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
13 May 1931, American
Cult Leader
Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946, British
Drummer

John CazaleJohn Cazale
12 August 1935, American
Actor

Bob CraneBob Crane
13 July 1928, American
Actor

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk
22 May 1930, American
 

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898, Israeli, Ukrainian
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Hubert HumphreyHubert Humphrey
27 May 1911, American
38th Vice President of the U.S

Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
17 October 1912, Italian
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894, American
Painter & Illustrator

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897, Italian
Pope
Kurt GödelKurt Gödel
28 April 1906, American
Mathematician, Philosopher

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

Jacques BrelJacques Brel
08 April 1929, Belgian
Singer and Actor

Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
20 December 1894, Australian
12th Prime Minister of Australia
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French
Actor

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico
10 July 1888, Italian
Artist
Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
18 June 1928, American
Actress

Felicia MontealegreFelicia Montealegre
03 March 1922, Costa Rican
Actress

Charles EamesCharles Eames
17 June 1907, American
 
Sisavang VatthanaSisavang Vatthana
13 November 1907, Laotian
King

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod
13 February 1900, British
Economist
Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886, Swedish
Physicist

Vincent du VigneaudVincent du Vigneaud
18 May 1901, American
Biochemist

Ronald George Wreyford NorrishRonald George Wreyford Norrish
09 November 1897, British
Chemist

Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
24 February 1892, Austrian
Physicist
Charles BestCharles Best
27 February 1899, Canadian, American
Co-discoverer of Insulin
Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
13 June 1899, Mexican
Composer, conductor

Paul ScottPaul Scott
25 March 1920, British
Novelist

Adolf DasslerAdolf Dassler
03 November 1901, German
entrepreneur, politician

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
27 February 1958, American
Drug trafficker, Prostitute
Terry KathTerry Kath
31 January 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

Louis PrimaLouis Prima
07 December 1910, American
Actor, Songwriter, Trumpet Player, Singer

Vinoo MankadVinoo Mankad
12 April 1917, Indian
Cricketer

Sandy DennySandy Denny
06 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter

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Edgar BergenEdgar Bergen
16 February 1903, American
Actor, Radio personality
Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
07 February 1913, Spanish
Spanish communist

Joseph ColomboJoseph Colombo
16 June 1923, American
Boss
Ronnie PetersonRonnie Peterson
14 February 1944, Swedish
Racecar driver

Burt MunroBurt Munro
25 March 1899, New Zealander
Motorcycle racer, Farmer

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
06 June 1903, Armenian, Georgian
Composer
Aldo MoroAldo Moro
23 September 1916, Italian
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Mohammed Daoud KhanMohammed Daoud Khan
18 July 1909, Afghan
Politician, Diplomat
Gene TunneyGene Tunney
25 May 1897, American
Boxer

Claude FrançoisClaude François
01 February 1939, Egyptian, French
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter

Georgi MarkovGeorgi Markov
01 March 1929, Bulgarian
Writer, Journalist

Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
13 November 1895, Armenian
politician, diplomat

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Herta OberheuserHerta Oberheuser
15 May 1911, German
Military physician, Physician

Santiago Bernabéu YesteSantiago Bernabéu Yeste
08 June 1895, Spanish
Footballer

Santiago Bernabéu YesteSantiago Bernabéu Yeste
08 June 1895, Spanish
Footballer

Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
21 January 1905, German, American
Artist, Circus performer
William Grant StillWilliam Grant Still
11 May 1895, American
Conductor, Songwriter

Kurt StudentKurt Student
12 May 1890, German
Aviator, Officer
Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
14 January 1897, German
Politician, Officer

W. Eugene SmithW. Eugene Smith
30 December 1918, American
Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer,

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
05 July 1915, American
Journalist, Socialite
Funmilayo Ransome-KutiFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti
25 October 1900, Nigerian
Teacher, Politician, Activist

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright
30 March 1890, American
Architect
Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
26 June 1898, German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Robert SobukweRobert Sobukwe
05 December 1924, South African
Politician

Herbert KapplerHerbert Kappler
23 September 1907, German
officer
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
13 February 1902, American
Political scientist, Scientist, Sociologist

Daniel James Jr.Daniel James Jr.
11 February 1920, American
General, Pilot
Bill LearBill Lear
26 June 1902, American
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Mary BlairMary Blair
21 October 1911, American
Artist, animator, designer

Carlo ScarpaCarlo Scarpa
02 June 1906, Italian
Architect, Designer, University teacher

Fernando PeyroteoFernando Peyroteo
10 March 1918, Portuguese
Association football player, Association football
Houari BoumedieneHouari Boumediene
23 August 1927, Algerian
politician
Don EllisDon Ellis
25 July 1934, American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

Edward Durell StoneEdward Durell Stone
09 March 1902, American
Architect

Ricardo ZamoraRicardo Zamora
21 January 1901, Spanish
Association football player, Journalist,

Umberto NobileUmberto Nobile
21 January 1885, Italian
Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military
G. Sankara KurupG. Sankara Kurup
03 June 1901, Indian
Politician, Poet

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Jean AméryJean Améry
31 October 1912, Austrian
Writer, Philosopher

George MaciunasGeorge Maciunas
08 November 1931, Lithuanian, American
Artist, Architect, Painter

Tetsu KatayamaTetsu Katayama
28 July 1887, Japanese
Prime Minister,politician
Ibn-e-InshaIbn-e-Insha
15 June 1927, Pakistani
poet

Oskar HomolkaOskar Homolka
12 August 1898, Austrian, American
Actor
James Bryant ConantJames Bryant Conant
26 March 1893, American
Chemist, Diplomat, Teacher, University teacher

Warren WeaverWarren Weaver
17 June 1894, American
mathematician, university teacher, computer

Giovanni GronchiGiovanni Gronchi
10 September 1887, Italian
Italian Politician
P. Kunhiraman NairP. Kunhiraman Nair
04 October 1905, Indian
 

Janet ParkerJanet Parker
1938 AD, British
 
Hal BorlandHal Borland
14 May 1900, American
Author, Writer

Charles H. BestCharles H. Best
1899 AD, Canadian
Academic, Scientist, Medical Professional,

William BarclayWilliam Barclay
05 December 1907, British
Author,Theologian

Ed Wood Jr.Ed Wood Jr.
10 October 1924, American
American filmmaker
Edward Davis Wood, Jr.Edward Davis Wood, Jr.
10 October 1924, American
 

Étienne GilsonÉtienne Gilson
13 June 1884, French
Philosopher, Historian, Politician, Professor,
Henry RobinHenry Robin
18 March 1909, British
 

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, JrHubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr
27 May 1911, American
 

Ōmi KomakiŌmi Komaki
11 May 1894, Japanese
Translator, Writer, University teacher

Ştefan OdoblejaŞtefan Odobleja
1902 AD, Romanian