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Hershel Brown (1921 - 1981)

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Hershel Brown
1921 - 1981
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December 25, 1921
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October 1981
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60610
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Hershel Brown was born on December 25, 1921. He died in October 1981 at 59 years old. We know that Hershel Brown had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60610.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Hershel Brown passed away in October 1981 at 59 years old. He was born on December 25, 1921. We have no information about Hershel's family or relationships. We know that Hershel Brown had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60610.
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In 1921, in the year that Hershel Brown was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1946, Hershel was 25 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1965, he was 44 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 1970, when he was 49 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1981, in the year of Hershel Brown'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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