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
26 May 1907, American
Actor, Director, Producer
Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
16 March 1911, German
War Criminal

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
10 May 1957, British
Musician

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947, British
TV & Film Actor

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
25 December 1887, American
American Hotelier and Businessman

Nelson RockefellerNelson Rockefeller
08 July 1908, American
41st Vice President of the U.S.A
Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
31 July 1932, American
Actor

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto
05 January 1928, Pakistani
 

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
19 February 1911, Indian, American
Actress

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
08 April 1892, Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter
Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
11 October 1902, Indian
Political Leaders

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
26 July 1909, American
Actress
Jean SebergJean Seberg
13 November 1938, American
Actress

Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
14 November 1912, American
Socialites

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
22 April 1922, American
Jazz Musician
Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
29 August 1905, Indian
 

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
28 June 1902, American
Composer, songwriter, playwright
Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
20 March 1903, American
Actor

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
25 February 1901, American
Comedian

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
08 May 1895, American
Archbishop
Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
10 August 1907, Canadian, Spanish
Gangster

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
15 April 1889, American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights
Darla HoodDarla Hood
08 November 1931, American
Actress

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894, French, American
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Poet

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French
Musician
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887, British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Jean MonnetJean Monnet
09 November 1888, French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900, British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
14 November 1885, French
Artist

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895, Israeli
Author
Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
17 September 1922, Angolan
Former President of Angola

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
02 May 1906, American
Photographer

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
05 June 1900, Hungarian
Father of Holography

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
10 April 1917, American
Organic Chemist

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Allen TateAllen Tate
19 November 1899, American
Poet
Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
09 September 1914, American
Mathematics Educator

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
21 November 1894, American
Actress
Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
25 February 1903, Italian
Chemist

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American
Scientist

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
19 June 1906, German
Biochemist
George Seaton George Seaton
17 April 1911, American
Screenwriter, Film Director

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
10 April 1916, American
Elvis Presley's Father
Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
31 March 1906, Japanese
Physicist

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
01 August 1889, German
Physicist

Feodor LynenFeodor Felix Konrad Lynen
06 April 1911, German
Biochemist

Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
14 November 1917, South Korean
Former President of South Korea

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
23 April 1899, Swedish
Economist
Aaren SimpsonAaren Simpson
24 September 1977, American
O. J. Simpson's Daughter

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
08 November 1947, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Jim HuttonJim Hutton
31 May 1934, American
Actor

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
16 February 1940, German
Mountaineer

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
30 August 1906, American
Actress
Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
14 November 1896, American
Former First Lady of the United States

Lowell GeorgeLowell George
13 April 1945, American
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter,

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895, Canadian
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
18 July 1898, German, American
American-German philosopher

Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
30 December 1940, French
Explorer
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
26 August 1898, American
Art collector, Patron of the arts, Art dealer,

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
11 April 1890, Italian
 

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
13 December 1902, American
Sociologist, University teacher
Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
21 February 1910, American
Drug trafficker

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
09 January 1898, British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
29 March 1912, Austrian, German, Polish
Aviator, Test pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military

Nino RotaNino Rota
03 December 1911, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,

Sara CarterSara Carter
21 July 1898, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
04 June 1953, British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
03 April 1902, German
Officer
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
01 August 1929, Afghan
Politician

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
01 January 1924, Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
23 August 1910, Italian
Association football player, Association football
Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
28 December 1936, French
Criminal

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
26 February 1893, British
Literary critic, Philosopher, Writer

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
10 May 1900, British, American
Astronomer, University teacher

Al CappAl Capp
28 September 1909, American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist

Stan KentonStan Kenton
15 December 1911, American
American musical artist
Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
14 June 1946, Afghan
Singer

Lester FlattLester Flatt
1914 AD
Guitarist
Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
15 July 1917, Afghan
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist

Wilhelm BittrichWilhelm Bittrich
26 February 1894, German
Officer

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
07 March 1940, German
Sociologist, Politician
Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
21 September 1929, Hungarian
Footballer

Yuen Siu-tienYuen Siu-tien
27 November 1912
Actor, Film actor
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897, British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
12 June 1901, British
Fashion designer

Consuelo de Saint ExupéryConsuelo de Saint Exupéry
10 April 1901, Salvadoran
Writer, Journalist, Painter, Sculptor

Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
26 May 1899, American
Painter
Rexford TugwellRexford Tugwell
10 July 1891, American
Economist, Academician

Yvonne de GaulleYvonne de Gaulle
22 May 1900, French
 
Dorothy ArznerDorothy Arzner
1897 AD, American
Director

James J. GibsonJames J. Gibson
27 January 1904, American
Psychologist, University teacher

Adolph DubsAdolph Dubs
04 August 1920, American
Diplomat, Politician

Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887, Romanian
Philosopher, Rabbi
Edward Akufo-AddoEdward Akufo-Addo
26 June 1906, Ghanaian
Judge, Lawyer, Politician