Famous People Who Died In 1983

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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.
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 1 
Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4
 2 
Tennessee Williams
(One of the Finest American Playwrights of the 20th-Century Best Known for His Work ‘The Glass Menagerie’ )
Tennessee Williams
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Died: February 25
 3 
Jack Dempsey
(One of the Most Popular Boxers in American History)
Jack Dempsey
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
Died: May 31
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
David Niven
8
Birthdate: March 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: July 29
 5 
Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Dennis Wilson
(musician)
Dennis Wilson
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Bear Bryant
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bear Bryant
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 26
 8 
Slim Pickens
(Actor and Rodeo Performer)
Slim Pickens
5
Birthdate: June 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingsburg, California, United States
Died: December 8
 9 
Carolyn Jones
(Actress)
Carolyn Jones
16
Birthdate: April 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States
Died: August 3
 10 
Buckminster Fuller
8
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 11 
Joan Miró
(Spanish Painter, Sculptor and Ceramicist Known for His work in ‘Surrealism’, ‘Fauvism’ and ‘Expressionism’)
Joan Miró
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: December 25
 12 
Gloria Swanson
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Motion Picture Drama ‘Sunset Boulevard’)
Gloria Swanson
4
Birthdate: March 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 13 
Dolores del Río
(Mexican Actress Who is Regarded as the First Major Female Latin American Crossover Star in Hollywood)
Dolores del Río
5
Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 14 
Norma Shearer
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘The Divorcee')
Norma Shearer
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 12
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 15 
Louis de Funès
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: January 27
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Hergé
(Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin))
Hergé
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: March 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Paul Fix
(Actor)
Paul Fix
7
Birthdate: March 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Died: October 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Anthony Blunt
(Art Historian, University Teacher)
Anthony Blunt
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: March 26
 19 
George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: October 31
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Umberto II of Italy
(The Last King of Italy)
Umberto II of Italy
1
Birthdate: September 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castle of Racconigi, Racconigi, Italy
Died: March 18
 21 
Christopher George
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Died: November 28
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
(Filipino Senator Who Was the Husband of President Corazon Aquino)
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Concepcion, Philippines
Died: August 21
 23 
Michael Conrad
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 24 
Jessica Savitch
(Television presenter)
Jessica Savitch
1
Birthdate: February 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 23
 25 
John Le Mesurier
(English Actor)
John Le Mesurier
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: November 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Raymond Massey
(Canadian Actor, Known for His Commanding, Stage-Trained Voice)
Raymond Massey
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 29
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Joan Hackett
(Actress)
Joan Hackett
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 8
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Ralph Richardson
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died: October 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Robert Aldrich
(Director)
Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Died: December 5
 30 
Buster Crabbe
(Swimmer)
Buster Crabbe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: April 23
 31 
Harry James
(Musician)
Harry James
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: July 5
 32 
George Cukor
(Film Director)
George Cukor
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: January 24
 33 
Arthur Godfrey
(One of the Biggest Radio & TV Personalities in America in the 1950s)
Arthur Godfrey
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 16
 34 
Meyer Lansky
(One of the Most Financially Successful Gangsters in American History)
Meyer Lansky
18
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: January 15
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 35 
George Balanchine
(The Father of American Ballet)
George Balanchine
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 30
 36 
Tom Evans
(Former Musician and Songwriter, Most Notable for His Work With the Band Badfinger)
Tom Evans
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 19
 37 
Louise Tracy
(Founder of The John Tracy Clinic)
Louise Tracy
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died: November 13
 38 
Luis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)
Luis Buñuel
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: July 29
 39 
Ira Gershwin
(Lyricist)
Ira Gershwin
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: August 17
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Klaus Nomi
(German Countertenor Known for His Wide Vocal Range and an Unusual, Otherworldly Stage Persona)
Klaus Nomi
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Immenstadt, Germany
Died: August 6
 41 
Eric Hoffer
(Writer, Philosopher, Psychologist)
Eric Hoffer
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: July 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: May 21
 42 
Leopold III of Belgium
(King of Belgium from 1934 to 1951)
Leopold III of Belgium
5
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 25
 43 
Jon Brower Minnoch
(Heaviest Man)
Jon Brower Minnoch
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Died: September 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Earl Hines
(Jazz musician)
Earl Hines
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 22
 45 
Corrie ten Boom
(Holocaust Survivor Best Known for Her Book 'The Hiding Place')
Corrie ten Boom
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: April 15
 46 
Walter Slezak
(American Actor)
Walter Slezak
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 21
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Merle Travis
(Musician)
Merle Travis
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosewood, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: October 20
 48 
Norm Van Brocklin
(American football player)
Norm Van Brocklin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parade, South Dakota, United States
Died: May 2
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 49 
William Walton
(Composer)
William Walton
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oldham, England
Died: March 8
 50 
Mary Renault
(Writer)
Mary Renault
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 13