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Kenneth Brankling (1934 - 2007)

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Kenneth Brankling
1934 - 2007
Born
January 22, 1934
Hull, England County, United Kingdom
Death
2007
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Ken
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Kenneth Brankling was born on January 22, 1934 in Hull, United Kingdom. He is the child of Ernest Brankling and Muriel Violet (Cooke) Brankling, with a sibling Charles. According to his family tree, Kenneth was father to 4 children. Kenneth's partner was Brenda Irene Mcdonald. He also married Rita (Leveson) O'Grady Brankling, and they had children David Brankling, Susan Brankling, June Christine Brankling, and Tina Brankling. He died in 2007 at 72 years old.
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Kenneth Brankling
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Father to 4 children, he died in 2007 at 72 years old. He was born on January 22, 1934 in Hull, United Kingdom. Kenneth Brankling is the child of Ernest Brankling and Muriel Violet (Cooke) Brankling, with a sibling Charles. According to his family tree, Kenneth's partner was Brenda Irene Mcdonald. He also married Rita (Leveson) O'Grady Brankling, and they had children David Brankling, Susan Brankling, June Christine Brankling, and Tina Brankling.
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In 1934, in the year that Kenneth Brankling was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1948, Kenneth was just 14 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, Kenneth was 21 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1963, at the age of 29 years old, Kenneth was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1986, at the age of 52 years old, Kenneth was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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