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DeadBorn: 3/14/1934 in Bellwood, Illinois, USA
Cause of death: after a brief illness
Full name: Eugene Andrew Cernan
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; flew on the Gemini 9 mission in 1966; flew on the Apollo 10 mission (as lunar module pilot) in 1969; as commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, was one of the last two of twelve men to walk on the moon.
Quotation: "We leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.