Payne, Donald

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Payne, Donald Gender: M
Donald Rollie Payne
born on 23 January 1936 at 17:16 (= 5:16 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°48' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°21 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°30'


American physician, a fashionable Washington, DC obstetrician who delivered the last two of Ethel Kennedy's kids.

He had been married to newscaster Jessica Savitch for five months when he committed suicide on August 1, 1981 by hanging himself with the dog's leash in the couple's posh townhouse.


  • spouse relationship with Savitch, Jessica (born 1 February 1947). Notes: Bitter


  • Relationship : Marriage 21 March 1981 in Washington (Jessica Savitch)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Suicide 1 August 1981 in Washington (Age 45)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gar Osten quotes Jessica Savitch in AFA DX. The original entry gave January 29, 1936 but this is most likely a typo. Thanks to a tip from Jim Gorham, PT consulted the Texas birth index in October 2009; the index gives his birth as January 23, 1936.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Jessica Savitch)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Hanged himself)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Obstetrition)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection