Sam Cooke


Born on January 22, 1931.
Died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964.
Cause of Death: Shot dead by the manager of a motel in Los Angeles. It was later named as a "justifiable homicide."

Sam Cooke
He has been dead for 59 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 93 years old.

People who died in 1964.
Famous people who were murdered.

Which generation did Sam Cooke belong to?

Sam Cooke was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Sam Cooke was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1931.

That is a 14 year difference!

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

What was he known for?

He was one of the most influential soul singers of all time.

What was he also known as?

His nickname / alias was: "King of Soul"

Which star sign was Sam Cooke?

He had the star sign Aquarius.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 1.

How tall was he?

Sam Cooke 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 Sam Cooke be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 93 years old.

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

Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall

Born on January 5, 1931
Star Sign: Capricorn

How many years ago did he die?

He died 59 years, 2 months, and 21 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 Friday.

How long ago did Sam Cooke die?

He died in December 1964, which was over 59 years ago. Five decades have passed since his death. That's over half a century.

To put that into perspective.

  • A baby that was born on the day of Sam Cooke's death has grown up, finished school and has children who have started college or left home.
  • Since Sam Cooke's death in 1964, roughly fourteen FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around fifteen US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had ten new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had twelve new prime ministers.
  • When Sam Cooke died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1964, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as the Rolling Stones and Dustin Hoffman.
  • He did not live long enough to see the film The Sound of Music.

Other people who died around December 11, 1964

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Sam Cooke.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

US President Deceased
Died on Oct 20, 1964, at the age of 90.
Star Sign: Leo

T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

Author Deceased
Died on Jan 4, 1965, at the age of 76.
Star Sign: Libra

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

British Prime Minister Deceased
Died on Jan 24, 1965, at the age of 90.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Singer Deceased
Died on Feb 15, 1965, at the age of 45.
Star Sign: Pisces

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Activist Deceased
Died on Feb 21, 1965, at the age of 39.
Star Sign: Taurus

People who are the same height as Sam Cooke

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

Little Richard

Little Richard

Musician Deceased
Born on December 5, 1932
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Born on April 7, 1964
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

American whistleblower
Born on June 21, 1983
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Born on April 23, 1954
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Richey Edwards

Richey Edwards

Musician Deceased
Born on December 22, 1967
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Musician Deceased
Born on November 17, 1966
Height: 1.71m / 5 ft 7 inches

Christian Slater

Christian Slater

Born on August 18, 1969
Height: 1.74m / 5 ft 9 inches

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