Ben James (1927 - 1974)

Ben James
1927 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Ben James was born on February 13, 1927. He died in September 1974 at 47 years old.
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Ben James passed away in September 1974 at 47 years of age. He was born on February 13, 1927. We are unaware of information about Ben's surviving family.
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In 1927, in the year that Ben James was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1930, Ben was merely 3 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1958, when he was 31 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1965, when he was 38 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1974, in the year of Ben James's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Nov 11, 1950 - May 31, 2008
Jul 29, 1944 - Mar 15, 1989
Oct 14, 1922 - Apr 3, 2008
Feb 11, 1903 - Sep 8, 1989
Dec 6, 1915 - Sep 3, 1991
Sep 25, 1892 - July 1972
Jan 4, 1905 - June 1988
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Oct 5, 1918 - February 1974
Jun 1, 1892 - January 1968
Jun 18, 1921 - Oct 6, 2003
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