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Roy Dewayne Orbison (1958 - 1968)

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Roy Dewayne Orbison
1958 - 1968
Born
April 18, 1958
Winkler County, Texas United States
Death
September 14, 1968
Nashville, Tennessee USA
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Roy Dewayne Orbison was born on April 18, 1958 in Texas United States. He is the child of Roy Kelton Orbison and Claudette Frady, with siblings Anthony and Wesley. He died on September 14, 1968 in Nashville, Tennessee USA at 10 years old.
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Roy Dewayne Orbison died on September 14, 1968 in Nashville, Tennessee USA at age 10. He was born on April 18, 1958 in Texas United States. He is the child of Roy Kelton Orbison and Claudette Frady, with siblings Anthony and Wesley.
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1958 - 1968 World Events

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In 1958, in the year that Roy Dewayne Orbison was born, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1961, at the age of merely 3 years old, Roy was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1964, by the time he was merely 6 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1966, at the age of just 8 years old, Roy was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1968, in the year of Roy Dewayne Orbison's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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