Roald Dahl


Born on September 13, 1916.
Died at the age of 74 on November 23, 1990.
Cause of Death: Cancer of the blood.

Roald Dahl
He has been dead for over 31 years.
Who else died in 1990?
Famous people who died from cancer.

Which generation did Roald Dahl belong to?

Roald Dahl was a part of the Greatest Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Roald Dahl was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1916.

That is a 29 year difference!

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

Which star sign was Roald Dahl?

Roald Dahl had the star sign Virgo.

Life Path Number.

His Life Path Number was 3.

How tall was he?

Roald Dahl was around 6 ft 6 inches tall. In centimetres, his height was 198 cm.

This means that he was a lot taller than the average American man. In other words, he was so tall that he would have stood out in crowds.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Wednesday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Friday.

How long ago did Roald Dahl die?

He died in November, 1990, which was over 31 years ago. Three decades have passed since his death.

To put that into perspective.

  • A child that was born on the day of his death has grown up, finished school and started a family by now.
  • Since Roald Dahl's death in 1990, roughly seven FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around eight US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had five new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had six new Prime Ministers since he passed away.
  • When Roald Dahl died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1990, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as 2Pac, David Beckham, Mariah Carey, Shaquille O'Neal, Liam Neeson and Halle Berry.
  • Roald Dahl died before just before the Internet became a popular thing.
  • He did not live long enough to see the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Other people who died around November 23, 1990.

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Roald Dahl.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Musician. Deceased
Died on August 27th, 1990
Died at the age of 35
Star Sign: Libra

John Bardeen

American physicist. Deceased
Died on January 30th, 1991
Died at the age of 82
Star Sign: Gemini

People who are the same height as Roald Dahl.

Celebrities and other notable figures who are exactly the same height as him.

Anthony Joshua

Born on October 15th, 1989
Height: 1.98m / 6 ft 6 inches

Per Mertesacker

German soccer player.
Born on September 29th, 1984
Height: 1.98m / 6 ft 6 inches

Joey Ramone

Singer. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1951
Height: 1.98m / 6 ft 6 inches

People who are taller than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Reggie Lewis

NBA player. Deceased
Born on November 21st, 1965
Height: 2.01m / 6 ft 7 inches

Brad Garrett

Born on April 14th, 1960
Height: 2.04m / 6 ft 8 inches

Hulk Hogan

Born on August 11th, 1953
Height: 2.01m / 6 ft 7 inches

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
Height: 2.01m / 6 ft 7 inches

Dennis Rodman

Basketball player.
Born on May 13th, 1961
Height: 2.01m / 6 ft 7 inches

Thibaut Courtois

Belgian soccer player.
Born on May 11th, 1992
Height: 2.00m / 6 ft 7 inches

People who are shorter than him.

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Leo Varadkar

Irish politician.
Born on January 18th, 1979
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches

George Foreman

Born on January 10th, 1949
Height: 1.92m / 6 ft 4 inches

Wiz Khalifa

Born on September 8th, 1987
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches

Jason Momoa

Born on August 1st, 1979
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches


Wrestler. Deceased
Born on March 28th, 1973
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches


Wrestler. Deceased
Born on October 2nd, 1966
Height: 1.93m / 6 ft 4 inches

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