Famous People Who Died In 1973

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1973. This list includes people like Bruce Lee, Pablo Picasso, Lyndon B. Johnson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Watts and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, poets and military leaders who died in 1973. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
72
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Pablo Picasso
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century and Co-Founder of the 'Cubist Movement')
Pablo Picasso
47
Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8
 3 
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
37
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))
Lyndon B. Johnson
50
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Died: January 22
 5 
Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Jim Croce
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Alan Watts
(Writer)
Alan Watts
15
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chislehurst, Kent, England
Died: November 16
 7 
Bobby Darin
(Pop vocalist who released the hits "Mack the Knife," "Dream Lover," and "Beyond the Sea.")
Bobby Darin
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Frank Costello
(Crime Boss and Member of the Luciano Crime Family)
Frank Costello
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cassano allo Ionio, Italy
Died: February 18
 9 
Dean Corll
(Serial Killer)
Dean Corll
37
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: August 8
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Betty Grable
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Films: ‘Mother Wore Tights’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’)
Betty Grable
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 11 
Veronica Lake
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Sullivan's Travels’ and ‘I Married a Witch’)
Veronica Lake
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 7
 12 
Salvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11
 13 
John Banner
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sergeant Schultz’ in Sitcom the ‘Hogan's Heroes’)
John Banner
7
Birthdate: January 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: January 28
 14 
Pablo Neruda
(Chilean poet)
Pablo Neruda
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23
 15 
David Ben-Gurion
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
David Ben-Gurion
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Płonsk, Poland
Died: December 1
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 16 
John Ford
(One of the Most Important and Influential Filmmakers of His Generation)
John Ford
5
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Died: August 31
 17 
Gram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Gram Parsons
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: September 19
 18 
Edward G. Robinson
(Romanian-American Actor Known for His Tough-Guy Roles as Gangsters)
Edward G. Robinson
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
W. H. Auden
(One of the Greatest Authors of 20th Century)
W. H. Auden
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 29
 20 
Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)
Fulgencio Batista
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6
 21 
Irene Ryan
(Actress)
Irene Ryan
6
Birthdate: October 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 26
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 9
 23 
Hans Albert Einstein
(Engineer, Educator)
Hans Albert Einstein
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 24 
Laurence Harvey
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joniškis
Died: November 25
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Pearl Buck
(American Writer Known for Her Novels on Chinese Lifestyle and Culture, Winner of 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pearl Buck
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: March 6
 26 
Lon Chaney Jr.
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: July 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Wally Cox
(Actor)
Wally Cox
2
Birthdate: December 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Abebe Bikila
(First African to Win Olympic Gold Medal and First Athlete to Win Two Olympic Marathons Back-to-Back)
Abebe Bikila
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Robert Ryan
(Known for His Portrayals of Hardened Cops and Ruthless Villains)
Robert Ryan
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 11
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Jeannette Rankin
(Feminist Politician, First Woman to be Part of the US Congress and Only from Montana)
Jeannette Rankin
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula
Died: May 18
 31 
Jack Hawkins
(One of the Most Popular British Film Stars of the 1950s)
Jack Hawkins
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Died: July 18
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Eddie Rickenbacker
(Aviator, Racecar Driver, Military Personnel)
Eddie Rickenbacker
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: July 23
Marjorie Merriweather Post
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12
 34 
Lex Barker
(Actor)
Lex Barker
0
Birthdate: May 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States
Died: May 11
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
James Beck
(Actor)
James Beck
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: August 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Joe E. Brown
0
Birthdate: July 28, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holgate, Ohio, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Peggie Castle
(Actress)
Peggie Castle
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Appalachia, Virginia, United States
Died: August 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Fashion designer)
Elsa Schiaparelli
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 13
 39 
Gene Krupa
(American drummer)
Gene Krupa
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16
 40 
Glenn Strange
(Actor, Singer)
Glenn Strange
0
Birthdate: August 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weed, New Mexico, United States
Died: September 20
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)
Pablo Casals
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22
 42 
P. Ramlee
(Actor)
P. Ramlee
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Died: May 29
 43 
Allan Sherman
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 20
 44 
Max Yasgur
(Farmer)
Max Yasgur
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 9
 45 
Anna Magnani
(Italian Actress Who was Known for Her Explosive Acting and Earthy, Realistic Portrayals of Characters)
Anna Magnani
3
Birthdate: March 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 26
 46 
Nancy Mitford
(English Novelist and Biographer Who is Known for Writing Popular Historical Biographies)
Nancy Mitford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 30
 47 
Víctor Jara
(Chilean Teacher and Theater Director Who Was Tortured and Killed by Dictator Augusto Pinochet’s Men)
Víctor Jara
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Ignacio, Chile
Died: September 16
 48 
Mirra Alfassa
(Spiritual Guru, Writer)
Mirra Alfassa
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17
 49 
Paavo Nurmi
(Finnish Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Runner Who Dominated Distance Running in the Early 20th Century)
Paavo Nurmi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Edward Steichen
(Photographer)
Edward Steichen
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bivange
Died: March 25