Famous People Who Died In 1970

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1970. This list includes people like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Charles de Gaulle, Bertrand Russell, Gamal Abdel Nasser and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, journalists and novelists who died in 1970. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)
Jimi Hendrix
46
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18
 2 
Janis Joplin
(American Singer Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)
Janis Joplin
51
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4
 3 
Charles de Gaulle
(Former French President & Army Officer Who Led 'Free France' against Nazi Germany in World War II)
Charles de Gaulle
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 4 
Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)
Bertrand Russell
24
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2
 5 
C.V. Raman
(Physicist)
C.V. Raman
86
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province
Died: November 21
 6 
Sonny Liston
(American Professional Boxer)
Sonny Liston
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sand Slough, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 30
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Vince Lombardi
(One of the Greatest Coaches and Leaders in the History of All American Sports)
Vince Lombardi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3
 8 
Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
4
Birthdate: April 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 8
 9 
Tammi Terrell
(Known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye)
Tammi Terrell
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 16
 10 
Mark Rothko
(American Painter Known or His Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Paintings)
Mark Rothko
3
Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
Died: February 25
 11 
E. M. Forster
(English Author Known for His Novels: ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’ and ‘A Passage to India’)
E. M. Forster
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 7
 12 
Inger Stevens
(Swedish-American Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Farmer's Daughter’)
Inger Stevens
16
Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30
 13 
Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)
Sukarno
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Died: June 21
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Bruce McLaren
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)
Bruce McLaren
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greater Auckland
Died: June 2
 15 
Billie Burke
(Actress)
Billie Burke
4
Birthdate: August 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: May 14
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Gypsy Rose Lee
(One of the First Burlesque Artists to Imbue a Striptease With Grace and Style)
Gypsy Rose Lee
6
Birthdate: January 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Napoleon Hill
(Writer of personal-success literature)
Napoleon Hill
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pound, Virginia
Died: November 8
 18 
Frances Farmer
(American actress)
Frances Farmer
6
Birthdate: September 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: August 1
 19 
William Hopper
2
Birthdate: January 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 6
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Rube Goldberg
(Cartoonist)
Rube Goldberg
11
Birthdate: July 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, U.S.
Died: December 7
 21 
Max Born
(German Physicist Who Won Nobel Prize for His Contribution to Quantum Mechanics)
Max Born
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: January 5
 22 
Brian Piccolo
(American football player)
Brian Piccolo
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 16
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Leonarda Cianciulli
(Italian Serial Killer)
Leonarda Cianciulli
22
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella, Italy
Died: October 15
 24 
Alexander Kerensky
(Minister-President of the Russian Republic (September 1917 - November 1917))
Alexander Kerensky
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: June 11
 25 
António de Oliveira Salazar
(Former Acting President of Portugal)
António de Oliveira Salazar
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vimieiro (Santa Comba Dão), Portugal
Died: July 27
 26 
Vera Brittain
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Died: March 29
 27 
Erich Maria Remarque
(German Writer Best Known for His Novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’)
Erich Maria Remarque
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: September 25
 28 
Ed Begley
(Actor)
Ed Begley
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: April 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Peter II of Yugoslavia
(Last King of Yugoslavia)
Peter II of Yugoslavia
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: November 3
 30 
Gladys Aylward
(Missionary)
Gladys Aylward
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England
Died: January 3
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 31 
Lázaro Cárdenas
(President of Mexico)
Lázaro Cárdenas
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Mexico
Died: October 19
 32 
Sam Sheppard
(American Neurosurgeon Who Was Exonerated in 1966, Having Been Convicted of the 1954 Murder of His Pregnant Wife)
Sam Sheppard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: April 6
 33 
Otto Heinrich Warburg
(German Physiologist, Medical Doctor and Winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Otto Heinrich Warburg
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: August 1
 34 
Erle Stanley Gardner
(writer, lawyer, novelist, poet lawyer)
Erle Stanley Gardner
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden
Died: March 11
 35 
Alan Wilson
(singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist)
Alan Wilson
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 3
 36 
Alfred Newman
(Composer)
Alfred Newman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 17
 37 
Hjalmar Schacht
(Reichsminister of Economics (1934 - 1937))
Hjalmar Schacht
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tinglev, Denmark
Died: June 3
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Jochen Rindt
(German-Born Austrian Racer Who Became the First Posthumous F-1 Champion)
Jochen Rindt
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: September 5
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Leslie Groves
(United States Army Officer in Charge of the Construction of 'The Pentagon' and Director of 'The Manhattan Project')
Leslie Groves
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 13
 40 
Barnett Newman
(Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect)
Barnett Newman
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 4
 41 
Eva Hesse
(Former Sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics)
Eva Hesse
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 29
 42 
Abraham Zapruder
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kovel
Died: August 30
 43 
John Scopes
(Educator)
John Scopes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 21
 44 
Paul Celan
(One of the Most Important and Influential German-Language Poets of the Post-Second World War Era)
Paul Celan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: April 20
 45 
Agustín Lara
(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)
Agustín Lara
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlatlauquitepec Municipality
Died: November 6
 46 
James B. Donovan
(Negotiator)
James B. Donovan
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: January 19
 47 
Richard Hofstadter
(Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University teacher)
Richard Hofstadter
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: October 24
 48 
Albert Ayler
(Saxophonist, Composer)
Albert Ayler
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: November 25
 49 
Fritz Perls
(Psychologist, Psychiatrist)
Fritz Perls
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 14
 50 
Amado V. Hernandez
(Filipino Revolutionary, Labor Leader, and Writer)
Amado V. Hernandez
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagonoy
Died: March 24