Joan Rafferty (1927 - 1996)

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Joan Rafferty
1927 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Joan Rafferty was born on July 23, 1927. She died on December 7, 1996 at 69 years old. We know that Joan Rafferty had been residing in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06430.


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Joan Rafferty died on December 7, 1996 at 69 years of age. She was born on July 23, 1927. We are unaware of information about Joan's immediate family. We know that Joan Rafferty had been residing in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06430.
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In 1927, in the year that Joan Rafferty was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1937, at the age of merely 10 years old, Joan was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1960, at the age of 33 years old, Joan was alive when 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.

In 1984, she was 57 years old when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1996, in the year of Joan Rafferty's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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