Preston Walker (1926 - 1978)

Preston Walker
1926 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Preston Walker was born on September 11, 1926. He died in December 1978 at age 52.


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Preston Walker died in December 1978 at age 52. He was born on September 11, 1926. There is no information about Preston's surviving family.
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In 1926, in the year that Preston Walker was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1942, he was 16 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1959, he was 33 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1964, when he was 38 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, in the year of Preston Walker's passing, 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.

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Other Walkers

Sep 17, 1926 - Mar 3, 2005
Mar 6, 1925 - January 1991
Oct 4, 1925 - December 1977
Aug 21, 1924 - June 1987
Aug 27, 1914 - Mar 15, 2000
May 22, 1925 - May 18, 2008
Feb 13, 1927 - Apr 6, 2008
Jul 27, 1924 - Jul 31, 2011
Jul 4, 1904 - January 1974
Dec 22, 1898 - June 1977
Nov 7, 1928 - Apr 26, 1990
May 28, 1891 - April 1964
Oct 5, 1891 - December 1971
May 15, 1928 - September 1977
Dec 13, 1927 - September 1978
Sep 10, 1928 - Feb 15, 1992
May 28, 1895 - August 1982
Dec 2, 1924 - Nov 12, 2000
Jun 22, 1930 - Nov 15, 2008
Dec 27, 1928 - Sep 12, 1997

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Jan 31, 1927 - Apr 9, 1992
Nov 21, 1923 - Sep 30, 2009
Mar 5, 1926 - October 1976
Feb 11, 1926 - Aug 29, 1988
Sep 9, 1926 - Oct 10, 1996
Apr 8, 1927 - Sep 28, 1992
Nov 26, 1926 - Jul 15, 1988
May 20, 1925 - Mar 23, 2010
May 1, 1926 - September 1977
Apr 10, 1918 - January 1987
Dec 30, 1925 - January 1983
Aug 1, 1926 - Aug 29, 2002
Feb 6, 1926 - Mar 6, 2001
Apr 24, 1926 - Aug 11, 2009
Feb 22, 1920 - September 1981
Apr 27, 1927 - December 1970
Mar 11, 1928 - Jul 8, 2002
Aug 2, 1926 - February 1993
Feb 17, 1926 - Apr 22, 2007
Mar 19, 1926 - Mar 3, 2003
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