Claire Funk (1922 - 1999)

Claire Funk
1922 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
Claire Funk was born on December 2, 1922. She died on November 3, 1999 at 76 years old. We know that Claire Funk had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
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Claire Funk passed away on November 3, 1999 at age 76. She was born on December 2, 1922. We have no information about Claire's surviving family. We know that Claire Funk had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
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In 1922, in the year that Claire Funk was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1938, she was 16 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1957, Claire was 35 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1976, at the age of 54 years old, Claire was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, at the age of 75 years old, Claire was alive when 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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