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Walter Johson (1914 - 1976)

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Walter Johson
1914 - 1976
Born
January 29, 1914
Death
September 1976
Last Known Residence
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60640
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Walter Johson of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on January 29, 1914, and died at age 62 years old in September 1976.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 49477153

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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60640
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Walter Johson passed away at age 62 years old in September 1976. Walter Johson of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on January 29, 1914.

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Walter Johson lived 6 years shorter than the average Johson family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Johson family member is 68.
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1914 - 1976 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Walter Johson was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1927, by the time he was just 13 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1938, he was 24 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 1946, at the age of 32 years old, Walter was alive when 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 1976, in the year of Walter Johson's passing, 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.

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