Willie Thompson (1945 - 1972)

Willie Thompson
1945 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Thompson was born on August 16, 1945. He died in January 1972 at 26 years old.


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Willie Thompson passed away in January 1972 at age 26. He was born on August 16, 1945. We have no information about Willie's family or relationships.
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In 1945, in the year that Willie Thompson was born, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1955, he was just 10 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1956, at the age of merely 11 years old, Willie was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1962, he was 17 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1972, in the year of Willie Thompson'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 Thompsons

May 15, 1902 - December 1981
Nov 5, 1946 - Jun 28, 2003
Aug 6, 1946 - April 1982
Mar 26, 1947 - Jul 6, 1996
Apr 29, 1903 - Mar 1, 1997
Feb 4, 1938 - Feb 19, 1994
Jun 24, 1942 - Aug 7, 2004
Oct 18, 1912 - January 1995
Jul 30, 1946 - Dec 16, 2008
Dec 23, 1948 - Apr 19, 2001
Jun 2, 1921 - Jan 23, 2001
Nov 18, 1944 - Nov 2, 2004
Mar 25, 1940 - Jan 26, 1989
Oct 6, 1923 - June 1986
Aug 2, 1946 - Apr 13, 2007
Aug 25, 1928 - March 1987
Aug 31, 1944 - Jun 16, 1995
Apr 30, 1908 - June 1978
Jan 17, 1914 - Jan 7, 2000
Dec 21, 1921 - Apr 18, 1996

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May 12, 1943 - May 21, 2002
Nov 22, 1944 - May 10, 2008
Mar 24, 1938 - December 1977
Feb 13, 1938 - Sep 28, 2010
May 24, 1946 - Aug 16, 1996
Aug 19, 1900 - January 1976
Aug 13, 1919 - Nov 22, 2001
Dec 8, 1944 - Jul 25, 1995
Aug 23, 1941 - Jan 2, 1992
Jul 29, 1946 - Jul 27, 2002
Jan 26, 1946 - Mar 28, 2005
Jan 8, 1946 - Mar 31, 2008
Sep 2, 1945 - May 23, 2000
Oct 11, 1945 - Oct 23, 2009
Jun 18, 1947 - Dec 14, 2007
Sep 11, 1951 - July 1993
Apr 7, 1946 - July 1987
Sep 15, 1938 - Feb 10, 2008
May 1, 1916 - Nov 15, 2001
Mar 16, 1946 - Apr 12, 1989
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