Famous People Who Died In 1987

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1987. This list includes people like Andy Warhol, M. G. Ramachandran, Kishore Kumar, Liberace, Rita Hayworth and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, directors, novelists and psychologists who died in 1987. This list includes people from United States, India, 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 Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
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Famous As: Artist, Director
Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 James Baldwin

James Baldwin
23
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1

 4 Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Liberace

Liberace
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4

 7 Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 29
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 8 Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse
10
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: June 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 23

 10 Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar
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Famous As: Indian playback singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khandwas, India
Died: October 13

 11 Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 3

 12 Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bushwick, New York, United States
Died: June 24

 13 John Huston

John Huston
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Henry Ford II

Henry Ford II
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29

 15 Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Burkina Faso (1983-87)
Birthdate: December 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yako, Burkina Faso
Died: October 15

 16 Herbert Sobel

Herbert Sobel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: U.S. Army Officer
Birthdate: January 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30

 17 Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: March 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2

 19 Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: January 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: February 4

 20 Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Reggae Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died: September 11

 21 Dean Paul Martin

Dean Paul Martin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 21

 22 Mary Astor

Mary Astor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, USA
Died: September 25
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 23 Althea Flynt

Althea Flynt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Larry Flynt's Wife
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27

 24 Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21

 25 Ray Bolger

Ray Bolger
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: January 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Salim Ali

Salim Ali
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Ornithologist
Birthdate: November 12, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 20

 27 Woody Hayes

Woody Hayes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player and Coach
Birthdate: February 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clifton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 12

 28 Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: October 30

 29 Louis de Broglie

Louis de Broglie
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dieppe
Died: March 19

 30 Primo Levi

Primo Levi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Holocaust Survivor
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: April 11

 31 Will Sampson

Will Sampson
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page
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Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: June 13

 33 Robert Preston

Robert Preston
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Famous As: Former Actor best known for his role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on the Broadway stage in 1957
Birthdate: June 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 21
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 Dan Rowan

Dan Rowan
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: July 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beggs, Oklahoma, USA
Died: September 22
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Joyce Jameson

Joyce Jameson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 16

 36 Alistair Maclean

Alistair Maclean
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: February 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 37 Patrick Troughton

Patrick Troughton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mill Hill, London, England
Died: March 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 38 Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn
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Famous As: stage actor, film actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: April 17

 39 Pola Negri

Pola Negri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 40 Andres Segovia

Andres Segovia
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: February 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linares, Spain
Died: June 2

 41 Stanislaw Szukalski

Stanislaw Szukalski
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warta, Poland
Died: May 19

 42 Richard Egan

Richard Egan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 43 Charan Singh

Charan Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: December 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Noorpur, Uttar Pradesh India
Died: May 29

 44 Alf Landon

Alf Landon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor of Kansas
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: October 12

 45 Chogyam Trungpa

Chogyam Trungpa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: March 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nangchen, Kham region, Tibet
Died: April 4

 46 Harold Washington

Harold Washington
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1987 AD

 47 Obafemi Awolowo

Obafemi Awolowo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ikenne, Western Region, British Nigeria
Died: May 9

 48 John Hammond

John Hammond
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Famous As: Record producer, Activist
Birthdate: December 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 10

 49 Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former Violinist remembered for his performances at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall
Birthdate: February 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 10

 50 Anthony De Mello

Anthony De Mello
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Authored books related to spirituality, lectures and spiritual conferences
Birthdate: September 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India
Died: June 2