Wilbur Smith (1917 - 1975)

Wilbur Smith
1917 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Wilbur Smith was born on April 10, 1917. He died in December 1975 at 58 years of age.


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Wilbur Smith died in December 1975 at 58 years old. He was born on April 10, 1917. We have no information about Wilbur's family or relationships.
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In 1917, in the year that Wilbur Smith was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1921, at the age of only 4 years old, Wilbur was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1932, Wilbur was just 15 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1954, when he was 37 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1975, in the year of Wilbur Smith's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Other Wilbur Smiths

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Other Smiths

Aug 3, 1923 - Jul 15, 1998
Jan 30, 1925 - Dec 24, 2000
Mar 11, 1923 - July 1975
Jun 12, 1922 - Sep 22, 2005
Jul 14, 1893 - April 1971
Dec 12, 1921 - Dec 24, 2000
Oct 26, 1920 - Jan 12, 1989
Jan 9, 1918 - Jul 6, 1990
Jun 28, 1910 - May 1985
Feb 15, 1924 - Feb 28, 1998
Jan 28, 1922 - Feb 18, 2007
Feb 3, 1925 - January 1976
Apr 13, 1903 - December 1995
Jul 27, 1923 - Mar 25, 2008
Aug 14, 1907 - February 1987
Aug 7, 1923 - Mar 2, 1998
Jun 10, 1907 - Sep 12, 1998
Sep 9, 1898 - May 23, 1994
Sep 29, 1922 - October 1998
Dec 27, 1911 - June 1985

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Feb 27, 1923 - January 1983
Dec 3, 1919 - Mar 12, 2006
Mar 26, 1914 - Mar 1, 1999
Oct 13, 1923 - May 10, 2005
Jul 6, 1922 - Jan 18, 2007
Oct 1, 1923 - Feb 11, 2009
Aug 12, 1925 - February 1971
Oct 30, 1920 - Apr 15, 1994
Dec 16, 1923 - May 1986
Oct 18, 1916 - Dec 11, 2001
Oct 12, 1924 - Apr 5, 2009
Feb 16, 1916 - Jul 22, 1997
May 11, 1916 - February 1970
Oct 10, 1901 - Mar 20, 1990
Jul 23, 1921 - Feb 11, 2005
Nov 27, 1919 - Jun 21, 2001
Jan 19, 1922 - August 1992
Mar 5, 1914 - October 1973
May 7, 1923 - Jan 22, 2007
Jan 24, 1924 - Sep 23, 2010
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