Billie Gooch (1931 - 1987)

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1931 - In the year that Billie Gooch was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1949 - By the time he was 18 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1953 - When he was 22 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

1959 - When he was 28 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1987 - In the year of Billie Gooch's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Billie Gooch passed away in July 1987 at 55 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on August 2, 1931. We have no information about Billie's surviving family. We know that Billie Gooch had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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