Famous People Who Died In 1978

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1978. This list includes people like Jim Jones, John Cazale, Keith Moon, Bob Crane, Harvey Milk and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, prime ministers, artists and journalists who died in 1978. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy 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 Keith Moon

Keith Moon
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7

 2 John Cazale

John Cazale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 12
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from the 5th district (1978)
Birthdate: May 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States
Died: November 27

 4 Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell
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Famous As: Painter & Illustrator
Birthdate: February 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 8

 5 Golda Meir

Golda Meir
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74)
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: December 8

 6 Bob Crane

Bob Crane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 7 Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: September 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concesio, Italy
Died: August 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: October 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canale d'Agordo, Italy
Died: September 28

 9 Will Geer

Will Geer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, United States
Died: April 22
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Rocky Dennis

Rocky Dennis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia
Birthdate: December 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
Died: October 4

 11 Adolf Dassler

Adolf Dassler
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Adidas
Birthdate: November 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: September 6

 12 Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States (1965-1969)
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 13

 13 Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Logician, Mathematician, Philosopher
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
Died: January 14

 14 Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st President of Kenya (1964-78), 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-64)
Birthdate: October 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: August 22

 15 Gig Young

Gig Young
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 19
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 Terry Kath

Terry Kath
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago
Birthdate: January 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 23

 17 Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead
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Famous As: Cultural Anthropologist
Birthdate: December 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: November 15

 18 Joseph Colombo

Joseph Colombo
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mafia Boss
Birthdate: June 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 22

 19 Louis Prima

Louis Prima
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 24
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 12th Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: December 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeparit
Died: May 15

 22 Jack L Warner

Jack L Warner
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Film Executive
Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9

 23 Ed Wood

Ed Wood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: December 10
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 Chill Wills

Chill Wills
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seagoville, Texas, United States
Died: December 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 25 Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died: October 9

 26 Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: April 21

 27 Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: May 1

 28 Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volos, Greece
Died: November 19

 29 Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 7
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Pat DiCicco

Pat DiCicco
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: February 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: October 24

 31 Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen
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Famous As: Best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy
Birthdate: February 16, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 Totie Fields

Totie Fields
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 2
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)

 33 John D. Rockefeller III

John D. Rockefeller III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: March 21, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 10

 34 Aldo Moro

Aldo Moro
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Birthdate: September 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maglie
Died: May 9

 35 Zara Cully

Zara Cully
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 36 James Daly

James Daly
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: July 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 Ronnie Peterson

Ronnie Peterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Örebro
Died: September 11

 38 Carl Betz

Carl Betz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 18
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 39 W. Eugene Smith

W. Eugene Smith
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita
Died: October 15

 40 Max Mallowan

Max Mallowan
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Died: August 19

 41 Maggie McNamara

Maggie McNamara
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: February 18

 42 Burt Munro

Burt Munro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Motorcycle Racer
Birthdate: March 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Invercargill, New Zealand
Died: January 6

 43 Julio Jaramillo

Julio Jaramillo
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: February 9

 44 Mary Blair

Mary Blair
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Artist, animator, designer
Birthdate: October 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: McAlester
Died: July 26

 45 Arthur Brough

Arthur Brough
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petersfield, United Kingdom
Died: May 28
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 46 Lyman Bostock

Lyman Bostock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: September 23

 47 Lloyd Wright

Lloyd Wright
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 31, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 31

 48 Daniel James Jr.

Daniel James Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: General, Pilot
Birthdate: February 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: February 25

 49 Mohammed Daoud Khan

Mohammed Daoud Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kabul
Died: April 28

 50 Felicia Montealegre

Felicia Montealegre
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chile
Died: June 16