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Bill Bowman (1928 - 1975)

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Bill Bowman
1928 - 1975
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January 21, 1928
Death
December 1975
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Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748
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Bill Bowman was born on January 21, 1928. He died in December 1975 at age 47. We know that Bill Bowman had been residing in Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Bill Bowman died in December 1975 at 47 years old. He was born on January 21, 1928. We are unaware of information about Bill's family or relationships. We know that Bill Bowman had been residing in Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748.
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1928 - 1975 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Bill Bowman was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1947, when he was 19 years old, 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 1953, by the time he was 25 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1961, at the age of 33 years old, Bill was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1975, in the year of Bill Bowman's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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