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Pilot of airplanes

Michael Adams

Real/Birth Name:
Michael James Adams
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut/test pilot. Missions: X-15. The first American space mission fatality, according to the United States definition. Reached a peak altitude of 266,000 feet (81 km) then crashed.

Buzz Aldrin

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut; missions Gemini 12 and Apollo 11. The second man on the Moon with Neil Armstrong. Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. International Space Hall of Fame. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985. California Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Andrew M. Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Michael Allen
Nickname(s):
Andy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. Missions: STS-46, STS-62, STS-75

Neil Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the X-15. Gemini 8. Apollo 11. First person on the Moon. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Hap Arnold

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Harley Arnold
Also Known As:
Henry H. Arnold
Nickname(s):
Hap
Pewt
Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. The only 5-star general in two services. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Hobey Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Nickname(s):
Hobey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26, 25 days before his 27th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College Football Hall of Fame 1975. Hockey Hall of Fame 1945. United States Hockey Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Pancho Barnes

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Leontine Lowe
Also Known As:
Florence Lowe Barnes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie stunt pilot.

Red Baron

Real/Birth Name:
Manfred Albrecht von Richtofen
Also Known As:
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen
Nickname(s):
Der Rote Kampfflieger
Le Diable Rouge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 11 days before his 26th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in World War I. Shot, landed safely, then died, saying "Kaputt."

Charles Bassett

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Bassett II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash. Died in the same crash with Elliot See

Pavel Belyayev

Real/Birth Name:
Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev
Also Known As:
Павел Иванович Беляев
Nickname(s):
Pasha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot. The first commander of the cosmonaut corps. Space mission Voskhod 2

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

Real/Birth Name:
Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaught. Mission STS-51-G

Forrest Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Morton Bird
Also Known As:
Dr. Forrest M. Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Biomedical engineer, created mechanical ventilators for help in breathing. National Inventors Hall of Fame 1995. Presidential Citizens Medal 2008. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2009. Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2008.

Frank Borman

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Frederick Borman II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Gemini 7. Flew around the moon on Apollo 8. Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. International Space Hall of Fame. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1990. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1982.

Pappy Boyington

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Boyington
Also Known As:
Gregory Hallenbeck
Nickname(s):
Gramps
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commanded the Black Sheep Squadron later in World War II. Was a prisoner of war. Awarded theMedal of Honor. Awarded the Navy Cross. Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012.

Vance Brand

Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Commander of shuttle flights STS-5, STS-41-B, and STS-35. Apollo 18 crew, cancelled mission. International Space Hall of Fame 1996. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.

George Brent

Real/Birth Name:
George Brendan Nolan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ann Sheridan by 15 years.
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies The Great Lie, The Spiral Staircase Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Curt Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Brown Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut STS-47 SpaceLab J in 1992, STS-66 in 1994 and STS-77 in 1996, and was spacecraft commander on STS-85 in 1997, STS-95 in 1998, and STS-103 in 1999. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013.

Jake Busey

Real/Birth Name:
William Gareth Jacob Busey Jr.
Also Known As:
William Busey
Jacob Busey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Christmas with the Kranks, Twister, Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity. TV series Shasta McNasty. Drummer.

George H.W. Bush

Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Barbara Bush, until her death.
Older than Barbara Bush by less than 1 year.
grandfather of
uncle of
son of
grandfather of
father of
father of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jonathan Bush by 6 years.
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
son of
father of
grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

41st president of the US. Ambassador to the UN. Head of the CIA. Vice president under President Ronald Reagan. Flew for the Navy in World War II. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1997. World Golf Hall of Fame 2011. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Liberty Medal 2006. Profile in Courage Award 2014.

George W. Bush

Real/Birth Name:
George Walker Bush
Nickname(s):
W
Dubya
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
father of
first cousin of
grandson of
son of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Jeb Bush by 6 years.
father of
nephew of
husband of
Older than Laura Bush by less than 1 year.
uncle of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Neil Bush by 8 years.
grandfather of
grandson of
older brother of
Older than Robin Bush by 3 years.
great grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Texas. 43rd president of the US 2001-2009. Little League Hall of Excellence 2001.

Valery Bykovsky

Real/Birth Name:
Valery Fyodorovich BBykovsky
Also Known As:
Вале́рий Фёдорович Быко́вский
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three manned space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22 and Soyuz 31

Robert Cabana

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Donald Cabana
Also Known As:
Robert D. Cabana
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot, astronaut, director at NASA'a John F. Kennedy Space Center. Missions STS-41, STS-53, STS-65, STS-88. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2008.

