Didrickson, "Babe"

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Didrickson, "Babe" Gender: F
Didrickson, Mildred Ella
born on 26 June 1911
Place Port Arthur, Texas, 29n54, 93w56
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden/Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°00' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif or s_gemcol.18.gif

Portrait of "Babe" Didrickson 
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"Babe" Didrickson (1947)
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American athlete known as the greatest woman athlete in history, as a golfer, in the hurdle and javelin throw, basketball, baseball, football, pocket billiards and tennis, some boxing and swimming events. She authored "This Life I've Led," published in 1956, the year of her death. She is sometimes referred to as Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Suggs, Louise (born 7 September 1923). Notes: Golf rival


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 ("This Life I've Led")
  • Death by Disease 27 September 1956 (Colon cancer, Age 45)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Starkman quotes the well researched biography by Susan E. Cayleff: "baptismal certificate lists the date as 1911... she was unquestionably born June 26, 1911". The same info in Makenjie Lobby's biograqphy: "baptismal certificate held by her sister Lille lists 1911 as Babe's birth year."

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 04.46.56 CST.

(Formely, Websters Biographical Dictionary and World Book has 26 June 1914. Reader's Digest Encyclopedia gives June 24, 1914. Mark Penfield gave 1914 in Mercury Hour 10/1980 but added that the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce has 1911. Steinbrecher wrote to the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce which replied, "No record." Fowler's gave 1912, spec 5:20:30 AM. Davison also gave 1912 with a spec time of 10:20 AM CST.)


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bowel (Colon)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Sports : Golf
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Greatest athlete)