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.

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 Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: June 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Square Cottage, Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: April 24
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 2 Cary Grant

Cary Grant.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom
Died: November 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 L Ron Hubbard

L Ron Hubbard.
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Famous As: Founder of Church of Scientology
Birthdate: March 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska
Died: January 24
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director
Birthdate: February 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Delaware
Died: July 25

 7 Len Bias

Len Bias
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, USA
Died: June 9
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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 8 Smita Patil

Smita Patil
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 13

 9 Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti.
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Famous As: Public Speaker & Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: February 17

 10 Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73
Birthdate: September 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Died: September 5

 11 Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27

 12 Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 2
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky.
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zavrazh'ye, Russia
Died: December 29
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8

 15 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 14

 16 Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6

 17 Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 18
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: May 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khumbu
Died: May 9

 19 Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut, Teacher
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 28

 20 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 21 James Cagney

James Cagney.
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Famous As: Actor, Dancer
Birthdate: July 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 30
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 22 V. C. Andrews

V. C. Andrews
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: December 19

 23 Anthony Spilotro

Anthony Spilotro.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mobster
Birthdate: May 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 14
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 24 Jagjivan Ram

Jagjivan Ram
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Indian politician
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chandwa, India
Died: July 6

 25 Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14

 26 Donna Reed

Donna Reed
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Famous As: American film actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison
Died: January 14

 27 Ted Knight

Ted Knight.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Terryville, Connecticut, Plymouth, Connecticut
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: February 11

 29 Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers.
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Famous As: Actor, dancer, singer, musician
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upper Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey
Died: May 23
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 Ray Milland

Ray Milland.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 33 Forrest Tucker

Forrest Tucker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plainfield, Indiana, United States
Died: October 25
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 34 Richard Manuel

Richard Manuel
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Musician
Birthdate: April 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stratford
Died: March 4

 35 Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28

 36 Robert Alda

Robert Alda
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 Judith Resnik

Judith Resnik
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28

 38 Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London
Died: December 26
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 Anita Cobby

Anita Cobby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: February 2

 40 Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bandleader and clarinetist
Birthdate: May 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 13

 41 Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine
Died: April 23

 42 Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 26

 43 Gian-Carlo Coppola

Gian-Carlo Coppola .
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: September 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: May 26

 44 Paola Mori

Paola Mori
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
Died: August 12

 45 Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: January 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 46 Marcel Dassault

Marcel Dassault
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace engineer, Inventor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 18

 47 Gino Hernandez

Gino Hernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Texas, United States
Died: February 2
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 48 J. Allen Hynek

Josef Allen Hynek.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Ufologist
Birthdate: May 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27

 49 Abel Meeropol

Abel Meeropol
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Poet, Songwriter, Writer
Birthdate: February 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 30

 50 Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina
Died: September 1
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)