Richard Gilfether (1942 - 1976)

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Richard Gilfether
1942 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Gilfether was born on May 4, 1942. He died in February 1976 at age 33.


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Richard Gilfether passed away in February 1976 at age 33. He was born on May 4, 1942. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships.
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In 1942, in the year that Richard Gilfether was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1950, he was merely 8 years old when 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 1955, Richard was just 13 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, Richard was 18 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Richard Gilfether's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Francis Gilfether
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F Gilfether
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Daniel Gilfether
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Kelly M. (Pettiette) Gilfether
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Anna Gilfether
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Harold Gilfether
around 1898 - Mar 2, 1904
Lydia Gilfether
around 1901 - Apr 4, 1905
Thomas Gilfether
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Hugh Gilfether
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