Earl Wilkinson (1920 - 1981)

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Earl Wilkinson
1920 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Earl Wilkinson was born on April 3, 1920. He died in May 1981 at 61 years old.


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Earl Wilkinson passed away in May 1981 at 61 years old. He was born on April 3, 1920. We are unaware of information about Earl's immediate family.
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In 1920, in the year that Earl Wilkinson was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1937, by the time he was 17 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, when he was 29 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1953, when he was 33 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1981, in the year of Earl Wilkinson's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Earl W Wilkinson
Born: around 1927
Pennsylvania, United States
Earl E Wilkinson
Born: around 1926
California, United States
Earl H K Wilkinson
Born: around 1926
California, United States
Earl A Wilkinson
Born: around 1918
California, United States
Earl E Wilkinson
Born: around 1905
Oregon, United States
Earl W Wilkinson
Born: around 1919
Texas, United States
Earl Wilkinson
Born: around 1907
Indiana, United States
Earl C Wilkinson
Born: around 1899
Illinois, United States
Earl D Wilkinson
Born: around 1920
Michigan, United States
Earl Wilkinson
Born: around 1924
Louisiana, United States
Earl W Wilkinson
Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States
Earl L Wilkinson
Born: around 1915
United States
Earl Wilkinson
Born: around 1909
United States
Earl R Wilkinson
Born: around 1922
Pennsylvania, United States
Earl P Wilkinson
Born: around 1919
Pennsylvania, United States
Earl R Wilkinson
Born: around 1924
New Jersey, United States
Earl J Wilkinson
Born: around 1928
Illinois, United States
Earl L Wilkinson
Born: around 1920
Wisconsin, United States
Earl Wilkinson
Born: around 1919
United States
Earl C Wilkinson
Born: around 1928
Virginia, United States

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Marguerite P Wilkinson
Nov 4, 1913 - Mar 7, 2003
Montgomery, AL
Harold Wilkinson
Oct 26, 1903 - June 1973
Newark, Ohio
Ralph W Wilkinson
Apr 8, 1906 - Jun 23, 1989
Atlanta, GA
Margaret H Wilkinson
Nov 14, 1910 - Mar 25, 1997
Birmingham, AL
Charlie F Wilkinson
May 28, 1917 - Jul 16, 1988
Dothan, AL
Mayme Wilkinson
Jun 3, 1894 - May 1987
Birmingham, Alabama
Frank Wilkinson
Oct 22, 1907 - December 1979
Ozark, Alabama
Sam Wilkinson
Mar 16, 1913 - November 1983
Umatilla, Florida
Ollie Wilkinson
Dec 16, 1918 - June 1982
Troy, Alabama
Burl Wilkinson
Jan 2, 1906 - January 1971
Ashland, Alabama
William T Wilkinson
Dec 30, 1923 - May 9, 2003
Anniston, AL
Thomas Wilkinson
May 6, 1899 - February 1973
Mulga, Alabama
J D Wilkinson
Jul 21, 1916 - May 9, 1994
Prattville, AL
Carolyn E Wilkinson
Mar 10, 1923 - Nov 29, 2010
Florence, AL
Lewis Wilkinson
Dec 3, 1902 - July 1971
Mount Olive, Alabama
William Wilkinson
Apr 3, 1908 - December 1967
Pinson, Alabama
Tella Wilkinson
Jul 21, 1898 - December 1973
Bessemer, Alabama
Flora Wilkinson
Mar 30, 1904 - April 1987
Montgomery, Alabama
Mary A Wilkinson
Jul 25, 1925 - Mar 19, 2005
Chattanooga, TN
Virginia M Wilkinson
May 20, 1910 - Apr 1, 2008
Jackson, AL

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Columbus, GA
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Apr 16, 1916 - October 1985
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Talladega, AL
Wilburn Webster
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Birmingham, Alabama
Bess Chambers
Aug 4, 1905 - January 1986
Athens, Alabama
Derwood Rider
Aug 6, 1908 - Oct 19, 1988
Foley, AL
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Jun 1, 1889 - June 1971
Dora, Alabama
Lucy Fowler
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Birmingham, Alabama
William Badger
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Millington, TN
Robert Nail
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Attalla, Alabama
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Lewis Thompson
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