Harold R Banister (1906 - 1988)

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Harold R Banister
1906 - 1988
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December 5, 1906
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May 18, 1988
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San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California 92675
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Harold R Banister was born on December 5, 1906. He died on May 18, 1988 at 81 years of age. We know that Harold R Banister had been residing in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California 92675.
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Harold R Banister died on May 18, 1988 at age 81. He was born on December 5, 1906. We have no information about Harold's family or relationships. We know that Harold R Banister had been residing in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California 92675.

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In 1906, in the year that Harold R Banister was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1949, at the age of 43 years old, Harold was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1965, he was 59 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1975, when he was 69 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Harold R Banister'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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