Thomas Obediah Chisolm was born in Simpson County Kentucky. He served in many careers, including a brief stint as a Methodist minister. In his lifetime, he wrote more than 1,200 religious poems. Three became popular hymns: "Oh, To Be Like Thee," "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," and "Living for Jesus."
Dag Hammerskjold was born in Jonkoping, Sweden. He gained international prominence during his eight years as Secretary-general of the United Nations. He died in a plane crash widely believed to be the result of Communist sabotage. Three years after this crash, his journal was published under the title Markings. This revealed his personal Christian faith.