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Willie J Wilder (1931 - 2003)

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Willie J Wilder
1931 - 2003
Born
July 16, 1931
Death
October 11, 2003
Last Known Residence
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas 76667
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Willie J Wilder was born on July 16, 1931. He died on October 11, 2003 at 72 years of age. We know that Willie J Wilder had been residing in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas 76667.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Willie J Wilder died on October 11, 2003 at 72 years old. He was buried in Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery Section 26 Site 187, Dallas, Texas . He was born on July 16, 1931. There is no information about Willie's family or relationships. We know that Willie J Wilder had been residing in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas 76667.
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In 1931, in the year that Willie J Wilder was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1940, when he was only 9 years old, 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 1950, Willie was 19 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1968, at the age of 37 years old, Willie was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1985, at the age of 54 years old, Willie was alive when 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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