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Sam Distelheim (1913 - 2006)

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Sam Distelheim
1913 - 2006
Born
February 8, 1913
Death
October 25, 2006
Last Known Residence
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10467
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Sam Distelheim of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on February 8, 1913, and died at age 93 years old on October 25, 2006.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333882

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Sam Distelheim passed away at age 93 years old on October 25, 2006. Sam Distelheim of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on February 8, 1913.

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Sam Distelheim lived 9 years longer than the average Distelheim family member when he died at the age of 93.
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In 1913, in the year that Sam Distelheim was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1922, Sam was only 9 years old when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1943, by the time he was 30 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1957, when he was 44 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1980, Sam was 67 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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