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

Keith MoonKeith Moon
British
Drummer

Bob CraneBob Crane
American
Actor

Gig YoungGig Young
American
Actor

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

Golda MeirGolda Meir
Israeli, Ukrainian
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
Italian
Pope of Roman Catholic Church
Joseph ColomboJoseph Colombo
American
Mafia Boss

Will GeerWill Geer
American
Actor
Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
American
Painter & Illustrator

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
Italian
Pope

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
American
Cultural Anthropologist

Kurt GödelKurt Gödel
American
Mathematician, Philosopher

Ed WoodEd Wood
American
Actor
Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya

Jacques BrelJacques Brel
Belgian
Singer and Actor

Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
Spanish
Leon Trotsky's Killer

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
French
Actor
Pat DiCiccoPat DiCicco
American
Producer

Chill WillsChill Wills
American
Actor
Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
Australian
12th Prime Minister of Australia

Burt MunroBurt Munro
New Zealander
Motorcycle Racer

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico
Italian
Artist
Anastas MikoyanAnastas Mikoyan
Armenian
Revolutionary

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
American
Actress
Totie FieldsTotie Fields
American
Comedian

Felicia MontealegreFelicia Montealegre
Costa Rican
Actress

Charles EamesCharles Eames
American
 

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Roy HarrodRoy Harrod
British
Economist
Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
Swedish
Physicist

Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
American
Author

Vincent du VigneaudVincent du Vigneaud
American
Biochemist

Rocky DennisRocky Dennis
American
American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia
Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
Austrian
Physicist

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
Mexican
Composer, conductor

Charles BestCharles Best
Canadian, American
Co-discoverer of Insulin

Jack L WarnerJack L Warner
Canadian, American
Film Executive
Paul ScottPaul Scott
British
Novelist

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
American
Drug trafficker, Prostitute

Terry KathTerry Kath
American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

Adolf DasslerAdolf Dassler
German
entrepreneur, politician

Louis PrimaLouis Prima
American
Actor, Songwriter, Trumpet Player, Singer
Sandy DennySandy Denny
British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter

Jack L. WarnerJack L. Warner
Canadian, American
Film executive
Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
German, American
Artist, Circus performer

Edgar BergenEdgar Bergen
American
Actor, Radio personality

John D. Rockefeller IIIJohn D. Rockefeller III
American
Philanthropist
Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
Italian
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Ronnie PetersonRonnie Peterson
Swedish
Racecar driver

Gene TunneyGene Tunney
American
Boxer

Aram KhachaturianAram Khachaturian
Armenian, Georgian
Composer

Maybelle CarterMaybelle Carter
American
Musician

Mohammed Daoud KhanMohammed Daoud Khan
Afghan
Politician, Diplomat
George MosconeGeorge Moscone
American
Attorney

Jack Del RioJack Del Rio
Argentinian
Actor

Georgi MarkovGeorgi Markov
Bulgarian
Writer, Journalist

Eddie AikauEddie Aikau
American
Surfers
Claude FrançoisClaude François
Egyptian, French
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter

Hannah HöchHannah Höch
German
Artist
Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
German
Politician, Officer

Herta OberheuserHerta Oberheuser
German
Military physician, Physician

W. Eugene SmithW. Eugene Smith
American
Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer,
Kurt StudentKurt Student
German
Aviator, Officer

Funmilayo Ransome-KutiFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Nigerian
Teacher, Politician, Activist
Babe PaleyBabe Paley
American
Journalist, Socialite

Willy MesserschmittWilly Messerschmitt
German
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University

Herbert KapplerHerbert Kappler
German
officer
Robert SobukweRobert Sobukwe
South African
Politician

William Grant StillWilliam Grant Still
American
Conductor, Songwriter
Mary BlairMary Blair
American
Artist, animator, designer

Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
British, Scottish
Painter

Joe DavisJoe Davis
British
Snooker player

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright
American
Architect
Daniel James Jr.Daniel James Jr.
American
General, Pilot
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano
American
Jazz Pianist

Lucius D. ClayLucius D. Clay
American
Military general

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American
Political scientist, Scientist, Sociologist

Vinoo MankadVinoo Mankad
Indian
Cricketer
Bill LearBill Lear
American
Inventor

Selwyn LloydSelwyn Lloyd
British
Politician

Janet FlannerJanet Flanner
American
Writer

Fernando PeyroteoFernando Peyroteo
Portuguese
Association football player, Association football

Carlo ScarpaCarlo Scarpa
Italian
Architect, Designer, University teacher
Santiago Bernabéu YesteSantiago Bernabéu Yeste
Spanish
Footballer

G. Sankara KurupG. Sankara Kurup
Indian
Politician, Poet
Ford FrickFord Frick
American
Sportswriter

Edward Durell StoneEdward Durell Stone
American
Architect
Ralph MetcalfeRalph Metcalfe
American
Athlete
James B. ConantJames B. Conant
American
Chemist