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Norman Teckam (1912 - 1984)

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Norman Teckam
1912 - 1984
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March 6, 1912
Death
May 1984
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Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin 54640
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Norman Teckam was born on March 6, 1912. He died in May 1984 at 72 years of age. We know that Norman Teckam had been residing in Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin 54640.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Norman Teckam died in May 1984 at 72 years old. He was born on March 6, 1912. There is no information about Norman's immediate family. We know that Norman Teckam had been residing in Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin 54640.
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In 1912, in the year that Norman Teckam was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1927, he was only 15 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1934, when he was 22 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1974, when he was 62 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1984, in the year of Norman Teckam's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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