Virgil Day (1921 - 1976)

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Virgil Day
1921 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Virgil Day was born on February 7, 1921. He died in June 1976 at 55 years old. We know that Virgil Day had been residing in California.


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Virgil Day died in June 1976 at 55 years old. He was born on February 7, 1921. There is no information about Virgil's family. We know that Virgil Day had been residing in California.
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In 1921, in the year that Virgil Day was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1935, Virgil was just 14 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1943, at the age of 22 years old, Virgil was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1968, by the time he was 47 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, in the year of Virgil Day's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Other Virgil Days

Virgil L Day
Born: around 1927
Mississippi, United States
Virgil A Day
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Virgil H Day
Born: around 1914
Arkansas, United States
Virgil M Day
Born: around 1922
Iowa, United States
Virgil E Day
Born: around 1908
Illinois, United States
Virgil H Day
Born: around 1918
Indiana, United States
Virgil H Day
Born: around 1925
North Carolina, United States
Virgil B Jr Day
Born: around 1915
New York, Limited Service Or (ceylon Or India Or Maldive Islands), United States
Virgil L Day
Born: around 1923
Missouri, United States
Virgil C Day
Born: around 1919
United States
Virgil E Day
Born: around 1855
Oklahoma, United States
Virgil W Day
Dec 31, 1969 - Sep 6, 1983
Virgil Day
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Virgil v. Day Jr
Born: around 1936
Virgil A. Day
Born: around 1964
Virgil Day
Born: around 1943
Virgil v. Day Jr
Born: around 1936
Virgil v. Day Jr
Born: around 1935
Virgil Day
Dec 7, 1893 - September 1983
Rapid City, South Dakota

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