Scott Carpenter

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Scott Carpenter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. The second American to orbit the Earth. Mercury-Atlas 7. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. International Space Hall of Fame.

Sonny Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Manley Lanier Carter Jr.
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot, astronaut. Mission STS-33. Died in a plane crash, a commercial flight.

Vernon Castle

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Castle Blythe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Irene Castle, until he died.
Older than Irene Castle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Husband/wife dance team. He died in a military plane crash (he was a flight instructor) just before the end of World War I. Subject of movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Jacqueline Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993. French Legion of Honor 1949. International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.

Bessie Coleman

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. Died when she fell out of an airplane that went into a spin and crashed. She was not the pilot. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1992. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.

Jerry Coleman

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team New York Yankees. TV show Game of the Week. Babe Ruth Award 1950. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Ford C Frick Award 2005. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 2001.

Eileen Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, military test pilot, retired from the US Air Force, retired from NASA May 1, 2006. First female shuttle pilot, first female shuttle commander. Shuttle missions STS-63 (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), STS-84 (Atlantis, 1997), STS-93 (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), STS-114 (Discovery, 2005.) More than 872 hours in space. Multiple medals awarded. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008. French Legion of Honor. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013. Irish America Hall of Fame 2016.

Michael Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American test pilot at Edwards AFB and astronaut. Gemini 10 with John Young. Apollo 11- orbited the moon in the CSM. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1985. Irish American Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Wrong Way Corrigan

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Groce Corrigan
Also Known As:
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
Douglas Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Wrong Way
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed the name legally to Douglas as an adult. Famed for flying from New York to Ireland when he was expected to fly to California in 1938, landing July 18.

Bob Crippen

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Laurel Crippen
Also Known As:
Robert Crippen
Nickname(s):
Crip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program (STS-1, April 12-14, 1981) and commander of three additional shuttle missions: STS-7, STS-41-Cv STS-41-G. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2006. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2007.

Samantha Cristoforetti

Real/Birth Name:
Samantha Cristoforetti
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Italian Air Force pilot and European Space Agency astronaut. Soyuz TMA-15M (Expedition 42/43). Record for longest single space flight by a woman. Fluent in Italian, English, German, French and Russian languages. Space Camp Hall of Fame 2014.

Frank Culbertson

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Lee Culbertson Jr.
Also Known As:
Frank L. Culbertson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Missions STS-38, STS-51, STS-105, Expedition 3, STS-108. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010.

Nancy J. Currie

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Jane Decker
Also Known As:
Nancy Sherlock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-57, STS-70, STS-88, STS-109. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014.

William Dana

Real/Birth Name:
William Harvey Dana
Also Known As:
William H. Dana
Bill Dana
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

X-15 test pilot. His peak altitude of 307,000 feet (nearly 59 miles) technically qualified him for the Astronaut Badge, awarded 2005.

Portia DeGeneres

Real/Birth Name:
Amanda Lee Rogers
Also Known As:
Portia de Rossi
Portia De Rossi
Portia di Rossi
Portia Lee James DeGeneres
Nickname(s):
Mandy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Ellen DeGeneres by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Took name Portia at age 15. Did commercials. As Portia de Rossi, TV shows Ally McBeal, Arrested Development. Movies Sirens, Scream 2, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, made for television. Trained helicopter pilot. Married to Ellen DeGeneres in Beverly Hills, California, August 16, 2008. Legal name changed to DeGeneres September 23, 2010. Became a US citizen in September 2011.

Bruce Dickinson

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Bruce Dickinson
Nickname(s):
Bruce Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist for band Iron Maiden. Pilot for his own charter airline. A fencing athlete. Books The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace, The Missionary Position Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of Iron Maiden.

Jimmy Doolittle

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1929 he was the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone. Commanded "Doolittle's Raiders" near the end of World War II. Awarded theMedal of Honor. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Billie Dove

Real/Birth Name:
Bertha Bohny
Also Known As:
Lillian Bohny
Nickname(s):
The American Beauty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Legally changed her name in the early 1930s to Lillian Bohny. Revue Ziegfeld Follies Revue. Movie The American Beauty Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tammy Duckworth

Real/Birth Name:
Ladda Tammy Duckworth
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Father American, mother Thai. Became a helicopter pilot in the army. Lost right leg and lower left leg when the helicopter was shot in Iraq. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Earned a PhD. Democrat. US Representative from Illinois from 2013. Candidate for the Senate in 2016, elected, senator from 2017. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2011.

