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Jose Cruz (1952 - 1982)

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Jose Cruz
1952 - 1982
Born
April 30, 1952
Death
March 1982
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11212
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Jose Cruz was born on April 30, 1952. He died in March 1982 at 29 years of age. We know that Jose Cruz had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11212.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Jose Cruz died in March 1982 at age 29. He was born on April 30, 1952. We are unaware of information about Jose's surviving family. We know that Jose Cruz had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11212.
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1952 - 1982 World Events

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In 1952, in the year that Jose Cruz was born, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1967, he was just 15 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1968, when he was 16 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1977, when he was 25 years old, 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.

In 1982, in the year of Jose Cruz's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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