Willie Johnson (1937 - 1972)

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Willie Johnson
1937 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Johnson was born on October 14, 1937. He died in December 1972 at 35 years of age. We know that Willie Johnson had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46406.


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Willie Johnson died in December 1972 at 35 years old. He was born on October 14, 1937. There is no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Johnson had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46406.
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1937 - 1972 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Willie Johnson was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1940, when he was merely 3 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1958, at the age of 21 years old, Willie was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1960, Willie was 23 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1972, in the year of Willie Johnson's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Other Willie Johnsons

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around 1895 - Apr 11, 1917
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around 1888 - Apr 28, 1917
Willie Johnson
around 1876 - Nov 15, 1916
Willie Johnson
around 1893 - Aug 7, 1915
Willie W Johnson
Born: around 1917
Missouri, United States
Willie J Johnson
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
Willie H Jr Johnson
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Willie Lee Jr Johnson
Born: around 1928
North Carolina, United States
Willie B Johnson
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Willie B Johnson
Born: around 1920
North Carolina, United States
Willie L Johnson
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
Willie C Johnson
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States

Other Johnsons

John Johnson
Oct 8, 1892 - July 1965
Ruth C Johnson
Dec 2, 1905 - Dec 19, 2002
Memphis, TN
Ivory Johnson
Aug 4, 1936 - Apr 27, 1991
Lena Johnson
Apr 4, 1938 - June 1969
Jack Johnson
Jul 22, 1935 - Jul 15, 2002
Baton Rouge, LA
Charlie Johnson
Aug 19, 1936 - Feb 21, 2010
Chicago, IL
May Johnson
Feb 9, 1887 - August 1978
Greenville, Mississippi
Almer Johnson
Oct 23, 1906 - July 1979
Booneville, Mississippi
Nolen Johnson
Aug 26, 1905 - March 1967
Sarah B Johnson
Mar 11, 1936 - Mar 27, 1989
Jackson, MS
Mendola M Johnson
Sep 25, 1927 - Aug 6, 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
Gertrude Johnson
Jul 22, 1907 - Jan 11, 1998
Jackson, MS
Armelia Johnson
Oct 23, 1906 - February 1979
Jackson, Mississippi
Lennie v Johnson
Sep 17, 1935 - Nov 29, 1998
Gulfport, MS
Willie Johnson
Jan 30, 1929 - Aug 8, 1993
Las Vegas, NV
Conaway Johnson
Aug 25, 1927 - Apr 4, 1998
Racine, WI
T Johnson
Jan 10, 1935 - August 1974
Leroy Johnson
Feb 23, 1937 - May 1, 2006
Greenville, MS
Carl E Johnson
Mar 8, 1940 - Mar 11, 1992
Lee F Johnson
Jul 18, 1934 - May 3, 1994
Jackson, MS

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