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Robert Hunter (1915 - 1978)

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Robert Hunter
1915 - 1978
Born
September 14, 1915
Death
April 1978
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Robert Hunter was born on September 14, 1915, and died at age 62 years old in April 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Hunter.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2776399

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Robert Hunter passed away at age 62 years old in April 1978. Robert Hunter was born on September 14, 1915. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Hunter.

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Robert Hunter lived 8 years shorter than the average Hunter family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Hunter family member is 70.
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1915 - 1978 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Robert Hunter was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1930, when he was merely 15 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, when he was 44 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, he was 52 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, in the year of Robert Hunter's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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