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Ray Willey (1921 - 1986)

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Ray Willey
1921 - 1986
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December 27, 1921
Death
January 1986
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Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas 77626
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Ray Willey was born on December 27, 1921. He died in January 1986 at 64 years old. We know that Ray Willey had been residing in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas 77626.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ray Willey passed away in January 1986 at age 64. He was born on December 27, 1921. We are unaware of information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Willey had been residing in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas 77626.
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In 1921, in the year that Ray Willey was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1956, when he was 35 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1964, when he was 43 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1978, he was 57 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1986, in the year of Ray Willey's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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