Famous People Who Died In 1969

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1969. This list includes people like Judy Garland, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sharon Tate, Ho Chi Minh, Princess Alice of Battenberg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, artists and presidents who died in 1969. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Judy Garland
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Dorothy Gale' in the Movie 'The Wizard of Oz')
Judy Garland
58
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 2 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(34th President of the United States (1953–1961))
Dwight D. Eisenhower
79
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Died: March 28
 3 
Sharon Tate
(Actress - Murdered by Members of the 'Manson Family')
Sharon Tate
41
Birthdate: January 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 9
 4 
Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh
44
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2
 5 
Rocky Marciano
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time)
Rocky Marciano
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Princess Alice of Battenberg
(Mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Alice of Battenberg
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: December 5
 7 
Brian Jones
(English Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Founder of the Rock Band 'The Rolling Stones')
Brian Jones
25
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 3
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Boris Karloff
5
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Fred Hampton
(American Activist and Deputy Chairman of the National Black Panther Party)
Fred Hampton
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 4
 10 
Jack Kerouac
(Novelist and Poet Best Known for His Novels: ‘On the Road', ‘The Dharma Bums’ and ‘Big Sur’)
Jack Kerouac
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 21
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Robert Taylor
(Actor, Pilot)
Robert Taylor
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filley, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 8
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Jeffrey Hunter
(Actor Known for His 1965 Role as 'Captain Christopher Pike' in the Original Pilot Episode of 'Star Trek')
Jeffrey Hunter
4
Birthdate: November 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Jay Sebring
(American Celebrity Hair Stylist)
Jay Sebring
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: August 9
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Howard McNear
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 3
 15 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: August 17
 16 
Thelma Ritter
(American Actress Best Known for Her Comedic Roles as Working-Class Characters and Her Strong New York Accent)
Thelma Ritter
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 5
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 17 
Madhubala
(Actress)
Madhubala
33
Birthdate: February 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: February 23
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Walter Gropius
(Architect)
Walter Gropius
10
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 5
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
0
Birthdate: October 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Died: April 15
 20 
Chuck Taylor
(Basketball player)
Chuck Taylor
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brown County, Indiana, United States
Died: June 23
 21 
Theodor W. Adorno
(German Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist and Composer)
Theodor W. Adorno
2
Birthdate: September 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: August 6
 22 
Liu Shaoqi
(Politician)
Liu Shaoqi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huaminglou, Changsha, China
Died: November 12
 23 
Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
4
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 24 
Walter Hagen
(Golfer)
Walter Hagen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: October 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Conrad Hilton Jr.
(American Businessman, Socialite and Son of Conrad Hilton—the Founder of Hilton Hotels)
Conrad Hilton Jr.
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: February 5
 26 
Leonard Chess
(Record producer)
Leonard Chess
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Motal
Died: October 16
 27 
George
(Actor)
George
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stannards, New York, United States
Died: February 9
 28 
Raymond A. Spruance
(Navy admiral during World War II)
Raymond A. Spruance
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 13
 29 
Leo Gorcey
(Actor)
Leo Gorcey
5
Birthdate: June 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 2
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Diane Linkletter
(Art Linkletter's Daughter)
Diane Linkletter
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
Died: October 4
 31 
John Kennedy Toole
(Former author of the picaresque novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (published in 1980))
John Kennedy Toole
1
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 26
 32 
Dr Zakir Husain
(3rd President of India)
Dr Zakir Husain
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: May 3
 33 
Vito Genovese
(American Mobster and Head of the Notorious 'Genovese Crime Family')
Vito Genovese
13
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 21, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tufino, Italy
Died: February 14
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Coleman Hawkins
(Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Coleman Hawkins
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Joseph
Died: May 19
 35 
Mary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)
Mary Jo Kopechne
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 18
 36 
Otto Dix
(German Painter Known for His Ruthless and Harshly Realistic Depictions of German Society During the Weimar Republic)
Otto Dix
0
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany
Died: July 25
 37 
John Wyndham
(Science-Fiction Writer Best Known for His Novels: 'The Day of the Triffids' and 'The Midwich Cuckoos')
John Wyndham
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dorridge, Warwickshire, England
Died: March 11
 38 
Frank Loesser
(Composer, Songwriter)
Frank Loesser
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 28
 39 
Morihei Ueshiba
(Japanese Martial Arts Master and Founder of the Martial Art of ‘Aikido’)
Morihei Ueshiba
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan
Died: April 26
 40 
Josef von Sternberg
(Film Director)
Josef von Sternberg
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 22
 41 
Bud Collyer
(Voice actor, Actor)
Bud Collyer
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 8
 42 
C. W. W. Kannangara
(Sri Lankan Politician Who Played an Important Role in the Sri Lankan Independence Movement)
C. W. W. Kannangara
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: September 23
 43 
Irene Castle
(Dancer)
Irene Castle
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York ,United States
Died: January 25
 44 
Itzhak Stern
(Holocaust Survivor)
Itzhak Stern
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1969 AD
 45 
Norman Lindsay
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: November 21
 46 
Jan Palach
(Activist)
Jan Palach
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melnik
Died: January 19
 47 
Donald Crowhurst
(Former businessman and amateur sailor who disappeared while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a single-handed, round-the-world yacht race)
Donald Crowhurst
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1969 AD
 48 
Abigail Folger
(Social worker)
Abigail Folger
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Anthony Martin Sinatra
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lercara Friddi, Italy
Died: January 24
 50 
Harley Earl
(Automotive designer)
Harley Earl
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 10