Billie Smoot (1931 - 1986)

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Billie Smoot
1931 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Billie Smoot was born on November 23, 1931. He died in May 1986 at 54 years of age.


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Billie Smoot died in May 1986 at 54 years old. He was born on November 23, 1931. There is no information about Billie's surviving family.
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In 1931, in the year that Billie Smoot was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1948, he was 17 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1956, at the age of 25 years old, Billie was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1967, Billie was 36 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1986, in the year of Billie Smoot's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Dec 13, 1895 - Jul 15, 1968
Akron, OH
Clayborne Smoot
Apr 7, 1903 - December 1983
Marion, Ohio
Willie Smoot
Oct 4, 1900 - July 1985
Cleveland, Ohio
L Smoot
Sep 28, 1896 - February 1984
Huntington, West Virginia
Jean S Smoot
Feb 20, 1926 - Dec 9, 2004
Portsmouth, OH
Veatrice Smoot
Jan 2, 1934 - Aug 12, 2002
Dayton, OH
Roger Dale Smoot
Jul 6, 1947 - Apr 11, 2009
Ashtabula, Ohio
Donald R Smoot
Jan 31, 1955 - Sep 6, 2002
Columbus, OH
John Smoot
Apr 18, 1895 - August 1966
Springfield, Ohio
Roy Smoot
Mar 29, 1918 - July 1966
Roy Smoot
Nov 28, 1892 - January 1979
Springfield, Ohio
James E Smoot
Dec 31, 1918 - Nov 29, 2004
Boonville, MO
Julia Smoot
Jun 6, 1908 - August 1993
Chicago, IL
Claude Smoot
Mar 11, 1905 - August 1983
Anna, Illinois
Florence M Smoot
Nov 16, 1925 - Aug 29, 2003
Marion, IL
Lucia D Smoot
Mar 9, 1908 - Jan 30, 2003
Largo, FL
Robert E Smoot
Sep 15, 1929 - Mar 4, 2006
Oconto Falls, WI
Grace Smoot
Sep 12, 1889 - August 1982
Danville, Illinois
Judith B Smoot
Oct 6, 1936 - Dec 24, 1999
Peoria, IL
Flossie Smoot
Sep 3, 1899 - September 1982
Marion, Illinois

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