Historical tests

Here is a list of the statistical tests done on astrology, possibly incomplete.
The purpose is to cover 1955 - 1996 (Gauquelin, skeptics, Ertel and Müller).
Abbreviations :
AFD Astro-Forschungs-Daten, 5 booklets, data auto-published by Arno Müller
APP Astro Psychological Problems, review, Françoise Schneider-Gauquelin, 1982 - 1995.
HA Des hommes et des Astres, book, Michel Gauquelin, 1960
JSE Journal of Scientific Exploration, review
LERRCP Laboratoire d'Étude des Relations entre Rythmes Cosmiques et Psychophysiologiques
Structure used by the Gauquelins to publish their work. 1970 - 1984
TME The Tenacious Mars Effect, book, Suitbert Ertel and Kenneth Irving, 1996
Column names :
N : sample size.
G5 : Integration to Gauquelin5 program.
Date Title Author N G5 Details
1955 L'influence des astres M Gauquelin 5 824 Gauquelin 1955
  • 576 membres associés et correspondants de l'académie de médecine, A2
  • 508 autres médecins notables, A2
  • 570 sportifs, A1
  • 676 militaires, A3
  • 906 peintres, A4
  • 361 peintres mineurs - TODO find electronic data - scans available
  • 500 acteurs, A5
  • 494 députés, A5
  • 349 membres, associés et correspondants de l'académie des sciences, A2
  • 884 prêtres - TODO find electronic data - could be present in Ertel 1987 eminence tests on painters - scans available.
Publication :
  • "L'influence des astres", 1955 book, Michel Gauquelin
1960 Foreign replications M Gauquelin Gauquelin
Serie A
New data from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland.

Publication :
  • "Les Hommes et les Astres", 1960 book, Michel Gauquelin
  • LERRCP Serie A

Exact original groups NOT RESTORABLE because mixed with other data in LERRCP Serie A.

