Michael Whelan

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Birth Name: Joseph Kenneth Shovlin

Occupation: Illustrator

Place Of Birth: California

Date Of Birth: June 29, 1950

Date Of Death: April 13, 1974

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Michael Whelan was born on the 29th of June, 1950. He was popular for being a Illustrator. Artist, illustrator, and winner of 15 Hugo Awards for his science fiction, fantasy, and surrealist artwork. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in June 2009, becoming the first living artist bestowed with the honor.

Michael Whelan was born in California. He was discovered while exhibiting his artwork at the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974. His first professional gig was from Donald A. Wollheim of DAW Books illustrating “The Enchantress of World’s End,” a 1975 novel by Lin Carter . His paintings appeared on the covers of countless books, including some written by the legendary horror writer Stephen King .

Michael Whelan was a Cancer and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Michael Whelan was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

Joseph Kenneth Shovlin 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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Personal Life

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Michael Whelan was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Joseph Kenneth Shovlin
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Michael Whelan was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Michael Whelan was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Michael Whelan had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Michael Whelan’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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