Al Lopez (1917 - 2003)

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Al Lopez
1917 - 2003
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January 22, 1917
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December 4, 2003
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Bonita, San Diego County, California 91902
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Al Lopez was born on January 22, 1917. He died on December 4, 2003 at age 86. We know that Al Lopez had been residing in Bonita, San Diego County, California 91902.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Al Lopez passed away on December 4, 2003 at 86 years of age. He was born on January 22, 1917. There is no information about Al's surviving family. We know that Al Lopez had been residing in Bonita, San Diego County, California 91902.

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In 1917, in the year that Al Lopez was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1955, he was 38 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1967, at the age of 50 years old, Al was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1983, by the time he was 66 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, when he was 78 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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