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Rene Auberjonois

Real/Birth Name:
René Murat Auberjonois
Also Known As:
René Auberjonois
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Benson, Boston Legal. Movies King Kong (1976), The Patriot. Broadway musical plays Coco, Big River, The Good Doctor, Twelfth Night. Theater Hall of Fame 2018.

Juice Wrld

Real/Birth Name:
Jarad Anthony Higgins
Also Known As:
Juice WRLD
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams

Caroll Spinney

Real/Birth Name:
Caroll Edwin Spinney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 18 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puppeteer, in roles of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch on TV series Sesame Street. Movies The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Big Bird in China, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, 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. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1968. United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 2004.

Space Missions:

Mercury-Atlas 6 (1962)
Call sign: Friendship 7. 3 orbits. First American in orbit. Retropack retained during re-entry. Recovered by destroyer USS Noa.
STS-95
Shuttle Discovery, launched October 29, 1998

Duration: 8d 21h.

Stephanie Moseley

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Elyse Moseley
Gender:
Female
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Earl Hayes - they died the same date, December 8, 2014

Brief Facts:

Movies The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mirror Mirror, Sparkle, Idlewild, Catwoman, TV series Hellcats, Hit the Floor. Killed by her husband. Age 30.

Earl Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Warren Hayes
Also Known As:
Robert Earl Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
34 or 35
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Exonerated, Rock the Paint. Murdered his wife then committed suicide by gunshot. Age 34.

Robert Prosky

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Porzuczek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mrs. Doubtfire, The Chamber, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Christine, The Heist, Thief, The Natural, Broadcast News. TV series Hill Street Blues. Broadway play A Walk in the Woods with a Tony nomination.

Donald Burton

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Graham Burton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Carroll Baker, until he died.
Younger than Carroll Baker by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Broadway play The Merchant of Venice. Film Hudson Hawk. TV series Warship, Upstairs, Downstairs

Dimebag Darrell

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lance Abbott
Also Known As:
Dimebag
Diamond Darrell
Nickname(s):
Dime
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:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Vinnie Paul by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Glam/thrash metal group Pantera. Album Cowboys from Hell. Group Damageplan. Shot and killed while on stage December 8, 2004. Guitar Center RockWalk 2007.

Lewis Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Maitland Allen Jr.
Also Known As:
Lewis M. Allen
Lewis Maitland Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jay Presson Allen, until he died.
Younger than Jay Presson Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway producer, plays Tru, A Few Good Men and Broadway musical Annie. Movies Lord of the Flies, Miss Firecracker

George Young (football Exec)

Real/Birth Name:
George Bernard Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Assistant coach, team Baltimore Colts. General manager team New York Giants. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2002. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2003. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020.

Peg Leg Bates

Real/Birth Name:
Clayton Bates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
91 or 92
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer with a wooden peg leg. Operated Peg Leg Bates Country Club in the Catskills Mountains of New York.

Forrest Petersen

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Silas Petersen
Also Known As:
Forrest S. Petersen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Flew the X-15.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Hollywood Fats

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Leonard Mann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Died of a heroin overdose.

Slim Pickens

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Burton Lindley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Easy Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Blazing Saddles, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Honeysuckle Rose. TV series Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won, Custer, Wide Country, Outlaws. Hall of Great Western Performers 1982. Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2005.

Marty Robbins

Real/Birth Name:
Martin David Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs El Paso, A White Sport Coat. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Grand Ole Opry. Texas Trail of Fame 2019.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Lennon

Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Robert H. 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:

US Air Force Major, test pilot, the first African-American astronaut. PhD in chemistry. Selected by the USAF as an astronaut in the Air Force's secreet Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, the first black astronaut. Died in a crash of the jet he was in, training a pilot. MOL was later cancelled, never deployed.

Tris Speaker

Real/Birth Name:
Tristram E. Speaker
Nickname(s):
The Grey Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Gladys George

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Clare Evans
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Maltese Falcon, The Best Years of Our Lives, Flamingo Road, Madame X, Marie Antoinette, The Way of All Flesh. Broadway play Personal Appearance

Deacon Jones (baseball Tigers)

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Elmer Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 12 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three seasons (1916-1918) team Detroit Tigers as a pitcher, outfielder in last season.

William H. Vanderbilt

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Vanderbilt
Nickname(s):
Billy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Remembered for his remark, "The public be damned," when asked by a reporter whether railroads should be run for the public benefit. Gave to YMCA and the Metropolitan Opera and Vanderbilt University.
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