Rae Zalkin (1927 - 1991)

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Rae Zalkin
1927 - 1991
January 13, 1927
June 9, 1991
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Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 07002
Rae Zalkin was born on January 13, 1927. She died on June 9, 1991 at 64 years old. We know that Rae Zalkin had been residing in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 07002.
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Rae Zalkin passed away on June 9, 1991 at 64 years of age. She was born on January 13, 1927. We have no information about Rae's family or relationships. We know that Rae Zalkin had been residing in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 07002.

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In 1927, in the year that Rae Zalkin was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1947, Rae was 20 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1972, when she was 45 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1988, when she was 61 years old, 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.

In 1991, in the year of Rae Zalkin's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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