Twins, Tilton

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Twins, Tilton Gender: Mix
Heather Jean, Todd Macdonald II
born on 24 March 1983 at 10:53 (= 10:53 AM )
Place Manhasset, New York, 40n48, 73w42
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°26' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°19 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°13'


American twins noted as the first IVF or "test tube" twins born in the USA. Born one minute apart, with Heather Jean (female) coming at 10:53 and Todd Macdonald II (male) born at 10:54 AM, they were delivered by caesarean section at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. They were the family's first set to be conceived in vitro after mother Nancy had four of her own fertilized eggs re-implanted in her uterus at Eastern Virginia Medical School in July 1982.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from a newspaper article: “First American 'Test Tube' Twins Are Born on L.I.” by Lindsey Gruson, New York Times, 25 March 1983. p. B3.

Same data from L. Pearce in MH, 10/1983.

The New York Times, 25 March 1983, Section B p.3 reports that Nancy Tilton from Sea Cliff, Long Island gave birth to the first test-tube twins in the US. The oldest was Heather Jean, born at 10:53AM and her younger brother Todd Macdonald II was born a minute later, and who weighed 7lbs 1.5oz (3.2kg).


  • Personal : Birth : Cesarean
  • Personal : Birth : Test tube baby (Twins)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twins, boy and girl)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First IVF twins born in USA)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (First IVF twins born in USA)