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.

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 John Wayne

John Wayne.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 3

 3 Lord Mountbatten

Lord Mountbatten.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General of Independent India
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died: August 27

 4 Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: War Criminal
Birthdate: March 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Günzburg, Bavaria, German Empire
Died: February 7

 5 Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Richard Beckinsale

Richard Beckinsale.
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Famous As: TV & Film Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: March 19

 7 Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 41st Vice President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26
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 8 Ted Cassidy

Ted Cassidy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: January 16
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 9 Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: American Hotelier and Businessman
Birthdate: December 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico Territory, United States of America
Died: January 3

 10 Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 12

 11 Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: November 23

 12 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Larkana
Died: April 4

 13 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: August 30
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 14 Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: December 27

 15 Park-Chung-hee

Park-Chung-hee.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of South Korea
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26

 16 Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 25
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 17 Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: August 17

 18 Nur Muhammad Taraki

Nur Muhammad Taraki
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawa, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Died: October 8

 19 Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: May 29
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 20 Barbara Hutton

Barbara Hutton.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialites
Birthdate: November 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: May 11

 21 Jim Hutton

Jim Hutton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, USA
Died: June 2
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 22 Carmine Galante

Carmine Galante.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Drug Trafficker
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: July 12

 23 Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: November 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boone, Iowa, United States
Died: November 1

 24 Raymond Washington

Raymond Washington
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 9

 25 Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saran district
Died: October 8

 26 Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 13

 27 Jack Haley

Jack Haley
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Famous As: Vaudevillian
Birthdate: August 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: June 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 29 Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 29

 30 Rachele Mussolini

Rachele Mussolini
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Birthdate: April 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Predappio
Died: October 30

 31 Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Musician
Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arizona, United States
Died: January 5

 32 Zeppo Marx

Zeppo Marx.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 33 Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, songwriter, playwright
Birthdate: June 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 30

 34 Darla Hood

Darla Hood.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leedey, Oklahoma
Died: June 13
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 35 Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: May 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois
Died: December 9

 36 Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Humansville, Missouri
Died: April 4

 37 Abul A'la Maududi

Abul A'la Maududi
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aurangabad, India
Died: September 22

 38 Jack Soo

Jack Soo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Died: January 11
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochdale
Died: September 27

 40 Hanna Reitsch

Hanna Reitsch.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: March 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jelenia Góra, Poland
Died: August 24

 41 Francisco Macías Nguema

Francisco Macías Nguema
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Equatorial Guinea
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spanish Guinea
Died: September 29

 42 Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Art Collector
Birthdate: August 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 23

 43 Lowell George

Lowell George
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: April 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood
Died: June 29

 44 Hannelore Schmatz

Hannelore Schmatz
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Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: February 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Regensburg
Died: October 2

 45 Alvin Karpis

Alvin Karpis.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: August 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: August 26

 46 Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Ray
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galesville, Wisconsin, USA
Died: June 16
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 47 George Brent

George Brent
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, Ireland
Died: May 26
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Charles Coughlin

Charles Coughlin
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: October 25, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: October 27

 49 Peter Butterworth

Peter Butterworth
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bramhall, Cheshire, England, UK
Died: January 16

 50 Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir.
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Famous As: Film Director, Actor, Producer
Birthdate: September 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 12