Thomas J Smith (1941 - 1991)

Thomas J Smith
1941 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas J Smith was born on January 29, 1941. He died on December 22, 1991 at 50 years of age.

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Thomas J Smith passed away on December 22, 1991 at 50 years of age. He was born on January 29, 1941. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family.
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In 1941, in the year that Thomas J Smith was born, 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 1956, at the age of only 15 years old, Thomas was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1971, Thomas was 30 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1980, when he was 39 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1991, in the year of Thomas J Smith's passing, 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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around 1917 - Nov 19, 1944
around 1919 - Dec 22, 1943
around 1885 - Mar 22, 1918
around 1893 - Jul 22, 1916
around 1922 - Jul 17, 1944
around 1890 - Sep 30, 1918
around 1883 - Mar 20, 1916
around 1883 - Sep 12, 1918

Other Smiths

Nov 26, 1943 - March 1978
Sep 10, 1945 - Jul 15, 1990
Oct 31, 1944 - Dec 31, 2006
Apr 25, 1947 - Aug 23, 2009
Feb 29, 1940 - Oct 10, 1997
Mar 20, 1897 - January 1985
Apr 30, 1907 - June 1970
Sep 16, 1946 - Nov 7, 2005
May 20, 1898 - January 1977
May 2, 1943 - Aug 28, 2000
Jan 5, 1944 - Dec 22, 2009
Mar 10, 1938 - July 1979
Jan 25, 1935 - Mar 30, 2007
May 24, 1915 - Sep 12, 1990
Jan 3, 1946 - Dec 11, 2000
Mar 14, 1915 - Jun 5, 2000
Jul 3, 1913 - Jun 8, 1991
Jan 11, 1948 - Jan 12, 2006
Feb 4, 1897 - August 1985
Oct 3, 1907 - October 1981

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May 10, 1946 - Dec 11, 2006
Jul 10, 1934 - August 1997
Apr 7, 1946 - Jul 17, 1996
Jun 15, 1948 - Dec 31, 2002
Sep 10, 1946 - Apr 11, 1999
Sep 23, 1946 - Apr 25, 1996
May 18, 1945 - Jul 30, 2011
Jun 10, 1943 - Feb 16, 2008
Jan 26, 1920 - Jan 12, 2007
Mar 2, 1946 - March 1971
Aug 3, 1901 - Jun 11, 1993
Sep 8, 1942 - September 1971
Nov 18, 1944 - November 1971
Jan 6, 1945 - Sep 15, 1992
Apr 21, 1944 - March 1986
Feb 15, 1945 - April 1977
Aug 7, 1938 - Dec 13, 2004
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