Famous People Who Died In 1977

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1977. This list includes people like Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Eden, Joan Crawford, Freddie Prinze and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, poets and novelists who died in 1977. 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 
Elvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll)

Elvis Presley
80
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16

 2 
Charlie Chaplin
(Actor, Comedian)

Charlie Chaplin
48
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25

 3 
Bing Crosby
(Actor, Singer)

Bing Crosby
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: October 14

 4 
Groucho Marx
(Comedian)

Groucho Marx
4
Birthdate: October 2, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 5 
Joan Crawford
(Oscar-Winning Actress, Dancer & Executive)

Joan Crawford
14
Birthdate: March 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: May 10
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 
Freddie Prinze
(Actor, Stand-up comedian)

Freddie Prinze
10
Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: January 29

 7 
Maria Callas
(Most Influential opera singer of the 20th century)

Maria Callas
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 16
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 8 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)

Ronnie Van Zant
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 9 
Steve Biko
(Anti-apartheid Activist)

Steve Biko
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tarkastad, South Africa
Died: September 12

 10 
Wernher Von Braun
(Aerospace Engineer)

Wernher Von Braun
10
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wyrzysk, Poland
Died: June 16

 11 

Matthew Adam Garber
5
Birthdate: March 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: June 13

 12 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)

Marc Bolan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 

Francis Gary Powers
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jenkins, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 1

 14 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')

Vladimir Nabokov
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2

 15 
Danny Greene
(Mobster)

Danny Greene
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: October 6

 16 
Anais Nin
(Diarist)

Anais Nin
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Died: January 14

 17 
Alice Paul
(Women's rights activist)

Alice Paul
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9

 18 
Diana Hyland
(Actress)

Diana Hyland
3
Birthdate: January 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: March 27

 19 

Peter Finch
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: January 14

 20 
Clementine Churchill
(Winston Churchill's wife)

Clementine Churchill
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: December 12

 21 

Andy Devine
0
Birthdate: October 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Died: February 18
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 14

 23 

Cassie Gaines
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 20

 24 
Fannie Lou Hamer
(Civil Rights Activist)

Fannie Lou Hamer
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 14

 25 
Steve Gaines
(Musician)

Steve Gaines
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: October 20

 26 

Zero Mostel
1
Birthdate: February 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: September 8
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 27 
Howard Hawks
(Director)

Howard Hawks
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States
Died: December 26

 28 

Patricia Haines
6
Birthdate: February 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 25
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 29 
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(President of India (1974-77))

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11

 30 
Roberto Rossellini
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Racecar driver)

Roberto Rossellini
0
Birthdate: May 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome
Died: June 3

 31 
Gummo Marx
(Actor, Comedian, Inventor)

Gummo Marx
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 21

 32 
Ethel Waters
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)

Ethel Waters
3
Listed In:
Birthdate: October 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chester County
Died: September 1

 33 
Paul Desmond
(Jazz musician)

Paul Desmond
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: May 30

Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16

 35 
Kurt Schuschnigg
(Politician)

Kurt Schuschnigg
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: November 18

 36 
Alan Reed
(Actor)

Alan Reed
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, USA
Died: June 14

 37 
Lee Miller
(Photographer)

Lee Miller
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: July 27

 38 
Ruth Graves Wakefield
(Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson, Food critic, Dietitian)

Ruth Graves Wakefield
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walpole
Died: January 10

 39 
John Edensor Littlewood
(Mathematician, University teacher)

John Edensor Littlewood
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: September 6

 40 
Erroll Garner
(pianist, composer, jazz musician)

Erroll Garner
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: January 2

Ethel Roosevelt Derby
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay (hamlet), New York
Died: December 10

 42 
Charles Alston
(Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Muralist, Teacher)

Charles Alston
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charlotte
Died: April 27

 43 
Henry Tandey
(Soldier)

Henry Tandey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa
Died: December 20

 44 

Margaret Hayes
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 26

 45 

Megumi Yokota
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Died: November 15

 46 

Leopold Stokowski
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 13

 47 

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Al-Ḥalāwāt, Egypt
Died: March 30

 48 
Clarice Lispector
(Ukrainian-born Brazilian Novelist and Short story writer)

Clarice Lispector
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chechel'nyk, Ukraine
Died: December 9

 49 
Ludwig Erhard
(Chancellor of West Germany from 1963 until 1966)

Ludwig Erhard
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: May 5
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 
Niall MacGinnis
(Film actor)

Niall MacGinnis
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, History of Ireland (1801–1923) Ireland
Died: January 6