Charles Lindbergh

Aviator Charles Lindbergh Full Name: Charles Lindbergh
Nationality: American

Profession: Aviator
Why Famous: Emerged from virtual obscurity to win the Orteig Prize for his solo non-stop flight from New York in Paris in 1927. Later famous for the kidnap and murder of his infant son. Suspected of anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi sympathies.

Born: February 4, 1902
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Died: August 26, 1974 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Lymphoma

Married Life

  • 1929-05-27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Historical Events in the Life of Charles Lindbergh

  • 1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)
  • 1927-05-21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • 1927-06-11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1927-06-13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
  • 1927-09-04 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • 1927-09-17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • 1931-11-17 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"
  • 1932-03-01 Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
  • 1932-04-02 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
  • 1932-05-12 Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ
  • 1934-10-08 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son
  • 1941-09-11 Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II
  • 1954-05-03 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

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