Charlie Duke

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles Duke
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 10 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 16 mission. Youngest person to walk on the moon. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1973. Texas Science Hall of Fame 2000. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Amelia Earhart

Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

Donn Eisele

Real/Birth Name:
Donn Fulton Eisele
Also Known As:
Donn F. Eisele
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 7 in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Joe Engle

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Henry Engle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Missions X-15 Flights 138, 143, and 153, ALT (Approach and Landing Tests), STS-2, STS-51-I. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1992. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2001. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1992.

Malcolm Forbes

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More Than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1985. United States Ballooning Hall of Fame 2007. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1985. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1999.

Harrison Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Ford
Also Known As:
Harrison J. Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Calista Flockhart by 22 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Melissa Mathison by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

He has no middle name. Movies Presumed Innocent, Hollywood Homicide, Firewall, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, 42, American Graffiti, Force 10 from Navarone, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Air Force One, Witness, Cowboys & Aliens. California Hall of Fame 2016. Cecil B DeMille Award 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 30 May 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steve Fossett

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Millionaire adventurer. Swam the English Channel. First nonstop balloon flight around the world. First nonstop solo airplane flight around the world without refueling, March 3, 2005. Died in a plane crash, not found for over a year. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.

Ted Freeman

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Cordy Freeman
Also Known As:
Theodore C. Freeman
Nickname(s):
Ted
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test Pilot. Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash of a T-38 jet he ejected from, but his parachute failed.

C. Gordon Fullerton

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Gordon Fullerton
Also Known As:
Charles Fullerto
Gordon Fullerton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut. Shuttle flight STS-3 and SpaceLab 2 mission STS-51-F. International Space Hall of Fame 1982. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000.

Yuri Gagarin

Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Also Known As:
Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First human to orbit the Earth, a single orbit, on 12 April 1961, aboard Vostok 1. Died in an airplane crash, a MiG-15 training jet. International Space Hall of Fame.

Michael Gambon

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Gambon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 26 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Good Shepherd, The Insider, Quartet, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Book of Eli, The King's Speech, Brideshead Revisited. Awarded the CBE in 1992 and was knighted in the 1998 Queen's New Year Honours List. London Avenue of Stars.

Jake Garn

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Jacob Garn
Also Known As:
Sen. E. Jake Garn
Nickname(s):
Jake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 19 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Senator from Utah, 1974 to 1993. Repulican. Flew STS-51-D shuttle Discovery, April 1985. Was severely affected by "space sickness" on the flight.

Ed Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Edward George Gibson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Skylab 4. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Robert Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Gibson
Also Known As:
Robert L. Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Rhea Seddon by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and commercial pilot. Flew five shuttle missions: STS-41-B in 1984, STS-61-C in 1986, STS-27 in 1988, STS-47 in 1992, and STS-71 in 1995. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2013. Space Camp Hall of Fame 2012.

Paul Gilbert

Real/Birth Name:
Ed MacMahon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot. Movie Cat Ballou. TV show Laugh-In. Died of a stroke. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Edward Givens

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Galen Givens Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, killed in a car accident before he could go into space.

John Glenn

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, Mercury-Atlas 6, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. International Space Hall of Fame 1977. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2008.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Gordon Jr.
Also Known As:
Richard Gordon
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 12 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gemini 11. CSM pilot on Apollo 12. Orbited the moon without landing. Scheduled for Apollo 18 which was cancelled. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Space Hall of Fame.

Tom Harmon

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dudley Harmon
Nickname(s):
Old 98
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elyse Knox, until he died.
Younger than Elyse Knox by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1940, team University of Michigan, as halfback. Pilot in World War II, surviving two crashes. Teams New York Americans, Los Angeles Rams. Sports announcer/commentator. Movies Harmon of Michigan, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Bonzo Goes to College. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Maxwell Award 1940. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1992. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1983.

Henry Hartsfield

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Warren Hartsfield Jr.
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot in the Air Force. Astronaut. Missions STS-4, STS-41-D, STS-61-A. Commanded the first Shuttle mission, using Discovery. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2006. Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame 1983.

Chad Hennings

Real/Birth Name:
Chad William Hennings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 27 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle, teams United States Air Force Academy, Dallas Cowboys. Four years as an Air Force pilot. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1999. College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1987. Outland Trophy 1987. UPI Lineman of the Year 1987. National High School Hall of Fame 2005. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2014.

Patricia Hilliard Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard
Also Known As:
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medical doctor, astronaut. Died of injuries from a private plane crash.

Kathryn Hire

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Patricia Hire
Also Known As:
Kathryn P. Hire
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Navy captain. Missions: STS-90, STS-130

James Horner

Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Horner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Titanic, Deep Impact, Avatar, Troy, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Windtalkers, Legends of the Fall, The Perfect Storm, A Beautiful Mind, Patriot Games, The Rocketeer, Aliens. Died in a plane crash piloting a single engine craft he owned.

