Willie Murphy (1920 - 1998)

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Willie Murphy
1920 - 1998
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Murphy was born on January 6, 1920. He died on April 18, 1998 at 78 years old. We know that Willie Murphy had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33238.

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Willie Murphy passed away on April 18, 1998 at age 78. He was born on January 6, 1920. We have no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Murphy had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33238.
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In 1920, in the year that Willie Murphy was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1938, when he was 18 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1957, at the age of 37 years old, Willie was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1977, he was 57 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1998, in the year of Willie Murphy's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Other Willie Murphies

Willie Murphy
Born: around 1927
Ohio, United States
Willie J Murphy
Born: around 1927
Mississippi, United States
Willie B Murphy
Born: around 1926
Alabama, United States
Willie W Murphy
Born: around 1912
California, United States
Willie D Sr Murphy
Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
Willie B Murphy
Born: around 1927
Louisiana, United States
Willie v Jr Murphy
Born: around 1916
Louisiana, United States
Willie Jr Murphy
Born: around 1922
Louisiana, United States
Willie L Murphy
Born: around 1918
Kentucky, United States
Willie F Murphy
Born: around 1912
Ohio, United States
Willie L Murphy
Born: around 1908
North Carolina, United States
Willie Murphy
Born: around 1910
Georgia, United States
Willie Murphy
Born: around 1914
North Carolina, United States
Willie R Murphy
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
Willie W Murphy
Born: around 1913
South Carolina, United States
Willie J Murphy
Born: around 1921
Virginia, United States
Willie F Murphy
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
Willie Murphy
Born: around 1922
North Carolina, United States
Willie L Murphy
Born: around 1923
South Carolina, United States
Willie J Murphy
Born: around 1916
Alabama, United States

Other Murphies

Erma K Murphy
Jul 3, 1914 - Aug 22, 1990
Jacksonville, FL
J Murphy
Dec 2, 1907 - April 1974
Jacksonville, Florida
Frank Murphy
Apr 30, 1919 - January 1981
Miami, Florida
Roosevelt Murphy
Feb 27, 1902 - April 1982
Miami, Florida
Nadine Murphy
Sep 2, 1918 - August 1987
Tampa, Florida
Jewell Murphy
May 8, 1904 - July 1983
Riverview, Florida
John Murphy
Mar 26, 1892 - November 1963
Florida
Thomas W Murphy
Sep 13, 1915 - Sep 11, 1995
Miami, FL
Robert E Murphy Jr
Mar 11, 1918 - Feb 9, 2001
Durham, NC
Sylvester Murphy
Apr 5, 1898 - October 1971
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Earldine T Murphy
Nov 30, 1911 - Aug 6, 2002
Sebring, FL
Deborah Joy Murphy
Oct 1, 1953 - Dec 4, 2002
Miami, FL
Eileen E Murphy
Jun 23, 1894 - March 1988
Miami, FL
Johnny Murphy
Nov 18, 1895 - August 1965
Florida
John Murphy
Sep 5, 1913 - Apr 13, 1988
Alma, GA
Gordon Murphy
Jun 21, 1905 - February 1985
Bowling Green, Florida
John Murphy
May 1, 1914 - October 1981
Sebastian, Florida
Frank Murphy
Aug 28, 1888 - April 1971
Jacksonville, Florida
Dora Murphy
Apr 30, 1900 - February 1981
Columbus, Georgia
Annie Murphy
Feb 18, 1922 - Jan 1, 1990
Avon Park, FL

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Nov 11, 1918 - July 1980
Marshall Holt
May 17, 1893 - July 1969
Flomaton, Alabama
Johnny D Spellman
Jul 5, 1917 - Dec 12, 1994
Century, FL
Earnest T Townson
Jun 4, 1909 - Nov 28, 1997
Century, FL
Ashton Cox
Jan 15, 1892 - May 1965
Texas
John Lawson
Jul 30, 1917 - January 1980
Hickman, Kentucky
Joseph M Jerkins
Aug 22, 1921 - Nov 30, 1995
Dover, FL
Hazel M Smith
Jun 13, 1912 - Oct 3, 1998
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Harry W Scoates
Sep 13, 1920 - Jun 18, 1993
Bethlehem, GA
Marjorie D Broome
Sep 20, 1920 - Mar 20, 1993
Jacksonville, FL
Roland Williams
Jul 10, 1915 - March 1980
Cohen Peele
Dec 9, 1911 - May 1980
Jacksonville, Florida
Joseph Watts
Aug 24, 1889 - February 1982
Jacksonville, Florida
Claudos C Spears
May 28, 1919 - Oct 29, 1988
Jacksonville, FL
Pearl M Mctear
Feb 5, 1901 - Jul 15, 1992
Jacksonville, FL
Marie Long
May 25, 1918 - November 1979
Earl Lesesne
Feb 5, 1921 - September 1976
Jacksonville, Florida
Bertha Alford
Jul 29, 1897 - May 1972
Fairfield, Alabama
Merlin Barnes
Aug 19, 1909 - February 1965
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James Holmes
Jan 27, 1902 - October 1981
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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