Jesse Billings (1890 - 1968)

Jesse Billings
1890 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Jesse Billings was born on July 12, 1890. Jesse died in June 1968 at 77 years of age. We know that Jesse Billings had been residing in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas 66614.


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Jesse Billings passed away in June 1968 at 77 years of age. Jesse was born on July 12, 1890. We are unaware of information about Jesse's immediate family. We know that Jesse Billings had been residing in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas 66614.
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In 1890, in the year that Jesse Billings was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1929, at the age of 39 years old, Jesse was alive when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1930, Jesse was 40 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1953, this person was 63 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1968, in the year of Jesse Billings's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

Other Biographies

Other Jesse Billingses

around 1913 - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown
around 1922 - Unknown
around 1907 - Unknown
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1916 - Unknown
Jan 25, 1923 - Dec 13, 1993
Nov 28, 1893 - Mar 12, 1990
Apr 17, 1915 - Jul 6, 1974
May 1, 1895 - February 1978

Other Billingses

Aug 5, 1917 - Apr 27, 2002
Aug 24, 1913 - July 1980
Mar 6, 1992 - Feb 16, 2010
Nov 9, 1915 - April 1977
Sep 17, 1895 - May 1985
Feb 27, 1916 - Sep 25, 1999
Feb 5, 1923 - Oct 6, 2000
Aug 6, 1923 - Jun 23, 1993
Aug 25, 1922 - February 1977
Dec 13, 1925 - Apr 30, 2002
Dec 13, 1903 - May 13, 1990
Nov 20, 1927 - Feb 1, 1999
Mar 13, 1916 - Jun 15, 1999
Oct 14, 1930 - Aug 26, 1992
Apr 3, 1920 - Jun 6, 2001
Jan 26, 1890 - Dec 18, 1987
Sep 16, 1904 - Oct 31, 1995
Jun 18, 1928 - Sep 16, 1992
Feb 17, 1937 - Feb 13, 2003
Jan 11, 1902 - July 1975

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Jan 22, 1921 - Nov 30, 1973
Jan 9, 1914 - October 1976
Aug 24, 1892 - December 1983
Feb 11, 1920 - May 3, 2011
Feb 25, 1922 - Dec 25, 1992
Sep 17, 1905 - April 1973
Dec 12, 1917 - May 3, 1992
Nov 11, 1906 - Mar 17, 1998
Nov 2, 1918 - Jul 22, 2003
Oct 10, 1914 - Sep 30, 1990
Feb 13, 1868 - October 1964
May 24, 1922 - Jan 20, 2009
Jun 19, 1921 - Dec 17, 2000
Jun 29, 1914 - December 1968
Jan 29, 1892 - November 1969
Jan 7, 1914 - Aug 23, 2001
Jun 30, 1918 - December 1983
Feb 7, 1901 - November 1974
Oct 20, 1914 - July 1979
Feb 19, 1887 - April 1969
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