For sportsmen (citation Ertel) : Gauquelin analyzed a sample of 915 non-French European athletes in his HA (1960) study. The data, however, were included only in the A 1 collection (1970).
Between 1960 and 1970, casual data gathering for European athletes continued (N = 274).
Subsample No. 2 increased in size to N = 1189
1966
1970 ?
Heredity experiments M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin
24 948 Out of g5 scope (non-nominative data).
1976 Belgian skeptic test on sport champions Comité Para 535 TODO
Data available
1976 Character traits M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin
52 309 Out of g5 scope (non-nominative data).
1976 Replication of heredity effect M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin
18 298 Out of g5 scope (non-nominative data).
1977 Zelen test M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin
16 756 Out of g5 scope (non-nominative data).
1979 US skeptics test on sport champions CSICOP 408 CSICOP 408 athletes
1979 European replication on sport champions M Gauquelin 432 423 Gauquelin D6 432 famous and 423 less famous.
Exact Gauquelin group possibly not restorable because data were published mixed with other data.
TODO : see if the 423 less famous are present in Cura files.
Publication :
  • The mars effect and sport champions : a new replication on 432 famous europeans with their birth and mars data ; LERRCP D6
Citations :
  • Patrick Curry "Research on the mars effect", Zetetic Scholar 1982, p 45
1982 American replications M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin ?
1 401 Gauquelin D10 Contains 351 athletes.
Citations :
  • TME p SE-25
1984 New replication of heredity effect M Gauquelin
F Gauquelin ?
50 942 50 942 births that allowed 33 120 parent-child comparisons
Non-replication of the results of the two Gauquelin heredity experiments of 1966 and 1977
Out of g5 scope (non-nominative data).
1986 1288 German physicians A Müller 1 288 TODO
Find data
Data lost ?
Total of 2016 male doctors, of which he found birth-data for 1288
Publication :
  • A. Müller, "Läßt sich der Gauquelin-Effekt bestätigen? Untersuchungsergebnisse mit einer Stichprobe von 1288 hervorragenden Ärzten" in "Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie", Jahrgang 28, Nr. 1/2, 1986 87-103
  • NCGR Journal, Fall 1989, 17-20
Citations : Data collection :
  • Biographische Lexikon hervorragender Artze (1962)
  • Kurschners Deitscher Gelehrtenkalendar (1961) - less eminent
1987 Eminence effect on painters and musicians S Ertel TODO
Find data
Data lost ?
Applies citation count on file A4 + 1955 group of minor painters (unpublished).
Publication :
  • FURTHER GRADING OF EMINENCE: PLANETARY CORRELATIONS WITH MUSICIANS. PAINTERS. WRITERS
    Correlation 1987 Vol 7.1
1988 Eminence effect on athletes S Ertel 4 384 Ertel
4391 sportsmen
Group gathering sportsmen data published by Gauquelin and 3 groups of skeptics (Compité Para, CSICOP, CFEPP).
Also contains 1503 unpublished data that Ertel found in 1988 while visiting Gauquelin laboratory.
Publication :
  • Journal of Scientific Exploration. Vol. 2. No. 1. pp. 53 - 82. 1988
1991 402 Italian writers A Müller 402 Müller
402 writers
Publication :
  • 402 italienische Schriftsteller, Astro-Forschungs-Daten 1, Waldmohr, 1991, 54 pp.
  • Müller Arno & Gauquelin Françoise: A Study of the Gauquelin Effect with 402 Italian Writers
    APP Vol.9 (2) - 1993-09
Citations :
  • cura.free.fr
  • newalchemypress.com
  • The Tenacious Mars Effect, KI 37
  • Book "The Gauquelin effect, reloaded", by Nick Kollerstrom, 2019, New Alchemy Press, p. 125
1992 612 Famous Men A Müller 612 Publication :
  • 612 berühmte Männer, Astro-Forschungs-Daten 2, Waldmohr, 1992, 116 pp.
Citations :
1993 234 Famous Women A Müller
E Lührs
234 Müller
234 women
Co-author Edith Lührs
Publication :
  • 234 berühmte Frauen, Astro-Forschungs-Daten 3, Waldmohr 1993, 76 pp.
Citations : Available thanks to Nick Kollerstrom, who scanned the original booklet.
1993 1145 members of German dynasties A Müller
G Menzer
1 145 TODO
Data available
Co-author Günther Menzer.
Publication :
  • 1145 Angehörige deutscher Dynastien, Astro-Forschungs-Daten 4, Waldmohr, 1993, 98 pp.
Citations :
  • Suitbert Ertel, "Hopeful findings unduly neglected" (2007)
  • cura.free.fr
Data collection (as described by Suitbert Ertel) :
  • "L’Allemagne Dynastique" (6 volumes), published by the French historians Huberty, Giraud & Magdelaine (1976-1991). This meticulous work provides, by footnotes, place, dates and hours of 1,145 births of nobility offspring of members of 17 German dynasties.
1993 Eminence grading on actors, athletes, musicians, scientists S. Ertel ?
TODO
find data
  • Actors : A5, E3, Müller 2 (famous men)
  • Athletes : 13 sources, see Ertel 4391
  • Musicians : A4, E3
  • Scientists : A2

Publication :
  • “Puzzling Eminence Effects might make Good Sense”, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 7 , No. 2, pp. 145-154, 1993
Citations :
1994 1083 members of the French Academie de Medicine A Müller
S Ertel
1 083 Müller
1083 physicians
Publication :
  • 1083 members of the French "Académie de Médecine", Astro-Forschungs-Daten 5, Waldmohr, 1994, 92 pp.
Citations :
  • cura.free.fr
  • newalchemypress.com
  • Journal of Scientific Exploration 2000 14,3 'The Mars Effect is Genuine' (Irving and Ertel)
  • Lippard Chronology
  • Book "The Gauquelin effect, reloaded", by Nick Kollerstrom, 2019, New Alchemy Press, p. 130
1996 French skeptics test on sport champions CFEPP 1 066 TODO
Data available
Publication :
  • Book: The "Mars Effect": A French Test of Over 1,000 Sports Champions by Claude Benski et al. Prometheus Books, 1996 - 157 pages
Citations :