William Crews (1915 - 1980)

William Crews
1915 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
William Crews was born on December 12, 1915. He died in September 1980 at age 64. We know that William Crews had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32601.
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William Crews died in September 1980 at age 64. He was born on December 12, 1915. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Crews had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32601.
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In 1915, in the year that William Crews was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1927, when he was just 12 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1938, when he was 23 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, when he was 29 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1980, in the year of William Crews's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Mar 26, 1914 - May 1984
Feb 3, 1916 - September 1969
Apr 1, 1917 - Apr 18, 2006
May 15, 1899 - June 1981
Mar 26, 1921 - Jul 16, 2001
Dec 6, 1880 - February 1968
Dec 13, 1920 - Dec 1, 1989
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Jul 5, 1923 - Jan 1, 1999
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Nov 17, 1905 - August 1968
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