Ralph Smith (1918 - 1979)

Ralph Smith
1918 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph Smith was born on August 23, 1918. He died in May 1979 at 60 years old.

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Ralph Smith died in May 1979 at age 60. He was born on August 23, 1918. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family.
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In 1918, in the year that Ralph Smith was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1921, Ralph was merely 3 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1930, when he was just 12 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, at the age of 41 years old, Ralph was alive 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 1979, in the year of Ralph Smith's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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around 1895 - Mar 25, 1917
around 1898 - May 28, 1940
around 1926 - Jul 8, 1943
around 1916 - Feb 8, 1943
around 1889 - Jul 27, 1916
around 1913 - Sep 1, 1943
May 28, 1921 - Jul 28, 1941
around 1918 - Jun 3, 1943
around 1923 - Dec 16, 1944

Other Smiths

Apr 2, 1920 - Apr 13, 2007
Nov 19, 1920 - Oct 26, 2009
Nov 4, 1920 - Jan 24, 1999
Dec 16, 1920 - September 1981
Dec 17, 1920 - Feb 8, 2007
Sep 26, 1915 - Nov 15, 1988
Mar 6, 1920 - Aug 4, 1997
Mar 27, 1920 - July 1975
Dec 19, 1917 - Jan 16, 2007
Dec 31, 1920 - Oct 5, 2000
Mar 11, 1906 - Apr 22, 2005
Jul 6, 1920 - Oct 12, 1992
Nov 9, 1920 - September 1992
Jul 23, 1922 - Mar 22, 2010
Oct 29, 1902 - May 1968
Feb 16, 1886 - September 1964
Sep 13, 1897 - February 1969
Nov 17, 1920 - August 1989
Nov 18, 1920 - Sep 9, 1991
Jul 30, 1909 - November 1987

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Jun 30, 1902 - November 1977
Jul 16, 1888 - May 1973
Sep 23, 1919 - November 1974
Jan 28, 1920 - November 1981
Jul 12, 1909 - Sep 14, 1996
May 23, 1920 - February 1985
Nov 29, 1920 - May 22, 2003
Nov 21, 1919 - Jul 8, 2010
Dec 26, 1920 - Sep 22, 2008
Jul 18, 1890 - May 1966
Nov 24, 1912 - Dec 30, 2001
Jul 5, 1921 - Jun 23, 2008
Jun 10, 1890 - September 1975
Nov 2, 1903 - March 1983
Feb 15, 1921 - Mar 18, 1999
Aug 14, 1915 - August 1985
Jul 8, 1920 - Jun 14, 2005
Oct 2, 1906 - July 1970
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