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Walter Lyons (1939 - 1982)

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Walter Lyons
1939 - 1982
Born
June 11, 1939
Death
November 1982
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Walter Lyons was born on June 11, 1939, and died at age 43 years old in November 1982. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Walter Lyons.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65795962

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Walter Lyons passed away at age 43 years old in November 1982. Walter Lyons was born on June 11, 1939. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Walter Lyons.

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Walter Lyons lived 28 years shorter than the average Lyons family member when he died at the age of 43.
The average age of a Lyons family member is 71.
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1939 - 1982 World Events

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In 1939, in the year that Walter Lyons was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1943, by the time he was just 4 years old, 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 1955, Walter was 16 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1970, at the age of 31 years old, Walter was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1982, in the year of Walter Lyons's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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