Virginia Day (1917 - 1983)

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Virginia Day
1917 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Virginia Day was born on April 17, 1917. She died in March 1983 at 65 years old. We know that Virginia Day had been residing in Calera, Shelby County, Alabama.


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Virginia Day died in March 1983 at age 65. She was born on April 17, 1917. We have no information about Virginia's family. We know that Virginia Day had been residing in Calera, Shelby County, Alabama.
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In 1917, in the year that Virginia Day was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1926, Virginia was just 9 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, Virginia was 21 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1949, when she was 32 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1983, in the year of Virginia Day's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Other Virginia Days

Virginia D Day
Born: around 1914
Florida, United States
Virginia Mae Day
Sep 20, 1926 - Jan 8, 2013
Virginia A Day
Nov 28, 1914 - Mar 11, 1997
Virginia H Day
around 1913 - Apr 5, 1914
Virginia L. (Sullivan) Day
Born: around 1966
Virginia R. (Cotter) Day
Born: around 1966
Virginia M. (Newcomb) Day
Born: around 1955
Virginia S. (Rowe) Day
Born: around 1949
Virginia Y. (Johnson) Day
Born: around 1951
Virginia F. (Baucom) Day
Born: around 1951
Virginia A. (Kennedy) Day
Born: around 1945
Virginia K. (Carter) Day
Born: around 1952
Virginia A. (Jackson) Day
Born: around 1950
Virginia D. (Correia) Day
Born: around 1967
Virginia Day
Dec 28, 1930 - May 29, 2003
Yonkers, NY
Virginia E Day
Sep 5, 1915 - Apr 6, 2000
Pompano Beach, FL
Virginia M Day
Apr 26, 1903 - Sep 24, 1995
Arlington, VA
Virginia D Day
Mar 8, 1930 - Apr 8, 2004
Bakersfield, CA
Virginia Lee Day
Jul 13, 1945 - May 2, 2008
Virginia Day
May 2, 1912 - August 1973

Other Days

Mary T Day
Dec 15, 1896 - Jul 3, 1989
Pauline Day
Sep 3, 1901 - August 1973
Birmingham, Alabama
Bethany H Day
Mar 22, 1897 - August 1989
Calvin W Day
May 13, 1921 - Feb 15, 1988
Hanceville, AL
Robert Day
Died: May 1962
John R Day
Dec 3, 1912 - Oct 16, 2004
Rome, GA
Gladys Day
Nov 1, 1924 - May 1985
Scottsboro, Alabama
Ethel K Day
Jul 26, 1914 - October 1993
Hartselle, AL
Robert Day
Apr 20, 1901 - February 1985
Ontario, California
William Day
Nov 24, 1922 - Dec 23, 2003
Chicago, IL
Mary C Day
Dec 31, 1922 - Jul 30, 2006
Equality, AL
Howard S Day
Jan 22, 1916 - May 3, 1998
Columbia, SC
Frances L Day
Oct 3, 1922 - Sep 29, 2004
Slidell, LA
Elaine F Day
Jan 23, 1978 - Jul 3, 2007
Billyray D Day
Sep 26, 1977 - Nov 9, 2004
Annie L Day
Jun 14, 1924 - Jan 8, 2002
Prattville, AL
John Day
Jan 9, 1919 - April 1986
Jamaica, New York
Zelma Day
Mar 7, 1903 - July 1967
Laceys Spring, Alabama
Marjorie Ellen Day
Jan 14, 1913 - May 22, 1993
Houston, TX
Estelle Day
Jan 31, 1906 - July 1974
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Jesse P Caldwell
Aug 25, 1921 - Dec 13, 1995
Birmingham, AL
Juanita Reasor
Jan 6, 1910 - August 1987
Fairfield, Alabama
Thomas S Boshell
Jan 30, 1915 - Nov 12, 1987
Tuskegee, AL
Hettie Edwards
Apr 4, 1897 - September 1976
Bessemer, Alabama
Mary Lyons
Oct 31, 1890 - July 1967
Phoenix, Arizona
Nettie Thompson
Jul 18, 1890 - May 1978
Bessemer, Alabama
Oker S Hardy
Sep 1, 1913 - Jan 26, 2009
Russellville, AL
Clinton Riggs
Sep 12, 1901 - Jul 30, 1988
Eutaw, AL
James Winston
Sep 10, 1904 - December 1988
Eutaw, AL
David Williams
Apr 20, 1906 - June 1982
Demopolis, Alabama
Walter Roane
Apr 10, 1893 - January 1958
L Perkins
Dec 27, 1920 - July 1976
San Diego, California
Nolen Bryant
Mar 7, 1908 - July 1984
Talladega, Alabama
A Booker
Dec 31, 1917 - December 1986
Talladega, Alabama
Martha Trero
Mar 4, 1916 - May 1986
New Caney, Texas
Thomas F Snow
Aug 17, 1917 - Feb 24, 1993
Shelby, AL
Ennis W Moring
Jan 14, 1920 - Dec 1, 1992
Birmingham, AL
Davis C Moring
Jan 2, 1916 - Jun 8, 1993
Montgomery, AL
Cleveland Swanson
Aug 13, 1921 - June 1976
Opelika, Alabama
Henry Austin
Apr 9, 1904 - Jun 14, 1995
Anniston, AL
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