Updated at February 5, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
Ken Kesey is best known as Novelist who has born on September 17, 1935 in La Junta, CO. Currently, Ken Kesey is 87 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Ken Kesey will celebrate 88th birthday on Sunday, 17th of September 2023. Below the countdown to Ken Kesey upcoming birthday.
American counterculture author best known for his novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, and Demon Box. He was a key member of the psychedelic literary collective known as the Merry Pranksters.
He was a champion wrestler in his high school and college days in Oregon; his Olympic dreams were crushed only by a serious shoulder injury. His other youthful hobbies included hypnotism and ventriloquism.
He wrote and performed in a musical called Twister: A Ritual Reality.
He was born in Colorado to Frederick and Geneva Kesey, and he moved with his family to Oregon when he was eleven years old. He married Norma Faye Haxby in 1956. He had two sons, Jed and Zane, and two daughters, Shannon and Sunshine.
The film adaptation of Kesey's famous work, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, led to an Oscar for actor Jack Nicholson.
Ken Kesey is 87 years old today.
Ken Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in La Junta, CO.
Ken Kesey zodiac sign is Virgo.
Ken Kesey was best known as Novelist.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Ken Kesey's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1976||The Space Shuttle Enterprise is unveiled by NASA.|
|1978||The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.|
|1980||After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.|
|1980||Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.|
|1983||Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.|
|1991||Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.|
|1991||The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.|
|1992||An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin.|
|2001||The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.|
|2006||Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the volcano in at least 10,000 years.|
|2006||An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.|
|2011||Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V earns more than half a billion dollars on its first day of release.|
|2016||Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Manhattan. Thirty-one people are injured in the Manhattan bombing.|
|2018||A Russian reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people on board is brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.|
|1985||The birth of Brendan Oake, Australian rugby league player|
|1985||The birth of Alexander Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player|
|1985||The birth of Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1986||The birth of Ravichandran Ashwin, Indian cricketer|
|1986||The birth of Paolo De Ceglie, Italian footballer|
|1986||The birth of Yussef Suleiman, Syrian footballer (d. 2013)|
|1987||The birth of Paul Huntington, English footballer|
|1989||The birth of Kate Deines, American soccer player|
|1990||The birth of Sean Scannell, English footballer|
|1990||The birth of Pixie Geldof, English model and singer|
|1991||The birth of Ryo Ishikawa, Japanese golfer|
|1991||The birth of Justyna Jegiołka, Polish tennis player|
|1991||The birth of Cameron King, Australian rugby league player|
|1993||The birth of Sofiane Boufal, Moroccan footballer|
|1993||The birth of Alfie Deyes, English vlogger|
|2014||The death of George Hamilton IV, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)|
|2014||The death of Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)|
|2014||The death of Wakachichibu Komei, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1939)|
|2014||The death of Charles Read, Australian air marshal (b. 1918)|
|2014||The death of Peter von Bagh, Finnish historian, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)|
|2014||The death of China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress (b. 1922)|
|2015||The death of Ingrīda Andriņa, Latvian actress (b. 1944)|
|2015||The death of Dettmar Cramer, German footballer and manager (b. 1925)|
|2015||The death of Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster (b. 1927)|
|2015||The death of Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1937)|
|2015||The death of David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1919)|
|2016||The death of Bahman Golbarnezhad, Iranian racing cyclist (b. 1968)|
|2016||The death of Sigge Parling, Swedish footballer (b. 1936)|
|2017||The death of Bobby Heenan, American professional wrestling manager (b. 1944)|
|2019||The death of Cokie Roberts, American journalist and bestselling author (b. 1943)|
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