Richard Lanas (1919 - 1982)

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Richard Lanas
1919 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Lanas was born on August 30, 1919. He died in May 1982 at 62 years old.


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Richard Lanas passed away in May 1982 at 62 years old. He was born on August 30, 1919. We are unaware of information about Richard's family.
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In 1919, in the year that Richard Lanas was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1937, at the age of 18 years old, Richard was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1940, at the age of 21 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 1952, Richard was 33 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1982, in the year of Richard Lanas's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Oct 12, 1913 - Jan 18, 2008
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Oct 10, 1919 - October 1985
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Patricia A Lanas
Jan 18, 1937 - Aug 17, 1998
Clifford J Lanas
Jul 9, 1937 - Dec 29, 2003
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Marjorie J Lanas
Oct 30, 1921 - Jan 19, 1997
Mesa, AZ
Mary Lou Lanas
Dec 25, 1916 - April 1993
Chicago, IL
Benedict J Lanas
Aug 2, 1911 - Oct 6, 1997
Schaumburg, IL
Dominick Lanas
Dec 8, 1884 - October 1966
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Gloria M Lanas
Oct 16, 1922 - Jan 18, 2011
Winston Salem, NC
Peter Lanas
Oct 29, 1887 - April 1972
Knox, Indiana
Mary Lanas
Oct 28, 1909 - Mar 9, 1999
Schaumburg, IL
Thomas Lanas
Mar 7, 1919 - May 1985
Fowler, California
Peter Lanas
Oct 28, 1923 - September 1974
Clovis, California
Maria Lanas
Dec 2, 1924 - Jun 17, 2006
Fowler, CA
Gustavo S Lanas
Feb 24, 1921 - Oct 26, 1996
Elario Lanas
Oct 21, 1899 - October 1968
Murphys, California

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