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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 1 Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 12

 2 Roy Orbison

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

 3 Heather O Rourke

Heather O Rourke
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Died: February 1

 4 Raj Kapoor

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

 5 Andy Gibb

Andy Gibb
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10

 6 Richard Feynman

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

 7 Judith Barsi

Judith Barsi
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Famous As: Child Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Died: July 25
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 8 Nico

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

 9 Georgy Malenkov

Georgy Malenkov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orenburg
Died: January 14
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Mildred Gillars

Mildred Gillars
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: November 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: June 25

 11 Pete Maravich

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

 12 Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8

 13 John Carradine

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

 14 Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Italian racing driver
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14

 15 Chet Baker

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

 16 Hillel Slovak

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

 17 Roy Kinnear

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

 18 Valerie Solanas

Valerie Solanas
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 25

 19 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

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

 20 Kim Philby

Kim Philby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Intelligence Agent
Birthdate: January 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ambala, Punjab, British India
Died: May 11

 21 Paul Vario

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

 22 Kenneth Williams

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

 23 Anthony Provenzano

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

 24 Christina Onassis

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

 25 Charles Addams

Charles Addams
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Famous As: Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: September 29

 26 Anne Ramsey

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

 27 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Music critic, Writer
Birthdate: August 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Essex
Died: October 15

 28 Gert Fröbe

Gert Fröbe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oberplanitz, Zwickau, Germany
Died: September 5
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political and Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmanzai, Charsadda
Died: January 20

 30 Klaus Fuchs

Klaus Fuchs
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist and Atomic Spy
Birthdate: December 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, German Empire
Died: January 28

 31 Sylvester

Sylvester
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16

 32 Joan Pujol Garcia

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

 33 Trevor Howard

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

 34 Louis L’Amour

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

 35 John Houseman

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

 36 Louis L'Amour

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

 37 Chiang Ching-kuo

Chiang Ching-kuo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fenghua
Died: January 13

 38 Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Short story writer
Birthdate: May 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clatskanie, Oregon, United States
Died: August 2

 39 Pappy Boyington

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

 40 Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi
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Famous As: Artist and landscape architect
Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 30

 41 Joe Besser

Joe Besser
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Famous As: Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: March 1

 42 Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 12

 43 Richard S. Castellano

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

 44 Art Rooney

Art Rooney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: NFL Team Founder, Owner
Birthdate: January 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coulterville, Pennsylvania
Died: August 25

 45 Kurt Georg Kiesinger

Kurt Georg Kiesinger
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ebingen
Died: March 9

 46 Daws Butler

Daws Butler
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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: May 18

 47 Henry Murray

Henry Murray
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: June 23

 48 William McMahon

William McMahon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: February 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Redfern, Australia
Died: March 31

 49 John N. Mitchell

John N. Mitchell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: 67th Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: September 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: November 9

 50 Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ozark
Died: August 14