Nan Davis (1899 - 1983)

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Nan Davis
1899 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Nan Davis was born on November 3, 1899. She died in May 1983 at 83 years of age. We know that Nan Davis had been residing in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana.

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Nan Davis died in May 1983 at age 83. She was born on November 3, 1899. We have no information about Nan's immediate family. We know that Nan Davis had been residing in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana.
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1899 - 1983 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that Nan Davis was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1939, when she was 40 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1963, at the age of 64 years old, Nan was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1977, she was 78 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1983, in the year of Nan Davis'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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Dorothy M Davis
Nov 24, 1914 - Aug 3, 1988
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Jul 20, 1896 - December 1978
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May 13, 1895 - December 1981
Bogalusa, Louisiana
Louise G Davis
Aug 6, 1928 - Apr 5, 2008
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Marguerite Davis
Nov 23, 1896 - March 1983
Tallulah, Louisiana
Larry Davis
Jun 11, 1945 - September 1985
Oak Grove, Louisiana
Ruthie B Davis
Sep 23, 1944 - Nov 17, 2010
Monroe, LA
Auther W Davis
Jul 25, 1919 - Sep 27, 2005
Winnsboro, LA
Hattie Y Davis
Aug 20, 1925 - Jan 25, 2003
Bastrop, LA
Pauline P Davis
Sep 18, 1916 - Apr 18, 1995
Houma, LA
Jimmie Davis
Jun 11, 1946 - Dec 17, 2004
Minden, LA
Donnell Davis
Sep 9, 1947 - Dec 24, 2005
L Davis
Dec 17, 1946 - March 1995
Vidalia, LA
Harry F Davis
Sep 30, 1953 - Nov 22, 2002
Artie O Davis
Mar 16, 1947 - Jun 9, 2010
New Orleans, LA
Rose M Davis
Jan 31, 1946 - Mar 19, 1999
Westwego, LA
Sylvia J Davis
Jun 25, 1947 - Apr 14, 2008
New Orleans, LA
Theodore W Davis
Aug 22, 1946 - Feb 20, 2004
Biloxi, MS
August J Davis
Dec 26, 1945 - Nov 30, 1998
Charles A Davis
Aug 27, 1948 - Aug 21, 2004

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