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.

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
American
 
Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
American
Standup Comedian

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton
American
 

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
American
Actor

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
Indian
Former Prime Minister of India
Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
American
Educator

Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
American
Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
American
Actress
William FrawleyWilliam Frawley
American
Actor

Virginia HillVirginia Hill
Austrian, American
Criminal
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
British
Writer

Charles WhitmanCharles Whitman
American
 

Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître
Belgian
Scientist & Priest

Sepp DietrichSepp Dietrich
German
Military Officer

Eric FlemingEric Fleming
American
Actor
Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
South African
Politician

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
Egyptian
Religious Leader

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
Swiss
Sculptor,Painter

C. S. ForesterC. S. Forester
British
Novelist
Herbert MarshallHerbert Marshall
British, American
Actor

Alfred SloanAlfred P. Sloan
American
CEO of General Motors Corporation
J. F. C. FullerJ. F. C. Fuller
British
General

Vincent AuriolVincent Auriol
French
Former President of France

Peter DebyePeter Debye
American
American-Dutch chemist
Robert RossenRobert Rossen
American
Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
Dutch
Physicist
Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha
Indian
Indian physicist

Andre BretonAndre Breton
French
Founder of Surrealism

James GunnJames Gunn
American
Screenwriter
Ed WynnEd Wynn
American
Actor

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Dietrich von CholtitzDietrich von Choltitz
German
Military personnel
Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden
Canadian
Cosmetologist

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
Ukrainian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet

Abubakar Tafawa BalewaAbubakar Tafawa Balewa
Nigerian
Former Prime Minister of Nigeria

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Poet
Albert GöringAlbert Göring
Austrian, German
Mechanical engineer
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
Ukrainian, American, Russian
Actress

Bud PowellBud Powell
American
Pianist, Jazz musician

Jerome BrownJerome Brown
American
Animator

Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
American
Singer
Elliot SeeElliot See
American
Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Maxfield ParrishMaxfield Parrish
American
Painter

Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
Nigerian
Politician

Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
Malaysian, British
Military personnel
Bobby FullerBobby Fuller
American
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Billy RoseBilly Rose
American
Impresario
Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
Nigerian
Politician

Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
Italian
Racecar driver

Jean ArpJean Arp
German, French
Sculptor
Margery AllinghamMargery Allingham
British
Novelist

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,
Francis X. BushmanFrancis X. Bushman
American
Actor

Chester NimitzChester Nimitz
American
Admiral

Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel
Turkish
Politician, Officer

Hans HofmannHans Hofmann
German
Painter, Artist

Abdul Salam ArifAbdul Salam Arif
Iraqi
President
Alexander von FalkenhausenAlexander von Falkenhausen
German
Soldier, Politician, Military personnel

Bai ChongxiBai Chongxi
Taiwanese
Soldier

Samuel AkintolaSamuel Akintola
Nigerian
Politician

Stirling SilliphantStirling Silliphant
American
Screenwriter
Irving KlawIrving Klaw
American
Photographer

Delmore SchwartzDelmore Schwartz
American
Writer
Gino SeveriniGino Severini
Italian
Painter

Lucy BurnsLucy Burns
Suffragist, women's rights activist

Edward Gordon CraigEdward Gordon Craig
Irish, British
Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer,
Joseph A. WalkerJoseph A. Walker
American
Astronaut, Physicist, Test pilot

Sadao ArakiSadao Araki
Japanese
Military personnel
Mina LoyMina Loy
British, American
Poet

Lao SheLao She
Chinese
Novelist, Dramatist

Felix von LucknerFelix von Luckner
German
Writer, Military personnel
George de HevesyGeorge de Hevesy
German, Hungarian
Chemist

Fritz WunderlichFritz Wunderlich
German
Opera singer, Singer
Erwin PiscatorErwin Piscator
German
Theatre director

Gertrude BergGertrude Berg
American
Actress

L. E. J. BrouwerL. E. J. Brouwer
Dutch
Mathematician

Sutan SjahrirSutan Sjahrir
Indonesian
Political Leader
Arthur WaleyArthur Waley
British
Translator
Carlo CarràCarlo Carrà
Italian
Painter

Ludwig BinswangerLudwig Binswanger
Swiss
Swiss psychiatrist

Emil BrunnerEmil Brunner
Swiss
Theologian

Andrew McNaughtonAndrew McNaughton
Canadian
Diplomat, Military personnel
Gilbert Hovey GrosvenorGilbert Hovey Grosvenor
American
Photojournalist

Josef DietrichJosef Dietrich
German
 

Chang MyonChang Myon
South Korean
Former Vice President of South Korea

Ernest BurgessErnest Burgess
Canadian, American
Sociologist, Criminologist

Stanisław MikołajczykStanisław Mikołajczyk
German, Polish
Politician
Malvina HoffmanMalvina Hoffman
American
Sculptor

Kitty HarrisKitty Harris
Canadian
trade unionist
Hannes KolehmainenHannes Kolehmainen
Finnish
Runner

Alvin Langdon CoburnAlvin Langdon Coburn
British, American
Photographer
Mehmet Fuat KöprülüMehmet Fuat Köprülü
Turkish
Sociologist
H. J. RoundH. J. Round
British
Engineer