Cecil Drake (1912 - 1982)

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Cecil Drake
1912 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Cecil Drake was born on December 23, 1912. He died in June 1982 at 69 years old. We know that Cecil Drake had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93306.


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Cecil Drake died in June 1982 at age 69. He was born on December 23, 1912. We are unaware of information about Cecil's family. We know that Cecil Drake had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93306.
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In 1912, in the year that Cecil Drake was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1923, at the age of only 11 years old, Cecil was alive when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1956, at the age of 44 years old, Cecil was alive when 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 1972, when he was 60 years old, 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.

In 1982, in the year of Cecil Drake's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Other Cecil Drakes

Cecil Frederick Drake
Died: Oct 7, 1916
Cecil Edward Drake
around 1896 - Oct 25, 1916
Cecil H Drake
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Cecil B Drake
Born: around 1905
Washington, United States
Cecil F Drake
Born: around 1906
Oklahoma, United States
Cecil Drake
Born: around 1916
Texas, United States
Cecil Drake
Born: around 1922
United States
Cecil E Drake
Born: around 1925
South Carolina, United States
Cecil E Drake
Born: around 1914
Georgia, United States
Cecil L Drake
Born: around 1907
North Carolina, United States
Cecil v Drake
Born: around 1922
Texas, United States
Cecil H Drake
Born: around 1929
Texas, United States
Cecil D Drake
Born: around 1855
Texas, United States
Cecil Vernon Drake
Feb 27, 1922 - Feb 17, 1957
Cecil Sir Drake
Died: Jun 16, 1934
Cecil R. Drake
Born: around 1945
Cecil C. Drake
Born: around 1951
Cecil C. Drake
Born: around 1951
Cecil C Drake
Jan 28, 1897 - Feb 15, 1969
Halethorpe, MD

Other Drakes

John Drake
May 8, 1904 - June 1981
Thermal, California
Alice R Drake
Dec 9, 1905 - Jun 12, 2011
Belton, TX
Mamie Drake
Jul 22, 1887 - January 1973
Midway City, California
Richard H Drake
Nov 22, 1918 - Jun 16, 1994
Riverside, CA
Dorothy M Drake
Sep 30, 1920 - Aug 28, 1998
San Bernardino, CA
Emma M Drake
Jan 31, 1909 - Feb 7, 2005
Ripon, CA
Clifford C Drake
Jun 13, 1923 - Jul 2, 1994
Rossville, GA
Joseph M Drake
Aug 10, 1957 - Mar 30, 1999
Reno, NV
Francis A Drake
Apr 21, 1921 - Jan 22, 2005
Ann Drake
May 4, 1894 - August 1970
Arroyo Grande, California
Robert Lyl E Drake
Feb 12, 1921 - Oct 13, 1989
Carson City, NV
Phyllis D Drake
Apr 15, 1913 - Dec 12, 2003
Lancaster, CA
Margares Drake
Apr 10, 1898 - July 1980
Marguerite Drake
Jul 19, 1905 - Aug 9, 2001
Los Angeles, CA
George Drake
Nov 22, 1929 - August 1963
Jewel A Drake
Jan 20, 1923 - Mar 1, 1994
Bakersfield, CA
Lois Drake
Mar 8, 1927 - Sep 28, 2004
Oakland, CA
John F Drake
May 3, 1929 - Nov 21, 1996
Costa Mesa, CA
Herbert E Drake Jr
Jan 20, 1920 - Jun 13, 2004
Atlanta, GA
Earl L Drake
Oct 30, 1924 - May 10, 2009
Reno, NV

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