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Roland Carmichael (1937 - 1983)

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Roland Carmichael
1937 - 1983
Born
February 17, 1937
Death
December 1983
Last Known Residence
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Roland Carmichael was born on February 17, 1937, and died at age 46 years old in December 1983. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Roland Carmichael.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2968151

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Roland Carmichael passed away at age 46 years old in December 1983. Roland Carmichael was born on February 17, 1937. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Roland Carmichael.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Roland Carmichael lived 25 years shorter than the average Carmichael family member when he died at the age of 46.
The average age of a Carmichael family member is 71.
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1937 - 1983 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Roland Carmichael was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1947, Roland was only 10 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1953, by the time he was 16 years old, 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 1971, by the time he was 34 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1983, in the year of Roland Carmichael's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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