Myrtle Y Zaffer

(1923 - 1988)

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Myrtle Y Zaffer
1923 - 1988
Born
July 30, 1923
Death
June 16, 1988
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Stratford, Fulton County, New York 13470
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Myrtle Y Zaffer was born on July 30, 1923. She died on June 16, 1988 at 64 years old. We know that Myrtle Y Zaffer had been residing in Stratford, Fulton County, New York 13470.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Myrtle Y Zaffer died on June 16, 1988 at age 64. She was born on July 30, 1923. We are unaware of information about Myrtle's immediate family. We know that Myrtle Y Zaffer had been residing in Stratford, Fulton County, New York 13470.

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In 1923, in the year that Myrtle Y Zaffer was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1940, at the age of 17 years old, Myrtle was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1959, Myrtle was 36 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1979, at the age of 56 years old, Myrtle was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1988, in the year of Myrtle Y Zaffer's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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