Joe Heggins (1941 - 1972)

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Joe Heggins
1941 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Joe Heggins was born on September 8, 1941. He died in August 1972 at 30 years old.

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Joe Heggins died in August 1972 at 30 years of age. He was born on September 8, 1941. We are unaware of information about Joe's immediate family.
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In 1941, in the year that Joe Heggins was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1956, by the time he was merely 15 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1959, Joe was 18 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1960, he was 19 years old 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 1972, in the year of Joe Heggins's passing, 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%.

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Pauline D Heggins
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John Heggins
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Willie Heggins
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Elsie F Heggins
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Lonnie R Heggins
Oct 22, 1944 - January 1989
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Wesley Heggins
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Callie Heggins
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Mary E Heggins
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