Helen M O'Brien (1917 - 2005)

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Helen M O'Brien
1917 - 2005
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December 19, 1917
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June 25, 2005
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Helen M O'Brien was born on December 19, 1917. She died on June 25, 2005 at 87 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Calverton National Cemetery Section 5 Site 1138 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen M O'Brien died on June 25, 2005 at 87 years old. She was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 5 Site 1138, Calverton, New York. She was born on December 19, 1917. We have no information about Helen's family.

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In 1917, in the year that Helen M O'Brien was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1949, when she was 32 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1955, at the age of 38 years old, Helen was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1963, when she was 46 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1988, Helen was 71 years old when 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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