John Updike

John Updike bio

Birth Name: John Hoyer Updike

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Reading

Date Of Birth: March 18, 1932

Date Of Death: January 27, 2009

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

John Updike was born on the 18th of March, 1932. He was popular for being a Novelist. Acclaimed American novelist, short story writer, poet, and critic who wrote the acclaimed Rabbit Angstrom series, which consists of “Rabbit, Run,” “Rabbit Redux,” “Rabbit Is Rich,” and “Rabbit At Rest.” He was the recipient of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

John Updike was born in Reading. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in English, he decided to study graphic design and become a cartoonist. He began his literary career as a staff writer for The New Yorker. His eight poetry collections include “The Carpentered Hen” and “Endpoint.”

John Updike was a Pisces and was born in the Silent Generation.

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John Updike 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.

John Hoyer Updike 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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Personal Life

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John Updike was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Hoyer Updike
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: John Updike was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: John Updike 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 Updike had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

John Updike’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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