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Died in a plane or helicopter crash - not a spacecraft crash

Aaliyah

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Died in an airplane crash.

Michael Adams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael James Adams
Nickname(s):
Mike
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: . The first American space mission fatality, according to the United States definition. Reached a peak altitude of 266,000 feet (81 km) then crashed.

Davey Allison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Carl Allison
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
nephew of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Crashed his helicopter at Talladega infield, died the next day.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1996.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

Hobey Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Nickname(s):
Hobey
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.

Charles Bassett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Bassett II
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:

Berry Berenson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Berinthia Berenson
Also Known As:
Berinthia Perkins
Berry Berenson Perkins
Nickname(s):
Berry
Death Date:

Relationships:

wife of
Anthony Perkins, until his earlier death.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Died when the Flight 11 plane crashed into the World Trade Center - she was a passenger.

Sonny Carter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Manley Lanier Carter Jr.
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash.

Vernon Castle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Castle Blythe
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:

Buddy Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Goldberg
Also Known As:
Sam Goldberg
Nickname(s):
The Contented Crooner
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:

Popular singer, often recorded with:Songs:Died in a plane crash October 1, 1949 - plane ran out of fuel or the fuel line clogged, and crashed in Los Angeles trying to land on Beverly Boulevard.
He died an hour later; all others aboard survived.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Roberto Clemente

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
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:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits.
Team:Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973.
Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 1973.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Congressional Gold Medal 1973.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1973.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Babe Ruth Award 1971.

Patsy Cline

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nickname(s):
Ginny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Died in an airplane crash.
Also killed -:Songs:which was written by:Country Music Hall of Fame 1973.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 August 1999.

Bessie Coleman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
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.

Cowboy Copas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Estel Copas
Death Date:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddle and guitar.
Album:Song:Died in the same plane crash that killed:

Jim Croce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Croce
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

John Denver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in plane crash.
Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 October 2014.

Amelia Earhart

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
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.

Steve Fossett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Cordy Freeman
Also Known As:
Theodore C. Freeman
Nickname(s):
Ted

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash.

Yuri Gagarin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Also Known As:
Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин
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 . Died in an airplane crash, a MiG-15 training jet.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Cassie Gaines

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cassie LaRue Gaines
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Steve Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Backup vocals in group:for band:Song:Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Steve Gaines

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Earl Gaines
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Cassie Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band:Song:Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Troy Gentry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Troy Lee Gentry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Duo:Album:Songs:Died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey.
Grand Ole Opry as a member of Montgomery Gentry.

Bill Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wolodia Grajonca
Nickname(s):
Wolfgang
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name after coming to New York after World War II. His mother was killed in Auschwitz. A rock concert producer and promoter.
Movie:Killed in a helicopter crash.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.

David Griggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley David Griggs
Also Known As:
S. David Griggs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew shuttle Discovery, . First unscheduled EVA. Died in a plane crash flying a World War II vintage training aircraft doing stunts.

Hankshaw Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Franklin Hawkins
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Eleven Yards of Personality
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jean Shepard, until he died.
Older than Jean Shepard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Album:Song:Died in the same plane crash that killed:Grand Ole Opry.

Kenneth Hawks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Neil Hawks

Relationships:

brother of
husband of
Mary Astor, until her death.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Movie:Died in a plane crash 1930.

John Heinz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry John Heinz III
Also Known As:
H. John Heinz III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Teresa Heinz Kerry, until he died.
Younger than Teresa Heinz Kerry by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Republican House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977. US senator from Pennsylvania 1977 to his death in 1991. Died in a plane crash.

Patricia Hilliard Robertson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson

Brief Facts:

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

Buddy Holly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with:aka "Big Bopper".
Formed early rock group:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1979.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.

James Horner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Horner
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:Died in a plane crash piloting a single engine craft he owned.

Leslie Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Howard Steiner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:He was shot down by Luftwaffe fighter planes in a flight over the Bay of Biscay. Name changed by deed poll 1920.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6550 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Randy Hughes

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

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

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

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
John Kennedy Jr. - they died the same date, July 16, 1999
Younger than John Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Publicist for:Died in a plane crash with her husband and older sister
Lauren Bessette

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
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
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.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
Nickname(s):
John-John
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.
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.

Nile Kinnick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nile Clarke Kinnick Jr.
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: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.

Alan Kulwicki

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Dennis Kulwicki
Nickname(s):
Special K
Polish Prince
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:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR Winston Cup driver.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2002.
Lowe's Motor Speedway Court of Legends 1993.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1993.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1996.
Bristol Motor Speedway Heroes of Bristol Hall of Fame 1997.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2010.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1999.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2013.

Robert Lawrence

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Plane crash.

