Sylvester D Smith (1916 - 1988)

Sylvester D Smith
1916 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvester D Smith was born on September 21, 1916. He died on July 11, 1988 at 71 years old.
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Sylvester D Smith passed away on July 11, 1988 at 71 years old. He was born on September 21, 1916. We are unaware of information about Sylvester's family or relationships.
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In 1916, in the year that Sylvester D Smith was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1931, by the time he was only 15 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1941, Sylvester was 25 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1970, by the time he was 54 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1988, in the year of Sylvester D Smith's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Jul 6, 1887 - June 1974
Oct 19, 1922 - Jun 12, 1998
Jun 26, 1919 - May 1987
Oct 3, 1921 - August 1985
Jan 30, 1887 - December 1963
May 5, 1912 - Jun 24, 1999
Apr 18, 1920 - Apr 17, 2006
Jan 18, 1902 - Jun 4, 1997
Jan 18, 1918 - Sep 27, 2002
Mar 15, 1921 - Feb 12, 2011
Jan 20, 1915 - May 19, 2011
Nov 21, 1921 - March 1977
May 30, 1914 - Jan 5, 2004
Oct 2, 1895 - October 1970
Nov 18, 1918 - September 1984
Jun 23, 1919 - Jan 15, 1999
Jun 3, 1922 - May 16, 2004
Nov 30, 1898 - April 1979
Jun 9, 1905 - Oct 1, 1995
Jun 14, 1901 - March 1981

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Jun 29, 1885 - February 1963
Apr 15, 1912 - Jan 8, 1994
Oct 13, 1918 - Jun 28, 2001
Jul 6, 1914 - March 1984
Apr 10, 1880 - January 1974
Jul 3, 1910 - Jun 30, 1991
Nov 29, 1904 - Aug 5, 1989
Dec 16, 1916 - Aug 13, 1990
Sep 29, 1909 - October 1977
May 23, 1890 - February 1974
Feb 11, 1891 - April 1974
Aug 13, 1904 - March 1976
Aug 3, 1913 - Apr 16, 2007
Sep 17, 1883 - November 1973
Feb 21, 1909 - Apr 25, 1993
Jul 30, 1903 - January 1981
Sep 27, 1905 - Jan 2, 1992
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