Wilma G Espy (1930 - 2002)

Wilma G Espy
1930 - 2002
updated February 06, 2019
Wilma G Espy was born on February 18, 1930. She died on January 23, 2002 at 71 years old. We know that Wilma G Espy had been residing in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62702.

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Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62702
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Camp Butler National Cemetery Section E Site 1817, R.r. #1 - 5063 Camp Butler Road, in Springfield, Illinois 62707
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Wilma G Espy died on January 23, 2002 at 71 years of age. She was buried in Camp Butler National Cemetery Section E Site 1817, Springfield, Illinois. She was born on February 18, 1930. We have no information about Wilma's family or relationships.
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In 1930, in the year that Wilma G Espy was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1960, by the time she was 30 years old, 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 1970, she was 40 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1988, by the time she was 58 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1999, she was 69 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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