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Matlen Wilson (1900 - 1981)

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Matlen Wilson
1900 - 1981
Born
July 15, 1900
Death
January 1981
Last Known Residence
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi 38701
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Matlen Wilson of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi was born on July 15, 1900, and died at age 80 years old in January 1981.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 62509621

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Matlen Wilson passed away at age 80 years old in January 1981. Matlen Wilson of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi was born on July 15, 1900.

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Matlen Wilson lived 10 years longer than the average Wilson family member when they died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.
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1900 - 1981 World Events

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In 1900, in the year that Matlen Wilson was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1919, by the time this person was 19 years old, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1924, when this person was 24 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1966, at the age of 66 years old, Matlen was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1981, in the year of Matlen Wilson's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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