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September 17th, 1923: Born

Hank Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama.

1949: First hit / contract

Hank Williams scores his first hit with "Lovesick Blues", signs contract with Grand Ol' Opry

September 11th, 1949: Hank Williams Europe Bound

He makes a tour to three countries to visit the armed units that are stationed there.
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January 1st, 1953: Deceased

Problems with drugs and alcohol led to Hank Williams' premature death by heart attack at age 29 while en route to a show.
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September 9th, 1954: Colossal Hank Williams Show

Big party with 100.000 attendants.
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September 12th, 1968: Tourists grope their way to reach Williams' grave

Quite a long Article explaining that the grave is hard to find.
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