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Mark Burns (1956 - 1978)

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Mark Burns
1956 - 1978
Born
November 14, 1956
Death
April 1978
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Mark Burns was born on November 14, 1956, and died at age 21 years old in April 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mark Burns.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6261275

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Mark Burns passed away at age 21 years old in April 1978. Mark Burns was born on November 14, 1956. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mark Burns.

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Mark Burns lived 50 years shorter than the average Burns family member when he died at the age of 21.
The average age of a Burns family member is 71.
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1956 - 1978 World Events

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In 1956, in the year that Mark Burns was born, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1960, by the time he was only 4 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1961, Mark was just 5 years old 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 1978, in the year of Mark Burns's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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