Joseph A Gallena (1920 - 1989)

Joseph A Gallena
1920 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph A Gallena was born on August 11, 1920. He died on May 17, 1989 at age 68. We know that Joseph A Gallena had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29301.

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Joseph A Gallena died on May 17, 1989 at age 68. He was born on August 11, 1920. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph A Gallena had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29301.
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In 1920, in the year that Joseph A Gallena was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1933, by the time he was only 13 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1943, he was 23 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1972, at the age of 52 years old, Joseph was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1989, in the year of Joseph A Gallena's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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