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Jimi Hendrix

Musician

Born on November 27, 1942.
Died at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970.
Cause of Death: Choked on vomit while intoxicated on barbiturates.

Jimi Hendrix
He has been dead for 53 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 81 years old.

People who died in 1970.

Which generation did Jimi Hendrix belong to?

Jimi Hendrix was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.


"But I thought he was a boomer?!"

Jimi Hendrix was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1942.

That is a 3 year difference!

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

What was his real name?

His real name was James Marshall Hendrix.

What was he known for?

He is widely regarded to have been one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time.

Which star sign was Jimi Hendrix?

He had the star sign Sagittarius.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 9.

How tall was he?

Jimi Hendrix was around 5 ft 11 inches tall. In centimeters, his height was 180 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 11 inches.

How old would Jimi Hendrix be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 81 years old.

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

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Film director
Born on November 17, 1942
Star Sign: Scorpio

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
Star Sign: Scorpio

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Comedian
Born on November 24, 1942
Star Sign: Sagittarius

How many years ago did he die?

He died 53 years, 7 months, and 2 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Friday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Friday.

How long ago did Jimi Hendrix die?

He died in September 1970, which was over 53 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 Jimi Hendrix's death in 1970, roughly thirteen FIFA World Cups and fourteen US presidential elections have taken place.
  • Since his death, the United States has had nine new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had eleven new prime ministers.
  • When Jimi Hendrix died, the Soviet Union still existed.
  • Because he died in 1970, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as Aerosmith and Al Pacino.

Was he a smoker?

Yes. Our records indicate that Jimi Hendrix 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 September 18, 1970

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as Jimi Hendrix.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Singer Deceased
Died on Oct 4, 1970, at the age of 27.
Star Sign: Capricorn

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle

French leader Deceased
Died on Nov 9, 1970, at the age of 79.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston

Boxer Deceased
Died on Dec 30, 1970, at the age of 38.
Star Sign: Taurus

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer Deceased
Died on Jan 10, 1971, at the age of 87.
Star Sign: Leo

People who are the same height as Jimi Hendrix

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

Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal

Actor
Born on February 2, 1996
Height: 1.80m / 5 ft 11 inches

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Boy George

Boy George

Singer
Born on June 14, 1961
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

James Hetfield

James Hetfield

Metallica
Born on August 3, 1963
Height: 1.85m / 6 ft 1 inches

Sting

Sting

Singer
Born on October 2, 1951
Height: 1.81m / 5 ft 11 inches

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Terry Fox

Terry Fox

Athlete Deceased
Born on July 28, 1958
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1998
Height: 1.77m / 5 ft 10 inches

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Musician Deceased
Born on October 20, 1950
Height: 1.76m / 5 ft 9 inches

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