Felix Diaz (1918 - 1990)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Felix Diaz’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Felix so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Felix’s biography.

Felix Diaz Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Felix Diaz and his immediate Diaz family. Add to Felix Diaz's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Felix.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Felix Diaz? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Felix move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Felix's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Felix finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Felix attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Felix did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Felix Diaz is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Felix's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Felix's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Felix a religious man? Add Felix’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Felix during various points of his life.

Timeline

1918 - In the year that Felix Diaz was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1938 - By the time he was 20 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.

1943 - Felix was 25 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1976 - He was 58 years old when 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."

1990 - In the year of Felix Diaz's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

Felix Diaz Family Tree

Who was Felix’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Felix’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Felix's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Felix Diaz
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Felix's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Felix Diaz is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Felix Diaz passed away on August 17, 1990 at 72 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on July 29, 1918. We have no information about Felix's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Felix Diaz? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Felix is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Felix Diaz

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources