James E Gilkey (1936 - 2012)

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James E Gilkey
1936 - 2012
updated February 06, 2019
James E Gilkey was born on November 8, 1936. He died on February 27, 2012 at 75 years old.


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National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies Section 1 Site 84, 1158 Morgan Road, in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017



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Rank attained: SP3

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James E Gilkey passed away on February 27, 2012 at age 75. He was buried in National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies Section 1 Site 84, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. He was born on November 8, 1936. We have no information about James's family or relationships.
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In 1936, in the year that James E Gilkey was born, 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 1949, by the time he was merely 13 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1963, James was 27 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, by the time he was 36 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1999, at the age of 63 years old, James was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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