Famous People Who Died In 1970

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.

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 
Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)

Jimi Hendrix
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18

 2 
Janis Joplin
(Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)

Janis Joplin
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4

 3 
Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

Bertrand Russell
20
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2

 4 
Charles de Gaulle
(Former French President & Army Officer Who Led 'Free France' against Nazi Germany in World War II)

Charles de Gaulle
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 5 
C.V. Raman
(Physicist)

C.V. Raman
35
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province
Died: November 21

 6 
Sonny Liston
(Professional Boxer)

Sonny Liston
14
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
(American football player)

Vince Lombardi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3
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 8 
Abraham Maslow
(Psychologist)

Abraham Maslow
3
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 

E. M. Forster
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: June 7

 11 
Inger Stevens
(Actress)

Inger Stevens
14
Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30

 12 
Mark Rothko
(Painter)

Mark Rothko
3
Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: February 25

 13 
Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)

Sukarno
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Died: June 21
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 

William Hopper
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 6
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 15 
Bruce McLaren
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

Bruce McLaren
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greater Auckland
Died: June 2

 16 
Billie Burke
(Actress)

Billie Burke
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: May 14
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 
Rube Goldberg
(Cartoonist)

Rube Goldberg
11
Birthdate: July 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, U.S.
Died: December 7

 18 
Gypsy Rose Lee
(One of the First Burlesque Artists to Imbue a Striptease With Grace and Style)

Gypsy Rose Lee
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 19 
Napoleon Hill
(Writer of personal-success literature)

Napoleon Hill
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pound, Virginia
Died: November 8

 20 
Max Born
(Physicist)

Max Born
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: January 5

 21 
Leonarda Cianciulli
(Serial Killer)

Leonarda Cianciulli
20
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella
Died: October 15

 22 
Alexander Kerensky
(Minister-President of the Russian Republic (September 1917 - November 1917))

Alexander Kerensky
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: June 11

 23 

Vera Brittain
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Died: March 29

 24 
António de Oliveira Salazar
(Former Acting President of Portugal)

António de Oliveira Salazar
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vimieiro (Santa Comba Dão), Portugal
Died: July 27

 25 
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)

 26 
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)

 27 
Frances Farmer
(American actress)

Frances Farmer
5
Birthdate: September 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: August 1

Peter II of Yugoslavia
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: November 3

 29 
Gladys Aylward
(Missionary)

Gladys Aylward
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 3
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)

 30 
Alan Wilson
(singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist)

Alan Wilson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 3

 31 
Sam Sheppard
(Neurosurgeon)

Sam Sheppard
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Died: April 6

 32 
Lázaro Cárdenas
(President of Mexico)

Lázaro Cárdenas
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Mexico
Died: October 19

 33 

Erich Maria Remarque
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: September 25

 34 
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

 35 
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

 36 
Otto Heinrich Warburg
(Physiologist)

Otto Heinrich Warburg
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: August 1

 37 
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

 38 
Barnett Newman
(Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect)

Barnett Newman
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 4

 39 

Paul Celan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: April 20

 40 
James B. Donovan
(Negotiator)

James B. Donovan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: January 19

 41 
Agustín Lara
(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)

Agustín Lara
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlatlauquitepec Municipality
Died: November 6

 42 

William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bishopston, England
Died: December 14

 43 
Hjalmar Schacht
(Reichsminister of Economics (1934-37))

Hjalmar Schacht
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tinglev, Denmark
Died: June 3
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 
Jochen Rindt
(Race car driver from Germany who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1965)

Jochen Rindt
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: September 5
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 
Fritz Perls
(Psychologist, Psychiatrist)

Fritz Perls
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 14

 46 
Walter Reuther
(Politician)

Walter Reuther
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wheeling, USA
Died: May 9

 47 
Władysław Anders
(General in the Polish Army)

Władysław Anders
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Błonie, Poland
Died: May 12

 48 
Rick Tolley
(American Football Coach)

Rick Tolley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havaco, West Virginia, United States
Died: November 14

 49 
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

 50 

Soledad Miranda
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: August 18
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)