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Joseph Bertocki (1921 - 1987)

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Joseph Bertocki
1921 - 1987
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February 19, 1921
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September 1987
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New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068
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Joseph Bertocki was born on February 19, 1921. He died in September 1987 at 66 years of age. We know that Joseph Bertocki had been residing in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Joseph Bertocki passed away in September 1987 at 66 years of age. He was born on February 19, 1921. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Bertocki had been residing in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15068.
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In 1921, in the year that Joseph Bertocki was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1932, when he was only 11 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1946, when he was 25 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1956, Joseph was 35 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1987, in the year of Joseph Bertocki's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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