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Feb 19, 1943

Homer Hickam Jr. was born in Coalwood


Rocket boys Homer Hickam, Roy Lee Cooke, Willie Rose, Jim O'Dell Carroll, Quentin Wilson and Sherman Siers won top prize at the National Science Fair for their exhibit "A Study of Amateur Rocketry Techniques"

Other events that happened on or around 1960


Homer Hickam went to work for NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center

Other events that happened on or around 1981


Homer Hickam retired from NASA

Other events that happened on or around 1998

Feb 19, 1999

Universal Studios released the film October Sky based on Rocket Boys

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