Celeste Davies (1920 - 1978)

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Celeste Davies
1920 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Celeste Davies was born on February 1, 1920. She died in December 1978 at age 58.


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Celeste Davies died in December 1978 at age 58. She was born on February 1, 1920. There is no information about Celeste's family or relationships.
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In 1920, in the year that Celeste Davies was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1930, at the age of just 10 years old, Celeste was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1940, Celeste was 20 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1960, at the age of 40 years old, Celeste was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1978, in the year of Celeste Davies's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Sarah Davies
May 16, 1889 - November 1981
Eldorado, Illinois
Gwyn Davies
Mar 16, 1905 - December 1972
Decatur, Illinois
Guy Davies
Jan 10, 1886 - October 1962
Suzanne Davies
Oct 29, 1939 - April 1985
Galesburg, Illinois
Harry Davies
Jul 28, 1891 - April 1964
Naomi Davies
Feb 25, 1899 - September 1980
William J Davies
Apr 15, 1950 - Jul 8, 1998
Grace Davies
Aug 15, 1904 - November 1983
Chicago, Illinois
Kimberley P Davies
Feb 18, 1965 - Oct 23, 1998
Foster Davies
Nov 23, 1900 - May 1966
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilfred W Davies
Oct 1, 1911 - Apr 23, 2002
Walnut Creek, CA
Arthur Davies
Oct 13, 1880 - July 1964
Clifford L Davies
Apr 5, 1920 - Dec 3, 2007
Morris, IL
Robert Davies
Aug 15, 1923 - Jun 26, 2003
Lake Placid, FL
Helen E Davies
Oct 5, 1923 - Apr 27, 2000
Chicago, IL
Nina Davies
Oct 30, 1882 - May 1965
Elaine Davies
Jul 27, 1926 - July 1981
Ontario, California
Catherine v Davies
Oct 2, 1928 - Feb 7, 1998
Hometown, IL
Jane Davies
Jul 22, 1898 - Mar 3, 1992
Alma Davies
Apr 25, 1888 - November 1975
Western Springs, Illinois

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