Richard Whiteley

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Birth Name: John Richard Whiteley

Occupation: Game Show Host

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: December 28, 1943

Date Of Death: June 26, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

Richard Whiteley was born on the 28th of December, 1943. He was famous for being a Game Show Host. A television journalist and presenter who is most known for hosting the popular TV game show Countdown.

Richard Whiteley was born in England. He was raised in Baildon, England and in his younger earlier years he took on a job as a trainee at ITN, before transitioning over to Yorkshire Television in 1968. He was nicknamed “Twice Nightly Whiteley,” due to the fact that he presented Countdown and the Calendar news program on the same night.

Richard Whiteley was a Capricorn and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Richard Whiteley 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.

John Richard Whiteley 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 Whiteley’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 Whiteley’s parents.

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Personal Life

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

Richard Whiteley was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Richard Whiteley
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Whiteley was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Whiteley 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 Whiteley had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Richard Whiteley’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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