Famous People Who Died In 1966

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.

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 Walt Disney

Walt Disney
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Disneyland & Disney Brothers Studio
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 15

 2 Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States
Died: February 1
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 23
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce
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Famous As: Standup Comedian
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States
Died: August 3

 5 Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of India (1964-66)
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 11

 6 Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: September 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
Died: September 6

 7 William Frawley

William Frawley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Chester W. Nimitz

Chester W. Nimitz
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Died: February 20

 9 Homi Bhabha

Homi Bhabha
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Indian physicist
Birthdate: October 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 24

 10 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Independence Activist, Reformer
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bhagur
Died: February 26

 11 Georges Lemaître

Georges Lemaître
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Scientist & Priest
Birthdate: July 17, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium
Died: June 20

 12 Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Paula, California, United States
Died: September 28
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 13 Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London, England
Died: April 10

 14 Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper
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Famous As: Gossip columnist
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 Virginia Hill

Virginia Hill
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Organized crime figure
Birthdate: August 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lipscomb, Alabama, United States
Died: March 24

 16 Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: October 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11

 17 Charles Whitman

Charles Whitman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida, United States
Died: August 1

 18 Andre Breton

Andre Breton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Co-Founder of Surrealism
Birthdate: February 18, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tinchebray, Tinchebray-Bocage, France
Died: September 28

 19 Ed Wynn

Ed Wynn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Cosmetologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 18

 21 C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 2

 22 Alice Pearce

Alice Pearce
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 3

 23 Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Bobby Fuller

Bobby Fuller
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baytown
Died: July 18

 25 Mississippi John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teoc, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 2

 26 Sergei Korolev

Sergei Korolev
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: January 14

 27 Dorothy Macmillan

Dorothy Macmillan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: May 21

 28 Alfred P. Sloan

Alfred P. Sloan
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEO of General Motors Corporation
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: February 17

 29 Bud Powell

Bud Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 1

 30 Clifton Webb

Clifton Webb
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Famous As: Film actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: October 13
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Umuahia
Died: July 29

 32 Ahmadu Bello

Ahmadu Bello
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rabbah bar Nahmani
Died: January 15

 33 Giuseppe Farina

Giuseppe Farina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: June 30

 34 Melvin Tolson

Melvin Tolson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29

 35 Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: January 8

 36 Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Velykyi Fontan Cape
Died: March 5

 37 S.S. Kresge

S.S. Kresge
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 31, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 18

 38 Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut, Physicist, Test pilot
Birthdate: February 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington
Died: June 8

 39 Hendrik Verwoerd

Hendrik Verwoerd
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: September 6

 40 Billy Rose

Billy Rose
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Impresario
Birthdate: September 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 10

 41 Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Suffragist, women's rights activist
Birthdate: July 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 22

 42 Albert Göring

Albert Göring
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: March 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Friedenau
Died: December 20

 43 Elliot See

Elliot See
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut
Birthdate: July 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: February 28

 44 Francis X. Bushman

Francis X. Bushman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: August 23
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 45 Charles Bassett

Charles Bassett
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Test pilot
Birthdate: December 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 28

 46 Paul Reynaud

Paul Reynaud
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelonnette
Died: September 21

 47 Gertrude Berg

Gertrude Berg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: September 14

 48 George de Hevesy

George de Hevesy
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died: July 5

 49 Jean Arp

Jean Arp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 7

 50 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First and Only Prime Minister of Nigeria Upon Independence
Birthdate: November 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bauchi, Nigeria
Died: January 15