Howard Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Peters by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Multi-millionaire businessman. Movies, airplanes, airlines, oil exploration, medical research. Excentric and reclusive. Subject of movie The Aviator. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Gold Medal 1939. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.

Randy Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Ramsey D. Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Manager for Patsy Cline. Not instrument rated, piloted plane in a storm, plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee. Killed, with Cline, Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas (his father in-law.)

Evelyn Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Stone
Also Known As:
Evelyn Bryan Johnson
Evelyn Bryan
Evelyn Stone Bryan
Nickname(s):
Mama Bird
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Logged more flight hours than any other woman - over 57,000. Taught thousands of pilots to fly. Owned a plane dealership. Managed a local air strip. Carnegie Foundation award for heroism. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1994. Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame. Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007. National Flight Instructors Hall of Fame 1999.

Ken Kavanaugh

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth William Kavanaugh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams Louisiana State University, Chicago Bears. Ends coach, several teams, then a scout. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966. College Football Hall of Fame 1963. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1939. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Danny Kaye

Real/Birth Name:
David Daniel Kaminsky (or Kaminski)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Silvia Fine, until he died.
Older than Silvia Fine by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies White Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Kennedy Center Honors 1984. Theater Hall of Fame 1984. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987. French Legion of Honor. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6563 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mark Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Edward Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Gabrielle Giffords by 6 years.
twin brother of
The same age as Scott Kelly.

Brief Facts:

Navy Captain and astronaut. Shuttle pilot, missions STS-108, STS-121, and commanded missions STS-124 and STS-134, the final mission of space shuttle Endeavour. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 2009. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 2009.

Scott Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Joseph Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Mark Kelly.

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Missions STS-103, STS-118, Expedition 25/26 (Soyuz TMA-01M), Soyuz TMA-16M (Expedition 43/44) - the "year-long" study mission with his twin on Earth. A total of 520 days in orbit. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 2009.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 16 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than John Kennedy by 1 year.
uncle of
great uncle of
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 8 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 10 years.
son of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bomber pilot during World War II. Killed when his plane exploded in flight - it had a load of explosives and was planned to be crashed as a bomb.

John Kennedy Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
Nickname(s):
John-John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Caroline Kennedy by 2 years.
husband of
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - they died the same date, July 16, 1999
Older than Carolyn Bessette Kennedy by 5 years.
first cousin of
nephew of
nephew of
son of
nephew of
son of
uncle of
nephew of
grandson of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
grandson of
uncle of
nephew of
nephew of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash - he was pilot.

Kenny G

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Albums Duotones, Breathless. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Kimbrough

Real/Birth Name:
John Kimbrough
Nickname(s):
Haskell Hurricane
Jarrin' John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback / quarterback. Teams Texas A&M University, New York Americans, Los Angeles Dons. Head coach, teams Baylor University, West Texas A&M University. Member of the Texas Legislature as a Democrat. Fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II. Movies Sundown Jim, The Lone Star Ranger. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Nile Kinnick

Real/Birth Name:
Nile Clarke Kinnick Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1939, team University of Iowa, as quarterback. In the Navy, his plane crashed into the ocean after an oil leak killed the engine. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Maxwell Award 1939. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951.

Kirk Kirkorian

Real/Birth Name:
Kerkor Kirkorian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Built large hotels in Las Vegas, owned the studio company MGM, became a billionaire.

William J. Knight

Real/Birth Name:
William John Knight
Also Known As:
Pete Knight
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Holds the speed record for a winged powered aircraft, 4,520 miles per hour. Flew the X-15 to a height of 173,000 feet. Combat pilot in Vietnam. Mayor of Palmdale, California. State senator. Author of California Proposition 22. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.

Veronica Lake

Real/Birth Name:
Constance Frances Marie Ockleman
Also Known As:
Constance Keane
Connie Keane
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11½". Movies Sullivan's Travels, I Wanted Wings, This Gun for Hire, The Hour Before the Dawn, The Blue Dahlia, Saigon. A popular pin-up girl during World War II. Earned her pilot's license in 1946 and was able to fly solo between Los Angeles and New York. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Plane crash.

Wendy Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Wendy Barrien Lawrence
Also Known As:
Wendy B. Lawrence
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, retired Navy captain, engineer. Missions: STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, STS-114. Visited the Russian Space Station Mir

Frederick W. Leslie

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Weldon Leslie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-73

Buddy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field. Team Washington Senators. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license in 1930. Book Gift from the Sea. Advocate peace with Hitler, causing controversy, before the war. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1999. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1997.

