Dorothy Longley (1920 - 2011)

Dorothy Longley
1920 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Longley was born on October 27, 1920. She died on August 22, 2011 at 90 years old. We know that Dorothy Longley had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14226.


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Dorothy Longley passed away on August 22, 2011 at age 90. She was born on October 27, 1920. We have no information about Dorothy's surviving family. We know that Dorothy Longley had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14226.
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In 1920, in the year that Dorothy Longley was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1944, at the age of 24 years old, Dorothy was alive when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1973, at the age of 53 years old, Dorothy was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1988, Dorothy was 68 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1991, Dorothy was 71 years old when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Other Dorothy Longleys

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Mar 14, 1925 - Feb 26, 1997
Mar 28, 1926 - Sep 17, 1999
Mar 30, 1920 - Jun 8, 2010
Oct 9, 1912 - Mar 11, 2007
Dec 28, 1944 - May 9, 2011
Jul 10, 1918 - Mar 18, 2001
Mar 4, 1922 - Jul 13, 2009
Aug 4, 1913 - Sep 11, 2002
Apr 12, 1912 - Apr 27, 2007

Other Longleys

Jun 6, 1892 - January 1986
Feb 8, 1926 - Aug 4, 2004
Nov 26, 1928 - February 1984
Feb 12, 1920 - Feb 27, 2000
Jul 7, 1882 - March 1965
Feb 24, 1924 - Oct 2, 1998
May 26, 1937 - Feb 15, 1993
Feb 3, 1884 - August 1973
May 26, 1907 - Dec 1, 1994
Jan 27, 1913 - October 1988
Dec 12, 1916 - Sep 12, 1993
Sep 8, 1919 - Jun 9, 1993
Mar 5, 1880 - September 1965
Jan 18, 1880 - July 1968
May 13, 1909 - Oct 28, 1991
Apr 11, 1906 - September 1974
Nov 15, 1925 - Jun 1, 2008
Aug 17, 1916 - January 1982
Feb 28, 1907 - January 1977
Apr 23, 1886 - September 1981

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Aug 28, 1922 - Feb 21, 1994
Feb 26, 1924 - Jul 3, 1998
May 9, 1924 - July 1976
May 23, 1922 - Apr 30, 2001
Apr 17, 1924 - July 1995
Mar 10, 1924 - June 1983
Feb 27, 1924 - Jul 12, 1997
Jun 18, 1924 - Aug 26, 1991
Sep 26, 1923 - Jan 24, 1996
Jan 23, 1906 - April 1969
Nov 13, 1906 - December 1981
May 20, 1924 - Jan 21, 2001
Apr 16, 1923 - Nov 16, 2006
Oct 19, 1923 - December 1981
Jun 19, 1906 - March 1987
Nov 17, 1912 - Jun 21, 2001
Feb 7, 1892 - February 1964
Aug 25, 1923 - Mar 9, 2010
Dec 24, 1923 - Feb 16, 2011
May 4, 1925 - January 1977
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