Dorothy Spector (1901 - 1985)

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Dorothy Spector
1901 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Spector was born on November 11, 1901. She died in January 1985 at age 83. We know that Dorothy Spector had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60645.


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Dorothy Spector died in January 1985 at age 83. She was born on November 11, 1901. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Spector had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60645.
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In 1901, in the year that Dorothy Spector was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1938, when she was 37 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, by the time she was 43 years old, 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 1969, when she was 68 years old, 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 1985, in the year of Dorothy Spector's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Aug 17, 1896 - October 1970
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Nov 15, 1896 - December 1983
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Jan 2, 1922 - November 1973
William Spector
Dec 17, 1892 - February 1967
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bennie Spector
Oct 22, 1915 - September 1985
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mariam Spector
Jan 16, 1921 - Mar 16, 2007
Towson, MD
Irwin Spector
May 4, 1921 - Jul 16, 1999
Buffalo Grove, IL
Nathan Spector
Oct 11, 1916 - Dec 10, 2004
Scottsdale, AZ
Pearl Spector
Jan 23, 1898 - May 1975
Michigan City, Indiana
Sarah Spector
Feb 18, 1888 - July 1977
Los Angeles, California
Ruth B Spector
Oct 6, 1899 - Feb 8, 1988
Chicago, IL
Sheldon Spector
May 25, 1929 - December 1981
Chicago, Illinois
Sam Spector
Jan 7, 1903 - October 1972
Los Angeles, California
George Spector
Oct 25, 1900 - October 1966
Highland Park, Michigan
Kenneth M Spector
Aug 9, 1951 - Mar 20, 2008
Merritt Island, FL
Samuel Spector
Nov 1, 1908 - September 1979
Southfield, Michigan
Doris Spector
Sep 2, 1923 - Jan 31, 1997
Prairie Village, KS
Solomon Spector
Mar 12, 1908 - Sep 14, 1992
Rochester, MI
Gabe Spector
Jan 25, 1892 - July 1970
Kansas City, Missouri

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