Wilda Adams (1897 - 1986)

Wilda Adams
1897 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Wilda Adams was born on July 15, 1897. She died in April 1986 at 88 years old. We know that Wilda Adams had been residing in Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois 61866.


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Wilda Adams died in April 1986 at 88 years of age. She was born on July 15, 1897. We have no information about Wilda's surviving family. We know that Wilda Adams had been residing in Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois 61866.
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In 1897, in the year that Wilda Adams was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1903, Wilda was merely 6 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1914, Wilda was 17 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1940, at the age of 43 years old, Wilda was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1986, in the year of Wilda Adams'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.

Other Biographies

Other Wilda Adamses

around 1950 - Unknown
around 1935 - Unknown
around 1955 - Unknown
Dec 9, 1899 - November 1984
Feb 14, 1937 - Jul 16, 2005
May 9, 1931 - Jul 21, 2003
May 21, 1894 - February 1981
Feb 9, 1909 - June 1985
Sep 3, 1927 - Apr 22, 1994
Oct 19, 1918 - Nov 12, 2010
Jun 14, 1922 - Sep 29, 2005
Mar 19, 1931 - Apr 5, 2000

Other Adamses

Mar 17, 1959 - Jun 19, 2009
Jun 1, 1957 - Oct 25, 2002
Jan 3, 1957 - Aug 29, 2006
Apr 21, 1959 - Aug 23, 2001
Apr 5, 1909 - Oct 26, 1995
Oct 5, 1962 - Nov 6, 1993
Sep 30, 1961 - Mar 25, 2003
Jun 24, 1978 - Jan 17, 2011
Oct 17, 1971 - Nov 9, 2010
Jun 8, 1969 - Dec 3, 2001
Sep 23, 1983 - May 21, 2004
Jan 3, 1890 - July 1975
Mar 26, 1903 - November 1969
Jan 30, 1904 - October 1977
Mar 14, 1908 - September 1988
Aug 19, 1919 - Aug 1, 2006
Apr 23, 1886 - December 1978
Apr 7, 1917 - May 21, 1997
May 18, 1907 - Jan 24, 1991

Other Bios

Jul 17, 1893 - January 1982
Apr 27, 1933 - Feb 24, 1996
Aug 2, 1896 - Jul 5, 1997
Aug 27, 1956 - Oct 2, 2006
Feb 13, 1955 - May 23, 1994
Jul 11, 1955 - January 1996
Jul 26, 1905 - Oct 21, 1993
Jul 3, 1900 - February 1981
Jul 15, 1910 - June 1978
Sep 9, 1920 - Feb 19, 1989
Dec 2, 1953 - December 1982
Jun 16, 1956 - Mar 12, 2006
Jul 25, 1892 - Jul 26, 1992
Jul 15, 1892 - October 1972
Nov 20, 1912 - March 1981
Jul 23, 1956 - Nov 6, 2007
Jun 19, 1957 - Jun 9, 2005
Jul 26, 1912 - Jan 2, 2002
Jul 18, 1898 - October 1983
Apr 20, 1955 - Jun 23, 2001
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