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Harley Cheek (1918 - 1981)

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Harley Cheek
1918 - 1981
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April 1, 1918
Death
September 1981
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Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia 30582
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Harley Cheek was born on April 1, 1918. He died in September 1981 at 63 years of age. We know that Harley Cheek had been residing in Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia 30582.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Harley Cheek died in September 1981 at age 63. He was born on April 1, 1918. There is no information about Harley's family or relationships. We know that Harley Cheek had been residing in Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia 30582.
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In 1918, in the year that Harley Cheek was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1942, by the time he was 24 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1962, at the age of 44 years old, Harley was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1973, by the time he was 55 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 1981, in the year of Harley Cheek's passing, 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".

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