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Heyward Powers (1921 - 1981)

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Heyward Powers
1921 - 1981
Born
August 3, 1921
Death
November 1981
Last Known Residence
Murrells Inlet, Horry County, South Carolina 29576
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Heyward Powers of Murrells Inlet, Horry County, South Carolina was born on August 3, 1921, and died at age 60 years old in November 1981.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246677

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Murrells Inlet, Horry County, South Carolina 29576
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Heyward Powers passed away at age 60 years old in November 1981. Heyward Powers of Murrells Inlet, Horry County, South Carolina was born on August 3, 1921.

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Heyward Powers lived 13 years shorter than the average Powers family member when they died at the age of 60.
The average age of a Powers family member is 73.
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In 1921, in the year that Heyward Powers was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1932, when this person was only 11 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1967, when this person was 46 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1970, this person was 49 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1981, in the year of Heyward Powers's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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