Grainger Speed (1915 - 1993)

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Grainger Speed
1915 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Grainger Speed was born on November 7, 1915. Grainger died on December 1, 1993 at 78 years old.


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Grainger Speed died on December 1, 1993 at 78 years old. Grainger was born on November 7, 1915. We have no information about Grainger's family or relationships.
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In 1915, in the year that Grainger Speed was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1939, by the time this person was 24 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1976, Grainger was 61 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1981, when this person was 66 years old, 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".

In 1993, in the year of Grainger Speed's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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B Speed
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Dec 15, 1933 - Jul 23, 2003
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Michael A Speed
Jan 29, 1986 - Dec 9, 2005
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Viola Speed
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Mary C Speed
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Jun 11, 1947 - January 1985
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Mar 9, 1895 - January 1985
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Oct 31, 1952 - Oct 28, 2010
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Levon Speed
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James Speed
Nov 25, 1896 - August 1974
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Walter Speed
Apr 8, 1926 - Jul 3, 1991
W E Speed
Oct 23, 1915 - Oct 31, 1999
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