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Harold H Lass (1910 - 1988)

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Harold H Lass
1910 - 1988
Born
September 24, 1910
Death
May 17, 1988
Last Known Residence
Salinas, Monterey County, California 93901
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Harold H Lass of Salinas, Monterey County, California was born on September 24, 1910, and died at age 77 years old on May 17, 1988.
Updated: November 12, 2011
Biography ID: 86844398

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Salinas, Monterey County, California 93901
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Harold Lass passed away at age 77 years old on May 17, 1988. Harold H Lass of Salinas, Monterey County, California was born on September 24, 1910.

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Harold H Lass lived 2 years longer than the average Lass family member when he died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Lass family member is 75.
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1910 - 1988 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Harold H Lass was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1936, he was 26 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1956, at the age of 46 years old, Harold was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1977, Harold was 67 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1988, in the year of Harold H Lass's passing, 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.

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