Bernadette Mazza (1921 - 1987)

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Bernadette Mazza
1921 - 1987
April 10, 1921
May 1987
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15228
Bernadette Mazza was born on April 10, 1921. She died in May 1987 at age 66. We know that Bernadette Mazza had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15228.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bernadette Mazza passed away in May 1987 at age 66. She was born on April 10, 1921. We are unaware of information about Bernadette's surviving family. We know that Bernadette Mazza had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15228.

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In 1921, in the year that Bernadette Mazza was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1944, at the age of 23 years old, Bernadette was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1950, she was 29 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1979, Bernadette was 58 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 1987, in the year of Bernadette Mazza's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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