Famous People Who Died In 1968

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1968. This list includes people like Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Yuri Gagarin, John Steinbeck and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, military leaders and directors who died in 1968. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & 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 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Minister
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4

 2 Helen Keller

Helen Keller
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author, First Deafblind Person to Earn a B.A. Degree
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1

 3 Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6

 4 Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Klushino, Russia
Died: March 27
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 5 John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20

 6 Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Children's writer
Birthdate: August 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: November 28

 7 Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27
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 8 Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: September 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25

 9 Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2

 10 Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 11 Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 13

 12 Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 30
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haleʻākala, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: January 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27

 15 Dan Duryea

Dan Duryea
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 Nick Adams

Nick Adams
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 7

 17 Little Walter

Little Walter
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marksville
Died: February 15

 18 Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: September 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: June 15

 20 Lev Landau

Lev Landau
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: April 1

 21 Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: July 28

 22 Marion Lorne

Marion Lorne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 9

 23 Howard Florey

Howard Florey
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Pathologist and Pharmacologist
Birthdate: September 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: February 21

 24 Ramon Novarro

Ramon Novarro
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: October 30
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 William Powell

William Powell
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: February 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: March 13

 26 Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Died: October 30

 27 Konstantin Rokossovsky

Konstantin Rokossovsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 3

 28 Dorothy Gish

Dorothy Gish
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4

 29 Jess Willard

Jess Willard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Died: December 15
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 30 George Gamow

George Gamow
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: August 19

 31 Jim Clark

Jim Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Formula One driver, Farmer
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife
Died: April 7

 32 Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
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Famous As: Writer & theologian was ordained to the Catholic priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: December 10

 33 Gholamreza Takhti

Gholamreza Takhti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 7
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Pio of Pietrelcina

Pio of Pietrelcina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietrelcina
Died: September 23

 35 Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: playwright, novelist, writer,screenwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Appleton
Died: April 16

 36 Randolph Churchill

Randolph Churchill
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Famous As: Journalist, Member of Parliament for Preston (1940-45)
Birthdate: May 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 6

 37 Pitirim Sorokin

Pitirim Sorokin
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: nyazhpogostsky District, Russia
Died: February 10

 38 Weegee

Weegee
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Birthdate: June 12, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 26

 39 George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 1, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dorpat, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died: February 19
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 40 Little Willie John

Little Willie John
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cullendale, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: May 26

 41 Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: April 23

 42 Kay Francis

Kay Francis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 43 Ruth St. Denis

Ruth St. Denis
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: July 21

 44 Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Died: February 4

 45 Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: December 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: August 27

 46 Tsuguharu Foujita

Tsuguharu Foujita
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shinogawamachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 29

 47 Max Brod

Max Brod
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former prolific writer best remembered as the friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka
Birthdate: May 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 20

 48 Eduardo Cansino

Eduardo Cansino
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castilleja de la Cuesta, Andalusia, Spain
Died: December 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 49 Karl Barth

Karl Barth
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: December 10

 50 Alexandre Kojève

Alexandre Kojève
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 4