David Downing (1914 - 1983)

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David Downing
1914 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
David Downing was born on May 18, 1914. He died in May 1983 at 68 years old. We know that David Downing had been residing in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California 91406.


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David Downing passed away in May 1983 at 68 years old. He was born on May 18, 1914. We have no information about David's family or relationships. We know that David Downing had been residing in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California 91406.
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In 1914, in the year that David Downing was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1932, at the age of 18 years old, David was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1955, David was 41 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1976, when he was 62 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1983, in the year of David Downing's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Born: around 1921
New Jersey, United States
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Born: around 1917
California, United States
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Born: around 1916
Washington, United States
David A Downing
Born: around 1918
Minnesota, United States
David W Downing
Born: around 1906
Florida, United States
David Downing
Born: around 1922
United States
David W Downing
Born: around 1924
New York, United States
David L Jr Downing
Born: around 1916
New York, United States
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Born: around 1919
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Oct 12, 1974 - Oct 12, 1974
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Dec 3, 1911 - May 10, 1998
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Sep 21, 1915 - Mar 8, 2006
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Jul 17, 1921 - Dec 14, 1997
Yucaipa, CA
Edward R Downing
Oct 27, 1921 - Nov 1, 1994
Waukesha, WI
James Downing
Nov 9, 1912 - November 1969
Mary J Downing
Jul 27, 1922 - Dec 22, 2003
Oceanside, CA
Myrtle Downing
Jul 15, 1905 - Nov 20, 1996
La Valle, WI
Alvin A Downing
Sep 9, 1939 - Aug 5, 2000
Ontario, WI
James Downing
Feb 25, 1920 - Apr 27, 1992
Barbara A Downing
Feb 17, 1946 - May 4, 2004
Danny Downing
Mar 17, 1950 - May 16, 2010
Robert C Downing
Jan 14, 1952 - Feb 4, 1988
Helen Downing
Jan 21, 1884 - May 1983
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Max D Downing
Apr 6, 1919 - Feb 16, 2008
Ontario, WI
Clyde M Downing
Dec 20, 1913 - Mar 15, 1991
Rose Downing
Jul 4, 1898 - November 1981
Madison, Wisconsin
Milda E Downing
Aug 21, 1927 - Sep 19, 2003
Tucson, AZ
Robert A Downing
Jan 6, 1929 - May 4, 2009
Chicago, IL
Ernest Downing
Nov 6, 1934 - Mar 31, 2007
Janesville, WI
J M Downing
Aug 13, 1937 - Jan 15, 1989

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