Bentley West

(1905 - 1977)

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Bentley West
1905 - 1977
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February 17, 1905
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July 1977
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Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas 79079
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Bentley West was born on February 17, 1905. He died in July 1977 at age 72. We know that Bentley West had been residing in Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas 79079.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bentley West passed away in July 1977 at 72 years old. He was born on February 17, 1905. We have no information about Bentley's family or relationships. We know that Bentley West had been residing in Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas 79079.

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In 1905, in the year that Bentley West was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1923, he was 18 years old when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1947, he was 42 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1951, Bentley was 46 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1977, in the year of Bentley West's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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