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Roy Orbison

Singer

Born on April 23, 1936.
Died at the age of 52 on December 6, 1988.
Cause of Death: Heart attack.

Roy Orbison
He has been dead for 35 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 88 years old.

People who died in 1988.
Famous people who died from a heart attack.

Which generation did Roy Orbison belong to?

Roy Orbison was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.


"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Roy Orbison was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1936.

That is a 9 year difference!

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

Which star sign was Roy Orbison?

He had the star sign Taurus.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 1.

How tall was he?

Roy Orbison was around 5 ft 11 inches tall. In centimeters, 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.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 11 inches.

How old would Roy Orbison be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 88 years old.

How many years ago did he die?

He died 35 years, 7 months, and 17 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Thursday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Tuesday.

How long ago did Roy Orbison die?

He died in December 1988, which was over 35 years ago. Three 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 Roy Orbison's death in 1988, roughly eight FIFA World Cups and nine US presidential elections have taken place.
  • Since his death, the United States has had six new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had nine new prime ministers.
  • When Roy Orbison died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1988, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as 2Pac, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, and Keanu Reeves.

Other people who were born around April 23, 1936

Celebrities and other notable figures who were born around the same time as Roy Orbison.

John Madden

John Madden

American Football player Deceased
Born on April 10, 1936
Star Sign: Aries

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper

Actor Deceased
Born on May 17, 1936
Star Sign: Taurus

Other people who died around December 6, 1988

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Roy Orbison.

Anne Ramsey

Anne Ramsey

Actress Deceased
Died on Aug 11, 1988, at the age of 59.
Star Sign: Aries

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy

Serial killer Deceased
Died on Jan 24, 1989, at the age of 42.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

People who are the same height as Roy Orbison

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

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Soccer player
Born on October 31, 1997
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Actor
Born on August 31, 1949
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel

Stunt performer Deceased
Born on October 17, 1938
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray

Actor
Born on January 11, 1977
Height: 1.86m / 6 ft 1 inches

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Actor
Born on April 13, 1950
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Lemmy

Lemmy

English singer Deceased
Born on December 24, 1945
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Kat Von D

Kat Von D

Tattoo artist
Born on March 8, 1982
Height: 1.76m / 5 ft 9 inches

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

Adult magazine publisher Deceased
Born on April 9, 1926
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

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