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
(Artist, Director)
Andy Warhol
96
Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1
 3 
Fred Astaire
(The Greatest Dancer in Film History)
Fred Astaire
14
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
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)
 5 
Randolph Scott
(One of Hollywood's Greatest and Most Popular Western Stars)
Randolph Scott
12
Birthdate: January 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
15
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4
 7 
Lee Marvin
(American Actor Best Known for His Antogonist's Roles)
Lee Marvin
5
Birthdate: February 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Bob Fosse
(Dancer)
Bob Fosse
14
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 23
 9 
Danny Kaye
(Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Danny Kaye
8
Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 3
 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 
Kishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)
Kishore Kumar
28
Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khandwas, India
Died: October 13
 13 
Lorne Greene
(Actor, Radio Personality and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ in TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Lorne Greene
43
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Carl Rogers
(Psychologist)
Carl Rogers
16
Birthdate: January 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: February 4
 15 
Henry Ford II
(Business Person)
Henry Ford II
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29
 16 
Herbert Sobel
(U.S. Army Officer)
Herbert Sobel
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30
 17 
Thomas Sankara
(1st President of Burkina Faso (1983 - 1987))
Thomas Sankara
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yako, Burkina Faso
Died: October 15
 18 
Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2
 20 
Peter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)
Peter Tosh
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died: September 11
 21 
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)
 22 
Althea Flynt
(Larry Flynt's Wife)
Althea Flynt
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27
 23 
Dean Paul Martin
(Son of American Entertainer Dean Martin)
Dean Paul Martin
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 21
 24 
Jaco Pastorius
(Musician)
Jaco Pastorius
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21
 25 
Geraldine Page
(Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress)
Geraldine Page
3
Birthdate: November 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: June 13
 26 
Ray Bolger
(Actor)
Ray Bolger
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: January 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Primo Levi
(Holocaust Survivor)
Primo Levi
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: April 11
 28 
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)
 29 
Salim Ali
(Ornithologist)
Salim Ali
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 20
 30 
Will Sampson
(Painter)
Will Sampson
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 31 
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
 32 
Louis de Broglie
(Physicist)
Louis de Broglie
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dieppe
Died: March 19
 33 
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)
 34 
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
 35 
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)
 36 
Dick Shawn
(stage actor, film actor)
Dick Shawn
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: April 17
 37 
Richard Egan
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Joyce Jameson
(Actress)
Joyce Jameson
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 16
 39 
Rudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)
Rudolf Hess
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: August 17
 40 
Alistair Maclean
(One of the Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time)
Alistair Maclean
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: February 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
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
 42 
Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 43 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: October 12
 44 
Stanislaw Szukalski
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warta, Poland
Died: May 19
 45 
Chogyam Trungpa
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nangchen, Kham region, Tibet
Died: April 4
 46 
Dalida
(French-Italian Singer and Actress)
Dalida
7
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shubra, Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 3
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 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 
John Hammond
(Record producer, Activist)
John Hammond
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 10
 50 
Anthony De Mello
(Authored books related to spirituality, lectures and spiritual conferences)
Anthony De Mello
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India
Died: June 2