William Holden


Born on April 17, 1918.
Died at the age of 63 on November 12, 1981.
Cause of Death: Bled to death following a fall at his home.

William Holden
He has been dead for over 40 years.
Who else died in 1981?
Famous people who died in accidents.

Which generation did William Holden belong to?

William Holden was a part of the Greatest Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

William Holden was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1918.

That is a 27 year difference!

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

What was his real name?

His real name was William Franklin Beedle Jr..

What was he known for?

Holden starred in movies such as "The Blue Knight", "Stalag 17", "Sabrina", "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "Network" and "The Wild Bunch",

Which star sign was William Holden?

William Holden had the star sign Aries.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 4.

How tall was he?

William Holden was around 5 ft 11 inches tall. In centimetres, his height was 180 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.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Wednesday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Thursday.

How long ago did William Holden die?

He died in November, 1981, which was over 40 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 William Holden's 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 six new Prime Ministers since he passed away.
  • When William Holden 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 were born around April 17, 1918.

Celebrities and other notable figures who were born around the same time as William Holden.

Betty Ford

First Lady of the United States. Deceased
Born on April 8th, 1918
Star Sign: Aries

Other people who died around November 12, 1981.

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as William Holden.

Bill Shankly

Soccer manager. Deceased
Died on September 29th, 1981
Died at the age of 68
Star Sign: Virgo

Natalie Wood

Actress. Deceased
Died on November 29th, 1981
Died at the age of 43
Star Sign: Cancer

John Belushi

Actor. Deceased
Died on March 5th, 1982
Died at the age of 33
Star Sign: Aquarius

Ayn Rand

Philosopher. Deceased
Died on March 6th, 1982
Died at the age of 77
Star Sign: Aquarius

People who are the same height as William Holden.

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

Jadon Sancho

Soccer player.
Born on March 25th, 2000
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Jimi Hendrix

Musician. Deceased
Born on November 27th, 1942
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Bear Grylls

Adventurer / TV presenter.
Born on June 7th, 1974
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Ian Curtis

English singer. Deceased
Born on July 15th, 1956
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

Herbert Hoover

US President. Deceased
Born on August 10th, 1874
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Chad Michael Murray

Born on August 24th, 1981
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Rowan Atkinson

Born on January 6th, 1955
Height: 1.81m / 5 ft 11 inches

Bobby Moore

Soccer player. Deceased
Born on April 12th, 1941
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.


BTS member.
Born on February 18th, 1994
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

Jon Bon Jovi

Born on March 2nd, 1962
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Marlon Brando

Actor. Deceased
Born on April 3rd, 1924
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Guy Fieri

Television personality.
Born on January 22nd, 1968
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Pauly D

Television personality.
Born on July 5th, 1980
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches


Born on May 5th, 1988
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

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