Ray Harrison Thomas

(1922 - 2011)

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Ray Harrison Thomas
1922 - 2011
Born
September 25, 1922
Death
May 29, 2011
Last Known Residence
Florida
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Ray Harrison Thomas was born on September 25, 1922. He died on May 29, 2011 at 88 years old. We know that Ray Harrison Thomas had been residing in Florida.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ray Harrison Thomas died on May 29, 2011 at 88 years of age. He was born on September 25, 1922. We are unaware of information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Harrison Thomas had been residing in Florida.

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In 1922, in the year that Ray Harrison Thomas was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1947, he was 25 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 1959, by the time he was 37 years old, 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 1988, Ray was 66 years old when 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 1998, at the age of 76 years old, Ray was alive when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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