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
American
Actor
Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
German
War Criminal

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
British
Musician

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

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor
Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter
Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor
Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders
Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
Philosopher
Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor
Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug Trafficker

Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art Collector

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
French, American
Film Director, Actor, Producer
Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian, South African
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster

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Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
German
Aviator
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
French
Musician
Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
Jean MonnetJean Monnet
French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
Angolan
Former President of Angola

Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
French
Artist

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

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist
Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist

George Seaton George Seaton
American
Screenwriter, Film Director
Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
American
Elvis Presley's Father
Aaren SimpsonAaren Simpson
American
O. J. Simpson's Daughter

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
Japanese
Physicist
Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
German
Physicist

Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
South Korean
Former President of South Korea

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
Swedish
Economist

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter
Jim HuttonJim Hutton
American
Actor

Park Chung-heePark Chung-hee
South Korean
Politician

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
American
Actress

Jack HaleyJack Haley
American
Vaudevillian
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Betty CooperBetty Cooper
British
Actress
Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model

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

Sally RandSally Rand
American
Actress
Jack SooJack Soo
American
Actor

Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director
Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
Romanian
Philosopher, Rabbi

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Nino RotaNino Rota
Italian
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Jean RhysJean Rhys
Dominican, British
Writer
Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football
Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer

Emmett KellyEmmett Kelly
American
Circus performer

Stan KentonStan Kenton
American
American musical artist

Sara CarterSara Carter
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Al CappAl Capp
American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist
Yuen Siu-tienYuen Siu-tien
Actor, Film actor

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer
Gustavo Díaz OrdazGustavo Díaz Ordaz
Mexican
Politician

Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
Afghan
Politician
I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British, American
Educator
Lester FlattLester Flatt
Guitarist