Jimmie Digiovanni (1913 - 1985)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Jimmie Digiovanni’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Jimmie so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Jimmie’s biography.

Jimmie Digiovanni Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Jimmie Digiovanni and his immediate Digiovanni family. Add to Jimmie Digiovanni's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Jimmie.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Jimmie Digiovanni? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Jimmie finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Jimmie attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Jimmie did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Jimmie Digiovanni is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Jimmie's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Jimmie's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Jimmie a religious man? Add Jimmie’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Jimmie during various points of his life.

Timeline

1913 - In the year that Jimmie Digiovanni was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

1935 - At the age of 22 years old, Jimmie was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1960 - By the time he was 47 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1970 - He was 57 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1985 - In the year of Jimmie Digiovanni's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

Jimmie Digiovanni Family Tree

Who was Jimmie’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Jimmie’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Jimmie's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Jimmie Digiovanni
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Jimmie's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Jimmie Digiovanni is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Jimmie Digiovanni died in November 1985 at age 72. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on April 30, 1913. There is no information about Jimmie's immediate family. We know that Jimmie Digiovanni had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Jimmie Digiovanni? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Jimmie is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Jimmie Digiovanni

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources