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also known as Lydia Emma Pinckert

educator , journalist , Realtor , writer , astrologer

Jeane Dixon was an American writer, lecturer, realtor and columnist.


Dixon was born Lydia Emma Pinckert, one of 10 children born to German Roman Catholic immigrants, Gerhart and Emma Pinckert, in Medford, Wisconsin, but raised in Missouri and California. Dixon's birth date was often reported as 1918, and Dixon would offer this date to reporters, at one point even producing a passport to this effect, but she once testified in a deposition that she was born in 1910.


Jeane Dixon was a founder of Children to Children Inc. since 1964. She was also a president at James L. Dixon & Company, Realtors in Washington. She wrote seven books, including her autobiography, a horoscope book for dogs, and an astrological cookbook. She also worked as an astrologer and became famous for her predictions.

John Allen Paulos, a mathematician at Temple University, coined the term 'the Jeane Dixon effect', which references a tendency to promote a few correct predictions while ignoring a larger number of incorrect predictions.


  • Dixon reportedly predicted the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In the May 13, 1956, issue of Parade Magazine she wrote that the 1960 presidential election would be "dominated by labor and won by a Democrat" who would then go on to"be assassinated or die in office though not necessarily in his first term". She later admitted; "during the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner", and at the time made unequivocal predictions that JFK would fail to win the election.

    Dixon was the author of seven books, including her autobiography, a horoscope book for dogs, and an astrological cookbook. She gained public awareness through the biographical volume, A Gift of Prophecy: The Phenomenal Jeane Dixon, written by syndicated columnist Ruth Montgomery. Published in 1965, the book sold more than 3 million copies.

    President Richard Nixon followed her predictions through his secretary Rose Mary Woods, and met with her in the Oval Office in 1971. The following year, her prediction of terrorist attacks in the United States in the wake of the Munich massacre spurred Nixon to set up a cabinet committee on counterterrorism. She was one of several astrologers who gave advice to Nancy Reagan.


Chairman Christmas Seal campaign, Washington, 1968. Honorary chairperson, hostess Mystic Ball Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1990-1994. President executive advisory council United Cerebral Palsy of Washington and Northern Virginia, 1992.

Member distinguished citizen advisory board, 1994. Member American Society of Composers, National League American Pen. Women, International Platform Association Clubs: International (Washington).


Jeane Dixon married James L. Dixon in 1939.

Gerhart Pinckert - businessman

Emma (von Graffe) Pinckert

James L. Dixon

Erny Pickert