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 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

 2 Cary Grant

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

 3 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)

 4 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)

 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 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

 7 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4
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 8 Simone de Beauvoir

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

 9 Olof Palme

Olof Palme
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 Smita Patil

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

 11 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

 12 Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6

 13 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)

 14 James Cagney

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

 15 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)

 16 Andrei Tarkovsky

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

 17 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

 18 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

 19 Vincente Minnelli

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

 20 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

 21 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)

 22 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)

 23 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

 24 Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: February 7

 25 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)

 26 Christa McAuliffe

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

 27 Ted Knight

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

 28 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

 29 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)

 30 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)

 31 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

 32 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

 33 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)

 34 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)

 35 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)

 36 Broderick Crawford

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

 37 Hermione Baddeley

Hermione Baddeley
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broseley, Shropshire, England
Died: August 19

 38 Murray Hamilton

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

 39 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)

 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: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23

 42 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)

 43 Frank DeCicco

Frank DeCicco
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bath Beach
Died: April 13

 44 Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: February 24

 45 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

 46 Gian-Carlo Coppola

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

 47 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

 48 Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade
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Famous As: Historian of Religion
Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 22

 49 Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheshire, England, UK
Died: January 4
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 50 Jacqueline Roque

Jacqueline Roque
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Famous As: choreographer, painter, model
Birthdate: February 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 15