Martin Luther King


Born on January 15, 1929.
Died at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968.
Cause of Death: Assassinated.

Martin Luther King
He has been dead for 55 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 94 years old.

People who died in 1968.
Famous people who were murdered.

Which generation did Martin Luther King belong to?

Martin Luther King was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Martin Luther King was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1929.

That is a 16 year difference!

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

What was he known for?

He became the leader of the American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s.

Which star sign was Martin Luther King?

He had the star sign Capricorn.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 1.

How tall was he?

Martin Luther King was around 5 ft 7 inches tall. In centimeters, his height was 169 cm.

This means that he was slightly shorter than the average American male. However, he was still taller than the average woman.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 7 inches.

How old would Martin Luther King be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 94 years old.

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

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Born on February 4, 1929
Star Sign: Aquarius

How many years ago did he die?

He died 55 years, 8 months, and 6 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Tuesday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Thursday.

How long ago did Martin Luther King die?

He died in April 1968, which was over 55 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 his death has grown up, finished school, finished college, started a career and has their own children by now.
  • Since Martin Luther King's death in 1968, roughly thirteen FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around fourteen 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 Martin Luther King died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1968, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as Led Zeppelin and Jack Nicholson.

Was he a smoker?

Yes. Our records indicate that Martin Luther King was a smoker. However, we cannot say for certain whether or not he continued to smoke up until his death.

Other people who died around April 4, 1968

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Martin Luther King.

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Singer Deceased
Died on December 10, 1967
Died at the age of 26
Star Sign: Virgo

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Author and activist Deceased
Died on June 1, 1968
Died at the age of 87
Star Sign: Cancer

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Died on June 6, 1968
Died at the age of 42
Star Sign: Scorpio

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Born on October 18, 1987
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Rob Pilatus

Rob Pilatus

German singer Deceased
Born on June 8, 1965
Height: 1.72m / 5 ft 8 inches

Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Born on August 17, 1960
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.



Internet personality
Born on May 14, 1996
Height: 1.63m / 5 ft 4 inches

August Ames

August Ames

Adult actress Deceased
Born on August 23, 1994
Height: 1.68m / 5 ft 6 inches

Greg Antonacci

Greg Antonacci

Actor Deceased
Born on February 2, 1947
Height: 1.68m / 5 ft 6 inches

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