Alfred Thompson (1933 - 1997)

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Alfred Thompson
1933 - 1997
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September 9, 1933
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November 22, 1997
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New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06053
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Alfred Thompson was born on September 9, 1933. He died on November 22, 1997 at 64 years old. We know that Alfred Thompson had been residing in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06053.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Alfred Thompson passed away on November 22, 1997 at age 64. He was born on September 9, 1933. There is no information about Alfred's family or relationships. We know that Alfred Thompson had been residing in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06053.

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In 1933, in the year that Alfred Thompson was born, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1949, at the age of 16 years old, Alfred was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1974, by the time he was 41 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1988, by the time he was 55 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1997, in the year of Alfred Thompson's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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