Famous People Who Died In 1986

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1986. This list includes people like Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz, Gia Carangi, Harold Macmillan, James Cagney and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, political leaders and actresses who died in 1986. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

Cary GrantCary Grant
British, American
American-British actor
Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
British
Former British Prime Minister

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz
Cuban, American
Actor

Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'Keeffe
American
Artist

James CagneyJames Cagney
American
Actor, Dancer

Anthony SpilotroAnthony Spilotro
American
Mobster
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
French
Writer

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
Irish, British
Singer

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
American
Model

Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti
Indian
Public Speaker & Philosopher
Vyacheslav MolotovVyacheslav Molotov
Russian
Politician

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band
Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
Argentinian
Poet

Neerja BhanotNeerja Bhanot
Indian
Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73

Ted KnightTed Knight
American
Actor
Tenzing NorgayTenzing Norgay
Nepalese
Mountaineer

Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers
American
Actor, dancer, singer, musician
Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
American
Actor

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
American
Bandleader and clarinetist

Ray MillandRay Milland
Welsh
Actor
Forrest TuckerForrest Tucker
American
Actor

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
Canadian
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Keenan WynnKeenan Wynn
American
Actor

Broderick CrawfordBroderick Crawford
American
Actor

Elsa LanchesterElsa Lanchester
American
Actress

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
Romanian
Historian of Religion
Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
American
Director
Hermione BaddeleyHermione Baddeley
British, American
Actress

Murray HamiltonMurray Hamilton
American
Actor

Henry MooreHenry Moore
British
 

Chiune SugiharaChiune Sugihara
Japanese
Diplomat
Jean GenetJean Genet
French
Novelist

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Gian-Carlo Coppola Gian-Carlo Coppola
American
Film Producer

Samora MachelSamora Machel
Mozambican
Political leader

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
American
Astronomer, Ufologist

Rukmini Devi ArundaleRukmini Devi Arundale
Indian
Bharatnatyam Dancer
Alan Jay LernerAlan Jay Lerner
American
American lyricist

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
Austrian, Hungarian, American
Physiologist
Bessie Love Bessie Love
American
Actress

Bernard MalamudBernard Malamud
American
American novelist

Leonid KantorovichLeonid Kantorovich
Russian, Russian
Economist
Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
Swedish
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
American
Chemist, Physicist
Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
Lebanese
Composer

Elisabeth Bergner Elisabeth Bergner
British
Actress

James RainwaterJames Rainwater
American
Physicist

L Ron HubbardL Ron Hubbard
American
Founder of Church of Scientology

Paul TournierPaul Tournier
Swiss
Physician
John Dann MacDonaldJohn Dann MacDonald
American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

W Averell HarrimanW Averell Harriman
American
Former Governor of New York

Wallis SimpsonWallis Simpson
American
Socialite

Roy CohnRoy Cohn
American
Lawyer
Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
American
Theatre director, Film director

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American
Officer, Novelist, Musician, Writer, Screenwriter,
Smita PatilSmita Patil
Indian
Actor

Andrei TarkovskyAndrei Tarkovsky
Russian
Film director, Actor, Film editor, Screenwriter,

Len BiasLen Bias
American
Basketball player
Herbert W. ArmstrongHerbert W. Armstrong
American
 

Christa McAuliffeChrista McAuliffe
American
Astronaut, Teacher
Donna ReedDonna Reed
American
American film actress

Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American
Writer

Paul FreesPaul Frees
American
Actor, Screenwriter, Dub actor, Film actor,
Richard ManuelRichard Manuel
Canadian
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Musician

Robert AldaRobert Alda
American
Actor
Marlin PerkinsMarlin Perkins
American
Zoologist

Gordon MacRaeGordon MacRae
American
Actor

Christopher IsherwoodChristopher Isherwood
British, American
Novelist

Kate SmithKate Smith
American
Singer
Jacques PlanteJacques Plante
Canadian
Ice hockey player
Ronald McNairRonald McNair
American
Physicist, Astronaut

Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys
German
Sculptor, Choreographer, Painter, University

Hyman G. RickoverHyman G. Rickover
American
Officer, Submariner

Anna NeagleAnna Neagle
British
Actor, Singer, Musician
Frank DeCiccoFrank DeCicco
American
 

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
German
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer

W. Averell HarrimanW. Averell Harriman
American
Politician

Beryl MarkhamBeryl Markham
British
Horse trainer

Joe GreeneJoe Greene
American
Composers
Hank GreenbergHank Greenberg
American
Famous Baseball Players

Paola MoriPaola Mori
Italian
Actor
Perry EllisPerry Ellis
American
Fashion designer

Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American
Architect

Jagjivan RamJagjivan Ram
Indian
Indian politician
Harold ArlenHarold Arlen
American
Composer, Songwriter, Music arranger, Film

Raymond LoewyRaymond Loewy
French, American
Designer, Automotive designer, Postage stamp
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
choreographer, painter, model

Ellison OnizukaEllison Onizuka
American
Officer, Astronaut, Engineer

Dick ScobeeDick Scobee
American
Officer, Astronaut

Ella BakerElla Baker
American
American activist
Urho KekkonenUrho Kekkonen
Finnish
Politician, Diplomat, Athletics competitor,

Fritz PollardFritz Pollard
American
American coach
Masti Venkatesha IyengarMasti Venkatesha Iyengar
Indian
Writer

Kate WolfKate Wolf
American
Composer, Singer-songwriter
Abel MeeropolAbel Meeropol
American
Poet, Songwriter, Writer

Gregory JarvisGregory Jarvis
American
Engineer, Astronaut, Officer
Henri ToivonenHenri Toivonen
Finnish
Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver