Famous People Who Died In 1988

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1988. This list includes people like Roy Orbison, Richard Feynman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pete Maravich, Georgy Malenkov and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, artists and presidents who died in 1988. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Pakistan 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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Jean-Michel Basquiat
15
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 12

 2 
Roy Orbison
(Known as 'The Caruso of Rock' & Famous for Songs 'Only the Lonely' and 'Running Scared')

Roy Orbison
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States
Died: December 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 3 
Richard Feynman
(Physicist)

Richard Feynman
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15

 4 
Judith Barsi
(Child Actress)

Judith Barsi
20
Birthdate: June 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Died: July 25

 5 
Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)

Enzo Ferrari
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14

 6 
Heather O Rourke
(Child Actress)

Heather O Rourke
8
Birthdate: December 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santee, California, United States
Died: February 1

 7 
Andy Gibb
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

Andy Gibb
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10
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 8 
Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')

Chet Baker
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yale, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 13

 9 
Pete Maravich
(Basketball player)

Pete Maravich
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 5

 10 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')

Robert A. Heinlein
3
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8

 11 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')

Nico
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 

John Carradine
11
Birthdate: February 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 27
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 
Georgy Malenkov
(Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1953-55))

Georgy Malenkov
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: January 14
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 
Hillel Slovak
(Musician)

Hillel Slovak
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Died: June 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 

Kenneth Williams
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: April 15

 16 
Klaus Fuchs
(Theoretical Physicist and Atomic Spy)

Klaus Fuchs
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, German Empire
Died: January 28

 17 

Roy Kinnear
0
Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Died: September 20
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 
Anne Ramsey
(Actress)

Anne Ramsey
7
Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 11
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 19 
Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)

Sylvester
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16

 20 

Pappy Boyington
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Died: January 11

 21 
Christina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)

Christina Onassis
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 19

 22 
Joe Besser
(Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor)

Joe Besser
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: March 1

 23 

Trevor Howard
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cliftonville, Kent, England, UK
Died: January 7

 24 
Louis L’Amour
(Novelist)

Louis L’Amour
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 10

 25 
Raj Kapoor
(Actor Known for His Films, ‘Awaara’, ‘Boot Polish’ and Referred as 'The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema')

Raj Kapoor
9
Birthdate: December 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Died: June 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Former President of Pakistan)

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Died: August 17

 27 
Paul Vario
(Gangster)

Paul Vario
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 
Louis L'Amour
(Novelist)

Louis L'Amour
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 10

 29 

Luis Walter Alvarez
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 1

 30 

John Houseman
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 

Anthony Provenzano
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: December 12

 32 
Charles Addams
(Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter, Writer)

Charles Addams
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: September 29

Richard S. Castellano
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 10

 34 
Dennis Day
(Singer, Radio, Television, and Film Personality)

Dennis Day
0
Birthdate: May 21, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1927 AD
Birthplace: Armant, Egypt
Died: 1988 AD

 36 
Isamu Noguchi
(Artist and landscape architect)

Isamu Noguchi
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 30

 37 
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political Leader & Freedom Fighter)

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmānzai, Pakistan
Died: January 20

 38 

Leonard Frey
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 24

 39 
Roy Buchanan
(Musician, Guitarist)

Roy Buchanan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ozark
Died: August 14

 40 
Hal Ashby
(Film director)

Hal Ashby
0
Birthdate: September 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United Statesamer
Died: December 27

 41 
Daws Butler
(Actor, Dub actor)

Daws Butler
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: May 18

 42 
Henry Armstrong
(Professional Boxer, A World Boxing Champion)

Henry Armstrong
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, united States
Died: October 24
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 43 
Colleen Moore
(Actress)

Colleen Moore
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died: January 25
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 44 
Virginia Satir
(American author)

Virginia Satir
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Died: September 10

 45 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)

Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20

 46 
Ella Raines
(Actress)

Ella Raines
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fall City, Washington, United States
Died: May 30
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 47 
Chico Mendes
(Brazilian environmentalist)

Chico Mendes
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xapuri, Brazil
Died: December 22

Joan Pujol Garcia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: October 10

 49 
Anthony Gaggi
(Capo in the New York Gambino Crime Family Who Supervised the Infamous Demeo Crew)

Anthony Gaggi
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: April 17

 50 
John N. Mitchell
(67th Attorney General of the United States (1969-72))

John N. Mitchell
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: November 9