Ken Kesey bio

Birth Name: Kenneth Elton Kesey

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: CO

Date Of Birth: September 17, 1935

Date Of Death: November 10, 2001

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Ken Kesey was born on the 17th of September, 1935. He was popular for being a Novelist. American counterculture author best known for his novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, and Demon Box. He was a key member of the psychedelic literary collective known as the Merry Pranksters.

Ken Kesey was born in CO. He was a champion wrestler in his high school and college days in Oregon; his Olympic dreams were crushed only by a serious shoulder injury. His other youthful hobbies included hypnotism and ventriloquism. He wrote and performed in a musical called Twister: A Ritual Reality.

Ken Kesey was a Virgo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Ken Kesey 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.

Kenneth Elton Kesey 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.


Ken’s Kenneth Elton Kesey attended -1953 and BA Speech and Communications, University of Oregon (1957), Stanford University.


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

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Personal Life

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

Ken Kesey was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Kenneth Elton Kesey
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Ken Kesey 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: Ken Kesey was born in the Year of the Ox. 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: Ken Kesey 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.

Ken Kesey’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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