Willie Gillespie (1889 - 1985)

Willie Gillespie
1889 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Gillespie was born on March 4, 1889. He died in July 1985 at 96 years old. We know that Willie Gillespie had been residing in Chidester, Ouachita County, Arkansas 71726.
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Willie Gillespie passed away in July 1985 at 96 years old. He was born on March 4, 1889. We are unaware of information about Willie's family or relationships. We know that Willie Gillespie had been residing in Chidester, Ouachita County, Arkansas 71726.
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In 1889, in the year that Willie Gillespie was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1917, when he was 28 years old, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1924, at the age of 35 years old, Willie was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1962, he was 73 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1985, in the year of Willie Gillespie's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Other Willie Gillespies

c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1915 - Unknown
c. 1923 - Unknown
c. 1922 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Jul 21, 1953 - Aug 13, 2004
c. 1926 - Unknown
c. 1954 - Unknown
Aug 24, 1900 - April 1974
Oct 17, 1922 - Nov 8, 2008
May 25, 1931 - April 1981
Oct 18, 1891 - March 1969
Oct 14, 1912 - Feb 1, 1992
Nov 24, 1901 - September 1980
Dec 12, 1918 - Aug 17, 2008
Oct 2, 1882 - October 1962
Nov 2, 1930 - Mar 10, 2010
May 2, 1929 - May 1981
Apr 17, 1927 - Dec 28, 1993
May 7, 1928 - Aug 12, 1991

Other Gillespies

Dec 11, 1918 - Mar 27, 1990
Nov 24, 1894 - October 1975
Oct 12, 1898 - August 1981
Sep 6, 1926 - September 1984
Apr 13, 1927 - Sep 13, 2008
Sep 7, 1928 - February 1974
May 28, 1926 - Apr 17, 2004
Jun 15, 1906 - September 1983
Jun 19, 1926 - June 1983
Mar 1, 1930 - Jul 6, 1995
Sep 26, 1907 - May 1984
Aug 30, 1892 - July 1965
Jul 13, 1926 - June 1975
Apr 8, 1935 - Dec 25, 1998
Aug 5, 1921 - Aug 31, 2000
Mar 13, 1932 - Jun 11, 2005
Dec 10, 1928 - Apr 18, 1997
May 7, 1928 - Aug 12, 1991
Oct 28, 1885 - December 1973
Feb 24, 1936 - Jan 31, 2007

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Oct 10, 1900 - January 1975
May 22, 1921 - Feb 22, 1998
Aug 12, 1921 - Mar 5, 2004
Mar 15, 1924 - January 1973
Sep 30, 1924 - May 27, 2001
Nov 11, 1921 - Feb 15, 1963
Apr 3, 1918 - Dec 13, 1989
Jun 27, 1915 - Dec 8, 1992
Dec 14, 1923 - April 1981
Apr 18, 1921 - May 1987
Mar 27, 1923 - Jun 9, 2006
Jun 5, 1915 - Apr 4, 1991
Jul 26, 1923 - Jun 7, 2000
Dec 2, 1923 - Aug 13, 2005
Apr 10, 1887 - August 1965
Apr 12, 1924 - Mar 28, 2003
Jan 24, 1922 - May 9, 2001
Dec 24, 1907 - June 1976
Nov 8, 1905 - July 1972
Jan 18, 1923 - Mar 26, 1990
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