William George Foster (1883 - 1940)

William George Foster
1883 - 1940
updated July 24, 2019
William George Foster was born in 1883 in Geelong, Australia. He was born to John Foster and Hannah Hebbert Foster. He died on September 11, 1940 at 57 years old.
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William George Foster
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William
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George
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Foster
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Geelong, Australia
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William Foster was born in in Geelong, Australia
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William Foster was born in in Geelong, Australia
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Lewisham Metropolitan Borough, in Civilian War Dead
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Regiment: Civilian War Dead

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William George Foster died on September 11, 1940 at 57 years of age. He was buried in Lewisham Metropolitan Borough, Civilian War Dead. William was born in 1883 in Geelong, Australia. He was born to John Foster and Hannah Hebbert Foster.
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In 1883, in the year that William George Foster was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1895, when he was just 12 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1923, at the age of 40 years old, William was alive when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1935, William was 52 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1940, in the year of William George Foster's passing, 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.

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