Famous People Who Died In 1963

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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.
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 1 
John F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States (1961 - 1963))
John F. Kennedy
112
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 22
 2 
C. S. Lewis
(Known for His Classic Series 'The Chronicles of Narnia')
C. S. Lewis
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22
 3 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
26
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27
 4 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')
Sylvia Plath
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11
 5 
Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
42
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29
 6 
Patsy Cline
(One of the Most Influential Vocalists of the 20th Century)
Patsy Cline
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 5
 7 
Edith Piaf
(French Singer and One of Country's Most Widely Known International Stars)
Edith Piaf
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 11
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 8 
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
(Infant Child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Who Lived Just Over 39 Hours)
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9
 9 
Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)
Lee Harvey Oswald
47
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: November 24
 10 
Aldous Huxley
(Writer and Philosopher Best Known for His Novels: ‘Brave New World’, ‘Island’ and ‘Point Counter Point’)
Aldous Huxley
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming, England
Died: November 22
 11 
Medgar Evers
(American Civil Rights Activist Who Was Assassinated by a White Supremacist)
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 Who Was the First African American to Win the Heisman Trophy)
Ernie Davis
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Rajendra Prasad
(1st President of India)
Rajendra Prasad
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Siwan, Bihar, India
Died: February 28
 14 
Pope John XXIII
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963)
Pope John XXIII
12
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
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11
 16 
Dick Powell
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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
12
Birthdate: March 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 27
 18 
Dinah Washington
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14
 19 
Robert Stroud
(US Convicted Killer Who Became an Ornithologist and an Author in Prison)
Robert Stroud
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
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
 21 
J. D. Tippit
(Police officer)
J. D. Tippit
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annona, Texas, United States
Died: November 22
 22 
The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)
The Great Gama
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22
 23 
Jack Carson
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
Francis Poulenc
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Works: ‘Trois mouvements perpétuels’, ‘Les biches’ and ‘Concert champêtre’)
Francis Poulenc
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 30
 25 
Adolphe Menjou
4
Birthdate: February 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: PPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
John Farrow
(Film Director Best Known for His Films: 'Wake Island' and 'Around the World in Eighty Days')
John Farrow
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: January 27
 27 
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)
 28 
Rogers Hornsby
(Baseball player)
Rogers Hornsby
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winters
Died: January 5
 29 
Yasujirō Ozu
(Japanese Film Director and Screenwriter)
Yasujirō Ozu
2
Birthdate: December 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 12
William Carlos Williams
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 4
 31 
Georges Braque
(Painter Best Known for Inventing Cubism with Pablo Picasso)
Georges Braque
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Died: August 31
 32 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)
Elmore James
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 24
 33 
Tristan Tzara
(French Writer Known for Being One of the Founders and Central Figures of the Anti-Establishment 'Dada Movement')
Tristan Tzara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moinești, Romania
Died: December 25
 34 
Auguste Piccard
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Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 28
 35 
Theodore Roethke
(Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet)
Theodore Roethke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan
Died: August 1
 36 
William Beveridge
(British Economist and Liberal Politician)
William Beveridge
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangpur, Bangladesh
Died: March 16
 37 
Paul Hindemith
(German Composer and Music Theorist)
Paul Hindemith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: December 28
 38 
Fazlollah Zahedi
(Former Prime Minister of Iran (1953 - 1955))
Fazlollah Zahedi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran
Died: September 2
 39 
Margaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)
Margaret Murray
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 13
 40 
Abd al-Karim Qasim
(Prime Minister of Iraq from 1958 to 1963)
Abd al-Karim Qasim
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 9
Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
0
Birthdate: March 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: January 22
 42 
Edward A. Carter Jr.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 30
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: October 27
 44 
Sir John Berry Hobbs
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: December 21
 45 
Rahul Sankrityayan
(Writer Who Is Often Called the Father of Indian Travelogue)
Rahul Sankrityayan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pandaha, Uttar Pradesh , India
Died: April 14
 46 
Maria Tanase
(Romanian Actress and Singer)
Maria Tanase
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: June 22
 47 
Edith Hamilton
(Educator)
Edith Hamilton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony
Died: May 31
 48 
Carmen Amaya
(Dancer)
Carmen Amaya
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: November 19
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Muhammad Ali Bogra
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Bogra
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bogra
Died: July 15
 50 
Henry John Burnett
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Died: August 15