Richard D Benfield (1943 - 2005)

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Richard D Benfield
1943 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Richard D Benfield was born on July 19, 1943. He died on November 9, 2005 at age 62.

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Richard D Benfield died on November 9, 2005 at 62 years old. He was born on July 19, 1943. We are unaware of information about Richard's family.
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In 1943, in the year that Richard D Benfield was born, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1959, at the age of 16 years old, Richard was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, he was 21 years old when 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 1971, at the age of 28 years old, Richard was alive when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1981, he was 38 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Sep 18, 1928 - August 1972
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Sep 10, 1893 - January 1975
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Jul 26, 1929 - January 1979
Allen Benfield
Sep 20, 1950 - November 1973
Adrienne M Benfield
Aug 7, 1908 - Dec 14, 1992
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Dec 25, 1921 - Apr 5, 2004
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Apr 15, 1894 - November 1967
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Marie T Benfield
May 21, 1923 - Jun 26, 1993
Keithville, LA
Robert B Benfield
Nov 14, 1944 - Mar 29, 2002
Gordon Benfield
Nov 11, 1906 - May 1985
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Thomas R Benfield
Oct 21, 1907 - Mar 24, 1997
Kiowa, KS
William Benfield
Dec 9, 1910 - January 1987
Comfort, Texas
George Benfield
Jan 1, 1895 - December 1967
Baytown, Texas
Edith Mae Benfield
Nov 9, 1918 - Jul 24, 2011
Highlands, Texas
Lela Benfield
May 3, 1882 - December 1982
Lenoir, North Carolina
Joseph A Benfield
Nov 4, 1921 - Sep 22, 2003
Mesquite, TX
Fred Benfield
Jul 26, 1901 - November 1970
Granite City, Illinois

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