• Abigail Kane Ottmann

    1885 - 1966

    Abigail Kane Ottmann (1885 - 1966)

    Actress. discovered in 1910 by Playwright Augustus Thomas while she worked as a court stenographer, she burst upon Broadway to become one of its biggest and brightest stars. She was featured in dozens of feature articles including NewYork Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.  (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Abigail Twomey Kane […]

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  • Abner Biberman

    1909 - 1977

    Abner Biberman (1909 - 1977)

    Actor. He appeared among others in “Gunga Din” (1939), “The Roaring Twenties” (1939), “Another Thin Man” (1939), “Zanzibar” (1940), “His Girl Friday” (1940), “South of Tahiti” (1941), “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” (1944), “Dragon Seed” (1944), “The Keys of Kingdom” (1944), “Salome Where She Danced” (1945), “Captain Kidd” (1945), “Winchester 73” (1950), “Viva Zapata!” […]

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  • Abraham Cahan

    1860 - 1951

    Abraham Cahan (1860 - 1951)

    Journalist, Author. He published and edited newspapers and periodicals, mainly in Yiddish, and was a major force in American socialism in the early 20th century.

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  • Abraham Cooper

    1970 - 1868

    Abraham Cooper (1970 - 1868)

    Artist. Born in London, England, he was a expressive 19th Century painter known for his racehorse, sporting and military battle portraits. At the age of twenty-two he became a pupil of artist Benjamin Marhsall and in 1809, he was a contributing artist for “The Sporting Magazine”. In 1813, he painted his first painting for the […]

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  • Abraham Cowley

    1970 - 1667

    Abraham Cowley (1970 - 1667)

    A poet, whose great contemporary reputation soon waned. He worked in Paris for a while as confidential secretary to Queen Henrietta Maria. He returned to England after the Restoration, expecting recognition of his service, dying in retirement a few years later. The names of other poets and authors who do not have actual grave markers […]

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  • Abraham Geiger

    1810 - 1874

    Abraham Geiger (1810 - 1874)

    As a child, Abraham Geiger started doubting the traditional understanding of Judaism when his studies in classical history seemed to contradict the biblical claims of divine authority. At the age of seventeen, he began writing his first work, a comparison between the legal style of the Mishnah and Biblical and Talmudic law. He also worked […]

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  • Abraham Jacob “A.J.” Bogdanove

    1886 - 1946

    Abraham Jacob “A.J.” Bogdanove (1886 - 1946)

    Painter, Educator. He is best known for his Maine seascapes. Bogdanove came to America on December 25, 1900 with his parents and two brothers. He won a scholarship to Cooper Union and later to Columbia University to study Art.  After graduating, he apprenticed with C.Y.Turner and F.C. Jones as a muralist, often working with the […]

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    1809 - 1865

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, […]

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  • Abraham Lincoln Erlanger

    1860 - 1930

    Abraham Lincoln Erlanger (1860 - 1930)

    Theatrical Producer.

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  • Abraham M. Byers

    1970 - 1920

    Abraham M. Byers (1970 - 1920)

    Abraham Byers was born in 1836 on a farm near Harrisburg, PA. At the age of 22 he acquired a photographic studio after settling a debt in Beardstown, Illinois. On May 7, 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer arguing the famous Duff Armstrong case in the Beardstown Courthouse. That day Lincoln won the aquittal of […]

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  • Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

    1776 - 1835

    Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1776 - 1835)

    Financier. The son of German-Jewish philospher Moses Mendelssohn and father of composers Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. Born in Berlin, he showed an early interest in cultural life, co-founding the Jewish liberal society Gesellschaft der Freunde (1792) and becoming an active member of the Berlin Singakademie (1793). During that time his brother Joseph founded the Berlin […]

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  • Abraham Washington “Abe” Attell

    1884 - 1970

    Abraham Washington “Abe” Attell (1884 - 1970)

    Hall-of-Fame Professional Boxer. A legendary featherweight (126 pound) world titleist called variously “The Little Champ” and “The Little Hebrew”, his reputation was tarnished by his participation in the 1919 Chicago “Black Sox” affair. Born Abraham Washington Attell, he was raised in an Irish neighborhood of San Francisco where he was frequently bullied because of his […]

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  • Abu Abbas

    1948 - 2004

    Abu Abbas (1948 - 2004)

    Terrorist. Born Muhammad Zaydan, he was the head of the terrorist group “Palestine Liberation Front”. He masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian passenger ship “Achille Lauro” in which a wheelchair-bound American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer was thrown overboard. He was captured by United States forces in Iraq in April, 2003, and was being held in […]

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  • Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

    1966 - 2006

    Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi (1966 - 2006)

    Islamic Terrorist. Born Ahmed al-Khalayeh in Zarqa, Jordan, he was considered one of the top international terrorists in Iraq and the Middle East, responsible for numerous suicide bombings, kidnappings, hostage executions and acts of violence against Iraqi civilians and American led forces within the country. He began his militancy in the late 1980s directing attacks […]

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  • Ace Cain

    1903 - 1973

    Ace Cain (1903 - 1973)

    Actor. Born Horace Truman Cain, he played the ‘bad guy’ in 1930s B-Westerns including: “The Texas Rambler,” “Vanishing Riders” and “The Irish Gringo.” Also, he played police ‘Inspector Bull’ in the gangster film “The Shadow Of Silk Lennox,” starring Lon Chaney. (bio by: MC)

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  • Ace Parker

    1912 - 2013

    Ace Parker (1912 - 2013)

