Hunter S. Thompson bio

Birth Name: Hunter S. Thompson

Occupation: Journalist

Place Of Birth: Louisville

Date Of Birth: July 18, 1937

Date Of Death: February 20, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Hunter S. Thompson was born on the 18th of July, 1937. He was known for being a Journalist. Founder of the Gonzo journalist movement whose legacy includes Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He became a counter culture icon for his drug use, patriotism, and resounding literary voice.

Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville. He got into a lot of trouble in high school and was sent to jail after abetting a robbery. He grew up reading Jack Kerouac and the Beats. Fellow writer and former friend Oscar Zeta Acosta inspired the character Dr. Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Hunter S. Thompson was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Hunter S. Thompson was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

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

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Personal Life

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

Hunter S. Thompson was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Hunter S. Thompson
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: Hunter S. Thompson was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Hunter S. Thompson was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Hunter S. Thompson had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Hunter S. Thompson’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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