Alfred Hershey bio

Birth Name: Alfred Day Hershey

Occupation: Physiologist

Place Of Birth: Michigan

Date Of Birth: December4, 1908

Date Of Death: May 22, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Alfred Hershey was born on the 4th of December, 1908. He was famous for being a Physiologist. Bacteriologist who shared the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for making discoveries on the replication of viruses and their genetic structure. He also conducted the Hershey-Chase experiment where he proved that DNA and not protein was the material of life.

Alfred Hershey was born in Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and Washington University. He became the director of the Carnegie Institution in 1962.

Alfred Hershey was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Alfred Day Hershey is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Alfred’s Alfred Day Hershey attended Michigan State University.


Alfred Hershey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Alfred Hershey’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Alfred Hershey kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

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Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Alfred Day Hershey
NICKNAME:Alfred Day Hershey, Alfred Hershey
BIRTH SIGN:Sagittarius
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Alfred Hershey was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Alfred Hershey was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Alfred Hershey had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Alfred Hershey’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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