John Lennon


Born on October 9, 1940.
Died at the age of 40 on December 8, 1980.
Cause of Death: Shot dead by a crazed fan.

John Lennon
He has been dead for 42 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 83 years old.

People who died in 1980.
Famous people who were murdered.

Which generation did John Lennon belong to?

John Lennon was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.

"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

John Lennon was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1940.

That is a 5 year difference!

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

What was he known for?

He was a member of the English rock band "The Beatles". Following the breakup of the band, he embarked on a successful solo career.

Which star sign was John Lennon?

He had the star sign Libra.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 6.

How tall was he?

John Lennon was around 5 ft 10 inches tall. In centimeters, his height was 179 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 John Lennon be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 83 years old.

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

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

British singer
Born on October 14, 1940
Star Sign: Libra

How many years ago did he die?

He died 42 years, 11 months, and 30 days ago.

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 Monday.

How long ago did John Lennon die?

He died in December 1980, which was over 42 years ago. Four decades have passed since his death.

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 John Lennon's death in 1980, roughly ten FIFA World Cups have taken place. Furthermore, around eleven US presidential elections have been held.
  • Since his death, the United States has had seven new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had eight new prime ministers.
  • When John Lennon died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1980, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as Madonna, Metallica, and Phil Collins.

Was he a smoker?

Yes. Our records indicate that John Lennon 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 December 8, 1980

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as John Lennon.

Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten

Model and actress Deceased
Died on August 14, 1980
Died at the age of 20
Star Sign: Pisces

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Actor Deceased
Died on November 7, 1980
Died at the age of 50
Star Sign: Aries

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore

Soccer player Deceased
Born on April 12, 1941
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman

American Football player Deceased
Born on November 6, 1976
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

Comedian / TV host
Born on November 13, 1967
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.



Soccer player
Born on February 5, 1992
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Born on October 3, 1954
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Max Casella

Max Casella

Born on June 6, 1967
Height: 1.74m / 5 ft 9 inches

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