Charles William Nix (1931 - 1997)

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Charles William Nix
1931 - 1997
August 8, 1931
Texas United States
July 27, 1997
New York, Manhattan County, New York United States
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Charles William Nix
Charles William Nix was born on August 8, 1931 in Texas. He is the child of Rosalie Marie Nix, with siblings Dorris and Toni. He died on July 27, 1997 in New York, New York United States at 65 years old.
Updated: July 16, 2020
I met Charles Nix one night while he was playing the clarinet at Grand Central Station. I went over to him and said, "Let me be your manager for only one hour and I guarantee you'll make a hundred dollars!" He said, "I usually make twenty bucks, SURE!" I told him what to do and he made over a hundred dollars. I told him to talk to his audience of about a hundred kids waiting for their trains because they had been to a concert. Ask them to shout out requests. Be positive. Smile a lot. He made more than a hundred dollars. I arranged for him to have a big free banner and to be assigned times and days. I made him a sign that said, "I play at Parties." I also made him a brochure. I also said, "Anyone who cares for you can be your manager." And he found Evelyn Rothstein and she became the love of his life! He made this album. One of his selections was, "DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?" That was ironic because I gave a tribute to its composer LOU ALTER! I met LOU ALTER who said, Be a lyricist!" Also, "People today just don't get my music." That was in 1967 and that song became a colossal hit years after he dies because of Hurricane Katrina! NIX, CHARLES was born 08 August 1931, received Social Security number 454-42-8202 (indicating Texas) and, Death Master File says, died 27 July 1997
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New York, New York County, New York United States 10011
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La Marque, Galveston County, Texas United States
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NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARY NIX-Charles W. On July 27, 1997. Devoted companion of Evelyn Rothstein, loving brother of Dorris. Services Tuesday, 1:30 PM at ''The Riverside'', 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Dorris R Nix was born on January 16, 1926. She died on April 20, 1998 at 72 years old. We know that Dorris R Nix had been residing in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas.

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In 1931, in the year that Charles William Nix was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, when he was merely 12 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1968, at the age of 37 years old, Charles was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1988, by the time he was 57 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1997, in the year of Charles William Nix's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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