Sammy L Davis (1917 - 1988)

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Sammy L Davis
1917 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Sammy L Davis was born on December 12, 1917. He died on June 15, 1988 at 70 years old. We know that Sammy L Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.


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Sammy L Davis passed away on June 15, 1988 at 70 years old. He was born on December 12, 1917. There is no information about Sammy's immediate family. We know that Sammy L Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
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1917 - 1988 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Sammy L Davis was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1923, when he was merely 6 years old, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1933, when he was 16 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1943, he was 26 years old when 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 1988, in the year of Sammy L Davis's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Other Sammy Davises

Sammy Davis Jr.
Dec 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990
Sammy Jr Davis
Born: around 1925
California, United States
Sammy L Davis
Born: around 1921
Illinois, United States
Sammy H Davis
Born: around 1908
Indiana, United States
Sammy Lee Davis
Born: around 1917
Mississippi, United States
Sammy L Davis
Born: around 1924
Florida, United States
Sammy R Davis
Born: around 1914
North Carolina, United States
Sammy Davis Jr
Oct 2, 1930 - Aug 11, 2006
Sammy Lee Davis Sr
Feb 17, 1943 - Jul 25, 2002
Sammy A Davis
Aug 15, 1925 - Nov 6, 1992
Sammy D. Davis
Born: around 1944
Sammy R. Davis
Born: around 1951
Sammy L. Sr Davis
Born: around 1968
Sammy L. Davis Jr
Born: around 1958
Sammy R. Davis
Born: around 1951
Sammy J. Davis
Born: around 1945
Sammy K. Davis
Born: around 1943
Sammy J. Davis
Born: around 1946
Sammy P. Davis Jr
Born: around 1940

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Mary L Davis
Mar 30, 1929 - Apr 7, 2005
Compton, California
John M Davis
Oct 21, 1929 - Nov 20, 2005
Mc Neal, AZ
Winifred Davis
Mar 31, 1905 - July 1987
San Francisco, California
Helen Davis
Dec 20, 1932 - June 1977
Joe L Davis
Oct 5, 1920 - Oct 14, 1993
Los Angeles, CA
Cora Davis
Feb 4, 1898 - March 1979
Los Angeles, California
Naomi Davis
Mar 13, 1889 - July 1976
Roxie, Mississippi
Paul Davis
Sep 4, 1946 - June 1981
Richard J Davis
May 6, 1961 - May 1993
West Hollywood, CA
Bessie M Davis
Feb 26, 1928 - Jan 9, 2000
San Diego, CA
Elizabeth K Davis
Jun 26, 1916 - Dec 30, 2001
Orlando, FL
Elenora Louise Davis
Dec 29, 1930 - Apr 27, 2011
Gilroy, California
Irene D Davis
Apr 25, 1917 - Mar 5, 2006
Berkeley, CA
Earline Davis
Aug 11, 1935 - Dec 1, 2010
Vallejo, California
Howard G Davis
Oct 21, 1931 - Dec 3, 2003
Chelan, WA
Billy Davis
Apr 1, 1932 - February 1980
Wilson Davis Sr
Jun 22, 1933 - Apr 19, 2011
Oakland, California
Filomena B Davis
Jul 18, 1917 - Dec 11, 1992
Ventura, CA
Marvin D Davis
May 22, 1928 - Aug 10, 1989
Pawhuska, OK
Wanda M Davis
Oct 7, 1931 - Apr 22, 1995
Hayward, CA

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San Pedro, CA
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Atascadero, California
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