James J Adamakos (1945 - 2000)

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Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

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1945 - In the year that James J Adamakos was born, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1947 - He was only 2 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1973 - By the time he was 28 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1981 - At the age of 36 years old, James was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

1983 - He was 38 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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James J Adamakos died on May 19, 2000 at age 54. There is no listed cause of death for James. He was born on October 17, 1945. There is no information about James's family. We know that James J Adamakos had been residing in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado.

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