Famous People Who Died In 1963

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1963. This list includes people like John F. Kennedy, Sylvia Plath, Lee Harvey Oswald, C. S. Lewis, Patsy Cline and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, artists and soldiers who died in 1963. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
John F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States (1961 - 1963))

John F. Kennedy
82
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 22

 2 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

W. E. B. Du Bois
23
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27

 3 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')

Sylvia Plath
27
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11

 4 
C. S. Lewis
(Known for His Classic Series 'The Chronicles of Narnia')

C. S. Lewis
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22

 5 

Robert Frost
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29

 6 
Patsy Cline
(Singer)

Patsy Cline
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 5

 7 
Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)

Lee Harvey Oswald
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: November 24
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 8 
Edith Piaf
(Singer)

Edith Piaf
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 11
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)

 9 
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
(John F. Kennedy's Son)

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9

 10 

Aldous Huxley
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming, England
Died: November 22

 11 
Medgar Evers
(Civil rights activist)

Medgar Evers
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Decatur, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 12

 12 
Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)

Ernie Davis
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18

 13 
Rajendra Prasad
(President of India (1950-62))

Rajendra Prasad
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Siwan, Bihar, India
Died: February 28

 14 

Pope John XXIII
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Died: June 3

 15 
Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)

Thich Quang Duc
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11

 16 

Dick Powell
6
Birthdate: November 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mountain View, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 
Garrett Morgan
(Inventor)

Garrett Morgan
11
Birthdate: March 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 27

 18 

Robert Stroud
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 19 

Dinah Washington
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14

 20 
J. D. Tippit
(Police officer)

J. D. Tippit
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annona, Texas, United States
Died: November 22

 21 
The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)

The Great Gama
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22

 22 
Jean Cocteau
(French Author and Artist Who Was One of the Foremost Creatives of the 'Surrealist', 'Avant-Garde', and 'Dadaist' Movements.)

Jean Cocteau
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
Died: October 11

 23 
Francis Poulenc
(Composer, Pianist)

Francis Poulenc
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 30

 24 
John Farrow
(Film Director Best Known for His Films: 'Wake Island' and 'Around the World in Eighty Days')

John Farrow
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: January 27

 25 

Jack Carson
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 
Rogers Hornsby
(Baseball player)

Rogers Hornsby
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winters
Died: January 5

 27 

Adolphe Menjou
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: PPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 
Georges Braque
(Painter Best Known for Inventing Cubism with Pablo Picasso)

Georges Braque
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Died: August 31

 29 
Stephen Ward
(Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal)

Stephen Ward
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lemsford, England
Died: August 3

 30 
ZaSu Pitts
(Actress)

ZaSu Pitts
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 31 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)

Elmore James
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 24

 32 
Tristan Tzara
(Romanian and French Avant-Garde Poet, essayist and performance artist)

Tristan Tzara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moinești, Romania
Died: December 25

 33 

Auguste Piccard
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Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 28

 34 
Paul Hindemith
(Leading Trendsetter of Musical Modernism)

Paul Hindemith
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: December 28

 35 
Theodore Roethke
(Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet)

Theodore Roethke
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan
Died: August 1

 36 
Phil Graham
(Publisher)

Phil Graham
0
Birthdate: July 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Terry, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 3

 37 

William Beveridge
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangpur, Bangladesh
Died: March 16

 38 
Fazlollah Zahedi
(Politician)

Fazlollah Zahedi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran
Died: September 2

 39 
Yasujiro Ozu
(Director)

Yasujiro Ozu
2
Birthdate: December 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fukagawa district, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 12

 40 
Margaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)

Margaret Murray
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 13

William Carlos Williams
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 4

 42 
Muhammad Ali Bogra
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Muhammad Ali Bogra
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bogra
Died: July 15

 43 

Oleg Penkovsky
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz
Died: May 16

 44 

Sir John Berry Hobbs
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: December 21

Aiden Wilson Tozer
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: April 21, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Jose (now Newburg), Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 12

 46 
Guy Burgess
(Spy, Journalist)

Guy Burgess
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: August 30

 47 
Adrian Carton de Wiart
(Military personnel)

Adrian Carton de Wiart
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels metropolitan area
Died: June 5

 48 

Davey Moore
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 49 

Edward A. Carter Jr.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 30

 50 
Maria Tanase
(Singer)

Maria Tanase
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: June 22