Charles Lindbergh

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian. French Legion of Honor. Congressional Gold Medal 1928. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Missouri Walk of Fame 2013. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1991. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard.

Steven Lindsey

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Wayne Lindsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut, flew five missions in space. He was pilot of STS-87 (1997) and STS-95 (1998) and commander of STS-104 (2001), STS-121 (2006) and STS-133 (2011). Chief of the Astronaut Office 2006-2009. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015.

Liu Wang

Real/Birth Name:
Liu Wang
刘旺
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese astronaut. Missions: Shenzhou 9

Liu Yang

Real/Birth Name:
Liu Yang
刘洋
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 13 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese astronaut. Married. Missions: Shenzhou 9

Bruce McCandless

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce McCandless II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy aviator and astronaut. First untethered EVA. Shuttle missions STS-31 and STS-41-B. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005.

William C. McCool

Real/Birth Name:
William Cameron McCool
Also Known As:
Willie McCool
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Died in Columbia STS-107 shuttle disaster, he was the pilot. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

George McGovern

Real/Birth Name:
George Stanley McGovern
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democratic candidate for president 1972. Pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber for 35 missions in World War II. History professor. US House of Representatives 1957-1961. Senator from South Dakota 1963-1981. The first UN Global Ambassador on World Hunger. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1994.

Denny McLain

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Dale McLain
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Cy Young Award 1968. Cy Young Award 1969.

Mike Melvill

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Winston Melvill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

June 21, 2004 - 62 year old test pilot of the first private flight to space on June 21, 2004 - over 100 Km (62.2 mi) - in the SpaceShipOne, built by Burt Rutan. Flight qualifies him as an astronaut, the first "commercial" astronaut. Became a US citizen in 1972. Missions: SpaceShipOne flight 15P, SpaceShipOne flight 16P

Billy Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
William Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grew up in Wisconsin. Early advocate of air power in warfare. Antagonized leaders, was demoted to colonel from general. Title of major general bestowed posthumously. Congressional Gold Medal 1946. Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1966.

Ed Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. LM pilot on Apollo 14 mission to the moon. Sixth person to walk on the moon. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame 1979. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 2008.

Jerrie Mock

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Fredritz
Also Known As:
Geraldine Fredritz Mock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1979. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2008.

Thurman Munson

Real/Birth Name:
Thurman Lee Munson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team New York Yankees. Died in a plane crash. He was pilot. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1980. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1970.

Story Musgrave

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Story Musgrave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six space flights, mission specialist on STS-6 in 1983, STS-51-F and SpaceLab 2 in 1985, STS-33 in 1989 and STS-44 in 1991, the payload commander on STS-61 in 1993, mission specialist on STS-80 in 1996. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. International Space Hall of Fame. Little League Hall of Excellence 1994.

Steven Nagel

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Ray Nagel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Linda Godwin, until he died.
Older than Linda Godwin by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Four shuttle missions. STS-51-G, STS-61-A, STS-37, STS-55

Dwayne Nix

Real/Birth Name:
Dwayne Nix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 17 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Team Texas A&I University. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Javelina Hall of Fame 1979. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor 2016.

Carlos I. Noriega

Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Ismael Noriega
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 15 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-84, STS-97 building the ISS.

Lisa Nowak

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Marie Caputo
Also Known As:
Lisa Marie Nowak
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-121 in July 2006. Arrested for battery, some charges dropped. Discharged from Navy with rank reduced.

Robin Olds

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Oldys Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 30 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ella Raines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Tackle, offense anddefense. Team US Military Academy. Fought both World War II and Vietnam as a fighter pilot. Triple Ace. Final rank Brigadier General. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2001.

Susan Oliver

Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Gerke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot of the Year 1970. Starred in many TV shows in the 60s through the 80s, including Peyton Place, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Days of Our Lives. Movie BUtterfield 8

Ellison S. Onizuka

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mission STS-51-C. On the Challenger shuttle flight mission STS-51-L when it exploded before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Eugene Osment

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Eugene Osment
Also Known As:
Michael Osment
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Secondhand Lions, Home of the Giants, Soccer Mom, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Pay It Forward, Minority Report

Robert Overmyer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Franklyn Overmyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shuttle flight STS-5 as pilot. Shuttle mission STS-51-B, with SpaceLab 3. Died in a plane crash, a light plane he was testing.

Arnold Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. World Golf Hall of Fame 1974. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983.

