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

Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
Indian
 

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
American
American Hotelier and Businessman
Nelson RockefellerNelson Rockefeller
American
41st Vice President of the U.S.A

Ted CassidyTed Cassidy
American
Actor

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

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

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
Indian
Political Leaders

Fulton J. SheenFulton J. Sheen
American
Archbishop
Barbara HuttonBarbara Hutton
American
Socialites

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

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
American
Actor

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

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

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
American
Poet

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
French
Musician
Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
British
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Jean MonnetJean Monnet
French
Political Economist & Diplomat

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
Israeli
Author

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
Angolan
Former President of Angola
Sonia DelaunaySonia Delaunay
French
Artist

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Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
Hungarian
Father of Holography

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
American
Organic Chemist

Philippe HalsmanPhilippe Halsman
American
Photographer

Allen TateAllen Tate
American
Poet
Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
American
Mathematics Educator

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
American
Actress
Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain
German
Biochemist

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
American
Scientist
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,
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
German, American
American-German philosopher

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Art collector, Patron of the arts, Art dealer,
Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
French
Explorer

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Mountaineer

Rachele MussoliniRachele Mussolini
Italian
 
Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
American
Drug trafficker

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American
Sociologist, University teacher
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
Austrian, German, Polish
Aviator, Test pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
British
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Nino RotaNino Rota
Italian
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,
Sara CarterSara Carter
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
British, Scottish
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist

Reinhard GehlenReinhard Gehlen
German
Officer

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

Peter ButterworthPeter Butterworth
British
Actor
Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
Spanish
Former President of Equatorial Guinea

Giuseppe MeazzaGiuseppe Meazza
Italian
Association football player, Association football

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
Afghan
Politician

Jacques MesrineJacques Mesrine
French
Criminal

Al CappAl Capp
American
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist
Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
British, American
Astronomer, University teacher

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

Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
Afghan
Singer

Lester FlattLester Flatt
Guitarist
Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
Afghan
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist

Wilhelm BittrichWilhelm Bittrich
German
Officer
Rexford TugwellRexford Tugwell
American
Economist, Academician

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
Hungarian
Footballer

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German
Sociologist, Politician

Yuen Siu-tienYuen Siu-tien
Actor, Film actor
Norman HartnellNorman Hartnell
British
Fashion designer

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
British
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist
Consuelo de Saint ExupéryConsuelo de Saint Exupéry
Salvadoran
Writer, Journalist, Painter, Sculptor

Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
American
Painter
Yvonne de GaulleYvonne de Gaulle
French
 

Dorothy ArznerDorothy Arzner
American
Director
Adolph DubsAdolph Dubs
American
Diplomat, Politician