Charles Hiers (1931 - 1986)

A photo of Charles Hiers
Add photo
Charles Hiers
1931 - 1986
Born
July 12, 1931
Death
June 1986
Summary
Charles Hiers was born on July 12, 1931. He died in June 1986 at 54 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Charles is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Charles' life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Charles Hiers
Most commonly known as
Charles Hiers
Full name
Other names or aliases
Male
Gender
Charles Hiers was born on
Birth
Charles Hiers died in
Death
Charles Hiers was born on
Charles Hiers died in
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Charles Hiers?
View other bios of people named Charles Hiers

Charles's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Charles Hiers
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Charles' family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Charles Hiers! Please share photos of Charles and the Hiers family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Charles.

Cancel

Share Charles' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Charles Hiers passed away in June 1986 at age 54. He was born on July 12, 1931. We have no information about Charles's surviving family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Charles' lifetime.

In 1931, in the year that Charles Hiers was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1947, at the age of 16 years old, Charles was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1950, he was 19 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1967, he was 36 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1986, in the year of Charles Hiers's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

Other Charles Hiers

Other Hiers

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top