Charles William Nix (1931 - 1997)

Charles William Nix
1931 - 1997
updated July 15, 2020
Charles William Nix was born on August 8, 1931 in Texas. He was born to Rosalie Marie Nix, with siblings Dorris and Toni. He died on July 27, 1997 in New York, New York at 65 years old.

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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Charles William Nix
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New York, New York County, New York United States 10011
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Charles Nix was born on in Texas United States
Charles Nix died on in New York, Manhattan County, New York United States
Charles Nix was born on in Texas United States
Charles Nix died on in New York, Manhattan County, New York United States
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in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas United States
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Jan 16, 1926 - Apr 20, 1998
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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, 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 1942, at the age of just 11 years old, Charles was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1955, by the time he was 24 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1978, he was 47 years old when 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.

In 1997, in the year of Charles William Nix's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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