Richard Smalley

Richard Smalley bio

Birth Name: Richard Smalley

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: Texas

Date Of Birth: June 6, 1943

Date Of Death: October 28, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Richard Smalley was born on the 6th of June, 1943. He was famous for being a Physicist. Physicist and astronomer who is considered the father of nanotechnology. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of fullerenes.

Richard Smalley was born in Texas. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1973, after getting his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1965. He believed in Old Earth creationism, a view which ran counter to what many other scientists believed.

Richard Smalley was a Gemini and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Richard Smalley was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

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

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Richard Smalley was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME: Richard Smalley
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation



Zodiac Sign: Richard Smalley 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: Richard Smalley was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Richard Smalley 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.

Richard Smalley’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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