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.

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
John Wayne John Wayne
American
Actor

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
German
War Criminal

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
British
Musician

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

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress
Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Indian, American
Actress

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
British
TV & Film Actor
Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

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

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
American
Jazz Musician

Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
Philosopher

Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug Trafficker

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders

Zeppo MarxZeppo Marx
American
Comedian
Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
American
Composer, songwriter, playwright
Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor
Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
German
Aviator

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights
Darla HoodDarla Hood
American
Actress

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art Collector

Thurman MunsonThurman Munson
American
Baseball Player
Jean RenoirJean Renoir
French, American
Film Director, Actor, Producer

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Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist
Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish
Gangster

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian, South African
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
French
Musician
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
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
Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet
Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
German
Physicist

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

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
Swedish
Economist
Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
American
Elvis Presley's Father

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

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
Japanese
Physicist

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter
Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Jim HuttonJim Hutton
American
Actor

Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
American
Actress

Raymond WashingtonRaymond Washington
American
Criminal
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Jack HaleyJack Haley
American
Vaudevillian
Charles CoughlinCharles Coughlin
Canadian, American
Priest

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

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

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
Indian, Pakistani
Philosopher

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer
Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor

George BrentGeorge Brent
Irish, American
Actor

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
American
Director
Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

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

Jean RhysJean Rhys
Dominican, British
Writer

Mary MillingtonMary Millington
British
Model
Sally RandSally Rand
American
Actress

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football

John H. Wood, Jr.John H. Wood, Jr.
American
 

Emmett KellyEmmett Kelly
American
Circus performer
Dorothy ArznerDorothy Arzner
American
Director

Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
Afghan
Politician
Tony GalentoTony Galento
American
Boxer

Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
British
Fashion designer
Celia LovskyCelia Lovsky
American
Actress
Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer