Jack Dees (1917 - 1981)

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Jack Dees
1917 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Jack Dees was born on August 18, 1917. He died in October 1981 at 64 years of age. We know that Jack Dees had been residing in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas.


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Jack Dees died in October 1981 at age 64. He was born on August 18, 1917. We have no information about Jack's immediate family. We know that Jack Dees had been residing in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas.
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In 1917, in the year that Jack Dees was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1929, at the age of only 12 years old, Jack was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1938, he was 21 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1957, when he was 40 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1981, in the year of Jack Dees'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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Feb 27, 1895 - December 1968
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Sep 10, 1906 - Oct 4, 1996
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Feb 14, 1923 - November 1971
Marion Dees
Dec 11, 1897 - December 1980
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Mendon Dees
Mar 24, 1900 - September 1958
Oda Dees
Aug 20, 1903 - February 1981
Commerce, Texas
Gladys Dees
Dec 15, 1901 - October 1977
Waco, Texas
Gracie Dees
Mar 26, 1907 - September 1975
Dallas, Texas
William Dees
Jul 29, 1908 - June 1965
Gladys Dees
Sep 25, 1906 - January 1973
Seagoville, Texas
Charles Dees
Nov 1, 1910 - August 1986
Republic, Missouri
Roy A Dees
Jul 31, 1942 - Nov 16, 2000
Rosa M Dees
Jun 18, 1922 - Jul 28, 2002
Earl Dees
Feb 11, 1908 - Oct 4, 2003
Gainesville, TX
Virgil Dees
Nov 28, 1906 - November 1977
Tulare, California
Larry Dean Dees
Jul 12, 1952 - Dec 12, 2008
Dallas, Texas
Byron Dees
May 23, 1911 - July 1983
Amarillo, Texas
Morris Dees
Mar 6, 1908 - July 1986
Mesa, Arizona
Herman A Dees
Jan 7, 1911 - Dec 21, 1999
Luling, TX

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