Richard Chapman (1926 - 2000)

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Richard Chapman
1926 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Chapman was born on December 26, 1926. He died on April 7, 2000 at 73 years old. We know that Richard Chapman had been residing in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas 77356.


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Richard Chapman died on April 7, 2000 at 73 years old. He was born on December 26, 1926. We have no information about Richard's family. We know that Richard Chapman had been residing in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas 77356.
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In 1926, in the year that Richard Chapman was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1940, at the age of merely 14 years old, Richard was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1950, by the time he was 24 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1989, when he was 63 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1992, he was 66 years old when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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Other Richard Chapmans

Richard F. Chapman
Sep 30, 1927 - Oct 29, 2009
Richard Walter Chapman
Died: Sep 28, 1915
Richard Walter Chapman
around 1888 - Oct 14, 1918
Richard Keppel George Chapman
around 1898 - Nov 26, 1914
Richard Kenneth Chapman
Died: Dec 24, 1943
Richard John Chapman
Died: Apr 5, 1918
Richard James Chapman
around 1922 - Jul 29, 1943
Richard James Chapman
around 1916 - Nov 27, 1942
Richard Henry Davison Chapman
around 1920 - May 31, 1940
Richard Harker Chapman
around 1916 - Mar 3, 1945
Richard Charles Chapman
around 1922 - Apr 3, 1945
Richard Charles Chapman
around 1887 - Aug 27, 1917
Richard Alexander Chapman
around 1894 - Oct 14, 1917
Richard Albert Chapman
around 1923 - Nov 15, 1942
Richard (Dick) Chapman
around 1892 - Apr 10, 1918
Richard Chapman
around 1917 - Jan 2, 1942
Richard Chapman
around 1919 - Feb 14, 1944
Richard Chapman
around 1889 - Apr 25, 1918
Richard Chapman
around 1884 - Mar 27, 1916
Richard H Chapman
Born: around 1916
Nebraska, United States

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Irma Chapman
May 12, 1911 - July 1983
Orlando, Florida
Virginia K Chapman
Nov 29, 1915 - Dec 4, 2005
Lakeland, FL
David R Chapman
Jun 6, 1927 - Feb 20, 1990
Oliver James Chapman
Apr 22, 1957 - Apr 5, 2009
Tampa, Florida
Mildred A Chapman
Apr 30, 1930 - December 1991
Jessie M Chapman
Jan 13, 1910 - Mar 19, 2001
Lake City, FL
Laura Chapman
Aug 6, 1885 - August 1967
Charleston, West Virginia
Paulette R Chapman
Aug 9, 1921 - May 27, 2009
Dothan, AL
William L Chapman
Jun 9, 1929 - Mar 15, 2000
Sarasota, FL
William Chapman
Jan 14, 1926 - January 1987
Ronnie L Chapman
Apr 3, 1957 - Nov 17, 1994
Miami, FL
Ruthela B Chapman
Dec 16, 1911 - Oct 15, 2001
Bradenton, FL
Elma Chapman
Feb 28, 1880 - December 1974
Miami, Florida
Stella W Chapman
Mar 6, 1907 - February 1993
Deland, FL
James A Chapman
Jul 13, 1929 - Jan 23, 1999
Miami, FL
Ann O Chapman
May 1, 1908 - Jan 19, 2000
Covington, GA
Gary A Chapman
Jul 17, 1930 - Jun 5, 1994
Pensacola, FL
Ellen Chapman
Oct 4, 1920 - Feb 14, 2008
Punta Gorda, FL
Lois R Chapman
Mar 9, 1912 - January 1990
Watertown, NY
Jean M Chapman
Apr 17, 1930 - Jan 14, 1991
Ashland, MA

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Oct 18, 1922 - Jan 22, 2008
Jacksonville, FL
Lloyd M Gano
Aug 9, 1927 - Nov 6, 2008
Orlando, Florida
Walter Davis
Dec 6, 1899 - July 1972
Carroll Copelan
Oct 29, 1895 - December 1982
Altoona, Florida
Lilly Mathews
Dec 25, 1885 - January 1979
Lake Monroe, Florida
Annie R Johnson
Apr 6, 1905 - Nov 30, 1988
Moncks Corner, SC
Daisy Hobbs
Mar 23, 1898 - February 1970
Orlando, Florida
Benjamin Poland
Sep 19, 1891 - September 1975
Cocoa, Florida
Joseph Bassett
Oct 27, 1898 - January 1986
Eustis, Florida
H E Ward
May 13, 1913 - Jan 18, 1990
Leesburg, FL
Loyd Moreland
Nov 10, 1921 - Sep 12, 2002
Frostproof, FL
Minnie P Oliver
May 7, 1915 - Oct 6, 2002
Winter Garden, FL
Wonda Pettis
Dec 13, 1912 - March 1984
Ruby Louise Moore
Mar 1, 1915 - Jan 30, 2011
Zellwood, Florida
Zonnie Bostic
Aug 31, 1916 - Apr 1, 1997
Winter Garden, FL
Charles E Short
Sep 22, 1924 - Apr 25, 2007
Lake Helen, FL
James E Lane
Dec 24, 1924 - Nov 28, 1990
Hickman, KY
Lee A Spearman
Jul 25, 1925 - Sep 23, 2002
Coleman, FL
Vivian Stone
Sep 6, 1900 - June 1981
Orlando, Florida
Helen Carraway
Oct 30, 1910 - May 1986
Sanford, Florida
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