Famous People Who Died In 1984

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1984. This list includes people like Indira Gandhi, Marvin Gaye, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Andy Kaufman and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, playwrights and artists who died in 1984. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Marvin Gaye
(Known as the 'Prince of Soul' and Popular for His Song 'Sexual Healing')
Marvin Gaye
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1
 2 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))
Ray Kroc
43
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 14
 3 
Ansel Adams
(Photographer)
Ansel Adams
27
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: February 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 22
 4 
Richard Burton
(One of the Most Acclaimed Actors of His Generation)
Richard Burton
19
Birthdate: November 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Died: August 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 25
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Indira Gandhi
(3rd Prime Minister of India)
Indira Gandhi
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31
 7 
James Mason
7
Birthdate: May 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: July 27
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Peter Lawford
(Actor and a Member of the 'Rat-Pack' Group of Entertainers)
Peter Lawford
11
Birthdate: September 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
97
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Andy Kaufman
(Comedian, Best known for His Portrayal of 'Latka Gravas' on the Sitcom 'Taxi')
Andy Kaufman
32
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 16
 11 
Jackie Coogan
3
Birthdate: October 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 1
 12 
Jackie Wilson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 21
 13 
Johnny Weissmuller
(Olympic Swimmer and Actor Who Played Tarzan)
Johnny Weissmuller
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Freidorf, Romania
Died: January 20
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 14 
Jon-Erik Hexum
2
Birthdate: November 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 18
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Diana Dors
(English Actress and a 'Sex Symbol' of the Mid 20th Century)
Diana Dors
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Died: May 4
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Ethel Merman
(Actress and Singer Who was Known as 'the Undisputed First Lady of the Musical Comedy Stage')
Ethel Merman
6
Birthdate: January 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: February 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
William Horatio Powell
(American Actor Known for His Role of 'Nick Charles' in Six 'Thin Man' Film Series)
William Horatio Powell
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 5
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Count Basie
(Former jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer who formed the Count Basie Orchestra)
Count Basie
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 26
 19 
J. B. Priestley
(Novelist and Playwright)
J. B. Priestley
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: August 14
 20 
François Truffaut
(One of the Founders of the 'French New Wave' Art Movement & An Icon of the French Film Industry)
François Truffaut
4
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 21
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Tommy Cooper
(Comedian)
Tommy Cooper
3
Birthdate: March 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerphilly
Died: April 15
 22 
Janet Gaynor
(American Actress Who Became the First Recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress)
Janet Gaynor
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: September 14
 23 
Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 20
 24 
David A. Kennedy
(Robert F. Kennedy's son)
David A. Kennedy
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 25
 25 
Walter Pidgeon
(Former Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Walter Pidgeon
1
Birthdate: September 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: September 25
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Sam Peckinpah
(Film director)
Sam Peckinpah
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Sue Randall
(Actress)
Sue Randall
13
Birthdate: October 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Julio Cortazar
(Novelist & Translator)
Julio Cortazar
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: February 12
 29 
Lennard Pearce
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: December 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Big Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)
Big Mama Thornton
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ariton, Alabama, United States
Died: July 25
 31 
Eric Morecambe
(actor, comedian)
Eric Morecambe
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Morecambe
Died: May 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Stanley Milgram
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
Stanley Milgram
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20
 33 
Richard Basehart
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: September 17
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Leonard Rossiter
2
Birthdate: October 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK
Died: October 5
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Lee Krasner
(American Abstract Expressionist Painter Who Specialized in Collage)
Lee Krasner
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 19
 36 
Ernest Tubb
(Singer-songwriter)
Ernest Tubb
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crisp, Texas, United States
Died: September 6
 37 
Martin Niemöller
(German Theologian and Pastor Known for His Most Famous Poem 'First They Came...')
Martin Niemöller
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany
Died: March 6
 38 
Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)
Lillian Hellman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 30
 39 
Luke Kelly
(Singer)
Luke Kelly
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 30
 40 
Oskar Werner
(Austrian Stage and Cinema Actor)
Oskar Werner
7
Birthdate: November 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 23
 41 
Steve Goodman
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Goodman
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 20
 42 
Billy Collins Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6
 43 
El Santo
(Actor)
El Santo
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hidalgo
Died: February 5
 44 
Francis Schaeffer
(Theologian, Philosopher)
Francis Schaeffer
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: May 15
 45 
Brassaï
(Photographer, Artist and Writer Known for His Dramatic Photographs of Paris at Night)
Brassaï
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: July 8
 46 
Robert Clampett
(Animator)
Robert Clampett
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.
Died: May 2
 47 
Meredith Willson
(Conductor, Composer, Flautist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Meredith Willson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iowa
Died: June 15
 48 
Agnes von Kurowsky
(American Nurse and Ernest Hemingway's Lover)
Agnes von Kurowsky
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 25
 49 
John Betjeman
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 19
 50 
Richard Brautigan
(Writer, Poet, Novelist)
Richard Brautigan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma
Died: September 14