Robert Hillyer (1904 - 1973)

Robert Hillyer
1904 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Hillyer was born on July 20, 1904. He died in October 1973 at 69 years old. We know that Robert Hillyer had been residing in Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey 08865.


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Robert Hillyer passed away in October 1973 at 69 years of age. He was born on July 20, 1904. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Hillyer had been residing in Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey 08865.
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In 1904, in the year that Robert Hillyer was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1943, when he was 39 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1956, by the time he was 52 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1964, Robert was 60 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1973, in the year of Robert Hillyer's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Sep 16, 1927 - January 1982
Jun 23, 1924 - Sep 14, 2005
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Oct 20, 1913 - Oct 13, 2002
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May 8, 1943 - Feb 28, 2009
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Aug 8, 1911 - July 1982
May 10, 1917 - Jan 17, 1993
Feb 22, 1917 - Nov 28, 2002
Jul 13, 1915 - September 1982
Aug 8, 1901 - June 1975
Jun 2, 1910 - February 1981
Mar 14, 1901 - June 1977
Apr 19, 1893 - July 1986
Jan 6, 1939 - Oct 26, 2004
Feb 12, 1926 - Jan 7, 2004
Aug 17, 1907 - February 1973
Aug 5, 1910 - May 1966
Sep 10, 1946 - Jul 19, 2010
Apr 7, 1934 - Aug 5, 2011
Feb 9, 1908 - Nov 1, 1990
May 4, 1929 - Aug 16, 1996
Dec 16, 1896 - August 1967
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Jun 14, 1913 - Jun 21, 1988
Jul 29, 1909 - January 1981
Apr 1, 1894 - October 1972
Jan 31, 1893 - March 1965
Apr 10, 1882 - February 1967
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