Willie Spears (1920 - 1978)

Willie Spears
1920 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Spears was born on March 3, 1920. He died in August 1978 at 58 years old.
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Willie Spears passed away in August 1978 at 58 years of age. He was born on March 3, 1920. We are unaware of information about Willie's immediate family.
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In 1920, in the year that Willie Spears was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1943, Willie was 23 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1955, he was 35 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1961, by the time he was 41 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1978, in the year of Willie Spears's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Unknown - Unknown
Aug 18, 1947 - Mar 4, 2011

Other Spearses

May 29, 1915 - Mar 15, 1997
Oct 12, 1908 - April 1974
Dec 10, 1918 - Nov 27, 1987
Oct 11, 1914 - December 1965
May 5, 1893 - May 1966
Nov 6, 1952 - Mar 27, 2011
Oct 3, 1955 - November 1979
Jun 21, 1907 - April 1986
Jun 21, 1917 - Jul 11, 2004
Feb 11, 1920 - May 8, 2008
Jul 6, 1913 - Oct 23, 1996
Apr 18, 1914 - Jun 18, 2003
Oct 29, 1918 - Nov 15, 1995
Jun 24, 1920 - Jan 29, 1992
Apr 6, 1926 - Apr 15, 1999
Aug 18, 1928 - Sep 8, 2002
Jul 6, 1925 - Jul 15, 1996
May 25, 1930 - May 16, 2002
Aug 21, 1920 - Mar 8, 1992
Dec 13, 1926 - Sep 6, 2000

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Feb 8, 1895 - October 1967
Aug 19, 1907 - June 1988
Mar 4, 1886 - February 1965
Feb 22, 1883 - January 1976
Dec 24, 1892 - February 1966
Oct 9, 1905 - September 1967
May 17, 1885 - April 1966
Aug 11, 1897 - November 1964
Aug 6, 1904 - February 1978
Dec 25, 1916 - April 1974
Jan 13, 1900 - January 1975
Oct 30, 1915 - September 1979
Feb 15, 1910 - May 1968
Apr 13, 1919 - Mar 18, 2000
Jan 4, 1923 - May 1984
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