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Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford (1930 - 2015)

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Francis Newton Gifford
1930 - 2015
Born
August 16, 1930
santa monica, los angeles county, California united states
Death
August 9, 2015
greenwich, Connecticut united states
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Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford was born on August 16, 1930 in santa monica, California united states. He is the child of Lola Mae (Hawkins) Gifford and Weldon Gifford, with siblings Winona and Waine. According to his family tree, Francis was father to 5 children. He married Kathryn Lee "Kathie Lee" (Epstein) Gifford, and they had children Cody Newton Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford. He married Maxine Avis (Ewart) Gifford, and they had children Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford, and Victoria (Gifford) Kennedy. He died on August 9, 2015 in greenwich, Connecticut united states at age 84.
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Father to 5 children, he passed away on August 9, 2015 in greenwich, Connecticut united states at age 84. He was born on August 16, 1930 in santa monica, California united states. Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is the child of Lola Mae (Hawkins) Gifford and Weldon Gifford, with siblings Winona and Waine. According to his family tree, he married Kathryn Lee "Kathie Lee" (Epstein) Gifford, and they had children Cody Newton Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford. He would also marry Maxine Avis (Ewart) Gifford, and they had children Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford, and Victoria (Gifford) Kennedy.
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In 1930, in the year that Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1943, he was just 13 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.

In 1964, at the age of 34 years old, Francis was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1980, Francis was 50 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1998, at the age of 68 years old, Francis was alive when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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