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Alvin Odom (1920 - 1975)

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Alvin Odom
1920 - 1975
Born
February 13, 1920
Death
December 1975
Last Known Residence
Harlem, Columbia County, Georgia 30814
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Alvin Odom of Harlem, Columbia County, Georgia was born on February 13, 1920, and died at age 55 years old in December 1975.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246249

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Alvin Odom passed away at age 55 years old in December 1975. Alvin Odom of Harlem, Columbia County, Georgia was born on February 13, 1920.

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Alvin Odom lived 15 years shorter than the average Odom family member when he died at the age of 55.
The average age of an Odom family member is 70.
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1920 - 1975 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Alvin Odom was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1931, Alvin was only 11 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1955, Alvin was 35 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1962, by the time he was 42 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1975, in the year of Alvin Odom's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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