John Payne

Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Payne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Shirley by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Gloria DeHaven by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street, Springtime in the Rockies, Week-End in Havana, The Razor's Edge, Kansas City Confidential. TV series The Restless Gun. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6687 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tim Peake

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Nigel Peake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot, astronaut. Missions Soyuz TMA-19M, Expedition 46/47. Appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2016 Birthday Honours.

Donald Peterson

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Herod Peterson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot, test pilot. Astronaut. Missions: STS-6. Inaugural flight of Challenger, performed a spacewalk to test the new airlock and space suits.

Alan Poindexter

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Poindexter
Also Known As:
Alan G. Poindexter
Nickname(s):
Dex
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naval officer, aerospace engineer, test pilot and astronaut. Missions STS-122 and STS-131. Died in a personal watercraft accident off Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Pavel Popovich

Real/Birth Name:
Pavel Romanovich Popovich
Also Known As:
Па́вел Рома́нович Попо́вич
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 6 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soviet cosmonaut. Vostok 4

Wiley Post

Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to fly solo around the world. Died in a plane crash in Alaska. He was pilot. Passenger was Will Rogers. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.

Tyrone Power

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.
Also Known As:
Tyrone Power Jr.
Tyrone Power III
Nickname(s):
Ty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annabella, until he died.
Younger than Annabella by 6 years.
first cousin of
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Christian by 9 years.
son of
father of
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Razor's Edge, Witness for the Prosecution, The Eddy Duchin Story, The Mark of Zorro. Marine pilot in World War II. Died of a heart attack. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charles Precourt

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Joseph Precourt
Also Known As:
Charles J. Precourt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mission specialist on STS-55 (1993), pilot on STS-71 (1995), spacecraft commander on STS-84 (1997) and STS-91 (1998), the last Shuttle-Mir docking mission. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2012.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Albert Christian Edward
(House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Duke of York
Prince Andrew
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin of
grand nephew of
grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
second cousin of
great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
second cousin of
uncle of
third cousin of
great great grandson of
great grandson of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin of
uncle of
first cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
great uncle of
great great great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than Prince Charles by 11 years.
first cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex by 4 years.
great uncle of
grand nephew of
uncle of
grand nephew of
great grandson of
great uncle of
first cousin once removed of
son of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
great great grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than Princess Anne by 9 years.
father of
great uncle of
father of
nephew of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
son of
second cousin of
great great great grandson of
ex-husband of
Younger than Sarah, Duchess of York by less than 1 year.
great uncle of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Copilot of helicopters in the Falklands War.

Prince Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Philip Arthur George (House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince of Great Britain and Ireland
Duke of Cornwall
Duke of Rothesay
Earl of Carrick
Earl of Chester
Baron Renfrew
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
nephew of
husband of
Younger than Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall by 1 year.
third cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin of
ex-husband of
Older than Diana, Princess of Wales by 12 years.
grand nephew of
grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
second cousin of
great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
second cousin of
uncle of
third cousin of
great great grandson of
great grandson of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin of
uncle of
first cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
great uncle of
great great great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
grandson of
older brother of
Older than Prince Andrew, Duke of York by 11 years.
first cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex by 15 years.
grandfather of
grand nephew of
father of
grand nephew of
great grandson of
grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
son of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
father of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
great great grandson of
older brother of
Older than Princess Anne by 1 year.
uncle of
grandfather of
uncle of
nephew of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
son of
second cousin of
great great great grandson of
great uncle of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Divorced Princess Diana. Heir to the UK throne. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1980. Albert Medal 1985.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Charles Albert David (house of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Prince Henry of Wales
Prince Harry
Captain Harry Wales
Prince Harry of Wales
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
nephew of
great great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
son of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
grandson of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
nephew of
grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
husband of
Younger than Meghan, Duchess of Sussex by 3 years.
first cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
great great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
great grandson of
nephew of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
nephew of
uncle of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
uncle of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Prince William, Duke of Cambridge by 2 years.
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
great great great grandson of
nephew of
first cousin of
uncle of
first cousin of
grand nephew of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Younger brother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Captain rank in military. Flies a helicopter. Participated in treks to the North and South poles.

