Richard Wight (1933 - 1987)

Richard Wight
1933 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Wight was born on August 2, 1933. He died in March 1987 at 53 years old. We know that Richard Wight had been residing in Saint Maries, Benewah County, Idaho 83861.
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Richard Wight died in March 1987 at age 53. He was born on August 2, 1933. We are unaware of information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard Wight had been residing in Saint Maries, Benewah County, Idaho 83861.
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In 1933, in the year that Richard Wight was born, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1947, Richard was merely 14 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1961, when he was 28 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1978, when he was 45 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1987, in the year of Richard Wight's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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c. 1952 - Unknown
c. 1952 - Unknown
Apr 22, 1904 - November 1970
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Aug 3, 1949 - Sep 4, 2010
May 3, 1908 - May 28, 1989
Aug 1, 1939 - Sep 3, 2008
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Aug 28, 1902 - December 1978
Aug 24, 1909 - October 1981
Sep 25, 1936 - Mar 2, 2006
Apr 6, 1922 - Feb 7, 2009
Jan 27, 1916 - Nov 14, 2000
Jan 7, 1896 - April 1980
Jun 13, 1908 - September 1978
Aug 1, 1924 - Dec 2, 1991
Sep 17, 1922 - August 1979
Oct 7, 1923 - April 1982
Mar 3, 1925 - Feb 6, 1988
May 26, 1925 - Dec 28, 1993
Dec 2, 1901 - Oct 22, 1992
Jan 26, 1909 - Jan 18, 1998

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Feb 22, 1910 - November 1984
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