John Penny (1916 - 1977)

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John Penny
1916 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
John Penny was born on June 20, 1916. He died in June 1977 at 60 years of age.

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John Penny died in June 1977 at age 60. He was born on June 20, 1916. There is no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1916, in the year that John Penny was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1921, he was only 5 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1930, he was just 14 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 1949, by the time he was 33 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1977, in the year of John Penny's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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John P Penny
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United States
John A Penny
Born: around 1904
Michigan, United States
John A Penny
Born: around 1919
Ohio, United States
John A Penny
Born: around 1925
Florida, United States
John D Jr Penny
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
John C Penny
Born: around 1922
Georgia, United States
John S Penny
Born: around 1914
United States
John S Penny
Born: around 1918
United States
John H Penny
Born: around 1925
North Carolina, United States
John E Penny
Born: around 1920
United States

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May Penny
Jan 25, 1908 - Jul 21, 1995
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Betty J Penny
Feb 23, 1936 - Mar 6, 2007
Little Rock, AR
Mabel Penny
Jan 2, 1908 - Oct 13, 1993
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Leonard M Penny
Nov 6, 1911 - Jun 25, 1990
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Cletus Penny Iii
Aug 25, 1909 - March 1987
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Helen J Penny
Jun 29, 1922 - Apr 22, 2007
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Clarence Penny
Jul 21, 1910 - Oct 8, 1989
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Doyle F Penny
Oct 26, 1926 - Apr 15, 1997
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James Penny
Nov 23, 1920 - Feb 23, 2004
Junction City, KS
Ellis Penny
Nov 21, 1920 - July 1985
Chidester, Arkansas
Chester W Penny
May 23, 1923 - Dec 18, 1978
Allen L Penny
May 10, 1923 - Nov 6, 1995
Springdale, AR
Cozy Penny
Oct 19, 1910 - February 1976
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Elmer Lee Penny
Nov 6, 1920 - Feb 9, 2009
Springdale, AR
George Penny
Sep 15, 1927 - June 1981
Michigan
Ethel M Penny
Aug 25, 1917 - Apr 1, 1998
North Little Rock, AR
Aylene Penny
Jan 4, 1924 - May 1986
Anchorage, Alaska

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Feb 13, 1900 - April 1985
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Pauline Elliott
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David C Elliott
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William Douglas
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Harvey J Butler
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Ernest N Carmouche
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Rex Conwill Ward
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Biloxi, MS
Emmett E Prevost
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William Curren
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Pass Christian, Mississippi
Anna Hamilton
Dec 25, 1903 - August 1981
Dallas Vandevere
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