Famous People Who Died In 1977

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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.
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 1 
Elvis Presley
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the 20th Century and 'The King of Rock and Roll')
Elvis Presley
125
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16
 2 
Charlie Chaplin
(The Greatest Comic Artist Ever & One of the Most Important Figures in Motion-Picture History)
Charlie Chaplin
72
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25
 3 
Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: October 14
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Groucho Marx
(One of America's Greatest Comedians of His Era)
Groucho Marx
7
Birthdate: October 2, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Freddie Prinze
(American Actor and Stand-up Comedian Known for His TV Sitcom ‘Chico and the Man’)
Freddie Prinze
17
Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: January 29
 6 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Maria Callas
(One of the Most Renowned and Influential Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Maria Callas
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: September 16
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Steve Biko
(South African Anti-Apartheid Activist.)
Steve Biko
17
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tarkastad, South Africa
Died: September 12
 9 
Joan Crawford
(One of the Most Influential Actresses of the 20th Century)
Joan Crawford
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Birthdate: March 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: May 10
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Wernher Von Braun
(Known as Father of Rocket Science)
Wernher Von Braun
16
Birthdate: March 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wyrzysk, Poland
Died: June 16
 11 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Francis Gary Powers
(American Military Officer)
Francis Gary Powers
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jenkins, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 1
 13 
Matthew Adam Garber
(British Child Actor)
Matthew Adam Garber
8
Birthdate: March 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: June 13
 14 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')
Vladimir Nabokov
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2
 15 
Diana Hyland
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mickey Lubitch’ in the Film ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’)
Diana Hyland
4
Birthdate: January 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: March 27
 16 
Clementine Churchill
(Wife of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Clementine Churchill
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: December 12
 17 
Alice Paul
(American Quaker, Feminist, Suffragist, and Women's Rights Activist)
Alice Paul
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9
 18 
Anais Nin
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Anais Nin
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Died: January 14
 19 
Peter Finch
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Howard Beale’ in the Film ‘Network’)
Peter Finch
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: January 14
 20 
Andy Devine
2
Birthdate: October 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Died: February 18
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Cassie Gaines
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 20
 22 
Zero Mostel
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: September 8
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 23 
Steve Gaines
(Musician)
Steve Gaines
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: October 20
 24 
Howard Hawks
(Director)
Howard Hawks
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States
Died: December 26
 25 
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
 26 
Fannie Lou Hamer
(American Community Organizer and Women's Rights Activist)
Fannie Lou Hamer
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 14
 27 
Gummo Marx
(Actor, Comedian, Inventor)
Gummo Marx
1
Birthdate: October 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 21
 28 
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
 29 
Ethel Waters
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)
Ethel Waters
5
Listed In:
Birthdate: October 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chester County
Died: September 1
 30 
Patricia Haines
6
Birthdate: February 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 25
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 31 
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
 32 
Ethel Roosevelt Derby
(American Nurse and Youngest Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt)
Ethel Roosevelt Derby
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay (hamlet), New York
Died: December 10
 33 
Leopold Stokowski
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 13
 34 
Kurt Schuschnigg
(Former Chancellor of Austria)
Kurt Schuschnigg
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: November 18
 35 
Alan Reed
(Actor)
Alan Reed
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, USA
Died: June 14
Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16
 37 
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
 38 
Danny Greene
(American Mobster)
Danny Greene
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: October 6
 39 
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(5th President of India)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11
 40 
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
 41 
ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Al-Ḥalāwāt, Egypt
Died: March 30
 42 
Charles Alston
(Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Muralist, Teacher)
Charles Alston
4
Birthdate: November 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charlotte
Died: April 27
 43 
Megumi Yokota
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Died: November 15
 44 
Margaret Hayes
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 26
 45 
Jean Hagen
(Actress)
Jean Hagen
1
Birthdate: August 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 29
 46 
Roland Hayes
(African-American concert artist)
Roland Hayes
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Curryville, Georgia, United States
Died: January 1
 47 
Erroll Garner
(pianist, composer, jazz musician)
Erroll Garner
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: January 2
 48 
Robert Lowell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 12
Princess Margaretha of Sweden
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stora Parkudden, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 4
 50 
Maureen Cusack
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenties, County Donegal, Ireland
Died: December 18