Famous People Who Died In 1968

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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.
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 1 
Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
79
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4
 2 
Helen Keller
(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Helen Keller
78
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1
 3 
Robert F. Kennedy
(United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy)
Robert F. Kennedy
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6
 4 
Yuri Gagarin
(Soviet Pilot and Cosmonaut Who Became the First Man to Travel into Outer Space)
Yuri Gagarin
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Klushino, Russia
Died: March 27
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20
 6 
Enid Blyton
(Best Selling Children's Writer of the 20th Century Known for Her Works 'Malory Towers' & 'The Famous Five')
Enid Blyton
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: November 28
 7 
Frankie Lymon
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27
 8 
Upton Sinclair
(American writer)
Upton Sinclair
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25
 9 
Marcel Duchamp
(Artist Known for His Revolutionary Developments in the 'Plastic Arts' In the Early 20th Century)
Marcel Duchamp
8
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2
 10 
Tallulah Bankhead
(American Actress)
Tallulah Bankhead
10
Birthdate: January 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Bea Benaderet
(Actress)
Bea Benaderet
4
Birthdate: April 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 13
 12 
Duke Kahanamoku
(Hawaiian Competition Swimmer Who Popularized the Sport of Surfing)
Duke Kahanamoku
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haleʻākala, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: January 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Bobby Driscoll
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 30
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Lise Meitner
(Austrian-Swedish Physicist Who Discovered the Element Protactinium)
Lise Meitner
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27
 15 
Dan Duryea
(Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ and ‘None But the Lonely Heart’)
Dan Duryea
3
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
(Actor)
Nick Adams
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 7
 17 
Franchot Tone
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: September 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Thomas Merton
(Writer & theologian was ordained to the Catholic priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".)
Thomas Merton
7
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: December 10
 19 
Lev Landau
(Russian Physicist and One for the Founders of Quantum Mechanical Theory)
Lev Landau
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: April 1
 20 
Little Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)
Little Walter
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marksville
Died: February 15
 21 
Rose Wilder Lane
(Journalists)
Rose Wilder Lane
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Died: October 30
 22 
Wes Montgomery
(Musician)
Wes Montgomery
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: June 15
Pio of Pietrelcina
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietrelcina
Died: September 23
 24 
Otto Hahn
(Chemist)
Otto Hahn
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: July 28
 25 
Marion Lorne
(Actress)
Marion Lorne
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 9
 26 
Kay Francis
(Actress)
Kay Francis
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Howard Florey
(Australian Pharmacologist and Pathologist Who Shared the Nobel Prize for His Role in the Development of Penicillin)
Howard Florey
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: February 21
 28 
Ramon Novarro
(One of the Top Box Office Attractions of the 1920s and Early 1930s)
Ramon Novarro
5
Birthdate: February 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: October 30
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
William Powell
(Screenwriter)
William Powell
4
Birthdate: February 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: March 13
 30 
Dorothy Gish
(Actress)
Dorothy Gish
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4
 31 
Randolph Churchill
(Son of Winston Churchill and Conservative Member of Parliament for Preston from 1940 to 1945)
Randolph Churchill
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 6
 32 
Konstantin Rokossovsky
(Soviet and Polish Military Officer)
Konstantin Rokossovsky
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 3
 33 
Jess Willard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Died: December 15
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 34 
Edna Ferber
(playwright, novelist, writer,screenwriter)
Edna Ferber
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Appleton
Died: April 16
 35 
George Gamow
(Physicist)
George Gamow
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: August 19
 36 
Jim Clark
(One of the Greatest Formula One Racing Drivers and Two-Time World Champion in 1963 and 1965)
Jim Clark
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife
Died: April 7
 37 
Gholamreza Takhti
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 7
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Little Willie John
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cullendale, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: May 26
 39 
George Hackenschmidt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dorpat, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died: February 19
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Alice Guy-Blaché
(Film director)
Alice Guy-Blaché
0
Birthdate: July 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: March 24
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 41 
Pitirim Sorokin
(Sociologist and Political Activist)
Pitirim Sorokin
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: nyazhpogostsky District, Russia
Died: February 10
 42 
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: April 23
 43 
Weegee
(Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Weegee
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 12, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 26
 44 
Tsuguharu Foujita
(Japanese–French Painter and Printmaker)
Tsuguharu Foujita
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 29
 45 
Max Brod
(Former prolific writer best remembered as the friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka)
Max Brod
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 20
 46 
Jogendra Nath Mandal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengal Presidency
Died: October 5
 47 
Ruth St. Denis
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: July 21
 48 
John Heartfield
(Photographer, Painter, Poster artist)
John Heartfield
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schmargendorf
Died: April 26
 49 
Lilian Harvey
(Actress)
Lilian Harvey
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: July 27
 50 
Tommy Noonan
(Actor, Director)
Tommy Noonan
0
Birthdate: April 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellingham, Washington, United States
Died: April 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)