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

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

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

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
British
Musician
Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug Trafficker

Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman
Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian
Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

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

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
Philosopher

Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress
Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor

Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player
Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster
Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art Collector

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian, South African
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Jean RenoirJean Renoir
French, American
Film Director, Actor, Producer

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Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
German
Aviator
Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist

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
Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
Angolan
Former President of Angola

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
Israeli
Author

Jean MonnetJean Monnet
French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
French
Artist
Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist
George Seaton George Seaton
American
Screenwriter, Film Director

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist
Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
American
Elvis Presley's Father

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
Japanese
Physicist
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

Aaren SimpsonAaren Simpson
American
O. J. Simpson's Daughter
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
Park Chung-heePark Chung-hee
South Korean
Politician

Jim HuttonJim Hutton
American
Actor

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
American
Actress

Shi JianqiaoShi Jianqiao
Chinese
Criminal
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Jack HaleyJack Haley
American
Vaudevillian
Lowell GeorgeLowell George
American
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter,

Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Betty CooperBetty Cooper
British
Actress

Jack SooJack Soo
American
Actor
Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Charles CoughlinCharles Coughlin
Canadian, American
Priest

Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director
Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
British, American
Astronomer, University teacher
Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Nino RotaNino Rota
Italian
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer
Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football

Sally RandSally Rand
American
Actress
Jean RhysJean Rhys
Dominican, British
Writer

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
British
Fashion designer

Sara CarterSara Carter
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Emmett KellyEmmett Kelly
American
Circus performer
Al CappAl Capp
American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician
Wilhelm BittrichWilhelm Bittrich
German
Officer

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer
Stan KentonStan Kenton
American
American musical artist
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German
Sociologist, Politician