Harlan B Grissom (1930 - 1997)

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Harlan B Grissom
1930 - 1997
July 13, 1930
November 2, 1997
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Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas 72933
Harlan B Grissom was born on July 13, 1930. He died on November 2, 1997 at age 67. We know that Harlan B Grissom had been residing in Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas 72933.
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Harlan B Grissom passed away on November 2, 1997 at age 67. He was born on July 13, 1930. We are unaware of information about Harlan's family or relationships. We know that Harlan B Grissom had been residing in Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas 72933.

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In 1930, in the year that Harlan B Grissom was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, at the age of 17 years old, Harlan was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1956, at the age of 26 years old, Harlan was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1987, Harlan was 57 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1997, in the year of Harlan B Grissom's passing, 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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