Famous People Who Died In 1976

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1976. This list includes people like Howard Hughes, J. Paul Getty, Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, Werner Heisenberg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, directors and poets who died in 1976. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Agatha Christie
(English Author Known for Her Detective Novels and Short Stories)
Agatha Christie
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 12
 2 
Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 3 
Werner Heisenberg
(German Theoretical Physicist and One of the Main Pioneers of the Theory of Quantum Mechanics)
Werner Heisenberg
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: February 1
 4 
Mao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)
Mao Zedong
85
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoshan, Xiangtan, China
Died: September 9
 5 
Paul Robeson
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)
Paul Robeson
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 6 
Sal Mineo
(Best Known for His Role as ‘John "Plato" Crawford’ in the Film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’)
Sal Mineo
9
Birthdate: January 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Jack Cassidy
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
J. Paul Getty
(British Petroleum Industrialist and Founder of the ‘Getty Oil Company’)
J. Paul Getty
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 6
 9 
Rosalind Russell
(Best Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘His Girl Friday’,’ Gypsy’ and ‘Auntie Mame')
Rosalind Russell
1
Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Martin Heidegger
(One of the Most Important and Influential Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Martin Heidegger
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Messkirch, Germany
Died: May 26
 11 
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
(British Army Officer Who Served in the First and Second World Wars and the Irish War of Independence)
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennington, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Howlin' Wolf
(Singer)
Howlin' Wolf
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10
 13 
Benjamin Britten
(British Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Known for His Iconic Operas)
Benjamin Britten
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft
Died: December 4
 14 
Anissa Jones
(Child Actress)
Anissa Jones
16
Birthdate: March 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 15 
Man Ray
(Modernist Artist)
Man Ray
5
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 27, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 18
 16 
Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)
Kathryn Kuhlman
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: February 20
 17 
L. S. Lowry
(Artist)
L. S. Lowry
8
Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23
 18 
Florence Ballard
(American Singer and Member of Vocal Female Group ‘The Supremes’)
Florence Ballard
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 22
 19 
Lee J. Cobb
(American Film and Stage Actor)
Lee J. Cobb
2
Birthdate: December 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: February 11
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Max Ernst
(Primary Pioneer of the 'Dada Movement' and 'Surrealism' Known for His Work 'A Week of Kindness')
Max Ernst
4
Birthdate: April 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl, Germany
Died: April 1
 21 
Sid James
(Actor)
Sid James
9
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Died: April 26
 22 
Alastair Sim
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: August 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Fritz Lang
(Austrian Filmmaker Who Was a Pioneer of Science-Fiction Movies)
Fritz Lang
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9
 25 
Johnny Mercer
(Lyricist, songwriter,)
Johnny Mercer
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: June 25
 26 
Vince Guaraldi
(Jazz musician, Pianist)
Vince Guaraldi
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 6
 27 
Alexander Calder
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alexander Calder
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11
 28 
Carlo Gambino
(Italian-American Crime Boss of the Gambino Crime Family)
Carlo Gambino
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 15
 29 
Benjamin Graham
(Economist, Investor)
Benjamin Graham
2
Birthdate: May 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 21
 30 
Alvar Aalto
(Architect)
Alvar Aalto
5
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuortane
Died: May 11
 31 
Luchino Visconti
(Theatre director, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer)
Luchino Visconti
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan
Died: March 17
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Alfred Lennon
(Singer-songwriter)
Alfred Lennon
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: April 1
 33 
Tommy Bolin
(Guitarist who worked with Zephyr, Deep Purple, and The James Gang, as well as working as a solo artist)
Tommy Bolin
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 4
 34 
Stanley Baker
(Welsh Actor, Producer and One of the Top British Film Actors of the Late 1950s)
Stanley Baker
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: June 28
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
Mickey Cohen
(American Gangster)
Mickey Cohen
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 29
 36 
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29
 37 
Andre Malraux
(French Author and Statesman Best Known for His Novel ‘La Condition Humaine’)
Andre Malraux
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23
 38 
Anneliese Michel
(Supposed demonic possession)
Anneliese Michel
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leiblfing, Germany
Died: July 1
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Paul Kossoff
(Former Guitarist mainly known as the co-founder and guitarist for the English rock band Free)
Paul Kossoff
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 19
 40 
Jean Gabin
(Actor)
Jean Gabin
0
Birthdate: May 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 15
 41 
Freddie King
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Freddie King
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gilmer
Died: December 28
 42 
Ernesto Miranda
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mesa
Died: January 31
 43 
Busby Berkeley
(Film director)
Busby Berkeley
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 14
 44 
Mukesh
(Singer who won National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha)
Mukesh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: August 27
 45 
Adolph Zukor
(Film producer)
Adolph Zukor
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ricse
Died: June 10
 46 
Trofim Lysenko
(Experimenter)
Trofim Lysenko
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlivka
Died: November 20
 47 
Carol Reed
(Film Director)
Carol Reed
0
Birthdate: December 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Putney, London, England
Died: April 25
 48 
Zhou Enlai
(First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China)
Zhou Enlai
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huai'an, China
Died: January 8
 49 
Jimmy Reed
(Former blues musician and songwriter)
Jimmy Reed
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dunleith, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 29
 50 
Abdul Razak Hussein
(Former 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Abdul Razak Hussein
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pekan, Malaysia
Died: January 14