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Wilfred Hawke (1917 - 1976)

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Wilfred Hawke
1917 - 1976
Born
December 22, 1917
Death
October 1976
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Wilfred Hawke was born on December 22, 1917, and died at age 58 years old in October 1976. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Wilfred Hawke.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 5202595

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Wilfred Hawke passed away at age 58 years old in October 1976. Wilfred Hawke was born on December 22, 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Wilfred Hawke.

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Wilfred Hawke lived 10 years shorter than the average Hawke family member when he died at the age of 58.
The average age of a Hawke family member is 68.
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1917 - 1976 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Wilfred Hawke was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1928, at the age of merely 11 years old, Wilfred was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, by the time he was merely 14 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, at the age of 26 years old, Wilfred was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1976, in the year of Wilfred Hawke's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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