James Cecil Obenshain (1940 - 2011)

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James Cecil Obenshain
1940 - 2011
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July 14, 1940
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March 21, 2011
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Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 74012
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James Cecil Obenshain was born on July 14, 1940. He died on March 21, 2011 at 70 years of age. We know that James Cecil Obenshain had been residing in Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 74012.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James Cecil Obenshain passed away on March 21, 2011 at 70 years old. He was born on July 14, 1940. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Cecil Obenshain had been residing in Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 74012.

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In 1940, in the year that James Cecil Obenshain was born, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1963, he was 23 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1977, he was 37 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1989, he was 49 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1994, by the time he was 54 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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