William Sims (1921 - 1971)

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William Sims
1921 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
William Sims was born on July 29, 1921. He died in January 1971 at age 49.

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William Sims passed away in January 1971 at 49 years old. He was born on July 29, 1921. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.
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In 1921, in the year that William Sims was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1940, at the age of 19 years old, William was alive when 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.

In 1957, at the age of 36 years old, William was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1969, he was 48 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1971, in the year of William Sims's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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William Robert Sims
around 1895 - May 28, 1940
William Percy Sims
around 1905 - Feb 25, 1940
William Nathaniel Sims
Died: Jul 22, 1917
William Joseph Sims
around 1894 - Jan 1, 1917
William John Henry Sims
Died: May 31, 1916
William John Cleverly Sims
around 1924 - Apr 27, 1945
William John Sims
around 1885 - Nov 1, 1914
William John Sims
Died: Aug 31, 1915
William James Sims
around 1889 - Jul 3, 1916
William Henry Sims
around 1912 - Nov 14, 1942
William Henry Sims
around 1887 - Sep 18, 1914
William Henry Sims
Died: Oct 9, 1915
William George Sims
around 1884 - Sep 27, 1940
William George Sims
around 1913 - Sep 21, 1944
William George Sims
Died: Dec 20, 1914
William George Sims
around 1888 - Apr 14, 1918
William Frederick Sims
around 1882 - Oct 6, 1940
William Frank Sims
Died: Apr 6, 1941
William Ewart Sims
around 1890 - Apr 23, 1917

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Edward Sims
Nov 8, 1916 - July 1977
Samuel L Sims
Oct 1, 1914 - Feb 24, 2001
Chiefland, FL
Levi Sims
Aug 26, 1903 - Feb 15, 1991
Daytona Beach, FL
J L Sims
Apr 9, 1915 - Feb 15, 1998
Tallahassee, FL
James Sims
Jul 18, 1919 - October 1958
Clara F Sims
Jan 20, 1905 - Aug 10, 1991
Kathryn Sims
Jul 10, 1886 - December 1976
Pensacola, Florida
Henry Sims
Dec 7, 1908 - August 1986
Atlanta, Georgia
Dewitt Sims
Aug 11, 1913 - January 1975
Savannah, Georgia
Hiram Sims
Mar 25, 1920 - March 1981
Georgia
Harry Sims
Aug 6, 1957 - Apr 16, 2004
Wildwood, FL
Nathanial Sims
Oct 4, 1918 - June 1980
Sebring, Florida
Harris Sims
May 8, 1903 - March 1971
Lakeland, Florida
Sherman W Sims
Mar 19, 1923 - Aug 21, 1996
Luvenia Sims
Oct 18, 1905 - Aug 9, 1993
Tampa, FL
Ralph E Sims
Sep 19, 1926 - Sep 18, 2007
Johnson City, TN
Annie Sims
July 1904 - June 1985
Deltona, Florida
Edith M Sims
Dec 16, 1924 - Jun 14, 1999
Winter Park, FL
Charlie Augustus Sims
Mar 2, 1918 - Jun 24, 2011
Dallas, Texas
Ruth O Sims
Jul 14, 1908 - Dec 26, 1989

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Mar 31, 1918 - Aug 15, 1994
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Oct 25, 1921 - July 1978
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Oct 10, 1917 - August 1975
Robert Pender
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Marilu Williams
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G Corbin
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Merle Cram
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Charles Dunn
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Ruth U Sroka
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Archie Clark
Feb 27, 1912 - September 1972
Odisea R Robinson-Rah
Sep 10, 1917 - Feb 1, 2000
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Gladys M Foster
Mar 17, 1913 - Jun 24, 2005
Fernandina Beach, FL
Dorothy R Hamilton
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Savannah, GA
Frank Rivell
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Walter Raleigh
Dec 10, 1922 - June 1972
Winifred Naughton
Aug 23, 1920 - Mar 5, 2008
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Helen W Franck
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