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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 42 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 70 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?

He 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 centimeters, 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 were still alive today, he would be 70 years old.

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

Matt Groening

Matt Groening

Cartoonist
Born on February 15, 1954
Star Sign: Aquarius

John Travolta

John Travolta

Actor
Born on February 18, 1954
Star Sign: Aquarius

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Actress
Born on March 4, 1954
Star Sign: Pisces

Robert Carradine

Robert Carradine

Actor
Born on March 24, 1954
Star Sign: Aries

How many years ago did he die?

He died 42 years, 11 months, and 11 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 42 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 and eleven US presidential elections have taken place.
  • Since his death, the United States has had six new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had eight new prime ministers.
  • 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

Bob Marley

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

Terry Fox

Terry Fox

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

Adam Walsh

Adam Walsh

Murder victim Deceased
Died on Jul 27, 1981, 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.

Benny Hill

Benny Hill

English comedian Deceased
Born on January 21, 1924
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

US politician
Born on September 8, 1941
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Junior Malanda

Junior Malanda

Belgian soccer player Deceased
Born on August 28, 1994
Height: 1.81m / 5 ft 11 inches

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

Chinese leader
Born on June 15, 1953
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Actor
Born on May 25, 1963
Height: 1.72m / 5 ft 8 inches

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Actor
Born on April 4, 1965
Height: 1.74m / 5 ft 9 inches

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Singer
Born on March 27, 1970
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

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