Famous People Who Died In 1987

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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.
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 1 
Andy Warhol
(Visual Artist & Film Director Who was a Leading Figure in the Visual Art Movement Known as Pop Art)
Andy Warhol
109
Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Rita Hayworth
(American Actress, Dancer, Producer and One of the Most Glamorous Screen Idols of the 1940s)
Rita Hayworth
16
Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
30
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1
 4 
Fred Astaire
(The Greatest Dancer in Film History)
Fred Astaire
18
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Randolph Scott
(One of Hollywood's Greatest and Most Popular Western Stars)
Randolph Scott
14
Birthdate: January 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Danny Kaye
(Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Danny Kaye
9
Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 3
 7 
Bob Fosse
(American Choreographer and Director Known for His Works ‘The Pajama Game’ and ‘Damn Yankees’)
Bob Fosse
14
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 23
 8 
Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
16
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4
 9 
Lee Marvin
(American Actor Best Known for His Antogonist's Roles)
Lee Marvin
8
Birthdate: February 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)
John Huston
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Jackie Gleason
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Series 'The Jackie Gleason Show' and 'The Honeymooners')
Jackie Gleason
9
Birthdate: February 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bushwick, New York, United States
Died: June 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Lorne Greene
(Actor, Radio Personality and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ in TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Lorne Greene
52
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Carl Rogers
(Psychologist)
Carl Rogers
17
Birthdate: January 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: February 4
 14 
Henry Ford II
(Business Person)
Henry Ford II
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29
 15 
Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Herbert Sobel
(U.S. Army Officer)
Herbert Sobel
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30
 17 
Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2
 18 
Thomas Sankara
(1st President of Burkina Faso (1983 - 1987))
Thomas Sankara
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yako, Burkina Faso
Died: October 15
 19 
Kishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)
Kishore Kumar
29
Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khandwas, India
Died: October 13
 20 
Dean Paul Martin
(Son of American Entertainer Dean Martin)
Dean Paul Martin
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 21
 21 
Peter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)
Peter Tosh
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died: September 11
 22 
Ray Bolger
(Actor)
Ray Bolger
8
Birthdate: January 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: January 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Mary Astor
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Brigid O’Shaughnessy' in the Film 'Maltese Falcon')
Mary Astor
3
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Died: September 25
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Althea Flynt
(Larry Flynt's Wife)
Althea Flynt
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27
 25 
Geraldine Page
(Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress)
Geraldine Page
5
Birthdate: November 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: June 13
 26 
Jaco Pastorius
(Musician)
Jaco Pastorius
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21
 27 
Will Sampson
(American Painter, Rodeo Performer, and Actor)
Will Sampson
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 28 
Joseph Campbell
(American Writer Best Known for His Book ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’)
Joseph Campbell
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: October 30
 29 
Woody Hayes
(American Football Player and Coach)
Woody Hayes
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clifton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 12
 30 
Robert Preston
(Former Actor best known for his role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on the Broadway stage in 1957)
Robert Preston
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 21
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Dan Rowan
(Comedians)
Dan Rowan
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beggs, Oklahoma, USA
Died: September 22
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Louis de Broglie
(Physicist)
Louis de Broglie
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dieppe
Died: March 19
 33 
Dick Shawn
(stage actor, film actor)
Dick Shawn
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: April 17
 34 
Richard Egan
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Joyce Jameson
(Actress)
Joyce Jameson
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 16
 36 
Patrick Troughton
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Doctor Who’)
Patrick Troughton
3
Birthdate: March 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 38 
Rudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)
Rudolf Hess
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: August 17
 39 
Elizabeth Hartman
4
Birthdate: December 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Died: June 10
 40 
Andres Segovia
(Spanish Guitarist Known for His Expressive Performances, Broad Tonal Palette, and Distinct Musical Personality)
Andres Segovia
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linares, Spain
Died: June 2
 41 
Alistair Maclean
(One of the Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time)
Alistair Maclean
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: February 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: October 12
 43 
Jacqueline du Pré
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: October 19
 44 
John Hammond
(Record producer, Activist)
John Hammond
3
Birthdate: December 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 10
 45 
Jascha Heifetz
(Former Violinist remembered for his performances at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall)
Jascha Heifetz
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 10
 46 
Salim Ali
(Ornithologist)
Salim Ali
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 20
 47 
Hayden Rorke
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 19
 48 
Harold Washington
(Politician, Lawyer)
Harold Washington
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1987 AD
 49 
Maxwell D. Taylor
(Military officer)
Maxwell D. Taylor
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States
Died: April 19
 50 
Douglas Sirk
(Film director)
Douglas Sirk
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)