Arthur Wilchcombe

(1930 - 1996)

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Arthur Wilchcombe
1930 - 1996
Born
June 6, 1930
Death
November 15, 1996
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19121
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Arthur Wilchcombe was born on June 6, 1930. He died on November 15, 1996 at age 66. We know that Arthur Wilchcombe had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19121.
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Arthur Wilchcombe died on November 15, 1996 at 66 years of age. He was born on June 6, 1930. We are unaware of information about Arthur's family or relationships. We know that Arthur Wilchcombe had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19121.

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In 1930, in the year that Arthur Wilchcombe was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1963, he was 33 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1979, when he was 49 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1982, Arthur was 52 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1996, in the year of Arthur Wilchcombe's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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