Sophie Hedwig (1923 - 2005)

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Sophie Hedwig
1923 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Sophie Hedwig was born on March 19, 1923. She died on January 28, 2005 at age 81. We know that Sophie Hedwig had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania.


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Sophie Hedwig died on January 28, 2005 at 81 years old. She was born on March 19, 1923. There is no information about Sophie's family or relationships. We know that Sophie Hedwig had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
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1923 - 2005 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that Sophie Hedwig was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1943, by the time she was 20 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 1963, when she was 40 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1970, Sophie was 47 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 1998, when she was 75 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Robert J Hedwig
Dec 21, 1948 - Apr 27, 2005
Mary Ann Hedwig Clark
Jan 17, 1918 - Nov 17, 2007
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Juzef Hedwig
Mar 4, 1916 - September 1977
Elsie Lilly Hedwig Houy
Jul 16, 1916 - Aug 19, 2006
Fredericksburg, Texas
Stanley L. Hedwig
Born: around 1928
Dorothy D. (Lyden) Hedwig
Born: around 1934
Charles Hedwig
around 1885 - Feb 28, 1933
Esther M Hedwig
around 1895 - May 20, 1919
John Hedwig
around 1889 - Jun 26, 1928
John Hedwig
around 1870 - Dec 20, 1929
Julia Hedwig
around 1845 - Sep 11, 1926
Paul Hedwig
around 1863 - Jan 10, 1928

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