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.

Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
(Physicist)

11 May 1918

American

Jean-Michel BasquiatJean-Michel Basquiat
(Artist)

22 December 1960

American

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
(Singer-songwriter)

23 April 1936

American

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
(Basketball Player)

22 June 1947

American

Judith BarsiJudith Barsi
(Actress)

06 June 1978

American

Georgy MalenkovGeorgy Malenkov
(Politician)

08 January 1902

Russian

Chet BakerChet Baker
(Jazz Trumpeter)

23 December 1929

American

NicoNico
(Singer)

16 October 1938

German,Spanish

John CarradineJohn Carradine
(Actor)

05 February 1906

American

Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)

18 February 1898

Italian

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
(Science Fiction Writer)

07 July 1907

American

Hillel SlovakHillel Slovak
(Musician, Songwriter)

13 April 1962

American

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Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
(Comedian)

22 February 1926

British

Trevor Howard Trevor Howard
(Actor)

29 September 1913

British

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
(Actor)

08 January 1934

Spanish,British

Klaus FuchsKlaus Fuchs
(Theoretical Physicist and Atomic Spy)

29 December 1911

German

Anne RamseyAnne Ramsey
(Actress)

27 March 1929

American

Pappy BoyingtonPappy Boyington
(Pilot)

04 December 1912

American

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Luis Walter AlvarezLuis Walter Alvarez
(Physicist)

13 June 1911

American

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political and Spiritual Leader)

06 February 1890

Pakistani

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
(American author)

26 June 1916

American

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)

15 April 1907

Dutch

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi
(Physicist)

29 July 1898

American

Siaka StevensSiaka Stevens
(1st President of Sierra Leone)

24 August 1905

Sierra Leonean

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Khalil Al-WazirKhalil al-Wazir
(Palestinian Leader and co-founder of Fatah)

10 October 1935

Palestinian

Joshua Lockwood Logan Joshua Logan
(Film & Stage Director, Writer)

05 October 1908

American

Ernst RuskaErnst Ruska
(Inventor of Electron Microscope)

25 December 1906

German

Henry KosterHenry Koster
(Director, Producer)

01 May 1905

German,American

Robert JoffreyRobert Joffrey
(Co-founder of Joffrey Ballet)

24 December 1930

American

Heather O RourkeHeather O Rourke
(Child Actor)

27 December 1975

American

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Andy GibbAndy Gibb
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

05 March 1958

British

Raj KapoorRaj Kapoor
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor)

14 December 1924

Indian,Pakistani

Kim PhilbyKim Philby
(Spy, Journalist)

01 January 1912

Indian,British

Paul VarioPaul Vario
(Mobster)

09 July 1914

American

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Politician, Officer)

12 August 1924

Indian,Pakistani

Dennis DayDennis Day
(Singer, Actor, Television actor, Military personnel, Radio personality)

21 May 1916

American

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Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)

11 December 1950

Greek

Raymond CarverRaymond Carver
(Short story writer)

25 May 1938

American

Raymond CarverRaymond Carver
(Short story writer)

25 May 1938

American

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
(Sculptor, Architect)

17 November 1904

Japanese,American

Mildred GillarsMildred Gillars
(Radio personality, Journalist)

29 November 1900

American

Son HouseSon House
(Guitarist, Singer)

21 March 1902

American

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

07 January 1912

American

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

12 August 1907

American

Roy BuchananRoy Buchanan
(Musician, Guitarist)

23 September 1939

American

Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Ching-kuo
(Politician)

27 April 1910

Chinese

William McMahonWilliam McMahon
(Politician, Diplomat)

23 February 1908

Australian

Anthony ProvenzanoAnthony Provenzano
(trade unionist)

17 May 1917

American

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Daws ButlerDaws Butler
(Actor, Dub actor)

16 November 1916

American

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
(Psychologist, University teacher)

13 May 1893

American

Mickey ThompsonMickey Thompson
(Inventor, Racing driver)

07 December 1928

American

Romare BeardenRomare Bearden
(Writer, Artist, Painter)

02 September 1911

American

Luis BarragánLuis Barragán
(Mexican architect)

09 March 1902

Mexican

Anthony GaggiAnthony Gaggi

07 August 1925

American

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Kurt Georg KiesingerKurt Georg Kiesinger
(Politician, Lawyer, Judge)

06 April 1904

German

Syed ModiSyed Modi
(badminton player)

1962 AD

Indian

Hans Urs von BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
(Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest)

12 August 1905

Swiss

Louise NevelsonLouise Nevelson
(Sculptor, Painter)

23 September 1899

American

Henry ArmstrongHenry Armstrong
(Minister, Boxer)

12 December 1912

American

Alec IssigonisAlec Issigonis
(Engineer, Automotive designer, Racecar driver)

18 November 1906

Greek,British

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Franz Josef StraussFranz Josef Strauss
(Politician)

06 September 1915

German

Roy UrquhartRoy Urquhart
(Officer)

28 November 1901

British

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate
(Boxer)

06 January 1910

Cuban

Alan PatonAlan Paton
(Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter)

11 January 1903

South African

Seán MacBrideSeán MacBride
(diplomat, politician, lawyer, journalist)

26 January 1904

French,Irish

Michael RamseyMichael Ramsey
(Politician, Priest, Theologian)

14 November 1904

British

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Philippe de RothschildPhilippe de Rothschild
(Winegrower, Screenwriter, Socialite, Racecar driver)

13 April 1902

French

Allan CuthbertsonAllan Cuthbertson
(Actor)

07 April 1920

Australian

Harold RossonHarold Rosson
(Cinematographer)

06 April 1895

American

Clifford D. SimakClifford D. Simak
(American fiction writer)

03 August 1904

American

Miguel PiñeroMiguel Piñero
(Playwright, Writer)

19 December 1946

American

Robert CalvertRobert Calvert
(Poet, Singer, Writer)

09 March 1945

South African

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Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(Pianist, Composer, Music critic, Writer)

14 August 1892

British

Emeric PressburgerEmeric Pressburger
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Journalist)

05 December 1902

Hungarian,British

Felix WankelFelix Wankel
(Inventor, Engineer, Politician)

13 August 1902

German