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Waldo Kight (1913 - 1988)

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Waldo Kight
1913 - 1988
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January 8, 1913
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July 12, 1988
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31419
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Waldo Kight was born on January 8, 1913. He died on July 12, 1988 at 75 years of age. We know that Waldo Kight had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31419.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Waldo Kight died on July 12, 1988 at 75 years old. He was born on January 8, 1913. We have no information about Waldo's family. We know that Waldo Kight had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31419.
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In 1913, in the year that Waldo Kight was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1925, when he was merely 12 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1963, Waldo was 50 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1976, when he was 63 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1988, in the year of Waldo Kight's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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