Famous People Who Died In 1974

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1974. This list includes people like Virginia Apgar, Oskar Schindler, Cass Elliot, Charles Lindbergh, Georgy Zhukov and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, novelists and physicists who died in 1974. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Oskar Schindler
(German Industrialist and Member of Nazi Party Who Saved the Lives of 1,200 Jews During the Holocaust)
Oskar Schindler
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Svitavy, Czechia
Died: October 9
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Duke Ellington
(One of the Greatest Jazz Composers & Bandleader)
Duke Ellington
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 24
 3 
Charles Lindbergh
(Remembered for Making the First Nonstop Solo Flight Across the Atlantic)
Charles Lindbergh
23
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 4 
Cass Elliot
(American Singer Who was a Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'The Mamas & the Papas')
Cass Elliot
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 29
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Walter Brennan
16
Birthdate: July 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 21
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Buford Pusser
(Sheriff)
Buford Pusser
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adamsville, Tennessee
Died: August 21
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 7 
Georgy Zhukov
(Military Commander)
Georgy Zhukov
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zhukov, Kaluga Oblast
Died: June 18
 8 
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
(One of the Most Successful Female Snipers in Recorded History)
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Died: October 27
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 9 
Agnes Moorehead
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Endora’ in the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Agnes Moorehead
8
Birthdate: December 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 30
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Jack Benny
(One of the Leading Entertainers of the 20th Century)
Jack Benny
5
Birthdate: February 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Ed Sullivan
(Legendary Host of the TV Variety Show 'The Ed Sullivan Show')
Ed Sullivan
5
Birthdate: September 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 13
 12 
Pamela Courson
(Jim Morrison’s Partner)
Pamela Courson
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Weed, California, United States
Died: April 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Satyendra Nath Bose
(Indian Mathematician and Physicist, Best Known for His Work on Quantum Mechanics)
Satyendra Nath Bose
38
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: February 4
 14 
Earl Warren
(30th Governor of California (1943-53), 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953-69))
Earl Warren
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 9
 15 
Frank Sutton
(Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Vince Carter’ in the TV Series ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..’)
Frank Sutton
9
Birthdate: October 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Virginia Apgar
(Physician and Anesthesiologist)
Virginia Apgar
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 7
 17 
Tim Horton
(Ice hockey player)
Tim Horton
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cochrane
Died: February 21
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Bud Abbott
(Comedian)
Bud Abbott
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
James J. Braddock
(Boxer Who Was the World Heavyweight Champion from 1935 to 1937)
James J. Braddock
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Rudolf Dassler
(Founder of the Sportswear Company 'Puma')
Rudolf Dassler
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: October 27
 21 
James Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)
James Chadwick
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bollington
Died: July 24
 22 
Nick Drake
(Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer)
Nick Drake
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Died: November 25
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
U Thant
(3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1961 - 1971))
U Thant
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pantanaw, Burma
Died: November 25
 24 
Tex Ritter
(Singer)
Tex Ritter
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Juan Perón
(President of Argentina)
Juan Perón
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lobos
Died: July 1
 26 
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
(English Peer Accused of Murdering the Nanny of His Children)
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: November 8
 27 
Anne Sexton
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 4
 28 
Alberta Williams King
(Martin Luther King Jr.'s Mother)
Alberta Williams King
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: June 30
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Simaria
Died: April 24
 30 
Louis Kahn
(Architect)
Louis Kahn
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died: March 17
 31 
Georges Pompidou
(President of France (1969 - 1974), Prime Minister of France (1962 - 1968))
Georges Pompidou
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montboudif, French Third Republic France
Died: April 2
 32 
Samuel Goldwyn
(Film Producer)
Samuel Goldwyn
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: January 31
 33 
Candy Darling
(Actress)
Candy Darling
4
Birthdate: November 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
Died: March 21
 34 
Ralph Capone
(Al Capone's Brother)
Ralph Capone
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Italy
Died: November 22
 35 
Dizzy Dean
(Baseball Player)
Dizzy Dean
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucas, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 17
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Walter Lippmann
(First to introduce the concept of Cold War)
Walter Lippmann
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 14
 37 
Baldur von Schirach
(German Nazi Politician and Leader of the Nazi Youth Movement)
Baldur von Schirach
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 8
 38 
Oscar Acosta
(Attorney, Author)
Oscar Acosta
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: 1974 AD
 39 
Anne Klein
(Fashion designer and Businesswoman, the founder and namesake of Anne Klein & Company)
Anne Klein
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 19
 40 
Begum Akhtar
(Singer)
Begum Akhtar
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bhadarsa
Died: October 30
 41 
Vittorio De Sica
(Italian Film Director and Actor Who was a Leading Figure in the Neorealist Movement)
Vittorio De Sica
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sora, Italy
Died: November 13
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
H. L. Hunt
(Businessman)
H. L. Hunt
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: November 29
 43 
Clay Shaw
(Businessman)
Clay Shaw
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 15
 44 
V. K. Krishna Menon
(Indian Politician)
V. K. Krishna Menon
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kozhikode, Kerala
Died: October 6
 45 
Julius Evola
(Philosopher)
Julius Evola
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 11
 46 
Cliff Arquette
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: September 23
 47 
Darius Milhaud
(French Composer, Conductor and a Member of the Group 'Les Six')
Darius Milhaud
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: June 22
 48 
Phog Allen
(American Basketball Coach)
Phog Allen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jamesport, Missouri, United States
Died: September 16
 49 
David Oistrakh
(Violinist)
David Oistrakh
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: October 24
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York Cottage, England
Died: June 10