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 58 years.
If he was still alive today, he would be 92 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?

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.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 10 inches.

How old would Sam Cooke be now?

If he was still alive today, he would be 92 years old.

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

Robert Duvall

Born on January 5th, 1931
Star Sign: Capricorn

How many years ago did he die?

He died 58 years, 3 months and 9 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 58 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 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 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 taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Nick Carter

Born on January 28th, 1980
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

Kurt Russell

Born on March 17th, 1951
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Xabi Alonso

Soccer player.
Born on November 25th, 1981
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Francis Higgins

Born on July 29th, 1980
Height: 1.79m / 5 ft 10 inches


Rapper / Actor.
Born on February 16th, 1958
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Laura Prepon

Born on March 7th, 1980
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Rand Paul

American politician.
Born on January 7th, 1963
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Antoine Dupont

Rugby player.
Born on November 15th, 1996
Height: 1.74m / 5 ft 9 inches

Jane Fonda

Born on December 21st, 1937
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Lance Bass

Born on May 4th, 1979
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1964
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches


English DJ.
Born on November 1st, 1990
Height: 1.72m / 5 ft 8 inches

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