Famous People Who Died In 1979

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1979. This list includes people like John Wayne, Josef Mengele, Dhyan Chand, Sid Vicious, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, poets and physicists who died in 1979. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

John Wayne John Wayne
(Actor, Director, Producer)

26 May 1907

American

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
(War Criminal)

16 March 1911

German

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
(Musician)

10 May 1957

British

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
(TV & Film Actor)

06 July 1947

British

Nelson RockefellerNelson Rockefeller
(41st Vice President of the U.S.A)

08 July 1908

American

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

Pakistani

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
(American Hotelier and Businessman)

25 December 1887

American

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
(Actress, Producer, Screenwriter)

08 April 1892

Canadian,American

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
(Actress)

26 July 1909

American

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
(Actress)

19 February 1911

Indian,American

Jean SebergJean Seberg
(Actress)

13 November 1938

American

Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
(Actor)

31 July 1932

American

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Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
(Political Leaders)

11 October 1902

Indian

Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand

29 August 1905

Indian

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
(Composer, songwriter, playwright)

28 June 1902

American

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
(Jazz Musician)

22 April 1922

American

Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
(Socialites)

14 November 1912

American

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)

15 April 1889

American

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Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
(Actor)

20 March 1903

American

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
(Comedian)

25 February 1901

American

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
(Gangster)

10 August 1907

Canadian,Spanish

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
(Archbishop)

08 May 1895

American

Darla HoodDarla Hood
(Actress)

08 November 1931

American

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
(Film Director, Actor, Producer)

15 September 1894

French,American

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Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
(Poet)

08 February 1911

American

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
(Musician)

16 September 1887

French

Jean MonnetJean Monnet
(Political Economist & Diplomat)

09 November 1888

French

Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
(Artist)

14 November 1885

French

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
(Inventor of Bouncing Bomb)

26 September 1887

British

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
(Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General of Independent India)

25 June 1900

British

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Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
(Author)

10 June 1895

Israeli

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
(Former President of Angola)

17 September 1922

Angolan

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

American

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
(Photographer)

02 May 1906

American

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
(Father of Holography)

05 June 1900

Hungarian

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
(Organic Chemist)

10 April 1917

American

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Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
(Actress)

21 November 1894

American

Allen TateAllen Tate
(Poet)

19 November 1899

American

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
(Scientist)

10 January 1898

American

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
(Chemist)

25 February 1903

Italian

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
(Elvis Presley's Father)

10 April 1916

American

George Seaton George Seaton
(Screenwriter, Film Director)

17 April 1911

American

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Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
(Biochemist)

19 June 1906

German

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
(Physicist)

31 March 1906

Japanese

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
(Physicist)

01 August 1889

German

Feodor LynenFeodor Felix Konrad Lynen
(Biochemist)

06 April 1911

German

Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
(Former President of South Korea)

14 November 1917

South Korean

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
(Economist)

23 April 1899

Swedish

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Aaren SimpsonAaren Simpson
(O. J. Simpson's Daughter)

24 September 1977

American

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

08 November 1947

American

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)

01 October 1945

American

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
(Former First Lady of the United States)

14 November 1896

American

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
(American-German philosopher)

18 July 1898

German,American

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini

11 April 1890

Italian

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Lowell GeorgeLowell George
(Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)

13 April 1945

American

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
(Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat)

18 September 1895

Canadian

Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
(Drug trafficker)

21 February 1910

American

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(Sociologist, University teacher)

13 December 1902

American

Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
(Explorer)

30 December 1940

French

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(Mountaineer)

16 February 1940

German

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Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(Art collector, Patron of the arts, Art dealer, Socialite)

26 August 1898

American

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Aviator, Test pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military personnel)

29 March 1912

Austrian,German,Polish

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
(Astronomer, University teacher)

10 May 1900

British,American

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
(Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist)

04 June 1953

British,Scottish

Nino RotaNino Rota
(Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor, Screenwriter, Film score composer)

03 December 1911

Italian

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
(Actor, Comedian, Singer)

09 January 1898

British

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Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
(Association football player, Association football manager)

23 August 1910

Italian

Sara CarterSara Carter
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

21 July 1898

American

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
(Officer)

03 April 1902

German

Judee SillJudee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

07 October 1944

American

Adolph DubsAdolph Dubs
(Diplomat, Politician)

04 August 1920

American

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
(Former President of Equatorial Guinea)

01 January 1924

Spanish

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Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
(Politician)

01 August 1929

Afghan

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
(Literary critic, Philosopher, Writer)

26 February 1893

British

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
(Criminal)

28 December 1936

French