Glenn, John

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Glenn, John Gender: M
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
born on 18 July 1921 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Cambridge, Ohio, 40n02, 81w35
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°39' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°01'

John Glenn


American astronaut, one of the original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit the earth on 20 February 1962.

On his 4-hour 55-minute flight, he hurtled through space at an astonishing speed of 17,500 mph. The spacecraft's splashdown near Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas set off a national celebration centered around the red-haired, 40-year-old Marine pilot. President John Kennedy flew to Cape Canaveral to congratulate him, a joint session of Congress cheered him and some four million people lined Manhattan streets and showered him and wife Annie with ticker tape.

The son of a plumber with an normal upbringing and youth, Glenn's life never returned to normal after his amazing experience. His popularity helped propel him to the Senate in 1974, where he served four terms, focusing on education, cutting government waste and controlling the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. He announced on 21 February 1997 that he would not, at 75, seek a fifth term.

On paper, he seemed a man of encompassing vision, not tied to traditional lobbies and dogma. In reality, he tended to be narrowly focused on details. He also had some political troubles: dull speeches, a $3 million debt from his bid for the 1985 Democratic Presidential nomination that was not settled for a decade and an accusation that he used his clout to aid S&L mogul Charles Keating.

He and Annie Castor Glenn had a rock-solid marriage from 1943.

At 77, Glenn still felt the pull of deep space, taking on another dangerous mission. On the morning of 29 October 1998, he was aboard the space shuttle Discovery, testing how space flights affect the cardiovascular system of older people inasmuch as the changes that occur in the human body in space are remarkably similar to what happens to people in old age. After being a spokesman for the Mercury Program, he was now a representative of the Senior generation. The space mission blast-off was on 29 October 1998, 2:19 PM, Orlando, FL. On 7 November 1998, 9:04 AM PST, Glenn returned from his journey of nearly four million miles after the space shuttle Discovery touched down at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Glenn and his wife were in a car accident on 5 August 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, and hospitalized overnight. Glenn sustained a minor fracture in his sternum and his wife was bruised.

In June 2014, Glenn underwent a successful heart valve replacement surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

He died on the afternoon of 8 December 2016 at Columbus, Ohio, aged 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Grissom, Gus (born 3 April 1926)
  • associate relationship with Shepard, Alan (born 18 November 1923)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Aldrin, Buzz (born 20 January 1930)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Armstrong, Neil (born 5 August 1930)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Slayton, Deke (born 1 March 1924)
  • role played of/by Harris, Ed (born 28 November 1950). Notes: Harris played Glenn in 1983 film, "The Right Stuff"


  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Annie Castor)
  • Social : Joined group 1943 (Enlisted in Marine Corps)
  • Social : Joined group 1958 (Original seven astronauts, NASA)
  • Work : Great Achievement 20 February 1962 (First to orbit the earth)
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  • Work : Retired 1965 (Retired from Marine Corp)
  • Work : New Career 1974 (U.S. Senate)
  • Work : Lose social status 1984 (Unsuccessfull in Pres. nomination)
  • Work : Retired 21 February 1997 (Announced that he would not run again)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 29 October 1998 (Space mission at age 77)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 5 August 2006 (Car accident; fracture in sternum)
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  • Health : Medical procedure June 2014 (Heart valve replacement surgery)
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Source Notes

Contemporary Sidereal Horoscopes, which gives CDT as does the Research Dept of AA 8/1972. American Atlas gives EDT. David Dozier checked the sources in Ohio, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Guernsey County Library and the Hon. Robert P. Scott, all of Cambridge. All gave EST for the time of Glenn's birth.

(Gauquelin Book of American Charts gave 3:00 PM EDT.) (Penfield Collection quoted Glenn's mother for 4:30 PM EST, not confirmed.)


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1943)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WW II and Korea)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Marines)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senate for four terms)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (One of the original seven)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Six Distinguished Flying Crosses)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Astronaut; one of first seven)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book