Thomas Thornton (1914 - 1982)

Thomas Thornton
1914 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Thornton was born on March 4, 1914. He died in June 1982 at 68 years old. We know that Thomas Thornton had been residing in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia 30233.
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Thomas Thornton died in June 1982 at 68 years of age. He was born on March 4, 1914. We are unaware of information about Thomas's family or relationships. We know that Thomas Thornton had been residing in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia 30233.
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In 1914, in the year that Thomas Thornton was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1931, when he was 17 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1957, at the age of 43 years old, Thomas was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1964, Thomas was 50 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1982, in the year of Thomas Thornton's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Other Thomas Thorntons

c. 1920 - Jun 18, 1944
c. 1908 - May 22, 1941
c. 1886 - Jun 5, 1916
c. 1912 - Jan 12, 1944
c. 1893 - Jun 7, 1917
Unknown - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1924 - Nov 9, 1940
c. 1917 - Feb 15, 1942
c. 1917 - Nov 14, 1942
c. 1919 - Nov 4, 1944
c. 1894 - Aug 26, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1882 - Jun 9, 1915
c. 1890 - Dec 17, 1918
c. 1899 - Jun 1, 1918
Unknown - Mar 27, 1917
c. 1881 - Jun 6, 1921
c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1926 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown

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Nov 1, 1920 - Apr 15, 2006
Aug 31, 1907 - June 1984
Mar 31, 1921 - Feb 4, 2001
Mar 4, 1884 - Nov 15, 1967
Oct 16, 1956 - Nov 23, 2008
Nov 11, 1905 - Feb 20, 2002
Sep 28, 1900 - July 1969
Jun 12, 1924 - Sep 15, 1994
Feb 15, 1917 - Jan 5, 1981
Apr 28, 1915 - June 1984
Mar 21, 1908 - Dec 26, 1997
Oct 24, 1922 - Jun 1, 2001
Mar 2, 1919 - Sep 21, 1999
May 29, 1901 - October 1982
Mar 30, 1926 - Oct 20, 1998
Mar 2, 1913 - May 1979
May 15, 1897 - January 1980
Oct 1, 1898 - Jan 15, 1967
Dec 25, 1923 - Jun 14, 1997
Oct 6 - January 1958

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Feb 4, 1921 - Oct 15, 1998
May 11, 1908 - January 1977
Dec 11, 1925 - Feb 24, 1997
Sep 14, 1919 - Nov 2, 1990
Feb 2, 1922 - December 1980
Aug 9, 1922 - Dec 2, 1997
May 15, 1913 - February 1984
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 5, 2003
Oct 18, 1910 - October 1984
Jul 4, 1912 - Sep 17, 2001
Sep 3, 1918 - Sep 23, 1994
Aug 26, 1899 - January 1982
Oct 27, 1922 - Feb 15, 2008
Jun 14, 1922 - Apr 12, 2003
Nov 10, 1922 - Sep 13, 1994
Jul 15, 1917 - Dec 13, 2003
Sep 25, 1922 - May 29, 2011
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