Richard Tate (1901 - 1986)

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Richard Tate
1901 - 1986
Born
September 4, 1901
Death
June 1986
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Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39502
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Richard Tate was born on September 4, 1901. He died in June 1986 at age 84. We know that Richard Tate had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39502.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Richard Tate passed away in June 1986 at 84 years old. He was born on September 4, 1901. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard Tate had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39502.

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In 1901, in the year that Richard Tate was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1935, Richard was 34 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1940, when he was 39 years old, 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 1955, when he was 54 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.

In 1986, in the year of Richard Tate's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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