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.

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
American
Civil Rights Activist
Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
American
Brother of President John F. Kennedy

Helen KellerHelen Keller
American
Author

Bobby DriscollBobby Driscoll
American
Actor

Yuri GagarinYuri Gagarin
Russian, Russian
Soviet Cosmonaut

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
American
Author
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
American
American writer

Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
British
Journalist, Politician

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
British
Writer
Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
American
Actress

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
French, American
Artist
Bea BenaderetBea Benaderet
American
Actress

Thomas MertonThomas Merton
French, Thai, American
Writer

Frankie LymonFrankie Lymon
American
Singer

Neal CassadyNeal Cassady
American
 

Dan DuryeaDan Duryea
American
Actor
Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
Austrian
Physicist

Franchot ToneFranchot Tone
American
Actor

Karl BarthKarl Barth
Swiss
Theologian

Konstantin RokossovskyKonstantin Rokossovsky
Polish, Russian
Soviet Officer
Otto HahnOtto Hahn
German
Chemist

Lev Landau Lev Landau
Russian
Physicist
Norman ThomasNorman Thomas
American
 

George GamowGeorge Gamow
Russian
Physicist

Howard FloreyHoward Florey
Australian
Pathologist and Pharmacologist
Trygve LieTrygve Lie
Norwegian
First Secretary General of the U.N

Pitirim SorokinPitirim Sorokin
American, Russian
Sociologist
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
Italian
Author & Poet

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale
British
Physiologist & Pharmacologist

Robert Z. LeonardRobert Z. Leonard
American
Film Director, Actor, Producer
William PowellWilliam Powell
American
Screenwriter

Continue Reading Below
Jogendra Nath MandalJogendra Nath Mandal
Pakistani
Politician
Rose Wilder LaneRose Wilder Lane
American
Journalists

Jim ClarkJim Clark
British
Formula One driver, Farmer

Ramon NovarroRamon Novarro
Spanish, Mexican, American
Actor

Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery
American
Musician
Tony HancockTony Hancock
British
Comedian, Actor
Duke KahanamokuDuke Kahanamoku
American
Swimmer, Surfer, Actor, Water polo player

Little WalterLittle Walter
American
Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter

WeegeeWeegee
American
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist

Jess WillardJess Willard
American
Boxer
Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
Chinese, British
Writer

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
Greek
Greek Politician

Bade Ghulam Ali KhanBade Ghulam Ali Khan
Indian
Singer

Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
British
Horticulturist, Politician, Diplomat, Diarist,

Carl Theodor DreyerCarl Theodor Dreyer
Danish
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor
Dorothy GishDorothy Gish
American
Actress

Edna FerberEdna Ferber
American
playwright, novelist, writer,screenwriter
Alice Guy-BlachéAlice Guy-Blaché
French
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

George HackenschmidtGeorge Hackenschmidt
French, Russian, British
Wrestler

Stewart MenziesStewart Menzies
British
Intelligence officer
Little Willie JohnLittle Willie John
American
Singer

Erwin PanofskyErwin Panofsky
German, American
Art historian
Romano GuardiniRomano Guardini
German
Catholic priest, Writer, Theologian, University

Ruth St. DenisRuth St. Denis
American
Dancer

John HeartfieldJohn Heartfield
German
Photographer, Painter, Poster artist

Max BrodMax Brod
Czech, Israeli
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,

Anna KavanAnna Kavan
French, British
Novelist
Georg von KüchlerGeorg von Küchler
German
Military commander

Nikolaus von FalkenhorstNikolaus von Falkenhorst
German
Military personnel, Diplomat

Francis BiddleFrancis Biddle
American
lawyer, judge, screenwriter

Joseph W. Martin Jr.Joseph W. Martin Jr.
American
Politician
Georgios PapandreouGeorgios Papandreou
Greek
Politician, Economist, Diplomat, Lawyer

Arthur Hays SulzbergerArthur Hays Sulzberger
American
Publisher
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British
Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher,

Tsuguharu FoujitaTsuguharu Foujita
French, Japanese
Painter, Artist

Fannie HurstFannie Hurst
American
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
Kees van DongenKees van Dongen
French
Painter

Pio of PietrelcinaPio of Pietrelcina
Italian
 
Kirill MeretskovKirill Meretskov
Russian
Military commander

Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Italian, American
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Hermann-Bernhard RamckeHermann-Bernhard Ramcke
German
Officer
Anthony BoucherAnthony Boucher
American
Author

Charles BeckerCharles Becker
German
actor
Vasily SokolovskyVasily Sokolovsky
Russian
Military commander

Tian HanTian Han
Chinese
Author

Conrad RichterConrad Richter
American
Novelist

Harold GrayHarold Gray
American
Cartoonist
Virginia Lee BurtonVirginia Lee Burton
American
Illustrator
Walter NashWalter Nash
New Zealander
Politician

Dorothy GarrodDorothy Garrod
British
Archaeologist

R. Norris WilliamsR. Norris Williams
American
Tennis player

Peter ArnoPeter Arno
American
Cartoonist
Ryszard SiwiecRyszard Siwiec
Polish
Accountant

Nat HikenNat Hiken
American
Film director, Screenwriter, Songwriter

Konstantin PaustovskyKonstantin Paustovsky
Russian
Writer

Henry DumasHenry Dumas
American
Writer

Martin NothMartin Noth
German
Scholar
Arnold ZweigArnold Zweig
German, Polish
Writer

Yvor WintersYvor Winters
American
Poet
Ramón Menéndez PidalRamón Menéndez Pidal
Philologist

Khuang AphaiwongKhuang Aphaiwong
Cambodian, Thai
Politician
Manuel BandeiraManuel Bandeira
Brazilian
Poet
Stan McCabeStan McCabe
Australian
Cricketer