Jerry Litton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lon Litton

Brief Facts:

Had just won a primary - died in a plane crash with wife and 2 kids.

Carole Lombard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jane Alice Peters
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Clark Gable, until she died.
Younger than Clark Gable by 7 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than William Powell by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:(1936.) Died in a plane crash.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Rocky Marciano

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Heavyweight. Never defeated. Died in a plane crash.
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1976.
Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Dean Paul Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Dean-Paul Martin
Dino Martin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Older than Dorothy Hamill by 4 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Olivia Hussey by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Ricci Martin by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Tennis pro. Singer with Desi Arnaz IV.
Movie:Died in a plane crash - a National Guard jet.

Larry McDonald

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Patton McDonald
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flight surgeon in the Navy. Democratic US Representative from Georgia 7th district. Killed as a passenger on a Korean Airlines shot down over the Soviet Union.

Thurman Munson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thurman Lee Munson
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:Died in a plane crash. He was pilot.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1980.

Audie Murphy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Audie Leon Murphy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 23 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Wanda Hendrix by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Many medals for heroism in World War II, including the Medal of Honor.
Movie:Died in a private plane crash.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1996.
French Legion of Honor.
Texas Trail of Fame 2004.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Rick Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Ricky Nelson
Nickname(s):
Ricky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Harmon by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Grady Nutt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Grady Lee Nutt
Also Known As:
Rev. Grady Nutt
Nickname(s):
The Prime Minister of Television
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Baptist minister.
Died in a plane crash at Vineland, Alabama.

Robert Overmyer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Franklyn Overmyer
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 as pilot. Shuttle mission , with . Died in a plane crash, a light plane he was testing.

Wiley Post

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
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:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.

Prince William of Gloucester

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Andrew Frederick
Also Known As:
William of Gloucester
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:

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
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
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice 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
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 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
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice 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
first cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

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

Otis Redding

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song:Recorded the song:3 days before he died in an airplane crash.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Jim Reeves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Reeves
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jim

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:which was written by:Died in a plane crash.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1967.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Walter Reuther

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Philip Reuther

Brief Facts:

Labor leader (UAW.) died 1970 in a plane crash.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1990.

Lance Reventlow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Count Lance von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow

Relationships:

son of
first cousin once removed of
grand nephew of
grandson of
great grandson of
grandson of
ex-husband of
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Heir, playboy. Died in a plane crash 1972.

Randy Rhoads

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall William Rhoads
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Co-founder of band:Played with:Died in a private plane crash in Florida when the pilot buzzed too close to the tour bus and clipped it.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2004.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

JP Richardson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
Also Known As:
J.P. Richardson
J. P. Richardson
Jay P. Richardson
Nickname(s):
Big Bopper
The Big Bopper
Jape
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Died in a plane crash with:Composed for others sons:Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame 1997.
Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2008.

Jenni Rivera

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Janney Rivera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Album:Died in a plane crash in Mexico.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at MGM Hotel; ceremony: 1 July 2011.

Knute Rockne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for team:Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years.
Subject of movie:with:as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955.

Will Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then talkies.
Movie:Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills.
Died in a plane crash in Alaska with:Theater Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 1997.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Elliot See

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elliot McKay See Jr.
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:

Natalie Sinatra

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Natalie Garaventi
Also Known As:
Dolly Sinatra
Nickname(s):
Dolly

Relationships:

wife of
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash. Active in Democratic politics.

Samantha Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Samantha Reed Smith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
13
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ten years old, wrote to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov asking why he wanted nuclear war. The Soviet Union issued a stamp in her honor. Died in a plane crash. Called a "Goodwill Ambassador."

Payne Stewart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Payne Stewart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer. Wore classic style golf clothing. Died when his private jet apparently lost cabin pressure and later crashed.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
World Golf Hall of Fame 2001.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Stephen Thorne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Douglas Thorne
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

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

Michael Todd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Avrom Hirsh Goldbogen
Also Known As:
Mike Todd
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
1
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elizabeth Taylor, until he died.
Younger than Elizabeth Taylor by 24 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Blondell by 50 years.

Brief Facts:

Film and theatre producer. Started the businesses which created the Cinerama and the Todd-AO processes. Died in a plane crash.

Ritchie Valens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Steven Valenzuela
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Died in a plane crash with:(aka "Big Bopper").
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1997.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 May 1990.

Ronnie Van Zant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wayne Van Zant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Song:Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi in a forest.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Band:Died in a helicopter crash, Songs:Ranked #7 in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Blues Hall of Fame 2000.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Beryl Wallace

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beryl Heischuber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
39 or 40
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Died in a plane crash at Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. Boyfriend
Earl Carroll
also killed.

Clifton Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clifton Curtis Williams Jr.

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash.
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