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Pappy Boyington

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

Jimmy Doolittle

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

John Glenn

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

Daniel Inouye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ken Inouye
Also Known As:
Daniel K. Inouye
Nickname(s):
Dan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Democrat. Senator from Hawaii January 1963 until his death. Lost his right arm in battle in Italy during World War II. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Award was by President Clinton at a later time. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.

Evelyn Johnson

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

Mildred Loving

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Delores Jeter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Relationships:

wife of
Richard Loving, until his earlier death.
Younger than Richard Loving by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

With her husband, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. He was white, she was African-American and Native American descent. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Richard Loving

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Perry Loving
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mildred Loving, until he died.
Older than Mildred Loving by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

With his wife, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial (he was white, she was African-American and Native American descent) married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Died in a car crash, killed by a drunk driver.

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
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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 To Hell and Back. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chesty Puller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Burwell Puller
Nickname(s):
Chesty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Marine officer who was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, receiving the Navy Cross, the Navy's and Marines' second highest decoration, five times (the second and only other person to be so honored.) With five Navy Crosses and a Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second highest decoration, Received the nation's second highest military decoration a total of six times.

Eddie Rickenbacker

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

Jerry Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Clarke Roberts
Also Known As:
Captain Jerry Roberts
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Worked at Bletchley Park in World War II as a codebreaker. Broke secret messages sent by the Germans. Appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours, for services to the work of Bletchley Park and to code breaking.

Ashley Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ashley Copeland
Also Known As:
Ashley Smith Robinson
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 15 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Widow; husband
Daniel McFarland "Mack" Smith
had been stabbed to death years before. Kidnapped by
Brian Nichols
, convinced him to give up. Gave up drugs and became a motivational speaker.

Valentina Tereshkova

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Also Known As:
Valentina Tereschkova
Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́вk
Nickname(s):
Valya
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Andriyan Nikolayev by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

The first woman in space, on Vostok 6. Cosmonaut for the former Soviet Union in 1963. Hero of the Soviet Union medal. International Space Hall of Fame.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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father of
son of
great uncle of
great uncle of
first cousin of
great grandson of
son of
nephew of
younger brother of
Younger than Gertrude Whitney by 2 years.
brother of
uncle of
first cousin of
grandson of
first cousin once removed of
brother of
Older than Reginald Vanderbilt by 2 or 3 years.
grandson of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of

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Brief Facts:

Died when The "Lusitania" was sunk by the Germans 1915 - could not swim. Helped others on lifeboats, gave his life jacket to a young mother with a child. Considered a hero.
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