Famous People Who Died In 1995

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1995. This list includes people like Eazy-E, Selena, Dean Martin, Jerry Garcia, Elizabeth Montgomery and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and philosophers who died in 1995. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Selena
(American Singer Popularly Known as the 'Queen of Tejano Music')
Selena
160
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
Died: March 31

Known as the queen of Tejano music, Selena became the most famous Mexican-American entertainers during the late 20th century, thanks to her contributions to fashion and music. She is one of the most influential Latin artists ever. Her rags-to-riches story, which includes struggle, fame, and finally death at the age of 23, was showcased in the 1997 film, Selena.

 2 
Bob Ross
(Painter, Art Instructor and Television Host)
Bob Ross
71
Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4

Painter, art instructor, and television host, Bob Ross, gained international fame as the creator and host of the instructional TV show, The Joy of Painting. He served in the United States Air Force for several years before embarking on a career as a painter. He had a deep love for animals and cared for several injured squirrels, armadillos, and snakes.

 3 
Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
145
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: March 26

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

 4 
Dean Martin
(One of the Most Popular and Enduring American Entertainers of the Mid-20th Century)
Dean Martin
55
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 25

An actor, singer, and comedian, Dean Martin earned the nickname The King of Cool for his effortless self-assurance and charisma. One of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Dean performed in nightclubs and concert stages and appeared in film and TV productions. Such is his popularity that his songs continue to be featured across popular culture.

 5 
Elizabeth Montgomery
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Samantha Stephens’ on the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Elizabeth Montgomery
20
Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 18

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery had a flourishing acting career that spanned five decades. Throughout her career, she touched the lives of many with her charitable work and political activism. Such was her popularity that after she succumbed to cancer, a bronze statue of her famous character Samantha Stephens from the TV series Bewitched was erected in Massachusetts.

 6 
Mickey Mantle
(One of the Greatest Switch Hitters in Baseball History)
Mickey Mantle
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 13

Professional baseball player Mickey Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. He played as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history, he won the Triple Crown in 1956 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. 

 7 
Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

 8 
Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
39
Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: June 29

Widely regarded as a legend of classical Hollywood cinema, Lana Turner was one of the most prominent and highest-paid actresses in the mid-1940s. Also considered a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamor, Turner also achieved success as a pin-up model. Her life and career have inspired several works across art, literature, music, and film. 

 9 
Ginger Rogers
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Film ‘Kitty Foyle’)
Ginger Rogers
18
Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States
Died: April 25

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, singer, and dancer. Often regarded as an American icon, Rogers played an important role in popularizing the Golden Age of Hollywood. After winning the Academy Award for portraying the title character in Kitty Foyle, Rogers became one of the highest-paid actresses during the 1940s. Her life inspired a musical titled Backwards in High Heels.

 10 
Peter Townsend
(aviator, writer)
Peter Townsend
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon
Died: June 19
 11 
Eva Gabor
(American Actress, Businesswoman, Singer and Socialite)
Eva Gabor
11
Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 4

Apart from being the sister of renowned actor Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor was a talented actor in her own right. Known as Lisa Douglas from the sitcom Green Acres and its sequel, she was also famous for her voice roles in Disney movies. She later launched a fashion collection, too.

 12 
Gerald Durrell
(Founder of the 'Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust' and the 'Jersey Zoo')
Gerald Durrell
33
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, India
Died: January 30
Naturalist, author, TV presenter, and zookeeper Gerald Durrell, the youngest brother of author Lawrence Durrell, was the founder of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo. His memoirs were made into the series My Family and Other Animals and The Durrells. He was also a skilled Illustrator.
 13 
Donald Pleasence
(Actor)
Donald Pleasence
8
Birthdate: October 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worksop
Died: February 2

Donald Pleasence was an English actor best remembered for his portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the popular 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. His performance in the film was later parodied by Canadian actor Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. Donald Pleasence was also an important theatre actor; he received four Tony Award nominations.

