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Melvin Belli Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: July 29, 1907
Birth Time: 8 a.m.
Birth City: Sonora, California, United States
Degree : 5º21'40.17"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 13º22'3.38"
Moon Sign
Uttara Bhadrapada
Pada : 4
Degree : 17º46'2.96"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Monday
Date July 29, 1907
Time 8 a.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Sonora, California, United States
Geo-location 37ºN59'2.72", 120ºW22'55.7"
Timezone America/Los_Angeles

Residence Details

City Sonora, California, United States
Timezone America/Los_Angeles

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º33'1.2"


Birth Time (America/Los_Angeles) Jul. 29, 1907, 08:00:00 AM
Birth Time (UTC) Jul. 29, 1907, 04:00:00 PM
Birth Time (LMT) Jul. 29, 1907, 07:58:28 AM
Birth Time (Julian) 2417786.166667
LMT Correction (in Hrs) -8.0256

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 37ºN59'2.72" Lon: 120ºW22'55.7"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Book Collection | Occult/ Misc. Collection Famous | Newsmaker


Body | Voice/Speech Mind | I.Q. high/ Mensa level Personality | Charismatic Personality | Unique


Financial | Gain - Financial success in field Financial | Loss - Financial crisis Social Life | Animals, pets


Law | Attorney Writers | Autobiographer Writers | Textbook/ Non-fiction


Childhood | Only child Parenting | Kids more than 3 Relationship | Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs Relationship | Number of Marriages Relationship | Stress - Domestic violence


Major Diseases | Cancer Major Diseases | Pneumonia Major Diseases | Stroke


Death | Long life more than 80 yrs


Criminal Victim | Lawsuit sued

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

American attorney from 1933, noted for being colorful and compelling in the courtroom. A flamboyant legal legend, he relished courtroom confrontations and won over $300 million for his clients, pioneering the jury-winning technique of dramatically demonstrating evidence during trial. He first devised his presentation of graphic evidence while defending Ernie Smith, a San Quentin inmate accused of murdering another prisoner. Smith claimed that the other man had pulled a knife on him and the prosecution declared that knives were not allowed in prison. To prove his point, Belli not only presented evidence of a box full of confiscated knives, but when delivering the box for display to the jury, "tripped" and fell, spilling knives all over the floor. The shocked jury acquitted Smith. Such timing of dramatic evidence produced the kind of result "when you can hear the angels sing and the cash registers ring," said Belli. As one of the top litigators, he and his many celebrity clients were well covered by the media, clients who ranged from Errol Flynn and Mae West to Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. In his 1976 autobiography, "My Life on Trial," he wrote that he always knew, even as a child, that he would be a lawyer one day. The only child of a banker, he moved to Stockton with his family as a kid. He found his oratorical voice in high school, finding that public speaking was intoxicating to himself and enchanting to his classmates. He attended Berkeley, graduating in 1929. After working his way to Europe on a freighter, he got a job as a blackboard marker in a San Francisco brokerage, and sailed to the Orient as a seaman with Dollar Steamship Lines. In the fall of 1930, Belli enrolled in UC's Boalt Hall and graduated 13th in his law class. He found work during the Depression as an undercover investigator for the federal National Recovery Administration, developing his sympathy for the underdog and the outcast. Craving both publicity and paying clients, the new lawyer with the exhibitionist flair staged his first news conference in 1936. He told reporters that he had just persuaded British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to make a phone call, on behalf of his client. In both his criminal and civil cases, Belli turned the courtroom in theater, complete with props, costumes and high drama. He himself dressed with sartorial elegance in tailored Western cut gray suits lined in red silk with a red silk handkerchief and black calf-high snake skin boots. In his heyday, he was a master of timing and elocution. His voice was velvet or thunder, a symphony or a snare drum and it was said that he could charm cobras out of their baskets. His opulent San Francisco office was said to resemble a Gold Rush whorehouse. He cherished, adored, revered and celebrated every victory. Worldwide recognition first touched him when he defended Jack Ruby, who had fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald on national TV in 1963. In trial after trial, he relied on a legal precedent he first established in a 1944 victory over Coca-Cola. The principle of absolute liability, in which manufacturers are automatically liable for injury caused by their product, set the stage for later consumer protection litigation. Belli loved all things bright and beautiful, kinky and flawed, good wines, great tables, wide travels and beautiful women. He savored his Rolls Royce, his yacht and spacious homes, and most of all, he loved the law. The author of 62 books including the six-volume "Modern Trials," he had a successful sub-career on the lecture circuit. Belli married his sixth wife, the much-younger Nancy Ho on 3/29/1996; he had five kids from prior marriages. His first wife was Betty Ballatine in 1933. Their divorce after 18 years was so bitter that she had the surnames of their four kids changed to her maiden name and never spoke to Belli again. His second wife was magazine photographer Toni Nichols, whom he married six months after his divorce. Two years later, their separation left her with a black eye. Third was airline attendant Joy Turney in 1956 for ten years, the mother of his son Caesar Melvin. His fourth marriage was in Japan in a traditional Shinto ceremony to San Francisco society hostess Pat Montandon, annulled 34 days later. Fifth was 23-year-old art student Lia Triff in 1972, when he was 65. That marriage, which produced one daughter, Melia, ended after 16 years in another scandal-wracked divorce. He accused her of outrageous affairs and she accused him of abusing her and trying to have her shot. Toward the end of his life he was enmeshed in legal battles himself with former partners, facing an array of malpractice suits and owning a mountain of debts, including hundreds of thousands in back taxes. Accused of senility and inattention to his business, he lost a $3.8 million judgment in 1985. He was accused of caring more for publicity than his clients, and of being ill-prepared on his cases. In 1992, he and his partners disagreed so violently over the direction of the firm that it resulted in suits and counter suits. The firm dissolved the following year. Belli had pancreatic cancer and an incapacitating stroke in early July. He had pneumonia when he died on 7/09/1996 at his San Francisco home. Link to Wikipedia biography

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

New Career

Jan. 1, 1933

Work : New Career 1933 (Started law practice)


Gain Social Status

Jan. 1, 1936

Work : Gain social status 1936 (First large news conference)



Jan. 1, 1976

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (Autobiography)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Significant Money Loss

Jan. 1, 1985

Financial : Lose significant money 1985 (Lost $3.8 million in law suit)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 1, 1933

Relationship : Marriage 1933 (First wife Betty Ballatine)



Jan. 1, 1956

Relationship : Marriage 1956 (Third wife Joy Turney)



Jan. 1, 1972

Relationship : Marriage 1972 (Fifth wife Lia Triff)



March 29, 1996

Relationship : Marriage 29 March 1996 (Sixth wife, Nancy Ho) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Degree Completion

Jan. 1, 1929

Social : End a program of study 1929 (Graduated from Berkeley)


Great Publicity

Jan. 1, 1963

Social : Great Publicity 1963 (Defended Jack Ruby)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Violent Trauma

July 1, 1996

Health : Violent trauma July 1996 (Stroke) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


July 1, 1996

Death by Disease 9 July 1996 (Pneumonia, stroke, pancreatic cancer, age 88) .

Related Kundali List of related Kundali with this Kundali

Pat Montandon

Spouse Relationship With Montandon, Pat (Born 26 December 1928). Notes: Bitter

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