Sam Collins (1948 - 1987)

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1948 - In the year that Sam Collins was born, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1955 - When he was only 7 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1958 - Sam was just 10 years old when 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.

1967 - When he was 19 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1987 - In the year of Sam Collins's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Sam Collins died in June 1987 at 39 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on April 12, 1948. We are unaware of information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam Collins had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

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