Famous People Who Died In 1988

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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.
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 1 
Jean-Michel Basquiat
(American Artist Who Became Popular During the 1980s as Part of the Neo-Expressionism Movement)
Jean-Michel Basquiat
27
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
(One of the Joint Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965)
Richard Feynman
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15
 4 
Judith Barsi
(American Child Actress Best Known for Her Films: ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ and ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’)
Judith Barsi
25
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
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14
 6 
Heather O Rourke
(American Child Actress.)
Heather O Rourke
11
Birthdate: December 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santee, California, United States
Died: February 1
 7 
Andy Gibb
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)
Andy Gibb
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10
 8 
Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')
Chet Baker
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yale, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 13
 9 
Pete Maravich
(American Professional Basketball Player and One of the Best Ball Handlers of All Time)
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
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8
 11 
John Carradine
13
Birthdate: February 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 27
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')
Nico
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Roy Kinnear
(British Character Actor)
Roy Kinnear
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 20
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Kenneth Williams
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: April 15
 15 
Pappy Boyington
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Died: January 11
 16 
Anne Ramsey
(Actress)
Anne Ramsey
11
Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 11
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
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
 18 
Hillel Slovak
(Musician)
Hillel Slovak
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Died: June 25
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)
Sylvester
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16
 20 
Trevor Howard
(English Stage, Film, and Television Actor)
Trevor Howard
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 7
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
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
 22 
Joe Besser
(Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor)
Joe Besser
3
Birthdate: August 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: March 1
 23 
John Houseman
(Romanian-Born American Actor, Director, and Producer)
John Houseman
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Anthony Provenzano
(American Gangster Who was a Powerful Caporegime in the Genovese Crime Family New Jersey Faction)
Anthony Provenzano
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 12
 25 
Georgy Malenkov
(Soviet Politician Who Briefly Succeeded Joseph Stalin as the Leader of the Soviet Union)
Georgy Malenkov
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: January 14
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
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
 27 
Luis Walter Alvarez
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 1
 28 
Paul Vario
(American Mobster and Member of Mafia ‘Lucchese Crime Family’)
Paul Vario
13
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)
 29 
Christina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Christina Onassis
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 19
 30 
Isamu Noguchi
(American Landscape Architect and Artist Who Designed the Modern Piece of Furniture Known as the 'Noguchi Table')
Isamu Noguchi
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 30
Richard S. Castellano
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 10
 32 
Charles Addams
(Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter, Writer)
Charles Addams
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: September 29
 33 
Art Rooney
(Founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Art Rooney
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coulterville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 25
 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)
 35 
Daws Butler
(Actor, Dub actor)
Daws Butler
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: May 18
 36 
Roy Buchanan
(Musician, Guitarist)
Roy Buchanan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ozark
Died: August 14
 37 
Hal Ashby
(Film director)
Hal Ashby
1
Birthdate: September 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United Statesamer
Died: December 27
Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1927 AD
Birthplace: Armant, Egypt
Died: 1988 AD
 39 
Leonard Frey
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 24
 40 
Raj Kapoor
(Actor Known for His Films, ‘Awaara’, ‘Boot Polish’ and Referred as 'The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema')
Raj Kapoor
10
Birthdate: December 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Died: June 2
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political & Spiritual Leader and Founder of the 'Khudai Khidmatgar' Resistance Movement against British Colonial Rule in India)
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmānzai, Pakistan
Died: January 20
 42 
Ella Raines
(Actress)
Ella Raines
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fall City, Washington, United States
Died: May 30
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
Virginia Satir
(American author)
Virginia Satir
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Died: September 10
 44 
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)
 45 
Colleen Moore
(Actress)
Colleen Moore
1
Birthdate: August 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died: January 25
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 46 
Alan Paton
(Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter)
Alan Paton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg
Died: April 12
 47 
Ken Murray
(Comedian)
Ken Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: October 12
 48 
Henry Murray
(Psychologist)
Henry Murray
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: June 23
 49 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20
 50 
Franz Josef Strauss
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich
Died: October 3