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Wilford Armstrong (1922 - 1989)

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Wilford Armstrong
1922 - 1989
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February 18, 1922
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May 22, 1989
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78219
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Wilford Armstrong was born on February 18, 1922. He died on May 22, 1989 at 67 years of age. We know that Wilford Armstrong had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78219.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Wilford Armstrong died on May 22, 1989 at 67 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section AH Site 1936, San Antonio, Texas . He was born on February 18, 1922. We are unaware of information about Wilford's surviving family.
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In 1922, in the year that Wilford Armstrong was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1930, by the time he was just 8 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, he was 25 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1968, at the age of 46 years old, Wilford was alive 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 1989, in the year of Wilford Armstrong's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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