Roland Williams (1915 - 1980)

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Roland Williams
1915 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Roland Williams was born on July 10, 1915. He died in March 1980 at 64 years old.

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Roland Williams died in March 1980 at age 64. He was born on July 10, 1915. We are unaware of information about Roland's family.
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In 1915, in the year that Roland Williams was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1928, Roland was only 13 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1930, Roland was only 15 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1960, by the time he was 45 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1980, in the year of Roland Williams's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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around 1909 - May 24, 1941
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around 1922 - Dec 11, 1942
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Born: around 1926
Tennessee, United States
Roland O Williams
Born: around 1916
Georgia, United States
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Born: around 1926
South Carolina, United States
Roland A Williams
Born: around 1922
Arkansas, United States
Roland Williams
Born: around 1925
Arkansas, United States
Roland C Jr Williams
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
Roland Williams
Born: around 1922
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1924
Missouri, United States
Roland I Williams
Born: around 1910
United States
Roland R Williams
Born: around 1921
United States
Roland H Williams
Born: around 1916
Ohio, United States
Roland F Williams
Born: around 1913
Ohio, United States

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Otis Williams
Sep 24, 1914 - December 1986
Chicago, Illinois
Vernon Williams
Mar 18, 1909 - November 1981
Florida
Willie Williams
Jan 24, 1892 - January 1968
West Palm Beach, Florida
Robert L Williams
Dec 27, 1916 - Jan 6, 1995
Callahan, FL
Rufus Williams
May 12, 1903 - February 1971
Jacksonville, Florida
Walter Williams
Aug 6, 1903 - April 1968
Miami, Florida
Harry J Williams
Aug 26, 1914 - May 18, 1970
Willie Williams
Mar 11, 1911 - March 1985
Jacksonville, Florida
Lawton L Williams
Mar 8, 1917 - Jul 19, 2005
Grosse Pointe, MI
Rosa Williams
Apr 15, 1900 - May 1984
Havana, Florida
Johnie Williams
Mar 20, 1895 - March 1971
Chesapeake, Virginia
Horatio Williams
Jul 8, 1903 - June 1946
Fred Williams
May 6, 1901 - March 1970
Jacksonville, Florida
Charles Williams
Feb 16, 1903 - January 1978
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charles Williams
May 2, 1901 - September 1975
San Bernardino, California
John J Williams
Nov 2, 1915 - Sep 5, 1995
Panama City, FL
Annie L Williams
Feb 10, 1914 - Jan 3, 1999
Jacksonville, FL
Edwin Williams
Aug 20, 1919 - Jul 17, 2004
Lewis Williams
Jan 2, 1919 - Feb 17, 1998
Fernandina Beach, FL
Stamie Dudley Williams
Mar 31, 1920 - Apr 13, 2010
Jacksonville, Florida

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