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.

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
John Wayne John Wayne
American
Actor

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
German
War Criminal

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

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
British
Musician
Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman
Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress

Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
South Korean
Former President of South Korea
Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright
Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug Trafficker
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
Philosopher

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop
Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
German
Aviator
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art Collector

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian, South African
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist

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A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights
Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
French, American
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet
Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
French
Musician
Jean MonnetJean Monnet
French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
French
Artist

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
Angolan
Former President of Angola

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
Israeli
Author
Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

George Seaton George Seaton
American
Screenwriter, Film Director

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet
Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist
Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
Swedish
Economist

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
American
Elvis Presley's Father
Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
German
Physicist

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
Japanese
Physicist

Aaren SimpsonAaren Simpson
American
O. J. Simpson's Daughter

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Jack HaleyJack Haley
American
Vaudevillian

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
American
Actress

Park Chung-heePark Chung-hee
South Korean
Politician
Jim HuttonJim Hutton
American
Actor

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
British, American
Astronomer, University teacher
Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor

Raymond WashingtonRaymond Washington
American
Criminal

Jack SooJack Soo
American
Actor
Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model

Charles CoughlinCharles Coughlin
Canadian, American
Priest
Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
Indian, Pakistani
Philosopher

Lowell GeorgeLowell George
American
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter,

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer
Nino RotaNino Rota
Italian
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Sally RandSally Rand
American
Actress
Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

Emmett KellyEmmett Kelly
American
Circus performer

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Jean RhysJean Rhys
Dominican, British
Writer

George BrentGeorge Brent
Irish, American
Actor

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football

John H. Wood, Jr.John H. Wood, Jr.
American
 

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea
Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer
Ignatius Kutu AcheampongIgnatius Kutu Acheampong
Ghanaian
Military Officer

Dorothy ArznerDorothy Arzner
American
Director
Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
British
Fashion designer
Edward Akufo-AddoEdward Akufo-Addo
Ghanaian
Judge, Lawyer, Politician