James Dean


Born on February 8, 1931.
Died at the age of 24 on September 30, 1955.
Cause of Death: Car crash.

James Dean
He has been dead for 67 years.
If he was still alive today, he would be 92 years old.

People who died in 1955.
Famous people who died in accidents.

Which generation did James Dean belong to?

James Dean was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

James Dean was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1931.

That is a 14 year difference!

The "boomer" label is often applied to older people by mistake.

What was he known for?

He was an American actor who rose to fame in the 1950s, starring in films such as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden". During that period, he quickly became a cultural icon as a symbol of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement. He died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24. His death was a huge shock to the world and cemented his legacy as a cinematic and cultural icon.

Which star sign was James Dean?

James Dean had the star sign Aquarius.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 6.

How tall was he?

James Dean was around 5 ft 8 inches tall. In centimetres, his height was 173 cm.

This means that he was slightly shorter than the average American male. However, he was still taller than the average woman.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 8 inches.

Related: Famous actors who are short.

How old would James Dean be now?

If he was still alive today, he would be 92 years old.

That means that he'd be roughly the same age as the following people:

Dominic Chianese

Born on February 24th, 1931
Star Sign: Pisces

How many years ago did he die?

He died 67 years, 5 months and 27 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Sunday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Friday.

How long ago did James Dean die?

He died in September, 1955, which was over 67 years ago. Six decades have passed since his death. That's over half a century.

To put that into perspective.

  • A baby that was born on the day of James Dean's death has grown up, finished school, started a family, lived an entire life and probably even has grandchildren by now.
  • Since James Dean's death in 1955, roughly sixteen FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around seventeen US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had twelve new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had fifteen new prime ministers since he passed away.

People who are the same height as James Dean.

Celebrities and other notable figures who are exactly the same height as him.

Soulja Boy

Born on July 28th, 1990
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Dua Lipa

Born on August 22nd, 1995
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

John Gotti

Organized crime boss. Deceased
Born on October 27th, 1940
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches


Beastie Boys member. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1964
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef.
Born on May 27th, 1975
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Matt LeBlanc

Born on July 25th, 1967
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Simon Pegg

Born on February 14th, 1970
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Michael Essien

Former soccer player.
Born on December 3rd, 1982
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.


Irish singer.
Born on May 10th, 1960
Height: 1.68m / 5 ft 6 inches


South Korean singer.
Born on February 11th, 1997
Height: 1.68m / 5 ft 6 inches

Cheslin Kolbe

Rugby player.
Born on October 28th, 1993
Height: 1.71m / 5 ft 7 inches

Gabe Newell

Valve Corporation founder.
Born on November 3rd, 1962
Height: 1.70m / 5 ft 7 inches

Keith Flint

The Prodigy member. Deceased
Born on September 17th, 1969
Height: 1.70m / 5 ft 7 inches

Miranda Cosgrove

Born on May 14th, 1993
Height: 1.68m / 5 ft 6 inches

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