John Robb (1917 - 1980)

John Robb
1917 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
John Robb was born on July 26, 1917. He died in March 1980 at 62 years of age. We know that John Robb had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20018.


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John Robb died in March 1980 at 62 years old. He was born on July 26, 1917. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Robb had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20018.
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In 1917, in the year that John Robb was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1923, John was just 6 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1935, he was 18 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1945, by the time he was 28 years old, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1980, in the year of John Robb's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Other Biographies

Other John Robbs

Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1891 - Nov 29, 1943
around 1921 - May 15, 1943
around 1883 - Aug 29, 1918
around 1916 - May 1, 1943
around 1886 - Jun 28, 1915
around 1924 - Jan 13, 1943
around 1889 - Apr 12, 1918
around 1894 - Oct 23, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1915
Unknown - Mar 23, 1917
around 1893 - Sep 15, 1915
around 1877 - Sep 29, 1918
around 1899 - Nov 1, 1943
around 1921 - Apr 14, 1944
around 1906 - Feb 24, 1941
around 1915 - Dec 22, 1944
around 1879 - Apr 24, 1918
around 1887 - Sep 29, 1916

Other Robbs

Feb 28, 1922 - Jul 11, 1996
Nov 29, 1906 - Mar 7, 2008
Aug 31, 1896 - December 1981
Aug 12, 1914 - April 1972
Mar 8, 1929 - Feb 3, 1996
May 2, 1909 - September 1987
Jun 10, 1905 - November 1986
May 18, 1928 - Nov 9, 2005
Jul 28, 1925 - February 1987
May 7, 1907 - January 1977
Nov 1, 1908 - Oct 17, 1995
Feb 25, 1900 - July 1970
Apr 22, 1893 - May 1981
Apr 2, 1915 - February 1971
Jul 4, 1889 - August 1976
Apr 13, 1879 - November 1976
Dec 13, 1909 - May 1974
Oct 20, 1901 - Dec 18, 1995
Apr 13, 1896 - December 1992
Sep 4, 1900 - Oct 22, 1987

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May 6, 1917 - May 1984
Mar 11, 1915 - November 1986
Jul 25, 1902 - July 1976
Feb 28, 1907 - April 1961
May 5, 1916 - Feb 22, 1997
Aug 30, 1883 - April 1979
Jul 7, 1923 - Nov 15, 2005
Sep 13, 1923 - Sep 24, 2003
Aug 6, 1893 - August 1978
Sep 26, 1921 - August 1980
Jul 16, 1917 - Jul 12, 1981
Oct 26, 1893 - October 1971
Feb 26, 1900 - December 1963
Aug 30, 1906 - January 1974
Aug 8, 1902 - March 1982
Dec 3, 1914 - March 1979
Jan 19, 1923 - May 4, 2009
Jun 1, 1907 - June 1979
Feb 17, 1919 - May 1979
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