Buddy Holly


Born on September 7, 1936.
Died at the age of 22 on February 3, 1959.
Cause of Death: Plane crash.

Buddy Holly
He has been dead for over 63 years.
If he was still alive today, he would be 85 years of age.

Who else died in 1959?
Famous people who died in accidents.

Which generation did Buddy Holly belong to?

Buddy Holly was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Buddy Holly was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1936.

That is a 9 year difference!

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

What was his real name?

His real name was Charles Holley.

What was he known for?

He was a central figure in the emergence of mid-1950s rock and roll music.

Which star sign was Buddy Holly?

Buddy Holly had the star sign Virgo.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 8.

How tall was he?

Buddy Holly was around 6 foot tall. In centimetres, his height was 182 cm.

This means that he was noticeably taller than the average American male.

How old would Buddy Holly be if he was still live?

If he was still alive today, he would be 85 years old.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Monday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Tuesday.

How long ago did Buddy Holly die?

He died in February, 1959, which was over 63 years ago. Six 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 Buddy Holly's death has grown up, finished school and has children who have started college or left home.
  • Since Buddy Holly's death in 1959, roughly fifteen FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around sixteen US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had twelve new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had twelve new Prime Ministers since he passed away.
  • Because he died in 1959, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as the Beatles and Muhammad Ali.

Was he a smoker?

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

Other people who were born around September 7, 1936.

Celebrities and other notable figures who were born around the same time as Buddy Holly.

Henry Lee Lucas

American serial killer. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1936
Star Sign: Virgo

John McCain

US presidential candidate. Deceased
Born on August 29th, 1936
Star Sign: Virgo

Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister.
Born on September 29th, 1936
Star Sign: Libra

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

The Ultimate Warrior

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on June 16th, 1959
Height: 1.88m / 6 ft 2 inches

Mick Foley

Born on June 7th, 1965
Height: 1.88m / 6 ft 2 inches

Keanu Reeves

Born on September 2nd, 1964
Height: 1.86m / 6 ft 1 inches

Oscar Pistorius

Born on November 22nd, 1986
Height: 1.86m / 6 ft 1 inches

Vanilla Ice

Born on October 31st, 1967
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Sonny Liston

Boxer. Deceased
Born on May 8th, 1932
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Patrick Swayze

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 18th, 1952
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

River Phoenix

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1970
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches


DJ. Deceased
Born on September 8th, 1989
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Mario Lopez

Actor / TV host.
Born on October 10th, 1973
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Gigi Hadid

Born on April 23rd, 1995
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Pep Guardiola

Soccer manager.
Born on January 18th, 1971
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

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