Clifton Kirk (1948 - 1976)

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Clifton Kirk
1948 - 1976
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May 20, 1948
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August 1976
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Petal, Forrest County, Mississippi 39465
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Clifton Kirk was born on May 20, 1948. He died in August 1976 at 28 years of age. We know that Clifton Kirk had been residing in Petal, Forrest County, Mississippi 39465.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Clifton Kirk died in August 1976 at 28 years old. He was born on May 20, 1948. There is no information about Clifton's immediate family. We know that Clifton Kirk had been residing in Petal, Forrest County, Mississippi 39465.

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In 1948, in the year that Clifton Kirk was born, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1951, by the time he was only 3 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1958, at the age of just 10 years old, Clifton was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1963, at the age of just 15 years old, Clifton was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1976, in the year of Clifton Kirk's passing, 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."

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