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Harold Porterfield (1922 - 1986)

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Harold Porterfield
1922 - 1986
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May 26, 1922
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November 1986
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Harold Porterfield was born on May 26, 1922. He died in November 1986 at 64 years old.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Harold Porterfield passed away in November 1986 at 64 years old. He was born on May 26, 1922. There is no information about Harold's family or relationships.
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In 1922, in the year that Harold Porterfield was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1958, at the age of 36 years old, Harold was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1964, by the time he was 42 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1972, he was 50 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1986, in the year of Harold Porterfield's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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