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Roland Still (1927 - 1998)

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Roland Still
1927 - 1998
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June 13, 1927
Death
February 24, 1998
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Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07304
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Roland Still was born on June 13, 1927. He died on February 24, 1998 at age 70. We know that Roland Still had been residing in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07304.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Roland Still passed away on February 24, 1998 at 70 years old. He was born on June 13, 1927. We are unaware of information about Roland's surviving family. We know that Roland Still had been residing in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07304.
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In 1927, in the year that Roland Still was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1952, at the age of 25 years old, Roland was alive when 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 1964, at the age of 37 years old, Roland was alive 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 1981, at the age of 54 years old, Roland was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1998, in the year of Roland Still's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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