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William Carroll (1917 - 1979)

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William Carroll
1917 - 1979
Born
August 15, 1917
Death
September 1979
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William Carroll was born on August 15, 1917, and died at age 62 years old in September 1979. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Carroll.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796333

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William Carroll passed away at age 62 years old in September 1979. William Carroll was born on August 15, 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Carroll.

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William Carroll lived 9 years shorter than the average Carroll family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Carroll family member is 71.
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1917 - 1979 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that William Carroll 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 1926, William was merely 9 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1940, he was 23 years old 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 1962, at the age of 45 years old, William was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1979, in the year of William Carroll's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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