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 
Mao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)
Mao Zedong
63
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoshan, Xiangtan, China
Died: September 9
 2 
Agatha Christie
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 12
 3 
Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 4 
Werner Heisenberg
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: February 1
 5 
Carlo Gambino
(Crime Boss)
Carlo Gambino
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 15
 6 
Paul Robeson
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)
Paul Robeson
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 7 
Mickey Cohen
(American Gangster)
Mickey Cohen
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 29
 8 
Jack Cassidy
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Sal Mineo
(Best Known for His Role as ‘John "Plato" Crawford’ in the Film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’)
Sal Mineo
6
Birthdate: January 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Rosalind Russell
(Best Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘His Girl Friday’,’ Gypsy’ and ‘Auntie Mame')
Rosalind Russell
0
Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Anissa Jones
(Child Actress)
Anissa Jones
13
Birthdate: March 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 4'11" (150 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
(Composer, conductor and pianist)
Benjamin Britten
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft
Died: December 4
 14 
Man Ray
(Modernist Artist)
Man Ray
4
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 27, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 18
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24
 16 
Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)
Kathryn Kuhlman
17
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
6
Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23
 18 
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
 19 
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)
 20 
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29
 21 
Florence Ballard
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Died: February 22
 22 
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
 23 
Sid James
(Actor)
Sid James
8
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Died: April 26
 24 
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)
 25 
Fritz Lang
(Film director)
Fritz Lang
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9
 27 
Vince Guaraldi
(Jazz musician, Pianist)
Vince Guaraldi
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 6
 28 
Alastair Sim
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: August 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 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
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuortane
Died: May 11
 31 
Alexander Calder
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alexander Calder
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11
 32 
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
 33 
Tommy Bolin
(Guitarist who worked with Zephyr, Deep Purple, and The James Gang, as well as working as a solo artist)
Tommy Bolin
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 4
 34 
Johnny Mercer
(Lyricist, songwriter,)
Johnny Mercer
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: June 25
 35 
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)
 36 
Alfred Lennon
(Singer-songwriter)
Alfred Lennon
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: April 1
 37 
Ernesto Miranda
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mesa
Died: January 31
 38 
Paul Kossoff
(Former Guitarist mainly known as the co-founder and guitarist for the English rock band Free)
Paul Kossoff
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 19
 39 
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)
 40 
J. Paul Getty
(Businessman)
J. Paul Getty
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 6
 41 
Ulrike Meinhof
(Journalist and founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in West Germany)
Ulrike Meinhof
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 9
 42 
Jean Gabin
(Actor)
Jean Gabin
0
Birthdate: May 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 15
 43 
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
 44 
Abdul Razak Hussein
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pekan, Malaysia
Died: January 14
 45 
Freddie King
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Freddie King
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gilmer
Died: December 28
 46 
Carol Reed
(Film Director)
Carol Reed
0
Birthdate: December 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Putney, London, England
Died: April 25
 47 
Godfrey Cambridge
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 29
 48 
Trofim Lysenko
(Experimenter)
Trofim Lysenko
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlivka
Died: November 20
 49 
Hector Pieterson
(iconic image of the 1976 Soweto)
Hector Pieterson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Soweto
Died: June 16
 50 
Ritwik Ghatak
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Composer, Writer)
Ritwik Ghatak
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: February 6