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Sam Cooke

Singer.

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 over 56 years.
If he was still alive today, he would be 90 years of age.

Who else 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?

Sam Cooke 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 centimetres, 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.

If Sam Cooke was still alive, how old would he be now?

If he was still alive today, he would be 90 years old.

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.

When did Sam Cooke become famous?

He achieved mainstream fame 64 years ago following the release of his song "You Send Me" on September 7, 1957.

How long ago did Sam Cooke die?

He died in December, 1964, which was over 56 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 ten new Prime Ministers since he passed away.
  • 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 were born around January 22, 1931.

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

Robert Duvall

Actor.
Born on January 5th, 1931
Star Sign: Capricorn

James Dean

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 8th, 1931
Star Sign: Aquarius

Other people who died around December 11, 1964.

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

Herbert Hoover

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

T. S. Eliot

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

Winston Churchill

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

Nat King Cole

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

Malcolm X

Activist. Deceased
Died on February 21st, 1965
Died 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.

Mel Gibson

Actor.
Born on January 3rd, 1956
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

Micheál Martin

Irish politician.
Born on August 1st, 1960
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Woodrow Wilson

US President. Deceased
Born on December 28th, 1856
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Soccer player.
Born on November 7th, 2000
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Chyna

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on December 27th, 1969
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

George W. Bush

US President.
Born on July 6th, 1946
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Queen Latifah

Actress.
Born on March 18th, 1970
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Angela Raiola

Reality TV star. Deceased
Born on June 30th, 1960
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

MCA

Beastie Boys member. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1964
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Fred Astaire

Dancer. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1899
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Jonathan Brandis

Child actor. Deceased
Born on April 13th, 1976
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Ray Charles

Singer, Deceased
Born on September 23rd, 1930
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Axl Rose

Musician.
Born on February 6th, 1962
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Marlon Brando

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

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