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Norman Budoff (1925 - 1980)

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Norman Budoff
1925 - 1980
Born
August 19, 1925
Death
January 1980
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Norman Budoff was born on August 19, 1925, and died at age 54 years old in January 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Norman Budoff.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 15354885

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Norman Budoff passed away at age 54 years old in January 1980. Norman Budoff was born on August 19, 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Norman Budoff.

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Norman Budoff lived 17 years shorter than the average Budoff family member when he died at the age of 54.
The average age of a Budoff family member is 71.
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1925 - 1980 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Norman Budoff was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1936, at the age of merely 11 years old, Norman was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1967, by the time he was 42 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, when he was 53 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1980, in the year of Norman Budoff's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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