James Burks (1909 - 1966)

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James Burks
1909 - 1966
updated February 06, 2019
James Burks was born on April 24, 1909. He died in May 1966 at age 57.


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James Burks died in May 1966 at age 57. He was born on April 24, 1909. We have no information about James's family.
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In 1909, in the year that James Burks was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1917, by the time he was only 8 years old, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1936, he was 27 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 1956, when he was 47 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1966, in the year of James Burks's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Born: around 1926
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Born: around 1912
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Born: around 1915
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Kenneth L Burks
Jan 17, 1921 - Aug 29, 2004
Hemet, CA
Cleo Burks
Jul 12, 1925 - Dec 28, 2007
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Howard S Burks
Sep 22, 1908 - Dec 3, 1991
Margaret A Burks
Nov 22, 1903 - Jul 28, 1990
Betty L Burks
Mar 5, 1935 - Jan 30, 2006
Merced, CA
Ida Burks
Aug 18, 1918 - August 1977
San Francisco, California
Sam Burks
Feb 8, 1937 - Sep 26, 2007
Wasilla, AK
James Burks
Aug 28, 1932 - Mar 15, 2004
Long Beach, CA
Elba Dian Burks
Oct 21, 1942 - Dec 11, 2010
Tuolumne, California
Cynthia G Burks
Jan 7, 1945 - May 8, 1995
Fresno, CA
Barbara A Burks
Aug 31, 1949 - Aug 20, 1993
Annie M Burks
Jun 28, 1930 - Nov 29, 1996
San Diego, CA
Roney Burks
Feb 19, 1956 - Apr 1, 2007
Sacramento, California
Charles Burks
May 20, 1901 - February 1985
Oakland, California
Earl Burks
Jan 16, 1900 - July 1974
Alameda, California
Elsie Burks
Nov 3, 1902 - March 1987
Riverbank, California
Edna Burks
Apr 8, 1887 - September 1976
Alhambra, California
Francis Burks
Apr 10, 1915 - October 1978
Pacoima, California
Jonathan W Burks
Mar 1, 1921 - May 14, 1998
Oakdale, CA
Letha Burks
May 31, 1920 - Sep 24, 2000
Atascadero, CA

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