Steinbeck, John IV

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Steinbeck, John IV Gender: M
John Ernst Steinbeck IV
born on 12 June 1946 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°49' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°10 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°12'

John IV Steinbeck (At left, with father John (center), visiting President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office, 16 May 1966)


American journalist and author, also noted as the second child of the Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In 1965, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He worked as a journalist for Armed Forces Radio and TV, and as a war correspondent for the United States Department of Defense.

Steinbeck's Vietnam memoir In Touch was published by Knopf in 1969. He wrote about his experiences with the Vietnamese and GIs. Steinbeck took the vows of a Buddhist monk while living on Phoenix Island in the Mekong Delta, under the tutelage of the politically powerful Coconut Monk, a silent tree-dwelling Buddhist yogi who adopted Steinbeck as a spiritual son. Amid the raging war, Steinbeck stayed in the monk's "peace zone", where the 400 monks who lived on the island hammered howitzer shell casings into bells.

In 1990, Steinbeck was diagnosed with a ruptured disc. He underwent corrective surgery on 7 February 1991 in Encinitas, California and died immediately after the operation. He was 44. In 2001, his posthumous memoir The Other Side of Eden: Life With John Steinbeck was published by Prometheus Books.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Flynn, Sean (born 31 May 1941)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida), 13 June 1946, page 10, born yesterday at Doctor's Hospital in New York City; and Friday 14 June 1946, page 19, "the John Steinbecks welcomed their second son Wednesday morning--Mrs Steinbeck's second Caesarean." A time of 6 AM is speculative.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Birth : Cesarean
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern (Buddhist monk)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist