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Michael Thomas Simkovic (1943 - 1983)

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Michael Thomas Simkovic
1943 - 1983
Born
July 30, 1943
Death
March 3, 1983
Portland, OR
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Michael Thomas Simkovic was born on July 30, 1943. He is the child of Pauline Simkovic and Michael L Simkovic. He was the parent of Michaele Lyn (Simkovic) Ly, Thomas Scott Simkovic, and Jon Everette Simkovic with an unlisted spouse. He, father to 3 children, died on March 3, 1983 at Portland, OR at age 39.
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Michael Thomas Simkovic, father to 3 children, died on March 3, 1983 at Portland, OR at age 39. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section C Site 430, Portland, Oregon . Michael was born on July 30, 1943. He is the child of Pauline Simkovic and Michael L Simkovic. He had Michaele Lyn (Simkovic) Ly, Thomas Scott Simkovic, and Jon Everette Simkovic with an unknown partner.
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In 1943, in the year that Michael Thomas Simkovic was born, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1952, at the age of only 9 years old, Michael was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1960, when he was 17 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 1976, by the time he was 33 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, in the year of Michael Thomas Simkovic's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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