Benny Descenzo

(1926 - 2002)

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Benny Descenzo
1926 - 2002
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December 26, 1926
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February 22, 2002
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Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44137
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Benny Descenzo was born on December 26, 1926. He died on February 22, 2002 at 75 years old. We know that Benny Descenzo had been residing in Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44137.
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Benny Descenzo died on February 22, 2002 at 75 years of age. He was born on December 26, 1926. We are unaware of information about Benny's family. We know that Benny Descenzo had been residing in Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44137.

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In 1926, in the year that Benny Descenzo was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1946, at the age of 20 years old, Benny was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, Benny was 24 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1979, he was 53 years old when 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 1981, at the age of 55 years old, Benny was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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