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Douglas B Whiting (1908 - 1993)

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Douglas B Whiting
1908 - 1993
Born
July 12, 1908
Death
July 16, 1993
Last Known Residence
Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01730
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Douglas B Whiting of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was born on July 12, 1908, and died at age 85 years old on July 16, 1993.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2786771

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Douglas Whiting passed away at age 85 years old on July 16, 1993. Douglas B Whiting of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was born on July 12, 1908.

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Douglas B Whiting lived 14 years longer than the average Whiting family member when he died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Whiting family member is 71.
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In 1908, in the year that Douglas B Whiting was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1939, at the age of 31 years old, Douglas was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1976, when he was 68 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, Douglas was 79 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1993, in the year of Douglas B Whiting's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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