Famous People Who Died In 1986

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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.
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 1 
Desi Arnaz
(Actor, Producer and Bandleader Best Known for His TV Sitcom ‘I Love Lucy’)
Desi Arnaz
21
Birthdate: March 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Cary Grant
(One of the Leading Men of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Cary Grant
25
Birthdate: January 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, England
Died: November 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
17
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6
 4 
Neerja Bhanot
(Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73)
Neerja Bhanot
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Died: September 5
 5 
Cliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)
Cliff Burton
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27
 6 
Gia Carangi
(First Women to Be Titled as Supermodel)
Gia Carangi
37
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: November 18
 7 
James Cagney
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood)
James Cagney
9
Birthdate: July 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: March 30
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
Phil Lynott
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4
 9 
Donna Reed
(American film actress)
Donna Reed
8
Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison
Died: January 14
 10 
Christa McAuliffe
(Former Astronaut who was chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications)
Christa McAuliffe
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 28
 11 
Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
10
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14
 12 
Scatman Crothers
(Actor and Musician)
Scatman Crothers
5
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Jorge Luis Borges
(Short Story Writer & Essayist Best Known for His Books 'Ficciones' & 'El Aleph')
Jorge Luis Borges
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14
 14 
Tenzing Norgay
(Nepali-Indian Sherpa Mountaineer One of the First People to Set Foot on the Summit of Mount Everest)
Tenzing Norgay
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khumbu, Nepal
Died: May 9
 15 
Benny Goodman
(Bandleader and clarinetist)
Benny Goodman
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 13
 16 
Len Bias
(Basketball player)
Len Bias
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, USA
Died: June 9
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 17 
Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Public Speaker & Philosopher)
Jiddu Krishnamurti
8
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: February 17
 18 
Vincente Minnelli
(Film director)
Vincente Minnelli
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Ted Knight
(Known for Playing Comedic Roles in Various Sitcoms)
Ted Knight
4
Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Sterling Hayden
(Actor, Author, Sailor and an Office of Strategic Services' Agent During World War II)
Sterling Hayden
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 23
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 21 
Tommy Douglas
(7th Premier of Saskatchewan (1944-61))
Tommy Douglas
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: February 24
 22 
Keenan Wynn
(American Character Actor)
Keenan Wynn
5
Birthdate: July 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Elsa Lanchester
2
Birthdate: October 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 26
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 24 
Andrei Tarkovsky
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Filmmakers in Soviet and World Cinema)
Andrei Tarkovsky
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zavrazh'ye, Russia
Died: December 29
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Anthony Spilotro
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 14
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 26 
Ray Milland
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘The Lost Weekend’ and ‘Reap the Wild Wind’)
Ray Milland
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
Ronald McNair
(Physicist, Astronaut)
Ronald McNair
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28
 28 
Broderick Crawford
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 26
 29 
Frank Herbert
(Science Fiction Author Best Known for His 1965 Novel 'Dune' & Its Sequels)
Frank Herbert
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 11
 30 
Smita Patil
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 13
 31 
Judith Resnik
(Engineer)
Judith Resnik
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28
 32 
Kate Smith
(Singer)
Kate Smith
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenville, Virginia, USA
Died: June 17
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Vyacheslav Molotov
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1942 – 1957))
Vyacheslav Molotov
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8
 34 
Murray Hamilton
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 1
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Dick Scobee
(Officer, Astronaut)
Dick Scobee
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cle Elum
Died: January 28
 36 
V. C. Andrews
(Novelist)
V. C. Andrews
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: December 19
 37 
Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: February 24
Henry Moore
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castleford
Died: August 31
 39 
Chiune Sugihara
(Diplomat)
Chiune Sugihara
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kozuchi Town (now Mino, Gifu Prefecture), Japan
Died: July 31
 40 
J. Allen Hynek
(Astronomer, Ufologist)
J. Allen Hynek
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27
 41 
Robert Alda
4
Birthdate: February 23, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Forrest Tucker
7
Birthdate: February 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plainfield, Indiana, United States
Died: October 25
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
Olof Palme
(Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and 1982 to 1986)
Olof Palme
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 27
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Gordon MacRae
4
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: January 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 45 
Perry Ellis
(Fashion designer)
Perry Ellis
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: May 30
 46 
Otto Preminger
(Director and Producer Best Known for His Film ‘Anatomy of a Murder’)
Otto Preminger
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23
 47 
Lilli Palmer
(Actress)
Lilli Palmer
2
Birthdate: May 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: January 27
 48 
Harold Macmillan
(Former British Prime Minister)
Harold Macmillan
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Cheryl Araujo
(Gang Rape Victim)
Cheryl Araujo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 14
 50 
Hermione Baddeley
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broseley, Shropshire, England
Died: August 19
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)