Corrigan, Douglas

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Douglas Corrigan
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Corrigan, Douglas Gender: M
born on 22 January 1907 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Galveston TX, USA, 29n18, 94w48
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 01°10' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°01 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°09'


American pilot known as "Wrong Way Corrigan" due to the fact that he flew in the wrong direction and arrived in Ireland on 7/17/1938. He had left Brooklyn headed for California, but flew east instead of west for a 27-hour flight. For his misadventure, he earned about $85,000 in the form of lecture fees, articles and a movie, "The Flying Irishman," 1939. His "accidental" flight made aviation history, but he is the only one who really knows if it was a fantastic feat or a monumental blunder.

Corrigan had a rickety Curtis Robin single-seater that he bought for $325. His 1936 application to fly to Ireland was refused by U.S. authorities because his plane was so decrepit, and he now quips, "They told me to get lost. So I did."

The money from the 1939 movie (in which he played himself) paid him enough to buy an orange grove in Santa Ana, CA, where he lived until his death. After Roy, the youngest of his three sons, died in a plane crash, Douglas eventually gave up flying.

Corrigan died on 12/09/1995, Orange, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 December 1995 (Age 88)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1939 ("The Flying Irishman")
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1939 (Proceeds from movie, lectures and articles)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1939 (Used proceeds to buy orange grove)
  • Social : Great Publicity 17 July 1938 (Accidental arrival in Ireland)
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Source Notes

Wynn quotes him, 10/08. Church of Light quotes Rising Star magazine for 1:54 AM from him, probably rectified


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (Flew in wrong direction)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Orange groves)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Youngest son killed in flying accident)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Farmer/ Rancher (Orange groves)