Richard Allen Durst

12 December 1951–20 January 1980 (Age 28)
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard Allen

When Richard Allen Durst was born on 12 December 1951, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, William Durst, was 24 and his mother, Ruth Lillie Robertson, was 20. He died on 20 January 1980, in Eastlake, Manistee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 28.

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William Durst
Ruth Lillie Robertson
Richard Allen Durst

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World Events (8)

1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 3

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Age 9

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German:1. (also Dürst ): nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’. 2. from Middle High German durst ‘thirst’, applied as nickname, probably for a heavy drinker; or a habitational name from a farmstead in the Tyrol named with the same word, probably indicating a dry location.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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