Edward Davis (1909 - 1992)

Edward Davis
1909 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
Edward Davis was born on February 26, 1909. He died on June 17, 1992 at 83 years old. We know that Edward Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90003.


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Edward Davis died on June 17, 1992 at 83 years of age. He was born on February 26, 1909. There is no information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90003.
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In 1909, in the year that Edward Davis was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1930, at the age of 21 years old, Edward was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1942, he was 33 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1989, he was 80 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1992, in the year of Edward Davis's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

Other Biographies

Other Edward Davises

1864 - 1911
1965 - Unknown
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around 1896 - Feb 15, 1916
around 1908 - Dec 10, 1947
Unknown - Oct 23, 1916
around 1923 - May 28, 1943
around 1892 - Apr 4, 1917
around 1881 - Nov 1, 1914
around 1924 - Feb 23, 1945
Unknown - Aug 13, 1940
around 1878 - Aug 11, 1918
around 1899 - Jun 3, 1917
around 1924 - Mar 16, 1941
around 1924 - Aug 3, 1944
Unknown - Nov 1, 1915

Other Davises

May 17, 1905 - November 1971
Apr 28, 1921 - June 1980
Dec 7, 1903 - April 1981
Sep 23, 1911 - Aug 11, 1988
Dec 24, 1893 - September 1974
Feb 1, 1925 - Nov 8, 1989
Mar 2, 1896 - March 1983
May 17, 1905 - July 1984
Sep 27, 1908 - Jul 9, 1999
Jul 16, 1923 - Feb 24, 2003
Jun 27, 1914 - September 1987
Apr 26, 1912 - Jan 23, 1998
Sep 24, 1920 - Jul 23, 2007
Apr 18, 1884 - Sep 15, 1972
Feb 12, 1907 - February 1986
Dec 19, 1908 - January 1971
Nov 4, 1891 - July 1964
Dec 25, 1906 - Feb 12, 2000
Jul 3, 1918 - Oct 28, 1987

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Feb 15, 1922 - Feb 20, 1984
Jun 16, 1919 - Sep 17, 1988
Mar 24, 1918 - Jun 21, 2006
Oct 23, 1921 - Aug 5, 1992
Nov 27, 1922 - Sep 3, 1999
Sep 29, 1925 - Apr 29, 2011
Jun 23, 1916 - Feb 14, 2008
Nov 17, 1909 - September 1994
Jan 29, 1917 - Feb 1, 2004
Jan 27, 1913 - February 1982
Jun 10, 1924 - Jan 13, 1988
Apr 29, 1907 - March 1987
Feb 24, 1918 - February 1976
Apr 25, 1912 - September 1985
Oct 31, 1921 - Aug 11, 2009
Nov 27, 1893 - Aug 22, 1993
Jan 28, 1922 - Jan 7, 2005
Jul 6, 1920 - Apr 29, 1972
Dec 22, 1922 - November 1974
Apr 24, 1922 - May 16, 2001
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