Roosevelt Waters (1945 - 1996)

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Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi

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1945 - In the year that Roosevelt Waters was born, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1947 - Roosevelt was just 2 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1978 - He was 33 years old when 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.

1986 - At the age of 41 years old, Roosevelt was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1996 - In the year of Roosevelt Waters's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Roosevelt Waters died on July 19, 1996 at age 51. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on April 15, 1945. There is no information about Roosevelt's family or relationships. We know that Roosevelt Waters had been residing in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi.

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