Famous People Who Died In 1966

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1966. This list includes people like Walt Disney, Georges Lemaître, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Montgomery Clift, Buster Keaton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and military leaders who died in 1966. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)
Walt Disney
92
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Buster Keaton
(Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Deadpan Expressions, Which Earned Him the Nickname ‘The Great Stone Face’)
Buster Keaton
17
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States
Died: February 1
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 3 
Montgomery Clift
11
Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 23
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Lenny Bruce
(American Stand-Up Comedian and Social Critic)
Lenny Bruce
10
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States
Died: August 3
 5 
William Frawley
7
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Chester W. Nimitz
(American Admiral Known for His Role as Commander in Chief of US Pacific Fleet in World War II)
Chester W. Nimitz
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Died: February 20
 7 
Margaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist Who Opened the First Birth Control Clinic in the United States)
Margaret Sanger
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
Died: September 6
 8 
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(2nd Prime Minister of India)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 11
 9 
Georges Lemaître
(Scientist & Priest)
Georges Lemaître
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 17, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium
Died: June 20
 10 
Eric Fleming
13
Birthdate: July 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Paula, California, United States
Died: September 28
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Ed Wynn
(Actor)
Ed Wynn
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Hedda Hopper
(Gossip columnist)
Hedda Hopper
9
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Alberto Giacometti
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alberto Giacometti
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11
 14 
Homi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)
Homi Bhabha
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 24
 15 
Evelyn Waugh
(One of the Great Prose Stylists of the English Language in the 20th Century)
Evelyn Waugh
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 10
 16 
Andre Breton
(French Writer, Poet and Co-Founder of ‘Surrealism’)
Andre Breton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tinchebray, France
Died: September 28
 17 
Sergei Korolev
(Lead Rocket Engineer and Founder of the Soviet Union’s Space Program)
Sergei Korolev
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: January 14
 18 
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
(Independence Activist, Reformer)
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
12
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bhagur
Died: February 26
 19 
Elizabeth Arden
(Canadian-American Businesswoman)
Elizabeth Arden
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 18
 20 
Clifton Webb
(Film actor, Singer)
Clifton Webb
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: October 13
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Alice Pearce
(Actress)
Alice Pearce
3
Birthdate: October 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 3
 22 
C. S. Forester
(Novelist)
C. S. Forester
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 2
 23 
Herbert Marshall
(Screen and Radio Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Gaston Monescu’ in the Film ‘Trouble in Paradise’)
Herbert Marshall
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Bobby Fuller
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
Bobby Fuller
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baytown
Died: July 18
 25 
Anna Akhmatova
(One of the Most Significant Russian Poets of 20th Century)
Anna Akhmatova
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Died: March 5
 26 
Dorothy Macmillan
(Socialite)
Dorothy Macmillan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: May 21
 27 
Mississippi John Hurt
(Singer)
Mississippi John Hurt
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teoc, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 2
 28 
Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)
Alfred P. Sloan
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: February 17
 29 
Bud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)
Bud Powell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 1
 30 
Elliot See
(Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut)
Elliot See
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: February 28
 31 
Giuseppe Farina
(Italian Racing Driver and First Official Formula One World Champion)
Giuseppe Farina
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: June 30
 32 
Sophie Tucker
(American Comedian, Actress, Singer, and Radio Personality)
Sophie Tucker
9
Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9
 33 
Jean Arp
(German-French-Sculptor Best Known for His Biomorphic Sculptures)
Jean Arp
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 7
 34 
Ahmadu Bello
(The First and Only Premier of Northern Nigeria)
Ahmadu Bello
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rabbah bar Nahmani
Died: January 15
 35 
Sepp Dietrich
(Military Officer)
Sepp Dietrich
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hawangen, Germany
Died: April 21
 36 
Melvin Tolson
(Poet)
Melvin Tolson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29
 37 
Joseph A. Walker
(Astronaut, Physicist, Test pilot)
Joseph A. Walker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington
Died: June 8
 38 
Lucy Burns
(Suffragist, women's rights activist)
Lucy Burns
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 22
 39 
Courtney Hicks Hodges
(General)
Courtney Hicks Hodges
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States
Died: January 16
 40 
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Aristocrat)
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
3
Birthdate: April 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 13
 41 
Charles Bassett
(Test pilot)
Charles Bassett
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 28
 42 
S.S. Kresge
(Businessman)
S.S. Kresge
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 31, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 18
 43 
Vincent Auriol
(President of France from 1947 to 1954)
Vincent Auriol
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Revel, France
Died: January 1
 44 
Billy Rose
(Impresario)
Billy Rose
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 10
 45 
Sadao Araki
(Military personnel)
Sadao Araki
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Komae, Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 2
 46 
Paul Reynaud
(French Lawyer and Politician)
Paul Reynaud
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelonnette
Died: September 21
 47 
Bai Chongxi
(First defense minister of the Republic of China from 1946 to 1948)
Bai Chongxi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guilin, China
Died: December 2
 48 
Johnny Kidd
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Johnny Kidd
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, London, United Kingdom
Died: October 8
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 49 
Harry F. Byrd
(Politician, Publisher)
Harry F. Byrd
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 20
 50 
Cleo de Merode
(Ballet dancer)
Cleo de Merode
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 27, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 17