Quintuplets, Hannan

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Quintuplets, Hannan Gender: F
Deborah, Janet, Karen, Melissa, Suzanne
born on 20 October 1959 at 12:22 (= 12:22 PM )
Place San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°36' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°43 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°40'


American quintuplets, all girls, born to First Lieutenant Charles G. Hannan, age 29, and Mrs. Cecilia Hannan, age 27.

First quint born 10:22 PM. Second quint; 10:24 PM. Third quint; 10:29 PM. Fourth quint; 10:31 PM. Fifth quint; 10:34 PM. The fourth baby was the strongest and lived 18 hours 9 minutes. Quints are estimated to occur once in 57,000,000 births and rarely all survive.

They were named Deborah Lynn, Janet Lee, Karen Denise, Melissa Jane, and Suzanne Kay. They died within 18 hours. By order of birth, Baby B died at 5:40pm CST, Baby A died at 6:10pm, Baby E died at 9:25pm, and Baby C died at 10pm on 20 october 1959, and Baby D died at 6:40am on 21 October 1959.


  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 October 1959 (Babies B, A, E, C; all less than 10 hours old)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 October 1959 at 06:40 AM in San Antonio (Baby D, less than 18 hours old)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

AFA quotes news 10/1959

Sy Scholfield quotes news reports, "The babies, the 47th recorded quintuplets were born three months prematurely Tuesday within 12 minutes starting at 10:22 a.m. p.s.t. By 8 p.m. [p.s.t.] four were dead" ("Last of Tiny Hannan Quints dies," The Bend Bulletin [Oregon], 21 Oct. 1959, p.1); "San Antonio (Texas), Oct. 21 ... The quins ... were born at three-minute intervals to Mrs. Cecilia Hannan at noon yesterday at Lackland air force base" ("Doctors Lose Fight to Save Quintuplets," The Age, 22 Oct. 1959).

Times of death and "Four of the five toylike girls died within 9 1/2 hours of their birth Tuesday" stated in "Life Was Short For The Hannan Quintuplets," Nevada Daily Mail, 20 Oct. 1959, p. 1.


  • Personal : Birth : Infant mortality (All died)
  • Personal : Birth : Premature
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Quintuplets)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Less than 18 hours)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection