Gene Upshaw

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Birth Name: Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr.

Occupation: Football Player

Place Of Birth: TX

Date Of Birth: August 15, 1945

Date Of Death: August 20, 2008

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Gene Upshaw was born on the 15th of August, 1945. He was popular for being a Football Player. Hall of Fame offensive guard for the Oakland Raiders from 1967 until 1981. He is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s all-time greatest linemen.

Gene Upshaw was born in TX. He joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity while attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which was known at the time as Texas A&I University. He played in the Super Bowl in three different decades–1967, 1976, and 1980.

Gene Upshaw was a Leo and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Gene Upshaw 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.

Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Gene’s Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. attended Texas A&M-Kingsville.


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

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Personal Life

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

Gene Upshaw was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr.
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Gene Upshaw was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Gene Upshaw was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Gene Upshaw had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Gene Upshaw’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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