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Wayne W Osvatic (1935 - 1996)

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Wayne W Osvatic
1935 - 1996
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March 24, 1935
Death
May 13, 1996
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Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin 53186
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Wayne W Osvatic was born on March 24, 1935. He died on May 13, 1996 at age 61. We know that Wayne W Osvatic had been residing in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin 53186.
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Wayne W Osvatic died on May 13, 1996 at age 61. He was born on March 24, 1935. We have no information about Wayne's immediate family. We know that Wayne W Osvatic had been residing in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin 53186.
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In 1935, in the year that Wayne W Osvatic was born, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1955, he was 20 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1972, when he was 37 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1980, he was 45 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1996, in the year of Wayne W Osvatic's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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