James Hunt

James Hunt bio

Birth Name: James Simon Wallis Hunt

Occupation: Race Car Driver

Place Of Birth: London

Date Of Birth: August 29, 1947

Date Of Death: June 15, 1993

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

James Hunt was born on the 29th of August, 1947. He was known for being a Race Car Driver. British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. He later became media commentator.

James Hunt was born in London. He was intent on being a doctor before being taken to an auto race by his friend. Fans called him ‘Hunt the Shunt’ because of his crazy antics on the racetrack.

James Hunt was a Virgo and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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James Hunt 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.

James Simon Wallis Hunt 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.


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

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Pascal Wehrlein

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Personal Life

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

James Hunt was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Simon Wallis Hunt
NICKNAME: Hunt “The Shunt”
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: James Hunt 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: James Hunt was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: James Hunt 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.

James Hunt’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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