Sam Cooke was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.
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.
He was one of the most influential soul singers of all time.
His nickname / alias was: "King of Soul"
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 he was still alive today, he would be 91 years old.
He was born on a Thursday.
He died on a Friday.
He achieved mainstream fame 64 years ago following the release of his song "You Send Me" on September 7, 1957.
He died in December, 1964, which was over 57 years ago. Five decades have passed since his death. That's over half a century.
To put that into perspective.
Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Sam Cooke.
Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.
Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.
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