Rafael Ferrer (1930 - 1972)

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Rafael Ferrer
1930 - 1972
September 15, 1930
February 1972
Rafael Ferrer was born on September 15, 1930, and died at age 41 years old in February 1972. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rafael Ferrer.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rafael Ferrer passed away at age 41 years old in February 1972. Rafael Ferrer was born on September 15, 1930. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rafael Ferrer.

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Rafael Ferrer lived 31 years shorter than the average Ferrer family member when he died at the age of 41.
The average age of a Ferrer family member is 72.

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In 1930, in the year that Rafael Ferrer was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1948, he was 18 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, at the age of 22 years old, Rafael was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1969, Rafael was 39 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1972, in the year of Rafael Ferrer's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.


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