Gerald Mccoy (1920 - 1982)

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Gerald Mccoy
1920 - 1982
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May 16, 1920
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December 1982
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New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068
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Gerald Mccoy was born on May 16, 1920. He died in December 1982 at 62 years of age. We know that Gerald Mccoy had been residing in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gerald Mccoy passed away in December 1982 at 62 years old. He was born on May 16, 1920. We are unaware of information about Gerald's family. We know that Gerald Mccoy had been residing in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068.

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In 1920, in the year that Gerald Mccoy was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1938, he was 18 years old when 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.

In 1946, he was 26 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1951, at the age of 31 years old, Gerald was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1982, in the year of Gerald Mccoy's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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