Billy Pilcher (1945 - 1972)

Billy Pilcher
1945 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Billy Pilcher was born on September 13, 1945. He died in March 1972 at 26 years of age.


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Billy Pilcher died in March 1972 at 26 years of age. He was born on September 13, 1945. We have no information about Billy's family.
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In 1945, in the year that Billy Pilcher was born, on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1950, when he was only 5 years old, 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 1952, at the age of merely 7 years old, Billy was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1968, by the time he was 23 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1972, in the year of Billy Pilcher's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

Other Biographies

Other Billy Pilchers

Unknown - Unknown
around 1928 - Unknown
around 1921 - Unknown
around 1904 - Unknown
May 23, 1955 - Nov 24, 1990
May 21, 1946 - Dec 19, 2004
Apr 26, 1933 - October 1976
Aug 11, 1921 - Nov 28, 2007

Other Pilchers

Oct 1, 1945 - January 1976
Sep 17, 1881 - September 1963
Apr 17, 1909 - February 1983
Jul 9, 1913 - Oct 19, 1992
Oct 22, 1920 - Mar 20, 1995
Jul 10, 1922 - Jan 8, 2006
Jan 18, 1908 - Jan 15, 1998
Dec 10, 1912 - Apr 12, 2004
Oct 11, 1909 - December 1981
Feb 22, 1928 - May 5, 1997
Sep 16, 1931 - Feb 26, 2003
Jun 2, 1936 - September 1985
Nov 30, 1921 - December 1995
Mar 24, 1934 - Mar 25, 2011
Aug 9, 1878 - Apr 15, 1971
Oct 7, 1902 - November 1966
Nov 23, 1914 - May 13, 2009
Apr 19, 1956 - Jan 2, 2005
Feb 6, 1905 - May 1980
Sep 26, 1878 - December 1967

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Sep 12, 1945 - Jun 13, 2008
Nov 15, 1944 - Aug 24, 2003
Jan 29, 1946 - January 1986
May 17, 1946 - Nov 15, 1994
Apr 6, 1946 - January 1972
Mar 31, 1940 - Jul 30, 2010
Sep 20, 1943 - September 1982
May 8, 1944 - Jun 21, 1999
Feb 7, 1942 - Oct 23, 2003
Oct 18, 1943 - Jan 6, 2004
Aug 6, 1908 - March 1983
Apr 23, 1917 - Sep 21, 1993
Dec 6, 1917 - November 1979
May 31, 1944 - Jun 21, 2007
Aug 21, 1946 - June 1984
Aug 20, 1943 - Jul 31, 2005
Sep 8, 1943 - Jul 27, 1997
Jun 12, 1916 - Jun 6, 2001
May 17, 1943 - December 1981
Jun 11, 1943 - Oct 6, 2009
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