William E Lessig (1926 - 1988)

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William E Lessig
1926 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
William E Lessig was born on July 17, 1926. He died on December 2, 1988 at age 62. We know that William E Lessig had been residing in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46241.


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William E Lessig died on December 2, 1988 at 62 years old. He was born on July 17, 1926. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William E Lessig had been residing in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46241.
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1926 - 1988 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that William E Lessig was born, 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 1938, he was only 12 years old when 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 1946, at the age of 20 years old, William was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1963, William was 37 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1988, in the year of William E Lessig's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Oct 6, 1930 - Apr 14, 2002
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James A Lessig
Oct 31, 1951 - Aug 12, 1995
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Aug 20, 1901 - December 1980
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Marianne Lessig
Jun 6, 1932 - October 1983
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Oct 8, 1943 - Jan 9, 1995
Mitchell, IN
Michael D Lessig
Nov 13, 1945 - Dec 11, 1995
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Hazel F Lessig
Nov 17, 1911 - April 1995
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Ruth Lessig
Dec 8, 1918 - December 1984
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Dec 24, 1926 - Mar 8, 1993
Jacksonville, FL
Rosie Lessig
Mar 28, 1917 - May 1980
Hurshel R Lessig
Oct 25, 1910 - Mar 26, 1996
Fayetteville, AR
James A Lessig
Jul 3, 1944 - Dec 19, 1994
Raiford, FL
John Lessig
Jan 5, 1915 - December 1966
Tampa, Florida
Nelle C Lessig
Sep 4, 1912 - May 12, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Mandy E Lessig
Oct 15, 1919 - Jun 14, 1999
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