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Rick Smith (1953 - 1976)

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Rick Smith
1953 - 1976
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April 11, 1953
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March 1976
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Rick Smith was born on April 11, 1953. He died in March 1976 at 22 years old.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Rick Smith passed away in March 1976 at 22 years of age. He was born on April 11, 1953. We have no information about Rick's family or relationships.
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In 1953, in the year that Rick Smith was born, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1960, when he was just 7 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1976, in the year of Rick Smith'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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