Famous People Who Died In 1976

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.

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 Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Communist Leader of China
Birthdate: December 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoshan, Xiangtan, China
Died: September 9

 2 Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 12

 3 Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5

 4 Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: February 1

 5 Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Crime Boss
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 15

 6 Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Bass-Bariotone Singer
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23

 7 Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 Mickey Cohen

Mickey Cohen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: September 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 29

 9 Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 Anneliese Michel

Anneliese Michel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Supposed demonic possession
Birthdate: September 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leiblfing, Germany
Died: July 1
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 11 Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones
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Famous As: Child Actress
Birthdate: March 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 12 Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, conductor and pianist
Birthdate: November 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft
Died: December 4

 14 Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10

 15 Man Ray

Man Ray
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Modernist Artist
Birthdate: August 27, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 18

 16 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24

 17 L. S. Lowry

L. S. Lowry
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23

 18 Kathryn Kuhlman

Kathryn Kuhlman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: February 20

 19 J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 6

 20 Max Ernst

Max Ernst
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl, Germany
Died: April 1

 21 Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Messkirch, Germany
Died: May 26

 22 Kazi Nazrul Islam

Kazi Nazrul Islam
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29

 23 Florence Ballard

Florence Ballard
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Died: February 22

 24 Sid James

Sid James
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Died: April 26

 25 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9

 26 Mukesh

Mukesh
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer who won National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: August 27

 27 Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuortane
Died: May 11

 28 Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham
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Famous As: Economist, Investor
Birthdate: May 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 21

 29 Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 11
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 30 Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist who worked with Zephyr, Deep Purple, and The James Gang, as well as working as a solo artist
Birthdate: August 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 4

 31 Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz musician, Pianist
Birthdate: July 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 6

 32 Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11

 33 Stanley Baker

Stanley Baker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: June 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 Ernesto Miranda

Ernesto Miranda
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mesa
Died: January 31

 35 Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer
Birthdate: November 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan
Died: March 17
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Alfred Lennon

Alfred Lennon
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: April 1

 37 Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike Meinhof
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Famous As: Journalist and founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in West Germany
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 9

 38 Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 15

 39 Andre Malraux

Andre Malraux
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23

 40 Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former Guitarist mainly known as the co-founder and guitarist for the English rock band Free
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 19

 41 Carol Reed

Carol Reed
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: December 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Putney, London, England
Died: April 25

 42 Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: August 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Trofim Lysenko

Trofim Lysenko
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Experimenter
Birthdate: September 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlivka
Died: November 20

 44 Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 29

 45 Abdul Razak Hussein

Abdul Razak Hussein
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pekan, Malaysia
Died: January 14

 46 Hector Pieterson

Hector Pieterson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: iconic image of the 1976 Soweto
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Soweto
Died: June 16

 47 Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 13

 48 Ritwik Ghatak

Ritwik Ghatak
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Composer, Writer
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: February 6

 49 Busby Berkeley

Busby Berkeley
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 14

 50 Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer
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Famous As: Lyricist, songwriter,
Birthdate: November 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: June 25