Shirley Smithson (1931 - 1959)

Shirley Smithson
1931 - 1959
updated February 06, 2019
Shirley Smithson was born on January 30, 1931. She died in January 1959 at 27 years old.
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Shirley Smithson passed away in January 1959 at 27 years of age. She was born on January 30, 1931. We are unaware of information about Shirley's family.
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In 1931, in the year that Shirley Smithson was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1940, at the age of only 9 years old, Shirley was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1945, when she was only 14 years old, on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1959, in the year of Shirley Smithson's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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