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Darrell Smith (1954 - 1975)

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Darrell Smith
1954 - 1975
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August 23, 1954
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December 1975
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Darrell Smith was born on August 23, 1954. He died in December 1975 at 21 years old.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Darrell Smith died in December 1975 at 21 years old. He was born on August 23, 1954. We have no information about Darrell's family or relationships.
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In 1954, in the year that Darrell Smith was born, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1960, he was merely 6 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1964, at the age of only 10 years old, Darrell was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1975, in the year of Darrell Smith's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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