Donald Goodrum (1925 - 1983)

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Donald Goodrum
1925 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Donald Goodrum was born on November 10, 1925. He died in December 1983 at age 58.


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Donald Goodrum died in December 1983 at age 58. He was born on November 10, 1925. We are unaware of information about Donald's family or relationships.
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In 1925, in the year that Donald Goodrum was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1936, when he was merely 11 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, when he was 16 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1955, Donald was 30 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1983, in the year of Donald Goodrum's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Other Donald Goodrums

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Born: around 1926
Ohio, United States
Donald E Goodrum
Born: around 1922
United States
Donald Lee Goodrum
Mar 22, 1942 - Apr 18, 2013
Donald W. Goodrum
Born: around 1975
Donald Felix Goodrum
Mar 12, 1927 - Oct 10, 2008
Valley Center, CA
Donald Goodrum
Nov 15, 1936 - May 21, 2010
Selmer, TN
Donald J Goodrum
Oct 23, 1931 - Jan 3, 2010
Miami Beach, TX

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Margaret Goodrum
Apr 29, 1932 - Feb 5, 1994
Cleveland, OH
Harvey L Goodrum
Sep 28, 1928 - Dec 3, 2002
Hoopeston, IL
Susan Goodrum
Feb 26, 1944 - February 1978
Edward J Goodrum
Nov 2, 1952 - Jul 4, 2004
Linda L Goodrum
Nov 10, 1932 - Apr 26, 2004
Hoopeston, IL
Joyce M Goodrum
Nov 23, 1932 - Nov 30, 2001
Hemet, CA
Ida Goodrum
Sep 22, 1890 - January 1973
Rock Island, Illinois
Nellie Goodrum
Feb 15, 1890 - January 1973
Chicago, Illinois
Marie Goodrum
Dec 20, 1905 - October 1990
Hoopeston, IL
Madeline Goodrum
Dec 30, 1914 - Mar 2, 2005
Wilton, IA
Elroy G Goodrum
Oct 31, 1910 - Apr 19, 1989
Mary Goodrum
Mar 20, 1924 - Jan 17, 1999
Houston, TX
Bernard J Goodrum
Oct 23, 1915 - May 21, 1993
Rock Island, IL
George Goodrum
Apr 1, 1887 - July 1970
Rock Island, Illinois
William Goodrum
Nov 27, 1919 - July 1973
Kingman, Indiana
Harriet E Goodrum
Dec 25, 1921 - Feb 21, 2000
Los Angeles, CA
Walter Goodrum
Nov 11, 1932 - June 1973
Alexander Goodrum
Oct 3, 1960 - Sep 28, 2002
Tucson, AZ
John A Goodrum
Jun 5, 1914 - Aug 16, 1989
Chicago, IL
Jack Goodrum
May 12, 1923 - November 1983
Indianapolis, Indiana

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