David Ruffin bio

Birth Name: Davis Eli Ruffin

Occupation: Pop Singer

Place Of Birth: MS

Date Of Birth: January18, 1941

Date Of Death: June 1, 1991

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

David Ruffin was born on the 18th of January, 1941. He was known for being a Pop Singer. Lead vocalist of The Temptations, well known for his performance of “My Girl.” He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his contributions to soul music.

David Ruffin was born in MS. He was in the gospel group The Soul Stirrers early in his career. His first record deal was with Vega Records; he released his first singles in the late 1950s. Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008.

David Ruffin was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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David Ruffin was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Davis Eli Ruffin is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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

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Personal Life

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

David Ruffin was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Davis Eli Ruffin
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN:Capricorn
BIRTH DAY:Saturday
DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: David Ruffin was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: David Ruffin was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: David Ruffin had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

David Ruffin’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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