|NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Female|
Jeane L. Dixon
1312 19th St. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC. Now the Inn at Dupont South.
Dixon, one of the best known astrologers and psychics in the US, wrote a nationally-syndicated column on astrology (published in over 800 newspapers), lectured widely, and published seven books, including Jeane Dixon: My Life and Prophesies (1969, later found to be partially ghost written by Adele Fletcher), Jeane Dixon's Astrological Cookbook (1976), and Horoscopes for Dogs (1979). She also recorded a record album and released a board game with Milton Bradley Company called Jeane Dixon's Game of Destiny (1968).
She is best known for predicting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Parade Magazine in 1956. She was invited to the White House to give predictions to Richard Nixon and Nancy Reagan, and claimed to have given readings twice for Franklin D. Roosevelt as well.
John Allen Paulos, a mathematician at Temple University, coined the term "the Jeane Dixon Effect" to describe the public's tendency to promote a few correct predictions while ignoring a much larger number of incorrect ones. Among the false predictions Dixon made were over the start of WWIII in 1958, and that the Russians would beat the US to be the first to put men on the moon.
Dixon moved to DC during WWII with her second husband, who ran a real estate company. She lived in this Victorian row house until her death.