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Gregory Matthews (1957 - 2005)

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Gregory Matthews
1957 - 2005
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September 21, 1957
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June 4, 2005
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44112
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Gregory Matthews was born on September 21, 1957. He died on June 4, 2005 at 47 years old. We know that Gregory Matthews had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44112.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Gregory Matthews passed away on June 4, 2005 at age 47. He was born on September 21, 1957. There is no information about Gregory's immediate family. We know that Gregory Matthews had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44112.
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In 1957, in the year that Gregory Matthews was born, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1962, at the age of only 5 years old, Gregory was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1973, when he was 16 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, when he was 31 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1997, he was 40 years old when on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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