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.

Jim JonesJim Jones
American
Cult Leader
John CazaleJohn Cazale
American
Actor

Hubert HumphreyHubert Humphrey
American
38th Vice President of the U.S

Keith MoonKeith Moon
British
Drummer

Bob CraneBob Crane
American
Actor

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
Italian
Pope
Harvey MilkHarvey Milk
American
 

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
American
Painter & Illustrator

Golda MeirGolda Meir
Israeli, Ukrainian
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
Italian
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

Rocky DennisRocky Dennis
American
American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia
Will GeerWill Geer
American
Actor

Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
American
Author

Jacques BrelJacques Brel
Belgian
Singer and Actor

Gig YoungGig Young
American
Actor

Adolf DasslerAdolf Dassler
German
Founder of Adidas
Ed WoodEd Wood
American
Actor

Joseph ColomboJoseph Colombo
American
Mafia Boss

Kurt GödelKurt Gödel
American
Mathematician, Philosopher

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
American
Cultural Anthropologist
Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya

Jack L WarnerJack L Warner
Canadian, American
Film Executive
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
French
Actor

Totie FieldsTotie Fields
American
Comedian

Burt MunroBurt Munro
New Zealander
Motorcycle Racer
Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
Spanish
Leon Trotsky's Killer

Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
Australian
12th Prime Minister of Australia
Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
Armenian
Revolutionary

Chill WillsChill Wills
American
Actor

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico
Italian
Artist
Pat DiCiccoPat DiCicco
American
Producer

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Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
American
Actress
Felicia MontealegreFelicia Montealegre
Costa Rican
Actress

Charles EamesCharles Eames
American
 

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
Mexican
Composer, conductor
Paul ScottPaul Scott
British
Novelist
Roy HarrodRoy Harrod
British
Economist

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
Swedish
Physicist

Vincent du VigneaudVincent du Vigneaud
American
Biochemist

Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
Austrian
Physicist

Charles BestCharles Best
Canadian, American
Co-discoverer of Insulin

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, JrHubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr
American
 

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
American
Drug trafficker, Prostitute

Terry KathTerry Kath
American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Louis PrimaLouis Prima
American
Actor, Songwriter, Trumpet Player, Singer

Sandy DennySandy Denny
British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Peggy WoodPeggy Wood
American
Actress

Max MallowanMax Mallowan
British
Archaeologist

Jack L. WarnerJack L. Warner
Canadian, American
Film executive
Edgar BergenEdgar Bergen
American
Actor, Radio personality

James DalyJames Daly
American
Actor
John D. Rockefeller IIIJohn D. Rockefeller III
American
Philanthropist

George MosconeGeorge Moscone
American
Attorney

Ronnie PetersonRonnie Peterson
Swedish
Racecar driver

Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
British, Scottish
Painter

W. Eugene SmithW. Eugene Smith
American
Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer,
Aldo MoroAldo Moro
Italian
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
Armenian, Georgian
Composer

Funmilayo Ransome-KutiFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Nigerian
Teacher, Politician, Activist

Georgi MarkovGeorgi Markov
Bulgarian
Writer, Journalist
Maybelle CarterMaybelle Carter
American
Musician

Gene TunneyGene Tunney
American
Boxer
Mohammed Daoud KhanMohammed Daoud Khan
Afghan
Politician, Diplomat

Claude FrançoisClaude François
Egyptian, French
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
William Grant StillWilliam Grant Still
American
Conductor, Songwriter

Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
German
General
Arthur BroughArthur Brough
British
Actor

Kurt StudentKurt Student
German
Aviator, Officer

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
American
Journalist, Socialite
Hannah HöchHannah Höch
German
Artist

Vinoo MankadVinoo Mankad
Indian
Cricketer
Eddie AikauEddie Aikau
American
Surfers

Santiago Bernabéu YesteSantiago Bernabéu Yeste
Spanish
Footballer

Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
German, American
Artist, Circus performer

Fernando PeyroteoFernando Peyroteo
Portuguese
Association football player, Association football
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American
Political scientist, Scientist, Sociologist
Herbert KapplerHerbert Kappler
German
officer

Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Bill LearBill Lear
American
Inventor

Daniel James Jr.Daniel James Jr.
American
General, Pilot
F.R. LeavisF.R. Leavis
British
Literature Critic

Herta OberheuserHerta Oberheuser
German
Military physician, Physician

Joe DavisJoe Davis
British
Snooker player

Mary BlairMary Blair
American
Artist, animator, designer

Houari BoumedieneHouari Boumediene
Algerian
President
Oskar HomolkaOskar Homolka
Austrian, American
Actor

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright
American
Architect
Robert SobukweRobert Sobukwe
South African
Politician

Selwyn LloydSelwyn Lloyd
British
Politician
Joe McCarthyJoe McCarthy
American
Baseball player
Lucius D. ClayLucius D. Clay
American
Military general