Harold Dreyfus (1920 - 1986)

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Harold Dreyfus
1920 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Harold Dreyfus was born on March 12, 1920. He died in July 1986 at 66 years old. We know that Harold Dreyfus had been residing in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California 93103.

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Harold Dreyfus passed away in July 1986 at 66 years old. He was born on March 12, 1920. We have no information about Harold's family or relationships. We know that Harold Dreyfus had been residing in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California 93103.
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In 1920, in the year that Harold Dreyfus was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1939, at the age of 19 years old, Harold was alive when 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 1967, Harold was 47 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1973, when he was 53 years old, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1986, in the year of Harold Dreyfus's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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H Dreyfus
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Ethel Dreyfus
Jan 13, 1890 - March 1981
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Rose M Dreyfus
Mar 18, 1927 - Feb 27, 2004
San Diego, CA
Mary A Dreyfus
Dec 2, 1908 - Sep 21, 2000
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Patrick Dreyfus
Jan 30, 1933 - Jan 29, 2001
San Francisco, CA
Barney Dreyfus
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Los Angeles, California
Max Dreyfus
May 23, 1914 - Nov 10, 1997
Chatsworth, CA
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Feb 17, 1963 - Aug 10, 2006
Marian Dreyfus
May 5, 1913 - Jul 3, 2006
Novato, CA
Jennifer Dreyfus
May 14, 1919 - Mar 30, 2009
San Francisco, California
William Dreyfus
Jun 6, 1901 - January 1978
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Raymond R Dreyfus
Apr 24, 1932 - Mar 15, 1999
Christiane Dreyfus
Aug 3, 1925 - Jan 15, 1999

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