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Deirdre Whelan (1959 - 1982)

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Deirdre Whelan
1959 - 1982
Born
January 21, 1959
Death
June 1982
Last Known Residence
La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California 91011
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Deirdre Whelan of La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 21, 1959, and died at age 23 years old in June 1982.
Updated: November 12, 2011
Biography ID: 89889108

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La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California 91011
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Deirdre Whelan passed away at age 23 years old in June 1982. Deirdre Whelan of La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 21, 1959.

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Deirdre Whelan lived 46 years shorter than the average Whelan family member when she died at the age of 23.
The average age of a Whelan family member is 69.
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1959 - 1982 World Events

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In 1959, in the year that Deirdre Whelan was born, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1968, at the age of merely 9 years old, Deirdre was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1969, Deirdre was just 10 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1970, Deirdre was just 11 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1982, in the year of Deirdre Whelan's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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