Lewis Oakley (1927 - 1968)

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Lewis Oakley
1927 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Lewis Oakley was born on July 11, 1927. He died in June 1968 at 40 years old.

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Lewis Oakley died in June 1968 at age 40. He was born on July 11, 1927. There is no information about Lewis's family.
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In 1927, in the year that Lewis Oakley was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1930, when he was only 3 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, when he was merely 14 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1958, he was 31 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1968, in the year of Lewis Oakley's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Oct 15, 1913 - March 1987
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Dec 2, 1908 - May 1983
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Sep 3, 1921 - Oct 11, 2000
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Dec 21, 1915 - September 1994
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Jan 26, 1908 - May 22, 1999
Indianapolis, IN
Ida Oakley
Sep 16, 1912 - Mar 9, 2001
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L G Oakley
Jul 9, 1929 - Jun 15, 1988
Helen M Oakley
Sep 30, 1927 - Nov 30, 2004
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