James Brown (1916 - 1974)

James Brown
1916 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
James Brown was born on December 25, 1916. He died in April 1974 at 57 years of age.
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James Brown died in April 1974 at 57 years old. He was born on December 25, 1916. There is no information about James's family.
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In 1916, in the year that James Brown was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1943, he was 27 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1951, at the age of 35 years old, James was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1969, by the time he was 53 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1974, in the year of James Brown's passing, 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.

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c. 1918 - Sep 25, 1942
c. 1915 - Nov 22, 1943
c. 1900 - Apr 21, 1943
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c. 1892 - Aug 28, 1945
c. 1901 - Aug 9, 1942
c. 1923 - Jun 19, 1944
c. 1904 - Feb 17, 1943

Other Browns

Jan 21, 1895 - January 1973
Aug 16, 1923 - June 1984
May 7, 1916 - Oct 15, 1996
Feb 10, 1889 - May 1984
Nov 18, 1907 - Mar 18, 1995
Oct 13, 1917 - Nov 13, 1995
Apr 11, 1919 - Aug 26, 1993
Jul 4, 1924 - Jul 20, 1998
Jun 23, 1920 - Oct 22, 2002
Jun 16, 1917 - January 1975
Jun 16, 1914 - Nov 15, 1995
Jan 14, 1914 - November 1990
Dec 23, 1910 - December 1981
Jan 10, 1919 - August 1976
Feb 27, 1920 - March 1986
Aug 1, 1907 - August 1981
Apr 15, 1899 - May 1974
Jan 4, 1915 - Nov 6, 1995
Aug 10, 1918 - October 1984
Apr 10, 1915 - Jul 25, 2009

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Oct 30, 1915 - September 1979
Feb 15, 1910 - May 1968
Apr 13, 1919 - Mar 18, 2000
Jan 4, 1923 - May 1984
Nov 17, 1909 - July 1980
Dec 16, 1921 - Jun 30, 2004
Jun 14, 1918 - March 1987
Apr 16, 1915 - May 1986
May 9, 1914 - Feb 6, 2005
Aug 27, 1916 - May 17, 1989
Dec 6, 1902 - May 1983
Nov 3, 1906 - Jan 23, 1990
Mar 28, 1915 - October 1986
Apr 29, 1906 - Jul 24, 1994
Jan 24, 1924 - Aug 1, 2008
Apr 15, 1921 - Jun 2, 1998
Mar 31, 1922 - Apr 2, 1989
Jun 27, 1905 - Jun 22, 1998
Jul 19, 1913 - Feb 16, 2000
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