Lorel Rafferty (1922 - 1985)

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Lorel Rafferty
1922 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Lorel Rafferty was born on January 2, 1922. Lorel died in October 1985 at age 63. We know that Lorel Rafferty had been residing in Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana 47978.


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Lorel Rafferty died in October 1985 at 63 years old. Lorel was born on January 2, 1922. We have no information about Lorel's immediate family. We know that Lorel Rafferty had been residing in Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana 47978.
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In 1922, in the year that Lorel Rafferty was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1932, this person was just 10 years old when 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 1950, this person was 28 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1979, at the age of 57 years old, Lorel was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1985, in the year of Lorel Rafferty's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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