Richard L Beckham (1932 - 1981)

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Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington

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Joretta Beckham

Joretta Beckham

Johnnie and Vi

Johnnie and Vi

Flatwoods Sr. Class. Poss. 1907

Flatwoods Sr. Class. Poss. 1907

WHITFIELD: Matilda Whitfield Beckham Gravesite

WHITFIELD: Matilda Whitfield Beckham Gravesite

Hargis - Beckham Marriage Certificate

Hargis - Beckham Marriage Certificate

Beckham Marriage affidavit

Beckham Marriage affidavit

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1932 - In the year that Richard L Beckham was born, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1939 - At the age of just 7 years old, Richard was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1955 - When he was 23 years old, 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.

1962 - When he was 30 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

1981 - In the year of Richard L Beckham's passing, 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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Richard L Beckham died on December 20, 1981 at 49 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on October 20, 1932. There is no information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard L Beckham had been residing in Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.

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