Prince William of Gloucester

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Andrew Frederick
Also Known As:
William of Gloucester
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
great grandson of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
great grandson of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
great grandson of
grandson of
nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
third cousin of
grandson of
nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
son of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester by 2 years.
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
third cousin of
great great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Eldest son of Duke of Gloucester. Died in light plane crash. He was pilot.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Real/Birth Name:
William Arthur Philip Louis
(house of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Prince William
Prince William of Wales
Flight Lieutenant William Wales
Cornet William Wales
William Wales
Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus
Nickname(s):
Wills
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
husband of
Younger than Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by less than 1 year.
great great grandson of
nephew of
great great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
son of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
grandson of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
nephew of
grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
great great great great grandson of
great great great grandson of
great grandson of
nephew of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
nephew of
father of
second cousin twice removed of
older brother of
Older than Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex by 2 years.
second cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
father of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
great great great grandson of
nephew of
first cousin of
father of
first cousin of
grand nephew of
great great great grandson of
great great grandson of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great great great great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heir to the throne after his father Prince Charles. A rescue helicopter pilot. Married 29 April, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bickenbacher
Also Known As:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Nickname(s):
Fast Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

No middle name at birth. Changed name during World War I. Hero in World War I with 26 aerial victories. Executive and owner of airlines including Easterm Airlines. Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scripts written for cartoon Ace Drummond. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Medal of Honor 1930. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1965. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Cliff Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Parker Robertson III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dina Merrill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Malone, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, PT 109, Picnic, Gidget, Three Days of the Condor, Days of Wine and Roses, The Hustler, Midway, The Naked and the Dead, Charly for which he won an Oscar. TV series Falcon Crest. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gene Roddenberry

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Majel Barrett, until he died.
Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II. Creator of the TV series Star Trek and its sequels. Creator of TV series Earth: Final Conflict. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Yuri Romanenko

Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Missions: Soyuz 26/27, Soyuz 38, Soyuz TM-2/3

Kent Rominger

Real/Birth Name:
Kent Vernon Rominger
Nickname(s):
Rommel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut, shuttle missions STS-73, STS-80, STS-85, STS-96, STS-100. Chief of the Astronaut Office 2002-2006. Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame 2912. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015.

Stuart Roosa

Real/Birth Name:
Stuart Allen Roosa
Nickname(s):
Stu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Apollo 14 - orbited the moon in the CSM. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Kurt Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Vogel Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Season Hubley by less than 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Former minor league baseball player. Movies Deepwater Horizon, The Fate of the Furious, Executive Decision, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, Escape from New York, Silkwood, The Thing (1982), Backdraft, 3000 Miles to Graceland. Longtime partner of Goldie Hawn. Dodge City Trail of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 May 2017.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Burt Rutan

Real/Birth Name:
Elbert Leander Rutan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Scaled Composites, which created the first non-government craft, SpaceshipOne, to send humans to the edge of space. Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Citizens Medal 1986. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1995.

Mia Sara

Real/Birth Name:
Mia Sarapocciello
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Jason Connery by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Witches of Oz, Legend, Timecop. Is a private plane pilot.

Wally Schirra

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Space missions Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1982. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1986. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1982.

Francis R. Scobee

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Shuttle flight STS-41-C as pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Winston Scott

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Eliott Scott
Also Known As:
Winston E. Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Retired Nay captain. Missions: STS-72, STS-87

Elliot See

Real/Birth Name:
Elliot McKay See Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash with Charles Bassett

Loren Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Loren James Shriver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions STS-51-C, STS-31, STS-46. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2008.

Deke Slayton

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Apollo-Soyuz docking. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1996.

Michael Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded before reaching space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Ted Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Fulton Stevens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II, awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Republican Senator from Alaska, December 24, 1968 - January 3, 2009, longer than any other Republican senator. Convicted of making false statements, conviction reversed due to prosecutorial misconduct. Lost his reelection bid. Died when a plane crashed as he was going on a fishing trip in Alaska. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

James Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
James Maitland Stewart
Also Known As:
Jimmy Stewart
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rear Window, Harvey, Vertigo, Shenandoah, The Shootist, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Cheyenne Autumn, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Anatomy of a Murder, Bell, Book and Candle, The Far Country, Broken Arrow (1950), Destry Rides Again, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Movie It's a Wonderful Life in role as George Bailey. Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Kennedy Center Honors 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2010. Cecil B DeMille Award 1965. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Swigert

Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon and back. After leaving NASA, he was elected to the US Congress, but died of cancer before he was to be sworn in. Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.

Phillip Terry

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Henry Kormann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Crawford by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost Weekend, Born to Kill, To Each His Own

Stephen Thorne

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Douglas Thorne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In training as an astronaut. Died in a private plane crash.

John Travolta

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Travolta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Kelly Preston by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. Movies The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Broken Arrow, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, Pulp Fiction, Be Cool, Carrie, Blow Out, Basic, Hairspray (2007). Flies several jet aircraft. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 June 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Zoey Tur

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Albert Tur
Also Known As:
Hanna Zoey Tur
Bob Tur
Hanna Tur
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Designed a news helicopter. Pilot of one. First to cover a high speed chase from the air. Edward R. Murray Award winner twice. Change in gender revealed in 2014.