    Ace Parker was the son of Ernest and Mabel Parker and grew up near Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, graduating with the class of 1933 and starring in five sports. He enrolled at Duke University as a freshman in 1933.  At Duke, Parker competed in three sports: football, basketball and […]

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  • Ace Townsend Adams

    1912 - 2006

    Ace Townsend Adams (1912 - 2006)

    Major League Baseball Player. He played in the Major Leagues for six seasons (1941 to 1946) as a pitcher for the New York Giants. A relief specialist, he led the National Leagues in Saves in 1944 and 1945, and in Games Pitched in 1942, 1943 and 1944, and was named to the 1943 National League […]

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  • Achala Sachdev

    1920 - 2012

    Achala Sachdev (1920 - 2012)

    Actress. A respected Bollywood star, she shall be remembered for a career of nearly 65 years that saw her appear in roughly 140 mostly Hindi language films. Born in what was then British India she made her silver screen debut in the 1938 “Fashionable Wife” the worked for All India Radio, initially in Lahore then […]

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  • Achille Castiglioni

    1918 - 2002

    Achille Castiglioni (1918 - 2002)

    Achille Castiglioni (Italian pronunciation: [aˈkille kastiʎˈʎoni]; 16 February 1918 – 2 December 2002) was an Italian designer of furniture, lighting, radiograms and other objects. Castiglioni was born on 16 February 1918 in Milan, in Lombardy in northern Italy. He was the third son of the sculptor Giannino Castiglioni and his wife Livia Bolla. His elder brothers […]

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  • Ada Cavendish

    1970 - 1895

    Ada Cavendish (1970 - 1895)

    Actress. She was popular in the latter half of the 19th century. She played at many theatres in England and in the United States. Cavendish also appeared in plays written by crime writer Wilkie Collins. (bio by: MC)

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  • Ada Chaseliov

    1952 - 2015

    Ada Chaseliov (1952 - 2015)

    Brazilian Actress. Chaseliov was a very prominent actress in various areas including the theater, film, and television. She studied acting at The Tablado and starred in her first film “Um Virgem na Praça” in 1973.  Even though she would still appear in films and make appearances on theatrical stage, television would be her major area […]

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  • Ada Louise Huxtable

    1921 - 2013

    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921 - 2013)

    Huxtable was born and died in New York City, New York. Her father, the physician Michael Landman, was co-author (with his brother, Rabbi Isaac Landman) of the play A Man of Honor. Ada Louise Landman received an A. B. (magna cum laude) from Hunter College, CUNY in 1941.  In 1942, she married industrial designer L. […]

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  • Ada Rehan

    1859 - 1916

    Ada Rehan (1859 - 1916)

    Ada Rehan (April 22, 1859 – January 8, 1916) was an Irish born American actress. Ada Rehan was born as Delia Crehan in County Limerick, Ireland, and brought to the United States at about the age of six years. Her date of birth was later disputed by a critic who wrote in the Boston Globe on […]

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  • Adam Asnyk

    1838 - 1897

    Adam Asnyk (1838 - 1897)

    Polish poet and dramatist. He published his poems in the collections Poezje (1869, 1872, 1880, 1894). He began his literary career in 1864-65. The fullest expression of his intellectualised poetry is the series of 30 sonnets, Nad glebiami (1883-94), owing to which Asnyk came to be referred to as “a poet-philosopher.” This series comprises the […]

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  • Adam Gimbel

    1816 - 1896

    Adam Gimbel (1816 - 1896)

    Founder of Gimbel’s Department Stores. Gimbel arrived in American in 1834, and shortly afterwards traveled to Vincennes, Indiana where he opened a trading post. Much of his business was with the Indian’s, trading beads and other items for furs and pelts. He developed a trustworthy reputation with all customers and his motto was well known […]

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  • Adam Heyer

    1889 - 1929

    Adam Heyer (1889 - 1929)

    Adam Heyer On St. Valentine’s Day, 1929, one of America’s most atrocious crimes was committed when seven men were lined up against a wall in a bootlegger’s garage and machine-gunned to death. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the centerpiece crime of the lawless decade, climaxed ten years of wholesale murder. The mass killing took place […]

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  • Adam Kelly Ward

    1982 - 2016

    Adam Kelly Ward (1982 - 2016)

    Adam Kelly Ward (August 11, 1982 – March 22, 2016) was an American convicted murderer executed by the state of Texas by lethal injection. On June 13, 2005, Adam Ward encountered Michael Walker, a code enforcement officer, taking photographs of Ward’s home in Commerce, Texas. Ward was washing a car at the time, and he […]

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  • Adam Petty

    1980 - 2000

    Adam Petty (1980 - 2000)

    Adam Petty On May 12, 2000, Petty was practicing for the Busch series Busch 200 race at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. While entering turn three, Petty’s throttle stuck wide open, causing the car to hit the outside wall virtually head on. Petty was killed instantly due to a basilar skull […]

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  • Adam Roarke

    1937 - 1996

    Adam Roarke (1937 - 1996)

    Adam Roarke (August 8, 1937 – April 27, 1996) was an American actor and film director. Roarke was born Richard Jordan Gerler in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a street gang member during his youth. His father was a vaudeville comedian and his mother was a chorine, showgirl. Richie, as he was affectionately called by friends, […]

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  • Adam Sedgwick

    1785 - 1873

    Adam Sedgwick (1785 - 1873)

    Adam Sedgwick (22 March 1785 – 27 January 1873) was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata, he proposed the Cambrian period in 1835, in a joint publication in which Roderick Murchison also proposed the Silurian […]

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