Norma B Massey (1917 - 1996)

Norma B Massey
1917 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Norma B Massey was born on July 24, 1917. She died in June 1996 at 78 years of age. We know that Norma B Massey had been residing in Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois 62863.


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Norma B Massey died in June 1996 at 78 years old. She was born on July 24, 1917. We are unaware of information about Norma's immediate family. We know that Norma B Massey had been residing in Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois 62863.
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In 1917, in the year that Norma B Massey was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1930, she was merely 13 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1968, when she was 51 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1983, when she was 66 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1996, in the year of Norma B Massey's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Other Biographies

Other Norma Masseys

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1910 - 1931
around 1951 - Unknown
around 1942 - Unknown
around 1958 - Unknown
around 1960 - Unknown
around 1961 - Unknown
around 1923 - Unknown
around 1949 - Unknown
Nov 20, 1926 - June 1990
Sep 3, 1925 - Feb 20, 2009
Nov 7, 1930 - Oct 15, 2005

Other Masseys

May 6, 1885 - July 1963
Mar 24, 1917 - Feb 24, 1996
Mar 18, 1924 - Oct 22, 1993
Jun 29, 1921 - Nov 12, 2010
Oct 20, 1907 - November 1986
May 14, 1957 - Mar 31, 2007
Dec 2, 1924 - Sep 3, 1992
Nov 4, 1926 - June 1968
Sep 19, 1889 - June 1979
Oct 16, 1956 - Jul 18, 2011
Sep 17, 1924 - Jun 2, 1992
Mar 16, 1928 - Jun 21, 2006
Dec 12, 1885 - March 1975
Dec 27, 1889 - June 1979
Feb 24, 1887 - Jan 21, 1988
Feb 26, 1897 - February 1987
Sep 20, 1920 - Dec 3, 1970
Mar 9, 1930 - May 9, 2002
Feb 28, 1962 - May 22, 1999
Feb 17, 1906 - Nov 2, 1994

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Jul 27, 1921 - Jun 23, 2006
Nov 11, 1914 - December 1978
Sep 27, 1914 - May 6, 1992
Mar 16, 1909 - December 1976
Mar 5, 1916 - June 1984
Sep 9, 1895 - June 1971
Jul 14, 1884 - Feb 15, 1967
Jan 15, 1909 - May 14, 1993
Nov 24, 1901 - Apr 7, 1997
Jan 19, 1903 - December 1967
May 9, 1910 - November 1985
Dec 23, 1907 - Aug 4, 1997
Feb 1, 1922 - Apr 13, 2007
Apr 19, 1909 - June 1986
Sep 10, 1889 - June 1969
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