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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 

Karen Carpenter
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4

 2 
Tennessee Williams
(Playwright)

Tennessee Williams
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Died: February 25

 3 

David Niven
6
Birthdate: March 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: July 29

 4 
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)

 5 
Jack Dempsey
(Professional boxer)

Jack Dempsey
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
Died: May 31
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 
Dennis Wilson
(musician)

Dennis Wilson
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 
Meyer Lansky
(Gangster, Mob's Accountant)

Meyer Lansky
13
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: January 15
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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 8 
Jon Brower Minnoch
(Heaviest Man)

Jon Brower Minnoch
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Died: September 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 
Bear Bryant
(American Football Player)

Bear Bryant
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 26

 10 
Slim Pickens
(Actor & Rodeo Performer)

Slim Pickens
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingsburg, California, United States
Died: December 8

 11 
Joan Miró
(Painter)

Joan Miró
7
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: December 25

 12 

Gloria Swanson
4
Birthdate: March 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4

 13 

Buckminster Fuller
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 1
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 
Carolyn Jones
(Actress)

Carolyn Jones
12
Birthdate: April 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States
Died: August 3

 15 

Dolores del Río
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 
Anthony Blunt
(Art Historian, University Teacher)

Anthony Blunt
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: March 26

 17 
Norma Shearer
(Actress)

Norma Shearer
3
Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 12
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 18 
Roy DeMeo
(Gangster)

Roy DeMeo
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 10

 19 
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)

 20 

Louis de Funès
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: January 27
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 
Paul Fix
(Actor)

Paul Fix
6
Birthdate: March 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Died: October 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 
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)

 23 
Umberto II of Italy
(Last King of Italy)

Umberto II of Italy
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castle of Racconigi, Racconigi, Italy
Died: March 18

 24 

John Le Mesurier
2
Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: November 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 

Christopher George
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Died: November 28
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 26 
Buster Crabbe
(Swimmer)

Buster Crabbe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: April 23

 27 
Jessica Savitch
(Television presenter)

Jessica Savitch
1
Birthdate: February 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 23

 28 

Raymond Massey
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 29
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 29 
Luis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)

Luis Buñuel
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: July 29

 30 

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)

 31 
George Balanchine
(Choreographer)

George Balanchine
1
Birthdate: January 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 30

 32 
Harry James
(Musician)

Harry James
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: July 5

 33 
Louise Tracy
(Founder of The John Tracy Clinic)

Louise Tracy
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died: November 13

 34 
Robert Aldrich
(Director)

Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Died: December 5

 35 
George Cukor
(Film Director)

George Cukor
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: January 24

 36 
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

 37 
Earl Hines
(Jazz musician)

Earl Hines
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 22

 38 
John Bodkin Adams
(Physician, Serial killer)

John Bodkin Adams
7
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Randalstown
Died: July 4

 39 
Ghanshyam Das Birla
(Indian businessman)

Ghanshyam Das Birla
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilani, Rajasthan
Died: June 11

 40 
Merle Travis
(Musician)

Merle Travis
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosewood, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: October 20

 41 
William Walton
(Composer)

William Walton
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oldham, England
Died: March 8

 42 

Ralph Richardson
0
Birthdate: December 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died: October 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 
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

 44 

Walter Slezak
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 21
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 
Corrie ten Boom
(Writer and watchmaker)

Corrie ten Boom
2
Listed In: Evangelists
Birthdate: April 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: April 15

 46 
Leopold III of Belgium
(King of Belgium (1934-51))

Leopold III of Belgium
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 25

Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballenstedt, Germany
Died: May 22

 48 
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)

 49 
Shizo Kanakuri
(Marathon runner, Athletics competitor)

Shizo Kanakuri
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tamana
Died: November 13

 50 
Kenneth Clark
(Art Historian)

Kenneth Clark
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: May 21