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Oscar Brown (1957 - 2007)

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Oscar Brown
1957 - 2007
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October 9, 1957
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August 24, 2007
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60617
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Oscar Brown was born on October 9, 1957. He died on August 24, 2007 at age 49. We know that Oscar Brown had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60617.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Oscar Brown passed away on August 24, 2007 at 49 years of age. He was born on October 9, 1957. We have no information about Oscar's family. We know that Oscar Brown had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60617.
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In 1957, in the year that Oscar Brown was born, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1960, he was just 3 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1978, at the age of 21 years old, Oscar was alive when 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 1987, at the age of 30 years old, Oscar was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1990, by the time he was 33 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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