Born Jeane Lydia Pinckert in Medford, Wisconsin, but raised in California,
Dixon was very reluctant to release personal details. She was married
to James Dixon from 1939 until his death, but they apparently had
She is best known for allegedly predicting 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.”
Dixon 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. A devout Roman Catholic, she attributed her
prophetic ability to God.
President Richard Nixon referred to Dixon as "the soothsayer" and
ordered preparations for a terrorist attack she had predicted .
She was also one of several astrologers who gave advice to Nancy
Reagan during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.