Famous People Who Died In 1983

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1983. This list includes people like Karen Carpenter, David Niven, Meyer Lansky, Tennessee Williams, Carolyn Jones and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, journalists and composers who died in 1983. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

Karen CarpenterKaren Carpenter
American
Singer
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British
Art Historian, University Teacher

David NivenDavid Niven
British
Actor

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
Polish, American
Gangster

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
American
American playwright

Jon Brower MinnochJon Brower Minnoch
American
Heaviest Man
Carolyn JonesCarolyn Jones
American
Actress

Jack DempseyJack Dempsey
American
American professional boxer

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
American
Musician
Gloria SwansonGloria Swanson
American
 

Slim PickensSlim Pickens
American
Actor & Rodeo Performer
Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
American
Architect

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
Canadian, American
Actress

Umberto II of ItalyUmberto II of Italy
Italian
King of Italy

Joan MiróJoan Miró
Spanish
Painter

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
American
Gangster
Leopold III of BelgiumLeopold III of Belgium
Belgian
King of Belgium

Bear BryantBear Bryant
American
Football Player, Coache

HergeHergé
Belgian
Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin)

Paul FixPaul Fix
American
Actor
Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch
American
News Anchor

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
Hungarian, British
 
George CukorGeorge Cukor
American
Film Director

Louise TracyLouise Tracy
American
Founder of The John Tracy Clinic

Rebecca WestRebecca West
British
British author
William WaltonWilliam Walton
British
Composer

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
Swiss
Physicist
Piero SraffaPiero Sraffa
Italian
Founder of the Neo-Ricardian School of Economics

Ghanshyam Das BirlaGhanshyam Das Birla
Indian
Indian businessman

Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne
British, American
Actress
Georges BidaultGeorges Bidault
French
French Politician

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Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
French
Composer
Albert ClaudeAlbert Claude
Belgian
Cell Biologist

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
Swedish
Physiologist and Pharmacologist

Haldan Keffer HartlineHaldan Keffer Hartline
American
Physiologist

Dora GabeDora Gabe
Bulgarian
Poet
Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
American
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Luis BuñuelLuis Buñuel
Spanish, Mexican
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor,

George HalasGeorge Halas
American
American football player

Christopher GeorgeChristopher George
American
Actor

Corrie ten BoomCorrie ten Boom
Writer, Autobiographer
John Le MesurierJohn Le Mesurier
British
Actor

GarrinchaGarrincha
Brazilian
Association football player

Dolores del RíoDolores del Río
Mexican
singer, dancer, stage actor, film actor,

Louis de FunèsLouis de Funès
French
Actor, Film actor, Film director, Film producer,

Joan HackettJoan Hackett
American
Actress
Ralph RichardsonRalph Richardson
British
Actor

Arthur GodfreyArthur Godfrey
American
Actor, Officer, Television presenter, Radio
Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi
German
Vocalizer

George BalanchineGeorge Balanchine
Russian, American
Choreographer

Waheed MuradWaheed Murad
Pakistani
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director
Billy FuryBilly Fury
British
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Raymond MasseyRaymond Massey
Canadian, American
Actor
Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
American
Lyricist

Harry JamesHarry James
American
American musician

James JamersonJames Jamerson
American
Bass player

Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer

John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
British
Physician, Serial killer
Walter SlezakWalter Slezak
Austrian
Stage actor, Film actor

Pete FarndonPete Farndon
British
Guitarist

Henry M. JacksonHenry M. Jackson
American
Politician, Lawyer

Merle TravisMerle Travis
American
Musician
Earl HinesEarl Hines
American
Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz musician, Composer

Robert AldrichRobert Aldrich
American
Director
Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
American
Nurse, Politician

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American
Writer, Philosopher, Psychologist

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
German
Aviator, Officer
Kurt TankKurt Tank
German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist,

Alfred TarskiAlfred Tarski
Polish, American
Mathematician, Philosopher
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French
Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, Political

Joan RobinsonJoan Robinson
British
Economist

Frank ReynoldsFrank Reynolds
American
Journalist
Harish-ChandraHarish-Chandra
Indian
mathematician, physicist, university teacher

John FanteJohn Fante
American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist
Ross MacdonaldRoss Macdonald
Canadian, American
Author

Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner
German, British
Historian

B. J. VorsterB. J. Vorster
South African
Politician

Frank FordeFrank Forde
Australian
Politician, Diplomat
Paul de ManPaul de Man
Belgian, American
Philosopher, University teacher, Literary critic,
Alberto GinasteraAlberto Ginastera
Argentinian
Composer

Carrie BuckCarrie Buck
American
Plaintiff

Eubie BlakeEubie Blake
American
American composer

James BookerJames Booker
American
Pianist, Songwriter
Earl TupperEarl Tupper
American
Entrepreneur

Alexander Fu ShengAlexander Fu Sheng
Actor, Film actor, Karateka

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British
Anthropologist, Sociologist

Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
Japanese
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

Nikolai PodgornyNikolai Podgorny
Ukrainian
Statesman
Shūji TerayamaShūji Terayama
Japanese
Poet, Playwright, Writer, Film director,

Herbert HowellsHerbert Howells
British
Composer
Mordecai KaplanMordecai Kaplan
American
essayist, rabbi, translator, philosopher, diarist

Tino RossiTino Rossi
French
Actor, Singer
Keith HolyoakeKeith Holyoake
New Zealander
Former Prime Minister
Robert A. LewisRobert A. Lewis
American