Sonny Canellas (1953 - 2008)

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Sonny Canellas
1953 - 2008
November 30, 1953
December 4, 2008
Last Known Residence
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia 25801
Sonny Canellas was born on November 30, 1953. He died on December 4, 2008 at 55 years of age. We know that Sonny Canellas had been residing in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia 25801.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Sonny Canellas passed away on December 4, 2008 at 55 years old. He was born on November 30, 1953. We have no information about Sonny's surviving family. We know that Sonny Canellas had been residing in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia 25801.

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In 1953, in the year that Sonny Canellas was born, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1968, Sonny was just 15 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1970, Sonny was 17 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1982, Sonny was 29 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1991, Sonny was 38 years old when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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