James van Hoften

Real/Birth Name:
James Dougal Adrianus van Hoften
Nickname(s):
Ox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and engineer. Missions: STS-41-C|STS-51-I

Terry Virts

Real/Birth Name:
Terry W. Virts Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Colonel in the US Air Force and a NASA astronaut. A military test pilot, Space missions STS-130 as pilot of the shuttle Endeavour, and Soyuz TMA-15M (Expedition 42/43) to the space station. Space walks to install new equipment for future manned craft.

Mike Vogel

Real/Birth Name:
Michael James Vogel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Under the Dome, Miami Medical. Movies The Help, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blue Valentine

Alexandr Volkov

Real/Birth Name:
Alexandr Aleksandrovich Volkov
Also Known As:
Alexander Volkov
Aleksandr Volkov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut, tesst pilot. Commander of the Cosmonaut Team. Missions: Soyuz T-14, Soyuz TM-7, Soyuz TM-13

Patty Wagstaff

Real/Birth Name:
Patty Wagstaff
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aerobatic pilot. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1997. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2004. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997.

Rusty Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Russell William Wallace Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Movie Herbie Fully Loaded. Talladega Walk of Fame 2006. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2010.

Wang Yaping

Real/Birth Name:
Wang Yaping
王亚平
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Mission: Shenzhou 10. According to the official Shenzhou 10 report, Wang Yaping's birth date is stated as January 1980, which is incongruent with that of the Shenzhou 9 report. In the previous report, her birth date was April 1978.

Rodger Ward

Real/Birth Name:
Rodger M. Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice. Auto Racing Hall of Fame. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Mal Whitfield

Real/Birth Name:
Malvin Greston Whitfield
Also Known As:
Mal 'Marvelous Mal' Whitfield
Nickname(s):
Marvelous Mal
Marvelous
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Twice won 800 meters at Olympics. Tuskega Airman. Served in Korean War in the US Air Force. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1954.

Clifton Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Clifton Curtis Williams Jr.
Nickname(s):
C.C.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash due to mechanical failure of an aileron.

Jeff Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Nels Williams
Also Known As:
Jeffrey N. Williams
Jeffrey Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Engineer. Trained as a test pilot then became an astronaut. Missions STS-101, Soyuz TMA-8, Expedition 13, Soyuz TMA-16, Expedition 21/22, Soyuz TMA-20M, Expedition 47/48

Jerry Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ralph Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, defensive back. Teams Washington State University, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. Coach, teams University of Montana, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders. Annis Stukus Trophy 1967. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1979.

Sunita Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Sunita Pandya Krishna
Also Known As:
Sunita Lyn Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 4 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Captain, US Navy. International Space Station Expedition 14, Expedition 15, and Expedition 32/33. Was the longest spaceflight by a woman, 195 days.

Ted Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Teddy Samuel Williams
Also Known As:
Theodore Samuel Williams
Nickname(s):
The Kid
The Splendid Splinter
Teddy Ballgame
The Thumper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named Teddy for president Teddy Roosevelt. Name changed to Theodore on birth certificate later. Book The Science of Hitting. Left field for team Boston Red Sox. Marine Corps pilot during World War II and the Korean War. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1966. IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. San Diego Hall of Champions 1954. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1954.

Treat Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 1941, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper. TV series Everwood. Broadway theatre musical Grease

Barry Wilmore

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Eugene Wilmore
Also Known As:
Barry E. Wilmore
Nickname(s):
Butch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy test pilot and NASA astronaut. Missions STS-129 on the shuttle Atlantis to construct the ISS and Soyuz TMA-14M to the ISS, doing spacewalk tasks.

Orville Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Orville Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Wilbur Wright by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-inventor of the fixed-wing airplane. Albert Medal 1917. Congressional Gold Medal 1909. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1962.

Wilbur Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Orville Wright by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-inventor of the fixed-wing airplane, and first pilot. Died of typhoid fever. Congressional Gold Medal 1909. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1962.

Chuck Yeager

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Word War II fighter pilot. Test pilot. First person to break the sound barrier in the X-1 rocket plane. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990. California Hall of Fame 2009. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. International Space Hall of Fame.

Ed Yost

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Edward Yost
Also Known As:
Paul Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 34 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the modern hot-air balloon, using a propane heater. First person in the United States Ballooning Hall of Fame 2004.

Smokey Yunick

Real/Birth Name:
Smokey Yunick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 16 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Auto mechanic involved in auto racing. A pilot during World War II. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1997.
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