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 Jim Jones

Jim Jones
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cult Leader
Birthdate: May 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crete, Indiana, U.S.
Died: November 18

 3 John Cazale

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

 4 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

 5 Nancy Spungen

Nancy Spungen
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drug trafficker, Prostitute
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: University City
Died: October 12

 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 Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodmere
Died: November 27
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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 Golda Meir

Golda Meir
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Israel
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiev, Russian Empire
Died: December 8

 10 Pope Paul VI

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

 11 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

 12 Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quitman, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 5

 13 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

 14 Norman Rockwell

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

 15 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

 16 Terry Kath

Terry Kath
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 23

 17 Gig Young

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

 18 Kurt Gödel

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

 19 Louis Prima

Louis Prima
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor, Songwriter, Trumpet Player, Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: August 24

 20 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)

 21 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)

 22 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

 23 Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: August 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 24 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

 25 Jack L Warner

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

 26 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)

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 Jacques Brel

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

 31 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

 32 Burt Munro

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

 33 Ramón Mercader

Ramón Mercader
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Leon Trotsky's Killer
Birthdate: February 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: October 18

 34 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

 35 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)

 36 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

 37 Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen
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Famous As: Actor, Radio personality
Birthdate: February 16, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: September 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 38 Anastas Mikoyan

Anastas Mikoyan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sanahin, Alaverdi, Armenia
Died: October 21

 39 Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 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

 41 Chill Wills

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

 42 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)

 43 Babe Paley

Babe Paley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 6

 44 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

 45 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: 4'11" (150 cm)

 46 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

 47 George Moscone

George Moscone
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: November 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: November 27

 48 Georgi Markov

Georgi Markov
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: March 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sofia
Died: September 11

 49 Claude François

Claude François
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: March 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 50 Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volos
Died: November 20