Hoover Benford (1936 - 1981)



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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Section T Site 1494,
2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, Mo


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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC

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1936 - In the year that Hoover Benford was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1939 - Hoover was only 3 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1953 - This person was 17 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1974 - Hoover was 38 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

1981 - In the year of Hoover Benford'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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Hoover Benford passed away on January 23, 1981 at age 44. There is no known cause of death. Hoover was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section T Site 1494, St. Louis, Mo. Hoover was born on February 16, 1936. We have no information about Hoover's family.


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