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Harry Gamboa (1942 - 1981)

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Harry Gamboa
1942 - 1981
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May 21, 1942
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September 1981
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90031
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Harry Gamboa was born on May 21, 1942. He died in September 1981 at 39 years of age. We know that Harry Gamboa had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90031.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Harry Gamboa passed away in September 1981 at 39 years old. He was born on May 21, 1942. We are unaware of information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Gamboa had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90031.
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In 1942, in the year that Harry Gamboa was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1956, he was merely 14 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1961, at the age of 19 years old, Harry was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1974, when he was 32 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1981, in the year of Harry Gamboa's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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