Preston Johnson (1925 - 1970)

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Preston Johnson
1925 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Preston Johnson was born on July 18, 1925. He died in October 1970 at age 45.


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Preston Johnson passed away in October 1970 at 45 years old. He was born on July 18, 1925. We are unaware of information about Preston's surviving family.
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In 1925, in the year that Preston Johnson was born, 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 1937, at the age of just 12 years old, Preston was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1945, Preston was 20 years old when on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1962, at the age of 37 years old, Preston was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1970, in the year of Preston Johnson's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Other Preston Johnsons

Preston B Johnson
May 24, 1894 - Feb 3, 1954
Preston H Johnson
Born: around 1921
Virginia, United States
Preston E Johnson
Born: around 1917
New Jersey, United States
Preston L Johnson
Born: around 1913
Delaware, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1926
Louisiana, United States
Preston L Johnson
Born: around 1915
California, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1926
Illinois, United States
Preston E Johnson
Born: around 1925
Oklahoma, United States
Preston R Johnson
Born: around 1911
Texas, United States
Preston E Johnson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Preston C Johnson
Born: around 1910
Texas, United States
Preston A Johnson
Born: around 1915
Michigan, United States
Preston W Johnson
Born: around 1910
Ohio, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1920
Kentucky, United States
Preston P Johnson
Born: around 1913
South Carolina, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1915
South Carolina, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1923
South Carolina, United States
Preston P Johnson
Born: around 1906
Georgia, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1918
Mississippi, United States
Preston Johnson
Born: around 1904
Tennessee, United States

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Jan 5, 1902 - June 1982
Augusta, Georgia
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Sep 12, 1900 - June 1969
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Oct 3, 1923 - Jul 20, 2007
Killeen, TX
Fred L Johnson
Aug 18, 1924 - Oct 15, 2005
Rialto, CA
Floyd Johnson
May 16, 1902 - April 1978
Augusta, Georgia
Mildred M Johnson
Jul 19, 1916 - May 25, 1996
Miami, FL
Phyllis Johnson
Mar 6, 1914 - April 1981
Earl E Johnson
Mar 26, 1914 - Mar 2, 1993
Lawtey, FL
Parthenia Johnson
Dec 14, 1923 - Apr 2, 2002
Miami, FL
Ray E Johnson
Aug 12, 1924 - Dec 22, 1995
Brooksville, FL
Dorothy E Johnson
Aug 15, 1906 - April 1991
Lake Hamilton, FL
William S Johnson
Apr 5, 1921 - Apr 27, 2003
Miami, FL
Tommie Wilson Johnson
Dec 15, 1913 - Jan 22, 2009
Hollywood, Florida
Alexander Johnson
Dec 25, 1882 - April 1967
Miami, Florida
Albert Johnson
Dec 15, 1920 - December 1987
Mountain Home, NC
Marvin Johnson
Jun 26, 1926 - Aug 29, 2005
Cleveland, GA
E Johnson
Mar 5, 1925 - Mar 15, 1989
Mary J Johnson
Jul 27, 1920 - Mar 19, 1997
Miami, FL
Dora D Johnson
May 10, 1915 - Jan 7, 2005
Port Saint Lucie, FL

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Apr 7, 1903 - January 1984
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Jun 29, 1925 - August 1977
Orlando, Florida
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Marietta, GA
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Heflin, AL
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Chesapeake, VA
Frank B Payton
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Norfolk, VA
Minnie Shouse
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Alanson Ellis
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Starke, Florida
Russell D Mcginnis
Jan 2, 1915 - Nov 14, 2000
Miami, FL
George Few
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John Motes
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Concord, Georgia
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