William E Westgate (1920 - 2006)

William E Westgate
1920 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
William E Westgate was born on January 20, 1920. He died on April 16, 2006 at age 86. We know that William E Westgate had been residing in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky 42003.


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William E Westgate died on April 16, 2006 at age 86. He was born on January 20, 1920. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William E Westgate had been residing in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky 42003.
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In 1920, in the year that William E Westgate was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1955, he was 35 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1977, by the time he was 57 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1983, by the time he was 63 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, by the time he was 75 years old, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

Other Biographies

Other William Westgates

around 1885 - Jul 12, 1916
around 1918 - Unknown
around 1928 - Unknown
around 1928 - Unknown
around 1941 - Unknown
around 1948 - Unknown
Apr 6, 1901 - April 1984
Apr 18, 1960 - Jul 11, 2001
Apr 8, 1940 - Jan 9, 2010

Other Westgates

Mar 23, 1905 - December 1974
Sep 16, 1913 - Oct 9, 1998
Feb 26, 1917 - May 22, 1993
Jul 23, 1884 - April 1965
Jul 31, 1940 - November 1981
Jan 15, 1918 - Nov 30, 2007
Jan 22, 1886 - June 1967
Mar 30, 1884 - Jun 15, 1969
Jun 29, 1939 - Nov 12, 2000
Apr 10, 1913 - Oct 9, 1987
Jul 18, 1926 - Nov 17, 2008
Oct 18, 1896 - April 1974
Mar 14, 1910 - Sep 1, 2007
Jun 14, 1919 - Dec 4, 2009
Jun 23, 1910 - Oct 11, 2009
Sep 20, 1929 - Jul 12, 2004
Mar 13, 1930 - May 6, 2001
Jul 8, 1910 - June 1976
Oct 9, 1924 - Mar 24, 2006
Jun 1, 1904 - Jan 2, 1995

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Apr 21, 1919 - Jan 14, 2010
Nov 3, 1921 - Mar 30, 2006
Jan 9, 1922 - June 1981
Oct 11, 1900 - Mar 4, 1989
Mar 17, 1912 - September 1984
Jul 19, 1910 - Jul 18, 1996
May 22, 1903 - November 1978
Mar 21, 1891 - September 1985
Apr 24, 1910 - Apr 7, 1998
Nov 30, 1899 - Aug 10, 1997
Mar 1, 1902 - May 1980
Apr 7, 1886 - January 1966
Dec 29, 1885 - September 1966
Mar 15, 1899 - June 1981
Nov 6, 1894 - March 1983
Jul 10, 1915 - May 29, 1998
Jul 26, 1912 - Mar 19, 2000
Jun 28, 1898 - November 1971
Jan 31, 1915 - Jan 22, 2002
Jul 20, 1920 - March 1982
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