Walter Shay (1903 - 1986)

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Walter Shay
1903 - 1986
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November 8, 1903
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July 1986
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Renovo, Clinton County, Pennsylvania 17764
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Walter Shay was born on November 8, 1903. He died in July 1986 at 82 years of age. We know that Walter Shay had been residing in Renovo, Clinton County, Pennsylvania 17764.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Walter Shay died in July 1986 at 82 years of age. He was born on November 8, 1903. We are unaware of information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Shay had been residing in Renovo, Clinton County, Pennsylvania 17764.

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In 1903, in the year that Walter Shay was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1918, Walter was just 15 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1953, at the age of 50 years old, Walter was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1963, Walter was 60 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1986, in the year of Walter Shay's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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