Sylvia Durley (1942 - 2004)

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Sylvia Durley
1942 - 2004
March 17, 1942
December 30, 2004
Last Known Residence
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 73155
Sylvia Durley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma was born on March 17, 1942, and died at age 62 years old on December 30, 2004.
Updated: November 7, 2011

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 73155
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Sylvia Durley passed away at age 62 years old on December 30, 2004. Sylvia Durley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma was born on March 17, 1942.

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Sylvia Durley lived 8 years shorter than the average Durley family member when she died at the age of 62.
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In 1942, in the year that Sylvia Durley was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1953, by the time she was merely 11 years old, 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 1965, when she was 23 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1977, Sylvia was 35 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1986, when she was 44 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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