After he died in 1979, the grave of American film icon John Wayne sat untouched for nearly 20 years. According to his son, the actor initially requested that his gravestone read “Feo, Fuerte y Formal,” which translates to “Ugly, Strong and Dignified.”
Despite the late actor’s request, his legacy later engraved the stone with a memorable quote Wayne gave in a 1971 interview. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
Many details about Sacagawea are uncertain, from her death date and year to where she's actually buried, but it's well-known that she helped lead Lewis and Clark across the untamed western wilderness in order to reach the Pacific Ocean. There is a marker in the Sacajawea Cemetery in Fort Washakie, in Wyoming's Wind River reservation, which bears her name and the details of her life.
Whether or not she's actually buried there, the headstone is there alongside those of her family, and if you're a fan of western history or want to honor someone who helped forge this nation into what it is today, it's worth a visit.
William Shakespeare's last wish was that nobody would move his bones since grave robbing was a common crime of the era. After the world-famous playwright died, his tombstone issued a warning. In a nutshell, anybody who touches Shakespeare's bones will be cursed.
Even when his grave underwent repairs in 2008, workers made sure not to move anything, ensuring they didn't disturb one of history's most important authors.
Jayne Mansfield is remembered as one of Golden Age Hollywood's most iconic beauties. The actress was famous for films like "The Girl Can’t Help It" and "Too Hot To Handle." She is also remembered for her publicity stunts and turbulent personal life. Sadly, at the young age of 34, Mansfield lost her life in a car accident. Though she was buried in Pennsylvania, her fans in California had a different idea.
They placed a cenotaph in Hollywood Forever Ceremony, deliberately inscribing her birth year incorrectly. They listed it as 1938 rather than 1933, a tribute to the actress known for lying about her age.
Johnny Cash had a tough life until he found love and serenity through his wife and fellow country star, June Carter. Cash's bluesy genre of music inspired many throughout the world, and though he's been gone for nearly 20 years, his name is one that is still cherished today.
Cash passed away at age 71 in 2003; his death transpired just four months after Carter's death, which led fans to believe that his death was partly due to a broken heart. The country couple was buried next to each other in Hendersonville, Tennessee.