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

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor

Nelson RockefellerNelson Rockefeller
American
41st Vice President of the U.S.A
Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor

Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player
Mary PickfordMary Pickford
Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders
Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress
Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician
Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop
Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster
Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress

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

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
French
Musician

Jean MonnetJean Monnet
French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
Angolan
Former President of Angola

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
French
Artist

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Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
Israeli
Author

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer
Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress
Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist
Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

George Seaton George Seaton
American
Screenwriter, Film Director
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

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Lowell GeorgeLowell George
American
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter,

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

Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
American-German philosopher
Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug trafficker

Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

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

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist, University teacher

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
Austrian, German, Polish
Aviator, Test pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military
Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director

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

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician

Sara CarterSara Carter
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer

Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football
Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
Afghan
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist
Al CappAl Capp
American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British
Literary critic, Philosopher, Writer
Stan KentonStan Kenton
American
American musical artist

Yuen Siu-tienYuen Siu-tien
Actor, Film actor

Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
Afghan
Singer

Wilhelm BittrichWilhelm Bittrich
German
Officer
Lester FlattLester Flatt
Guitarist

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German
Sociologist, Politician
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer
Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
British
Fashion designer

Consuelo de Saint ExupéryConsuelo de Saint Exupéry
Salvadoran
Writer, Journalist, Painter, Sculptor
Rexford TugwellRexford Tugwell
American
Economist, Academician