Bob Richards (1956 - 1994)

Bob Richards
1956 - 1994
updated March 26, 2020
Bob Richards was born on January 10, 1956 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He died on March 23, 1994 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, Missouri at age 38.

Bob Richards was born as Robert L. Schwartz was a popular personality at KSDK Channel 5 in St. Louis, Missouri, Richards grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and attended Pennsylvania State University, Bob was the Chief Meteorologist at KSDK back in 1983 to 1994, Richards earned the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.

Before joining KSDK, Richards began his career as a Meteorologist for WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee before joining The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1982.
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Bob Richards

First name

Bob

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Robert L. Schwartz

Gender

Male

Birth

Bob Richards was born on in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey United States

Death

Bob Richards died on at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri United States

Cause of death

Plane Crash

Burial / Funeral

at Bellerive Heritage Gardens, in Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri United States

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

Chief Meteorologist

Nationality & Locations Lived

United States

Religion

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Last Known Residence

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Education

Pennsylvania State University

Professions

Former Chief Meteorologist at KSDK, and a Meteorologist at The Weather Channel

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Dwayne Pounds
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Bob Richards was a popular St. Louis weatherman at KSDK-TV over the years since 1983 after coming from The Weather Channel
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Bob Richards died on March 23, 1994 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, Missouri at age 38. He was buried in Bellerive Heritage Gardens, Creve Coeur, Missouri. He was born on January 10, 1956 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. We are unaware of information about Bob's immediate family.
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In 1956, in the year that Bob Richards was born, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1960, at the age of just 4 years old, Bob was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1975, by the time he was 19 years old, 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.

In 1982, at the age of 26 years old, Bob was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1994, in the year of Bob Richards's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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