John Grab (1926 - 1999)

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John Grab
1926 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
John Grab was born on July 9, 1926. He died on October 2, 1999 at 73 years old. We know that John Grab had been residing in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan 48439.


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John Grab died on October 2, 1999 at 73 years old. He was born on July 9, 1926. We have no information about John's immediate family. We know that John Grab had been residing in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan 48439.
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In 1926, in the year that John Grab was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1936, John was just 10 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1947, when he was 21 years old, 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.

In 1959, he was 33 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 1988, he was 62 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Other John Grabs

John M Grab
Born: around 1919
California, United States
John T Grab
Born: around 1918
United States
John L Grab
Born: around 1919
Pennsylvania, United States
John W Grab
Born: around 1922
United States
John M Grab
Born: around 1915
Massachusetts, United States
John R Grab
Born: around 1925
Pennsylvania, United States
John R Grab
Born: around 1928
New York, United States
John Grab
Died: Sep 13, 1912
John Grab
around 1825 - Jul 13, 1904
John M Grab
Oct 14, 1919 - Dec 3, 1994
Salinas, CA
John H Grab
Nov 6, 1912 - Nov 2, 2004
Midland, TX
John T Grab
Jan 11, 1918 - Jun 14, 2005
Harvey, LA
John Grab
Jun 19, 1896 - August 1985
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
John Grab
Jun 20, 1895 - November 1976
Madison, Wisconsin
John D Grab
May 2, 1928 - May 11, 2003

Other Grabs

Edward Grab
Nov 4, 1934 - Aug 23, 2007
Allen Park, MI
Grace Grab
Apr 29, 1899 - July 1986
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
John D Grab
May 2, 1928 - May 11, 2003
Lawrence Grab
Apr 20, 1904 - January 1979
Madison, Wisconsin
Rosina Grab
Jun 26, 1894 - March 1972
Rudolph, Wisconsin
Czeslawa Grab
Nov 19, 1917 - Sep 15, 1997
Hawthorne, CA
Pete Grab
Mar 12, 1943 - June 1980
William Grab
Aug 18, 1895 - February 1979
Antigo, Wisconsin
Edward Grab
Jan 17, 1916 - April 1970
Leonard E Grab
Jul 26, 1913 - May 21, 1995
Neenah, WI
Helen Grab
Dec 6, 1918 - Feb 26, 2000
Josephine Grab
Apr 22, 1909 - July 1982
Wausau, Wisconsin
Conrad Grab
Oct 10, 1897 - March 1969
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Beatrice M Grab
Apr 9, 1907 - Apr 15, 2001
Manawa, WI
Joseph Grab
Apr 7, 1895 - July 1972
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Amandus Grab
Died: February 1965
Magdalen Grab
May 26, 1901 - March 1987
Antigo, Wisconsin
John Grab
Jun 20, 1895 - November 1976
Madison, Wisconsin
Margaret D Grab
Nov 3, 1894 - Dec 15, 1966
Madison, WI
Emma Grab
Feb 22, 1882 - October 1972
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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