John Howard Griffin

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Birth Name: John Howard Griffin

Occupation: Memoirist

Place Of Birth: Texas

Date Of Birth: June 16, 1920

Date Of Death: September 9, 1980

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

John Howard Griffin was born on the 16th of June, 1920. He was known for being a Memoirist. Texas-born author and journalist of racial justice-themed works. He is best remembered for Black Like Me, a 1960 memoir of his year of posing as an African American man in the American South.

John Howard Griffin was born in Texas. After studying French at the University of Poitiers and medicine at the French Ecole de Medecine, he served in the Pacific theater of World War II as a member of the United States Army Air Corps. His early literary works, published in the 1950s, include The Devil Rides Outside, Land of the High Sky, and Nuni.

John Howard Griffin was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Howard Griffin 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.

John Howard Griffin 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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John Howard Griffin was born in the Year of the Monkey.

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REAL NAME: John Howard Griffin
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: John Howard Griffin was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: John Howard Griffin was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: John Howard Griffin 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.

John Howard Griffin’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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