Opal Burton (1903 - 1988)

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Opal Burton
1903 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Opal Burton was born on April 7, 1903. She died in December 1988 at age 85. We know that Opal Burton had been residing in Yuba City, Sutter County, California.


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Opal Burton passed away in December 1988 at age 85. She was born on April 7, 1903. There is no information about Opal's family or relationships. We know that Opal Burton had been residing in Yuba City, Sutter County, California.
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1903 - 1988 World Events

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In 1903, in the year that Opal Burton was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1955, Opal was 52 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, when she was 62 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, she was 73 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1988, in the year of Opal Burton's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Mar 12, 1922 - Feb 27, 2007
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Jan 28, 1896 - April 1980
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Sep 4, 1937 - Oct 15, 2004
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Feb 9, 1891 - January 1981
La Cygne, Kansas
Harold Burton
Oct 17, 1938 - Sep 9, 2006
Frank Burton
May 1, 1874 - February 1972
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Ruth E Burton
Sep 30, 1915 - May 8, 1995
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Woodrow Burton
Jun 16, 1912 - November 1974
Neosho, Missouri
Lawrence F Burton
Oct 20, 1943 - Nov 4, 2009
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Kenneth L Burton
Aug 24, 1942 - Jan 10, 1999
Arbyrd, MO
Thomas G Burton
Jan 7, 1947 - March 1994
Farmington, MO
Ethel Burton
Dec 31, 1905 - August 1982
Ava, Missouri
Marvin K Burton
Jan 31, 1950 - Jan 2, 2002
Saint Louis, MO
Kate Burton
Mar 31, 1896 - June 1981
Steele, Missouri
Jason C Burton
Jul 1, 1906 - Nov 25, 1952
Thomas E Burton Jr
Mar 9, 1951 - May 24, 2010
Amsterdam, MO
Essie Burton
Mar 2, 1892 - March 1987
Stockton, Missouri
Mabel Burton
Dec 23, 1879 - January 1977
Glasgow, Missouri
Brian C Burton
Oct 23, 1960 - Sep 14, 2005
Michael J Burton
May 3, 1961 - Apr 19, 2002
Montgomery, AL
Robert Burton
Feb 11, 1922 - January 1987
Honolulu, Hawaii

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