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

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
British
Musician

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor

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

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

Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player

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

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress
Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician
Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites
Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright

Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug Trafficker
Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
Philosopher

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist
Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress

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

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

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
German
Aviator
Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

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Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

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
Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress
Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet
Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist

George Seaton George Seaton
American
Screenwriter, Film Director

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

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

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

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Jim HuttonJim Hutton
American
Actor
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Jack HaleyJack Haley
American
Vaudevillian
Betty CooperBetty Cooper
British
Actress

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
American
Actress

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
British, American
Astronomer, University teacher
Jack SooJack Soo
American
Actor

Lowell GeorgeLowell George
American
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter,
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art collector, Patron of the arts, Art dealer,

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal
Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer
Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director

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

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Sara CarterSara Carter
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer
Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician

Emmett KellyEmmett Kelly
American
Circus performer
Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Jean RhysJean Rhys
Dominican, British
Writer
I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British
Literary critic, Philosopher, Writer

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea
Gustavo Díaz OrdazGustavo Díaz Ordaz
Mexican
Politician

Al CappAl Capp
American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist

Stan KentonStan Kenton
American
American musical artist

Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
Afghan
Singer
Sally RandSally Rand
American
Actress

Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
Afghan
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German
Sociologist, Politician

Lester FlattLester Flatt
Guitarist
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Yuen Siu-tienYuen Siu-tien
Actor, Film actor
Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer