Joe Foss bio

Birth Name: Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss

Occupation: War Hero

Place Of Birth: South Dakota

Date Of Birth: April 17, 1915

Date Of Death: January 1, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Joe Foss was born on the 17th of April, 1915. He was best known for being a War Hero. Fighter pilot who received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his efforts during the Guadalcanal Campaign. He was also a television personality who hosted ABC television’s The American Sportsman from 1964 to 1967.

Joe Foss was born in South Dakota. He got his first taste of aviation when he visited a local airfield to see Charles Lindbergh, who was on tour with his aircraft. He was the first commissioner of the American Football League as well as the 20th Governor of South Dakota.

Joe Foss was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Joe Foss was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss 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".


Joe’s Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss attended Sioux Falls College, Sioux Fall, South Dakota, University Of South Dakota.


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

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Personal Life

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

Joe Foss was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss
NICKNAME: Smokey Joe, Old Joe, Old Foos, Ace of Aces
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Joe Foss was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Joe Foss was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Joe Foss had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Joe Foss’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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