Obie Whitener

(1908 - 1978)

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Obie Whitener
1908 - 1978
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September 1, 1908
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December 1978
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Midland, Midland County, Texas 79701
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Obie Whitener was born on September 1, 1908. Obie died in December 1978 at 70 years old. We know that Obie Whitener had been residing in Midland, Midland County, Texas 79701.
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Obie Whitener died in December 1978 at age 70. Obie was born on September 1, 1908. We have no information about Obie's immediate family. We know that Obie Whitener had been residing in Midland, Midland County, Texas 79701.

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In 1908, in the year that Obie Whitener was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1925, when this person was 17 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1936, Obie was 28 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1956, by the time this person was 48 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1978, in the year of Obie Whitener's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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