Sidney Hoffman (1898 - 1987)

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Sidney Hoffman
1898 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Sidney Hoffman was born on January 21, 1898. He died on August 31, 1987 at 89 years of age. We know that Sidney Hoffman had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11210.


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Sidney Hoffman died on August 31, 1987 at age 89. He was born on January 21, 1898. We have no information about Sidney's surviving family. We know that Sidney Hoffman had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11210.
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In 1898, in the year that Sidney Hoffman was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1921, when he was 23 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1933, he was 35 years old when 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 1947, when he was 49 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1987, in the year of Sidney Hoffman'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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Other Sidney Hoffmans

Sidney A Hoffman
Born: around 1926
New York, United States
Sidney R Hoffman
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Sidney R Hoffman
Born: around 1924
United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1921
United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1919
Pennsylvania, United States
Sidney A Hoffman
Born: around 1915
Maryland, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1916
New York, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1918
New York, United States
Sidney M Hoffman
Born: around 1919
New York, United States
Sidney L Hoffman
Born: around 1919
New York, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1919
New York, United States
Sidney F Hoffman
Born: around 1907
New York, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1920
New York, United States
Sidney J Hoffman
Born: around 1918
Massachusetts, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1926
New York, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Born: around 1915
New York, United States
Sidney J Hoffman
Born: around 1924
Massachusetts, United States
Sidney Hoffman
Dec 31, 1969 - Sep 12, 1970
Sidney C Hoffman Jr
Oct 13, 1921 - Oct 13, 1999

Other Hoffmans

Roslyn L Hoffman
Sep 16, 1941 - May 24, 1997
Sterling, VA
Ida Hoffman
Mar 5, 1909 - Jan 5, 2003
North Miami Beach, FL
Lydia Hoffman
Aug 15, 1913 - Aug 29, 2000
Fort Edward, NY
Bruce Hoffman
Oct 23, 1942 - July 1983
Brooklyn, NY
George Hoffman
Apr 10, 1889 - February 1976
Lynbrook, NY
Florence E Hoffman
Aug 14, 1908 - Feb 3, 2006
Honesdale, PA
Martin M Hoffman
Oct 26, 1950 - Nov 22, 2004
San Jose, CA
Michael D Hoffman
Aug 10, 1950 - Feb 28, 2002
Bellmore, NY
Dorothy Hoffman
Feb 1, 1905 - April 1977
Brentwood, NY
Helen Hoffman
Jun 14, 1880 - Jun 15, 1966
Brooklyn, NY
Florence Hoffman
Jun 27, 1894 - June 1981
Northport, NY
Bertha Hoffman
Mar 7, 1898 - Feb 6, 1990
Ravena, NY
Grace Hoffman
Feb 17, 1890 - July 1974
Buffalo, NY
Charlotte Hoffman
Dec 14, 1898 - April 1978
Buffalo, NY
Henrietta Hoffman
Sep 1, 1900 - June 1973
Franklin Square, NY
Frances Hoffman
Dec 25, 1896 - December 1982
Great Neck, NY
Mildred Hoffman
Dec 19, 1896 - May 1987
Hollis, NY
Franziska Hoffman
Jun 9, 1902 - Dec 11, 1991
New York, NY
Adele Hoffman
Jan 21, 1890 - September 1976
Brooklyn, NY
Elsa Hoffman
Jan 25, 1888 - January 1980
Hopewell Junction, NY

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Susanne Karbiner
May 15, 1920 - Apr 17, 2000
James Mackin
Jul 10, 1897 - January 1980
Brooklyn, NY
Luis Lugo-Echevar
Aug 24, 1934 - Aug 4, 1980
Nathan A Epstein
Jan 20, 1906 - Jan 1, 1996
Lake Worth, FL
Margaret Hogue
Oct 28, 1872 - May 1969
New York, NY
Philip Cohen
Oct 10, 1906 - September 1985
Fort Lauderdale, FL
James Mccafferty
Mar 9, 1940 - Sep 29, 1987
Brooklyn, NY
Beatrice Ramsey
Sep 8, 1905 - May 1973
Bronx, NY
Raphael Gordon
Nov 29, 1919 - Jun 10, 1990
James A Costa
Jul 21, 1941 - Aug 23, 2010
Brooklyn, NY
Chester Tchaikovsky
Feb 28, 1925 - Nov 6, 1996
Chicago, IL
Carl Austrian
Dec 16, 1892 - June 1970
New York, NY
Ng Li
Mar 15, 1879 - October 1972
New York, NY
Jenny Metchik
Mar 31, 1892 - Oct 25, 1988
Far Rockaway, NY
Shigeo Otsuki
Jan 14, 1922 - Jul 5, 1987
New York, NY
Carmine Morano
Oct 16, 1889 - May 1971
Staten Island, NY
Nicholas R Sanguedolce
Apr 6, 1933 - Jul 2, 1996
Staten Island, NY
Francesco Prisco
Mar 7, 1897 - February 1979
Giovanni Alagona
Jul 21, 1885 - May 15, 1967
New York, NY
Marion Bork
Aug 27, 1908 - Feb 2, 1999
Brooklyn, NY
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