Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn bio

Birth Name: Howard Zinn

Occupation: Historian

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: August 24, 1922

Date Of Death: January 27, 2010

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Howard Zinn was born on the 24th of August, 1922. He was known for being a Historian. Perhaps most famous for his bestselling work A People’s History of the United States (1980), this writer, historian, activist, and professor also penned several historically-themed plays, including Emma (1976) and Marx in Soho (1999).

Howard Zinn was born in New York. After fighting in World War II as a bombadier with the U.S. Army Air Forces, he studied at New York University under the GI Bill and went on to earn a doctorate in history from Columbia University. Following teaching assignments at Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia), the University of Bologna, and the University of Paris, he became a popular political science and civil liberties professor at Boston University.

Howard Zinn was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Howard Zinn was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Howard Zinn 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".


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

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Personal Life

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Howard Zinn was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Howard Zinn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Howard Zinn was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Howard Zinn was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Howard Zinn had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Howard Zinn’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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