Lewis Oakley

(1916 - 1978)

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Lewis Oakley
1916 - 1978
Born
June 20, 1916
Death
October 1978
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Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina 27604
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Lewis Oakley was born on June 20, 1916. He died in October 1978 at 62 years of age. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina 27604.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Lewis Oakley died in October 1978 at age 62. He was born on June 20, 1916. We are unaware of information about Lewis's family or relationships. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina 27604.

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In 1916, in the year that Lewis Oakley was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1942, when he was 26 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1957, when he was 41 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, by the time he was 51 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, in the year of Lewis Oakley's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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