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Jack Leroy Clark (1928 - 2008)

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Jack Leroy Clark
1928 - 2008
Born
December 29, 1928
Death
April 30, 2008
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Athens, Athens County, Ohio 45701
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Jack Leroy Clark was born on December 29, 1928. He died on April 30, 2008 at 79 years old. We know that Jack Leroy Clark had been residing in Athens, Athens County, Ohio 45701.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Jack Leroy Clark died on April 30, 2008 at 79 years old. He was born on December 29, 1928. We are unaware of information about Jack's family. We know that Jack Leroy Clark had been residing in Athens, Athens County, Ohio 45701.
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In 1928, in the year that Jack Leroy Clark was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1936, Jack was only 8 years old when 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".

In 1968, when he was 40 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1985, he was 57 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1993, by the time he was 65 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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