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Kenneth Roach (1951 - 1975)

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Kenneth Roach
1951 - 1975
Born
February 21, 1951
Death
October 1975
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Kenneth Roach was born on February 21, 1951, and died at age 24 years old in October 1975. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Kenneth Roach.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 34264686

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Kenneth Roach passed away at age 24 years old in October 1975. Kenneth Roach was born on February 21, 1951. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Kenneth Roach.

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Kenneth Roach lived 47 years shorter than the average Roach family member when he died at the age of 24.
The average age of a Roach family member is 71.
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1951 - 1975 World Events

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In 1951, in the year that Kenneth Roach was born, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1960, by the time he was just 9 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1961, at the age of only 10 years old, Kenneth was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1975, in the year of Kenneth Roach's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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