Bobby Sands

IRA member.

Born on March 9, 1954.
Died at the age of 27 on May 5, 1981.
Cause of Death: Hunger strike.

Bobby Sands
He has been dead for 41 years.
If he was still alive today, he would be 69 years old.

People who died in 1981.

Which generation did Bobby Sands belong to?

Bobby Sands was a part of the Baby Boomer demographic cohort.

What was his real name?

His real name was Robert Gerard Sands.

What was he known for?

Sands was a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze in Northern Ireland. During his hunger strike, he was also elected to the British Parliament.

Which star sign was Bobby Sands?

Bobby Sands had the star sign Pisces.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 4.

How tall was he?

Bobby Sands was around 5 ft 10 inches tall. In centimetres, his height was 177 cm.

Statistically speaking, this means that he was slightly taller than the average American male. However, he was not tall by conventional standards.

In other words, he didn't stand out as being particularly tall.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 10 inches.

How old would Bobby Sands be now?

If he was still alive today, he would be 69 years old.

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

Matt Groening

Born on February 15th, 1954
Star Sign: Aquarius

John Travolta

Born on February 18th, 1954
Star Sign: Aquarius

Jackie Chan

Born on April 7th, 1954
Star Sign: Aries

How many years ago did he die?

He died 41 years, 10 months and 15 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Tuesday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Tuesday.

How long ago did Bobby Sands die?

He died in May, 1981, which was over 41 years ago. Four decades have passed since his death.

To put that into perspective.

  • A baby that was born on the day of his death has grown up, finished school, finished college, started a career and has their own children by now.
  • Since Bobby Sands' death in 1981, roughly ten FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around eleven US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had six new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had eight new prime ministers since he passed away.
  • When Bobby Sands died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1981, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as Madonna, Phil Collins and Michael Jordan.
  • He did not live long enough to see the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Other people who died around May 5, 1981.

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Bobby Sands.

Bob Marley

Reggae singer. Deceased
Died on May 11th, 1981
Died at the age of 36
Star Sign: Aquarius

Terry Fox

Athlete. Deceased
Died on June 28th, 1981
Died at the age of 22
Star Sign: Leo

Adam Walsh

Murder victim. Deceased
Died on July 27th, 1981
Died at the age of 6
Star Sign: Scorpio

People who are the same height as Bobby Sands.

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

Alice Cooper

Born on January 4th, 1948
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Jam Master Jay

Hip Hop DJ. Deceased
Born on January 21st, 1965
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Bobby Brown

Born on February 5th, 1969
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Mesut Özil

German soccer player.
Born on October 15th, 1988
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

PnB Rock

Rapper. Deceased
Born on December 9th, 1991
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Tim Burton

Born on August 25th, 1958
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Sugar Ray Leonard

Born on May 17th, 1956
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1964
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Tracy Morgan

Born on November 10th, 1968
Height: 1.74m / 5 ft 9 inches


Twitch streamer.
Born on February 15th, 1994
Height: 1.71m / 5 ft 7 inches

Stanley Tucci

Born on November 11th, 1960
Height: 1.72m / 5 ft 8 inches

Adolf Hitler

German dictator. Deceased
Born on April 20th, 1889
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Matty Healy

Born on April 8th, 1989
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

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