Sonny Liston bio

Birth Name: Charles Liston

Occupation: Boxer

Place Of Birth: AR

Date Of Birth: May8, 1932

Date Of Death: December 30, 1970

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Sonny Liston was born on the 8th of May, 1932. He was famous for being a Boxer. Former World Heavyweight Champion who learned to fight while in jail. He compiled a career record of 50-4, competing against such boxing legends as Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson .

Sonny Liston was born in AR. He sold pecans from his brother-in-law’s tree in order to reunite with his mother and his siblings. He was convicted of robbery and larceny.

Sonny Liston was a Taurus and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Sonny Liston 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.

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

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Sonny Liston was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Charles Liston
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
DEATH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Sonny Liston was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Sonny Liston was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Sonny Liston had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Sonny Liston’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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