Christopher Caird

(1956 - 1988)

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Christopher Caird
1956 - 1988
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February 1, 1956
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February 21, 1988
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Christopher Caird was born on February 1, 1956. He died on February 21, 1988 at age 32.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Christopher Caird passed away on February 21, 1988 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery Section 8 Site 28, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was born on February 1, 1956. There is no information about Christopher's family.

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In 1956, in the year that Christopher Caird was born, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1965, when he was merely 9 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1967, at the age of only 11 years old, Christopher was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1979, he was 23 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1988, in the year of Christopher Caird's passing, 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.

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