Robert King Simons (1940 - 2010)

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Robert King Simons
1940 - 2010
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June 13, 1940
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April 16, 2010
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Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33810
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Robert King Simons was born on June 13, 1940. He died on April 16, 2010 at 69 years of age. We know that Robert King Simons had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33810.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Robert King Simons passed away on April 16, 2010 at age 69. He was buried in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section V Site 1887, Boulder City, Nevada. He was born on June 13, 1940. We are unaware of information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert King Simons had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33810.

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In 1940, in the year that Robert King Simons was born, 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 1952, when he was just 12 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1969, at the age of 29 years old, Robert was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1989, at the age of 49 years old, Robert was alive when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1995, at the age of 55 years old, Robert was alive when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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