Richard Sanders (1944 - 1976)

Richard Sanders
1944 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Sanders was born on October 17, 1944. He died in December 1976 at 32 years of age.


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Richard Sanders passed away in December 1976 at age 32. He was born on October 17, 1944. We have no information about Richard's surviving family.
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In 1944, in the year that Richard Sanders was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1956, at the age of merely 12 years old, Richard was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1957, by the time he was just 13 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1964, by the time he was 20 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1976, in the year of Richard Sanders's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Other Richard Sanderses

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Unknown - Aug 16, 1917
around 1923 - Apr 10, 1944
around 1891 - Apr 23, 1915
around 1921 - Apr 24, 1940
around 1920 - Dec 20, 1942
around 1920 - May 23, 1940
around 1927 - Unknown
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around 1926 - Unknown
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around 1917 - Unknown
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Other Sanderses

May 5, 1946 - Jun 22, 1988
Nov 30, 1946 - Feb 20, 2011
Jan 21, 1921 - Oct 23, 2005
Mar 22, 1943 - Jan 24, 2010
May 21, 1946 - May 20, 2007
Nov 26, 1943 - Sep 2, 2010
Oct 20, 1920 - Jan 8, 2009
Jan 9, 1945 - Jul 27, 2002
Dec 15, 1943 - Sep 18, 2001
Jul 31, 1944 - Sep 21, 2007
Jul 22, 1914 - Jan 7, 2006
Apr 19, 1946 - Jan 20, 1988
Apr 28, 1942 - July 1974
Dec 11, 1918 - Sep 1, 2007
May 13, 1912 - May 1980
Feb 16, 1945 - April 1989
May 1, 1945 - Nov 2, 1999
Mar 25, 1947 - Jun 10, 2002
Apr 20, 1916 - January 1988
Dec 30, 1944 - Nov 13, 2004

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Apr 7, 1913 - Nov 23, 2000
Jun 21, 1944 - Feb 9, 2000
Jun 16, 1948 - Mar 16, 1999
May 5, 1946 - Jun 22, 1988
Feb 5, 1946 - January 1995
Jan 8, 1914 - Dec 15, 1995
Sep 10, 1886 - September 1975
Jun 20, 1900 - September 1974
May 13, 1895 - January 1970
Nov 30, 1946 - Feb 20, 2011
Dec 12, 1942 - Jul 27, 2002
Sep 17, 1907 - Nov 27, 1998
May 14, 1944 - Jun 11, 2010
Dec 1, 1908 - Mar 10, 1999
Sep 12, 1942 - May 19, 2007
Aug 23, 1943 - Jul 11, 2010
Nov 19, 1931 - Dec 24, 2004
Aug 23, 1947 - July 1973
Dec 23, 1906 - October 1979
Aug 22, 1915 - December 1985
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