Famous People Who Died In 1973

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.

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 
Bruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

Bruce Lee
59
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
44
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
31
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 
Alan Watts
(Writer)

Alan Watts
11
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chislehurst, Kent, England
Died: November 16

 5 
Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')

Jim Croce
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 
Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))

Lyndon B. Johnson
46
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Died: January 22

 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)
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 8 
Frank Costello
(Crime Boss)

Frank Costello
1
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
26
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)

Betty Grable
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 11 
Veronica Lake
(Actress)

Veronica Lake
2
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
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11

 13 

John Banner
5
Birthdate: January 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: January 28

 14 
Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

Fulgencio Batista
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6

 15 
Gram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)

Gram Parsons
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: September 19

 16 
David Ben-Gurion
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

David Ben-Gurion
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Płonsk, Poland
Died: December 1
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 17 
John Ford
(Film Director)

John Ford
5
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Died: August 31

 18 
Pablo Neruda
(Chilean poet)

Pablo Neruda
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23

 19 
Edward G. Robinson
(Tough-guy roles as gangsters in such films as Little Caesar and Key Largo)

Edward G. Robinson
2
Birthdate: December 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 

W. H. Auden
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England
Died: September 28

 21 
Irene Ryan
(Actress)

Irene Ryan
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 26
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 22 
Hans Albert Einstein
(Engineer, Educator)

Hans Albert Einstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 23 
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

 24 
Pearl Buck
(American writer)

Pearl Buck
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: March 6

 25 

Lon Chaney Jr.
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: July 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 
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)

 27 

Laurence Harvey
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joniškis
Died: November 25
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 
Abebe Bikila
(Runner)

Abebe Bikila
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 25

 29 
Jeannette Rankin
(First Woman Elected to U.S Congress)

Jeannette Rankin
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula
Died: May 18

 30 

Robert Ryan
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 11
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

Marjorie Merriweather Post
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12

 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

 33 

Jack Hawkins
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wood Green, London, England, UK
Died: July 18
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 
James Beck
(Actor)

James Beck
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: August 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
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)

 36 
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

 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 
P. Ramlee
(Actor)

P. Ramlee
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Died: May 29

 39 
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Fashion designer)

Elsa Schiaparelli
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 13

 40 
Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)

Pablo Casals
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22

 41 
Víctor Jara
(Former theatre director and neo-folk singer who was in the music group Cuncumen)

Víctor Jara
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Ignacio, Chile
Died: September 16

 42 

Joe E. Brown
0
Birthdate: July 28, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holgate, Ohio, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 

Allan Sherman
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 20

 44 
Anna Magnani
(Actress)

Anna Magnani
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 26

 45 
Nancy Mitford
(Novelist)

Nancy Mitford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 30

 46 
Paavo Nurmi
(Long-distance runner)

Paavo Nurmi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)

Sir Noël Peirce Coward
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26

 48 
Edward Steichen
(Photographer)

Edward Steichen
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bivange
Died: March 25

 49 
Mirra Alfassa
(Spiritual Guru, Writer)

Mirra Alfassa
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17

 50 
José Alfredo Jiménez
(Singer-Songwriter)

José Alfredo Jiménez
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Died: November 23