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John Robert "Joe" Cocker (1944 - 2014)

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John Robert Cocker
1944 - 2014
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May 20, 1944
Death
December 22, 2014
Crawford, Delta County, Colorado United States
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John Robert "Joe" Cocker was born on May 20, 1944. He died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado United States at 70 years of age.
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John Robert "Joe" Cocker died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado United States at 70 years old. He was born on May 20, 1944. We have no information about John Robert's family or relationships.
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In 1944, in the year that John Robert "Joe" Cocker was born, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1952, when he was merely 8 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1961, he was 17 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1977, John Robert was 33 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1998, by the time he was 54 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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