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Wesley Grayless (1934 - 1990)

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Wesley Grayless
1934 - 1990
Born
December 25, 1934
Death
August 2, 1990
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Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47804
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Wesley Grayless was born on December 25, 1934. He died on August 2, 1990 at age 55. We know that Wesley Grayless had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47804.
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Wesley Grayless passed away on August 2, 1990 at age 55. He was born on December 25, 1934. There is no information about Wesley's surviving family. We know that Wesley Grayless had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47804.
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1934 - 1990 World Events

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In 1934, in the year that Wesley Grayless was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1968, he was 34 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1979, when he was 45 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1988, by the time he was 54 years old, 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.

In 1990, in the year of Wesley Grayless's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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