Joseph A Durrance (1938 - 1989)

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Joseph A Durrance
1938 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph A Durrance was born on February 13, 1938. He died on April 7, 1989 at 51 years old.


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Joseph A Durrance died on April 7, 1989 at 51 years old. He was born on February 13, 1938. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships.
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In 1938, in the year that Joseph A Durrance was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1949, Joseph was just 11 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1956, he was 18 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1976, he was 38 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1989, in the year of Joseph A Durrance's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Aaron Durrance
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Nov 22, 1946 - Jun 9, 2008
Frances Durrance
Dec 6, 1900 - January 1967
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Dorothy W Durrance
Jan 6, 1916 - May 10, 2000
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E W Durrance
Jan 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1995
Plant City, FL
Darling Durrance
Jun 8, 1910 - January 1972
Earl Durrance
Dec 2, 1912 - June 1974
Mary Durrance
Dec 1, 1891 - January 1968
Brandon, Florida
Margaret E Durrance
Oct 19, 1920 - Nov 3, 2001
Fort Meade, FL
Robert D Durrance
Oct 3, 1912 - Oct 22, 1993
Pahokee, FL
James F Durrance
Mar 3, 1918 - May 20, 2007
Bartow, FL
William J Durrance
Jun 26, 1913 - Mar 16, 1990
Fort Meade, FL
Steven Durrance
Apr 7, 1961 - February 1984
Ralph Durrance
Jul 20, 1892 - June 1976
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Feb 28, 1938 - October 1977
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