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John James Ryan (1921 - 1940)

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John James Ryan
1921 - 1940
Born
c. 1921
Death
May 29, 1940
Last Known Residence
Australia
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John James Ryan was born c. 1921. According to his family tree, he married Elaine Mary Byrne. He died on May 29, 1940 at age 19. We know that John James Ryan had been residing in Australia.
Updated: September 6, 2013
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Dunkirk Memorial Column 14. in France
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Service number: 893623 Rank: Gunner Regiment: Royal Artillery Unit/ship/squadron: 2 Medium Regt.
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John James Ryan died on May 29, 1940 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Dunkirk Memorial Column 14., France. He was born c. 1921. According to his family tree, he married Elaine Mary Byrne. We know that John James Ryan had been residing in Australia.
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In 1921, in the year that John James Ryan was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1930, he was merely 9 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 1940, in the year of John James Ryan's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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