William Davies (1919 - 1981)

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William Davies
1919 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
William Davies was born on May 8, 1919. He died in February 1981 at 61 years old. We know that William Davies had been residing in Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California.


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William Davies died in February 1981 at 61 years of age. He was born on May 8, 1919. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Davies had been residing in Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California.
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In 1919, in the year that William Davies was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1927, he was merely 8 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1930, by the time he was just 11 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1958, he was 39 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1981, in the year of William Davies's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Other William Davieses

William Ward Davies
around 1920 - Aug 25, 1940
William Walter Davies
around 1918 - Dec 5, 1941
William Victor Davies
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
William Twiston Davies
around 1919 - Jul 30, 1942
William Trevor Davies
around 1937 - Jan 18, 1941
William Trehearne Davies
around 1890 - Nov 13, 1916
William Timothy Davies
Died: Nov 20, 1943
William Thomas Patrick Davies
around 1922 - Sep 7, 1945
William Thomas Howell Davies
around 1890 - Jul 10, 1916
William Thomas Glyn Davies
around 1922 - Jun 19, 1945
William Thomas Davies
1896 - Dec 22, 1915
Footscray, Australia
William Thomas Davies
around 1885 - Dec 13, 1917
William Thomas Davies
around 1919 - Oct 3, 1943
William Thomas Davies
around 1918 - Jul 18, 1944
William Thomas Davies
around 1922 - Sep 13, 1942
William Thomas Davies
around 1909 - Dec 20, 1941

Other Davieses

Raymond L Davies
Mar 8, 1917 - Dec 16, 2010
Donnina Davies
Nov 7, 1955 - Dec 20, 2000
Los Angeles, CA
Nellie J Davies
Feb 17, 1906 - Oct 7, 2001
Inglewood, CA
Gladys Davies
May 15, 1916 - August 1985
Glendora, California
Ellen Davies
Oct 28, 1916 - Jul 8, 1999
Santa Barbara, CA
Frances Davies
Mar 20, 1913 - April 1986
Reno, Nevada
Myrtle H Davies
Nov 9, 1902 - Sep 23, 1996
Los Angeles, CA
John Davies
Apr 29, 1922 - Jun 29, 2000
Ocean View, HI
Margaret Davies
Aug 11, 1889 - July 1971
Woodland Hills, California
Leonard Davies
Jan 4, 1911 - February 1977
Los Angeles, California
Frederick Davies
Apr 9, 1913 - January 1974
James Davies
Apr 15, 1890 - December 1966
Los Angeles, California
Thomas Davies
Dec 15, 1920 - May 3, 2002
Lakewood, CA
Idris M Davies
Apr 19, 1914 - Mar 24, 1995
Magalia, CA
Janice L Davies
Jun 2, 1925 - Dec 16, 1987
San Leandro, CA
Debbie Davies
Oct 2, 1902 - October 1980
El Cajon, California
Elizabeth J Davies
Jan 11, 1915 - Jan 25, 2007
Clio, CA
Juanita H Davies
Oct 18, 1920 - Feb 3, 2001
Richmond, CA
Marjorie E Davies
Oct 30, 1912 - Feb 3, 2003
Yuba City, CA
Louise Davies
Dec 20, 1903 - Dec 30, 1994
Ventura, CA

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Temple City, California
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