Bob Ross

American painter.

Born on October 29, 1942.
Died at the age of 52 on July 4, 1995.
Cause of Death: Complications from lymphoma.

Bob Ross
He has been dead for 27 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 80 years old.

People who died in 1995.
Famous people who died from cancer.

Which generation did Bob Ross belong to?

Bob Ross was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Bob Ross was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1942.

That is a 3 year difference!

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

What was he known for?

Ross was the creator and host of the TV show "The Joy of Painting".

Which star sign was Bob Ross?

Bob Ross had the star sign Scorpio.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 1.

How tall was he?

Bob Ross was around 6 ft 2 inches tall. In centimeters, his height was 188 cm.

This means that he was noticeably taller than the average American male.

See also: Celebrities who are 6 ft 2 inches.

How old would Bob Ross be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 80 years old.

How many years ago did he die?

He died 27 years, 10 months, and 24 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 Bob Ross die?

He died in July 1995, which was over 27 years ago. Two decades have passed since his death.

To put that into perspective.

  • A child who was born on the day of his death has grown up, finished school and started a family by now.
  • Since Bob Ross' death in 1995, roughly six FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around seven US presidential elections have been held.
  • He died before the first PlayStation video game console was released.
  • Since his death, the United States has had four new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had seven new prime ministers.
  • Because he died in 1995, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as Beyonce, the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, Tiger Woods, J. K. Rowling, and Britney Spears.
  • He did not live long enough to see the film Toy Story.

Other people who were born around October 29, 1942.

Celebrities and other notable figures who were born around the same time as Bob Ross.

Judge Judy

Judge / TV personality.
Born on October 21st, 1942
Star Sign: Libra

Bob Hoskins

Actor. Deceased
Born on October 26th, 1942
Star Sign: Scorpio

Martin Scorsese

Film director.
Born on November 17th, 1942
Star Sign: Scorpio

Joe Biden

US President.
Born on November 20th, 1942
Star Sign: Scorpio

Billy Connolly

Born on November 24th, 1942
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Jimi Hendrix

Musician. Deceased
Born on November 27th, 1942
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Other people who died around July 4, 1995.

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Bob Ross.

Eazy E

Rapper. Deceased
Died on March 26th, 1995
Died at the age of 30
Star Sign: Virgo


Latin singer. Deceased
Died on March 31st, 1995
Died at the age of 23
Star Sign: Aries

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist. Deceased
Died on August 9th, 1995
Died at the age of 53
Star Sign: Leo

Mickey Mantle

Baseball player. Deceased
Died on August 13th, 1995
Died at the age of 63
Star Sign: Libra

People who are the same height as Bob Ross.

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

Chuck Liddell

MMA fighter.
Born on December 17th, 1969
Height: 1.88m / 6 ft 2 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Timothy McVeigh

American terrorist. Deceased
Born on April 23rd, 1968
Height: 1.91m / 6 ft 3 inches

Dr. Phil McGraw

Television host.
Born on September 1st, 1950
Height: 1.91m / 6 ft 3 inches

Gwendoline Christie

Born on October 28th, 1978
Height: 1.90m / 6 ft 3 inches

Machine Gun Kelly

Born on April 22nd, 1990
Height: 1.92m / 6 ft 4 inches

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches

Bob Saget

Comedian / Actor. Deceased
Born on May 17th, 1956
Height: 1.92m / 6 ft 4 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Marilyn Manson

Born on January 5th, 1969
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

Stevie Wonder

Born on May 13th, 1950
Height: 1.84m / 6 foot

Jensen Ackles

Born on March 1st, 1978
Height: 1.86m / 6 ft 1 inches

Mitt Romney

Born on March 12th, 1947
Height: 1.87m / 6 ft 2 inches

Tim McGraw

American country singer.
Born on May 1st, 1967
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Tommy Chong

Actor / Comedian.
Born on May 24th, 1938
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

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