Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman bio

Birth Name: Anthony Grove Hillerman

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: OK

Date Of Birth: May 27, 1925

Date Of Death: October 26, 2008

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Tony Hillerman was born on the 27th of May, 1925. He was known for being a Novelist. An American writer of detective novels with southwestern settings, he most famously penned the Leaphorn and Chee books, which follow the adventures of the Navajo Tribal Police. His most famous titles include The Blessing Way, People of Darkness, and Hunting Badger.

Tony Hillerman was born in OK. Before becoming a novelist, he taught journalism for over twenty years at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He earned the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Silver Star for his service in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II.

Tony Hillerman was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Tony Hillerman was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Anthony Grove Hillerman 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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Tony Hillerman’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Tony Hillerman’s parents.

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Personal Life

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

Tony Hillerman was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Anthony Grove Hillerman
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Tony Hillerman 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: Tony Hillerman was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Tony Hillerman 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.

Tony Hillerman’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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