Nicknames in U.S. History

Guess the real names of the historical figures with the nicknames shown below.
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Last updated: November 30, 2020
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First submittedJanuary 8, 2013
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Real Name
Hanoi Jane
Jane Fonda
Stormin' Norman
Norman Schwarzkopf
Notorious R.B.G.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Godfather of Soul
James Brown
The Chairman of
the Board
Frank Sinatra
Tricky Dick
Richard Nixon
The Teflon President
Ronald Reagan
Louis Armstrong
Lucky Lindy
Charles Lindbergh
Al Capone
The Bambino
George Herman
Real Name
Dwight Eisenhower
Old Blood and
George S. Patton
The Wizard of
Menlo Park
Thomas Edison
Buffalo Bill
William Cody
Wild Bill
James Hickok
Honest Abe
Abraham Lincoln
William Henry
Old Hickory
Andrew Jackson
Edward Teach
Level 74
Mar 16, 2013
2.39 left. Fun quiz . . . I like the ones I do well on :-)
Level 65
Jul 30, 2015
Me too...I hope you do well on more quizzes so there's more that I will like.
Level 68
Jul 30, 2015
I could only guess Tipper Gore for Tippecanoe knowing this to be incorrect :)
Level 89
Nov 30, 2020
Tipper Gore and Dee Snyder too doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Level 55
Jul 30, 2015
100% I only got the teflon president by going back through the presidents. Knew I wouldn't have to go back much further than the space age! For the clue "Che" even though the obvious would have worked I made sure I put his real first name. Conversely I know Blackbeard's slightly odd surname but probably wouldn't have remembered his first name if it was required.
Level 63
Feb 25, 2018
In some records, Blackbeard's name was Thatch or Drummond.
Level 78
Dec 26, 2018
According to the Smithsonian Magazine, he went by the name Edward Thatch and it was falsely reported by a newspaper as "Teach". It even says so on Wikipedia, so "Thatch" should be accepted as an answer.
Level ∞
Nov 30, 2020
Thatch will work now.
Level 69
Jan 27, 2021
Blackbeard died before the US was founded.
Level 33
Jan 27, 2021
US history begins before its founding
Level 24
Jul 27, 2016
The only reason I knew Blackbeard's real name was because of One Piece.....
Level 57
Jan 13, 2017
missed Napoleon and Shakespeare
Level 37
Dec 5, 2018
Missed William Henry Harrison! - Face palm because his first and middle names are variations of my father's first and middle names.
Level 62
Feb 11, 2020
Accept Tony Montana for Scarface?
Level 65
Jul 22, 2020
Level 85
Nov 30, 2020
I thought of another one..."The Oracle of Omaha"
Level 80
Nov 30, 2020
All I could think of for COB was David Miscavige.
Level 79
Dec 20, 2020
I would've got Frank Sinatra if the hint was Ol' Blue Eyes.
Level 74
Jan 22, 2021
I got The Bambino when I was typing the answer for R.B.G.
Level 60
Jul 19, 2021
Level 59
Jan 24, 2021
all i got was abraham lincoln
Level 72
Jan 24, 2021
Got RBG by mispelling it "Ginsberg" but didn't get Lindbergh cause I didn't put the h at the end. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Level 43
Jan 24, 2021
Doesn't take Whitey Ford for the Chairman of the Board...
Level 65
Jan 26, 2021
I could only think of Mao for Chairman of the Board
Level 67
Feb 27, 2022
Chairman of the Communist Party of China, technically. My brain kept saying CEO's and the industrialists haha
Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
I'm wondering, did non-Americans find this difficult? I would for other countries, but learning experiences are always good.
Level 81
Mar 9, 2022
Yes. And i'm a historian (but not a US historian)
Level 57
Jan 26, 2021
Honestly, never heard Reagan called the Teflon president, guessed it by working backwards.
Level 70
Jan 28, 2021
Who still calls Jane Fonda "Hanoi" Jane? Google returns 56M search results for "Jane Fonda" but only 140K for "Hanoi Jane" --- that's a 4000:1 ratio. She definitely earned it at the time, but she has also expressed regret numerous times since it happened 50 years ago. Maybe I'm wrong, but it strikes me as a bit mean spirited to include it here.
Level 67
Feb 27, 2022
Believe you me, the people that loved Reagan still call her that. My parents will never forget lol
Level 78
Feb 20, 2023
Reagan took office well after the fall of Saigon
Level 88
Jan 30, 2021
Hate to be picky but Blackbeard is not really from U.S. History. He was dead more than 50 years before the U.S. existed. He was British and largely lived in the Bahamas, although he certainly attacked the colonies that became the U.S.
Level 52
Oct 20, 2022
Black Dan- Daniel Webster
Level 75
Mar 23, 2023
But Dubya! What about Dubya? No list of historic American nicknames can be complete without Dubya ;-)