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Harold J Lass (1920 - 1988)

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Harold J Lass
1920 - 1988
Born
April 15, 1920
Death
August 7, 1988
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Harold J Lass was born on April 15, 1920, and died at age 68 years old on August 7, 1988. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harold J Lass.
Updated: October 4, 2011
Biography ID: 12331790

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Harold Lass passed away at age 68 years old on August 7, 1988. Harold J Lass was born on April 15, 1920. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harold J Lass.

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Harold J Lass lived 7 years shorter than the average Lass family member when he died at the age of 68.
The average age of a Lass family member is 75.
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1920 - 1988 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Harold J Lass was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1944, at the age of 24 years old, Harold was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1955, Harold was 35 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1967, Harold was 47 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1988, in the year of Harold J 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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