Hamish Mcalister

(1955 - 1959)

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Hamish Mcalister
1955 - 1959
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1955
Death
1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Hamish Mcalister was born in 1955. He was born to Jack Lyle Mcalister and Hannah Margar Barker Mcalister. He died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 4 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Hamish Mcalister passed away in 1959 in Kew, Australia at age 4. He was born in 1955. He was born to Jack Lyle Mcalister and Hannah Margar Barker Mcalister.

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In 1955, in the year that Hamish Mcalister was born, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1959, in the year of Hamish Mcalister's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1960, at the age of just 5 years old, Hamish was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1964, when he was only 9 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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