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Su Thompson (1945 - 1985)

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Su Thompson
1945 - 1985
Born
July 2, 1945
Death
May 1985
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Su Thompson was born on July 2, 1945, and died at age 39 years old in May 1985. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Su Thompson.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3217883

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Su Thompson passed away at age 39 years old in May 1985. Su Thompson was born on July 2, 1945. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Su Thompson.

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Su Thompson lived 32 years shorter than the average Thompson family member when she died at the age of 39.
The average age of a Thompson family member is 71.
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1945 - 1985 World Events

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In 1945, in the year that Su Thompson was born, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1951, by the time she was just 6 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1967, by the time she was 22 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1975, by the time she was 30 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Su Thompson's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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