Bradley D. Rafferty (1908 - 1984)

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Bradley D. Rafferty
1908 - 1984
April 12, 1908
Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, 40111, United States
December 31, 1984
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, United States
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Bradley D. Rafferty was born on April 12, 1908 in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky United States, and died at age 76 years old on December 31, 1984 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. Bradley Rafferty was buried c. 1985 at Evergreen Cemetery Mt. Hope ave., in Lansing.
Updated: September 10, 2020

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December 31, 1984
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Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan United States
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Evergreen Cemetery Mt. Hope ave., in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan United States
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Bradley Rafferty passed away at age 76 years old on December 31, 1984 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, and was buried c. 1985 at Evergreen Cemetery Mt. Hope ave., in Lansing. Bradley D. Rafferty was born on April 12, 1908 in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky United States.

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In 1908, in the year that Bradley D. Rafferty was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1918, Bradley was only 10 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1921, by the time he was just 13 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1977, by the time he was 69 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1984, in the year of Bradley D. Rafferty's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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