Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk (1905 - 1981)

Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk
1905 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk was born in 1905. Wilhelmus was born to Van Kuyk Wilhe Kuyk and Caecilia Maria Kuyk. Wilhelmus died in 1981 in Melbourne, Australia at age 76.
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Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk passed away in 1981 in Melbourne, Australia at age 76. Wilhelmus was born in 1905. Wilhelmus was born to Van Kuyk Wilhe Kuyk and Caecilia Maria Kuyk.
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In 1905, in the year that Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1946, at the age of 41 years old, Wilhelmus was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1950, this person was 45 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1973, at the age of 68 years old, Wilhelmus was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1981, in the year of Wilhelmus Johannes Kuyk's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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