Tony Matthews (1946 - 1989)

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Tony Matthews
1946 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Tony Matthews was born on July 24, 1946. He died on April 8, 1989 at 42 years of age. We know that Tony Matthews had been residing in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi 38843.


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Tony Matthews died on April 8, 1989 at age 42. He was born on July 24, 1946. We are unaware of information about Tony's immediate family. We know that Tony Matthews had been residing in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi 38843.
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In 1946, in the year that Tony Matthews was born, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1958, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1960, at the age of merely 14 years old, Tony was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1972, when he was 26 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1989, in the year of Tony Matthews's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Dec 31, 1969 - Aug 23, 1973
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Born: around 1961
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Born: around 1941
Tony R. Matthews
Born: around 1958
Tony D. Matthews
Born: around 1955
Tony A. Matthews
Born: around 1981
Tony L Matthews
Mar 5, 1974 - May 1, 2010
Raleigh, NC
Tony G Matthews
Nov 2, 1975 - Sep 8, 1995
Tony Matthews
Aug 16, 1890 - November 1978
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Tony Matthews
Aug 9, 1957 - June 1986
Tony Matthews
Oct 18, 1900 - October 1969
Spokane, Washington
Tony L Matthews
Jul 16, 1967 - Nov 11, 2009
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Other Matthewses

Alice Matthews
Aug 8, 1902 - August 1977
Magee, Mississippi
Stanley J Matthews
Jan 6, 1945 - Feb 19, 2011
Laurel, MS
Sherry A Matthews
Dec 4, 1948 - Jan 31, 2007
Brandon, MS
K Matthews
Mar 21, 1949 - Mar 15, 1995
Chicago, IL
Justin Matthews
Nov 8, 1901 - January 1969
Little Rock, Arkansas
John Matthews
Aug 7, 1889 - January 1972
Little Rock, Arkansas
John Matthews
Jan 26, 1895 - December 1966
Mabelvale, Arkansas
O Matthews
Sep 8, 1907 - August 1981
Dallas, Texas
John L Matthews
Jan 15, 1910 - Jul 17, 1998
Little Rock, AR
Keller E Matthews
Jan 22, 1952 - Feb 2, 1995
Elb Matthews
Jan 30, 1952 - Jul 24, 1997
Ethel Matthews
Feb 29, 1908 - November 1976
Magnolia, Arkansas
Ella Matthews
Jun 17, 1894 - April 1984
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Edwin Matthews
Dec 27, 1912 - June 1985
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Horace Matthews
Aug 1, 1899 - March 1966
Texarkana, Texas
Paul Matthews
Jul 24, 1913 - Mar 17, 1995
West Memphis, AR
Marvin Matthews
Jul 30, 1913 - January 1973
Frank Matthews
Mar 7, 1885 - Oct 15, 1969
Osceola, AR
Paul Matthews
Mar 14, 1917 - February 1976
Jasper R Matthews
Nov 20, 1909 - Jan 24, 1996
Maumelle, AR

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Athens, Alabama
Leona O Walden
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Nettie H Newby
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Booneville, MS
Ronald Hamilton
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Elsie P Sanderson
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Iuka, MS
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Guntown, MS
Lora Ramsey
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Corinth, Mississippi
Paul Johnson
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Mantachie, Mississippi
Marshall Reed
Feb 20, 1915 - Dec 18, 2005
Booneville, MS
Charles Edward Slater
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Elizabeth A Hughes
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Charles J Willis
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Tupelo, MS
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