Bobby Gatewood (1908 - 1979)

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Bobby Gatewood
1908 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Bobby Gatewood was born on May 19, 1908. He died in May 1979 at 70 years old. We know that Bobby Gatewood had been residing in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.


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Bobby Gatewood died in May 1979 at 70 years old. He was born on May 19, 1908. There is no information about Bobby's surviving family. We know that Bobby Gatewood had been residing in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
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In 1908, in the year that Bobby Gatewood was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1918, by the time he was only 10 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, he was merely 14 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1938, by the time he was 30 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1979, in the year of Bobby Gatewood's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Jun 13, 1890 - January 1987
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Feb 15, 1909 - Mar 6, 2001
Benton, KY
Rob C Gatewood
Dec 19, 1897 - Dec 15, 1978
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Oct 27, 1892 - July 1978
Los Angeles, California
Alphonzo Gatewood
May 22, 1897 - April 1975
Hanover, Maryland
Nellie H Gatewood
Nov 19, 1905 - Jul 19, 1997
Augusta, GA
Chester Gatewood
Feb 9, 1890 - August 1964
William O Gatewood
Jan 13, 1899 - Aug 4, 1996
Daniel J. Gatewood
Born: around 1979
Mandi J. (Garcia) Gatewood
Born: around 1978
Jesse C. Gatewood
Born: around 1972
Christina L. (Munguia) Gatewood
Born: around 1976
Loveless O. Gatewood
Born: around 1977
Arenda C. (Williams) Gatewood
Born: around 1979
Robert G. Gatewood
Born: around 1973
Erin L. (Cooper) Gatewood
Born: around 1975
Tracey L. Gatewood
Born: around 1979

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