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 Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz
13
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2

 2 Cary Grant

Cary Grant
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Famous As: One of the Leading Men of Classic Hollywood
Birthdate: January 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, England
Died: November 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Georgia O'Keeffe

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

 4 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

 5 Gia Carangi

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

 6 Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton
11
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 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
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 8 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott
7
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4

 9 James Cagney

James Cagney
4
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)

 10 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir
10
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14

 11 Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former Astronaut who was chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 28

 12 Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: November 23

 13 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

 14 Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: May 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Khumbu, Nepal
Died: May 9

 15 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan
8
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)

 16 Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti
7
Famous As: Public Speaker & Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: February 17

 17 Len Bias

Len Bias
6
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)

 18 Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bandleader and clarinetist
Birthdate: May 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 13

 19 Ted Knight

Ted Knight
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (1944-61)
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: February 24

 21 Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: February 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn
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Famous As: Character actor
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

Elsa Lanchester
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England
Died: December 26
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 24 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)

 25 Andrei Tarkovsky

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

 26 Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28

 27 Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 26

 28 Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
10
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: February 11

 29 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

 30 Smita Patil

Smita Patil
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 13

 31 Sterling Hayden

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

 32 Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union (1930-41)
Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8

 33 Kate Smith

Kate Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenville, Virginia, USA
Died: June 17
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 Rukmini Devi Arundale

Rukmini Devi Arundale
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Bharatnatyam Dancer
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: February 24

 35 Olof Palme

Olof Palme
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and 1982 to 1986
Birthdate: January 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 27
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 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)

 37 Otto Preminger

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

 38 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)

 39 Henry Moore

Henry Moore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castleford
Died: August 31

 40 J. Allen Hynek

J. Allen Hynek
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Ufologist
Birthdate: May 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27

 41 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)

 42 Dick Scobee

Dick Scobee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cle Elum
Died: January 28

 43 Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: May 30

 44 Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade
3
Famous As: Historian of Religion
Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 22

 45 Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel
Died: February 27
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 Lilli Palmer

Lilli Palmer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: January 27

 47 Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaufort
Died: January 28

 48 Gian-Carlo Coppola

Gian-Carlo Coppola
2
Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: September 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 26

 49 Le Duan

Le Duan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam
Birthdate: April 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Triệu Đông, Vietnam
Died: July 10

 50 Ella Baker

Ella Baker
2
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American activist
Birthdate: December 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: December 13