Moya Teresa (D'Amyand) Richardson (1924 - 1991)



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in Warrnambool, VIC Australia


on in Daw Park, SA Australia

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Cremation Australia - Ashes France, in Paris, Paris County, IDF France


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Hallett Cove, SA Australia

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Mother: Elsie Coral Moore
Father: Victor Frederick D'Amyand

Husband: Ernest John Richardson
Children with Ernest: John Barry Richardson and Moya Valerie Richardson

Husband: Ernest John Richardson
Children with Ernest: John Barry Richardson


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1924 - In the year that Moya Teresa (D'Amyand) Richardson was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1940 - When she was 16 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1960 - By the time she was 36 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1966 - By the time she was 42 years old, 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.

1991 - In the year of Moya Teresa (D'Amyand) Richardson's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Moya Teresa (D'Amyand) Richardson, mother to 3 children, passed away on September 21, 1991 in Daw Park, SA Australia at 67 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Cremation Australia - Ashes France, Paris, IDF France. She was born on April 11, 1924 in Warrnambool, VIC Australia. She was born to Elsie Coral Moore and Victor Frederick D'Amyand, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. Moya married Ernest John Richardson. and they gave birth to John Barry Richardson and Moya Valerie Richardson. She married Ernest John Richardson. and they gave birth to John Barry Richardson. We know that Moya Teresa (D'Amyand) Richardson had been residing in Hallett Cove, SA Australia.

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