. While working at the Glenn L. Martin Company he became interested in communications […]

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  • Solomon Harry “Sol” Goldberg

    1880 - 1940

    Solomon Harry “Sol” Goldberg (1880 - 1940)

    Businessman. He founded the Hump Hairpin Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois, making his fortune when in 1915 he patented a hairpin made with ridges so they would not fall out of hair.

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  • Solomon Haven

    1810 - 1861

    Solomon Haven (1810 - 1861)

    Solomon George Haven (November 27, 1810 – December 24, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York and Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving in 1846–1847. He was born in Guilford, New York on November 27, 1810. He taught school and studied law and on January 10, 1835, moved to Buffalo and finished […]

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  • Solomon Juneau

    1793 - 1856

    Solomon Juneau (1793 - 1856)

    After landing at Fort Michilimackinac in 1816, Solomon Juneau worked as a clerk in the fur trade before becoming an agent for the American Fur Company in Milwaukee. Juneau settled an area east of the Milwaukee River called Juneautown (present day East Town) in 1818, which later joined with George H. Walker’s Walker’s Point and […]

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  • Solomon Robert Guggenheim

    1861 - 1949

    Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861 - 1949)

    Mining tycoon, philanthropist, art patron. He was the senior member of the firm of Guggenheim brothers and last survivor of the seven sons of Meyer Guggenheim. As a multi-millionaire copper king he also founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska. As head of the family firm, Guggenheim was director of a number of metals corporations […]

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  • Solon H Borglum

    1868 - 1922

    Solon H Borglum (1868 - 1922)

    Sculptor who specialized in themes of the Old West. His older brother was Mount Rushmore Sculptor Gutzon Borglum. (bio by: Chuck Kearns)  Family links:  Parents:  James Moller Borglum (1839 – 1909)  Ida C Mickelsen Borglum (1844 – 1911)  Spouse:  Emma Vignal Borglum (1864 – 1934)*  Siblings:  Gutzon Borglum (1867 – 1941)*  August M Borglum (1867 […]

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  • Solveig Dommartin

    1961 - 2007

    Solveig Dommartin (1961 - 2007)

    Actress. Born in Paris, France, she appeared mainly in international films is best known for her roles in the Wim Wenders movies “Wings of Desire”, (1987), “Until the End of the World”, (1991) and “Faraway, So Close”, (1993). She also had a memorable performance in the films “The Prisoner of St. Petersburg”, (1989) and “I […]

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  • Solveig Dommartin

    1961 - 2007

    Solveig Dommartin (1961 - 2007)

    Actress. Born in Paris, France, she appeared mainly in international films is best known for her roles in the Wim Wenders movies “Wings of Desire”, (1987), “Until the End of the World”, (1991) and “Faraway, So Close”, (1993). She also had a memorable performance in the films “The Prisoner of St. Petersburg”, (1989) and “I […]

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  • Sondra Locke

    1944 - 2018

    Sondra Locke (1944 - 2018)

    Sondra Locke Sondra Locke, who has died aged 74 after suffering from cancer, was closely associated with the film star and director Clint Eastwood: they made six films together and had a 13-year relationship, which ended acrimoniously. But it was not Eastwood who made her a star. Eight years before they met, she had already […]

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