 14 
Doug McClure
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Cowboy’ in the TV Series ‘The Virginian’)
Doug McClure
20
Birthdate: May 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: February 5
Doug McClure is best known as the cowboy Trampas from the long-running series The Virginian, based on the Owen Wister novel of the same name. He inspired the character of Troy McClure in The Simpsons and also appeared in films such as The Unforgiven and series such as Overland Trail.
 15 
Jonas Salk
(Medical researcher)
Jonas Salk
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 23

If the world is successful in its fight against polio, the credit goes to American virologist Jonas Salk who developed a vaccine for the disease. Described as a “miracle worker”, his concerns for humanity were reflected in the fact that he did not claim a patent for the vaccine. He founded the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, based in California.

 16 
James Herriot
33
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23

James Herriot was a British writer and veterinary surgeon. Many of his books about animals and veterinary practice inspired several films and television series, including the 1975 British movie All Creatures Great and Small. His early life inspired BBC's drama Young James Herriot. In 1994, Glasgow Veterinary College's library was named James Herriot Library in his honor. 

 17 
Burl Ives
(American Musician, Actor and Folk Singer Known for His Hit 'A Little Bitty Tear')
Burl Ives
9
Birthdate: June 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hunt City, Illinois, United States
Died: April 14
 18 
Roxie Roker
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Helen Willis’ in the TV Series ‘The Jeffersons’)
Roxie Roker
18
Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: December 2
Roxie Roker, mother of Lenny Kravitz, was best known for her portrayal of Helen Willis in the sitcom The Jeffersons. She and Franklin Cover played an interracial couple in the series, which was the first such instance on primetime TV. She was also associated with the Negro Ensemble Company.
 19 
Aneta Corsaut
(Actress)
Aneta Corsaut
11
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Died: November 6
Aneta Corsaut is best known as Helen Crump from The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in films such as The Blob and was seen in significant roles in the series House Calls and Mrs. G. Goes to College. She co-wrote a book named The Mystery Reader's Quiz Book
 20 
Wolfman Jack
(Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Wolfman Jack
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 1
 21 
Mary Wickes
(Actress)
Mary Wickes
5
Birthdate: June 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 22

Mary Wickes was an American actress who often played professional women, housekeepers, and nuns in films and TV series. A tall woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes proved to be a popular comedian. She was often cast to play wisecracking characters, such as Nurse Dora Pickford in the 1942 drama film Now, Voyager.

 22 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)
Melvin Franklin
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: February 23
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
Bobby Riggs
(World No.1 Tennis Amateur in 1939 and World No.1 Professional in 1946 & 1947)
Bobby Riggs
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: October 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Howard Cosell
(Journalist)
Howard Cosell
11
Birthdate: March 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem
Died: April 23
 25 
Jeremy Brett
(Actor)
Jeremy Brett
6
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkswell
Died: September 12
 26 
Rory Gallagher
(57th Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine)
Rory Gallagher
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballyshannon, Ireland
Died: June 14

Known for his powerful blues rock performances, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher was part of the band Taste. Though The Rolling Stones offered him an opportunity to replace guitarist Mick Taylor, he rejected it. A heavy drinker, he died of complications after a liver transplant surgery at age 47.

 27 
Shannon Hoon
(Former Lead Singer of the Band 'Blind Melon')
Shannon Hoon
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: October 21
Shannon Hoon is best remembered as the lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, which delivered chartbusting hits such as No Rain. He died of a drug overdose at age 28. He was known for his outrageous behavior, such as urinating on a fan and getting naked on stage.
 28 
Madge Sinclair
7
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: December 20

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

 29 
Phil Harris
(Comedian)
Phil Harris
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linton, Indiana, United States
Died: August 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Ida Lupino
(Actress)
Ida Lupino
8
Birthdate: February 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: August 3
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 31 
Yitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)
Yitzhak Rabin
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died: November 4

Israeli politician, statesman, and general, Yitzhak Rabin, served two stints as the prime minister of Israel. As a young man, he joined the military and served for nearly three decades. He had an extensive political career as well and played a key role in embracing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. He was assassinated in November 1995.

 32 
Hugh O'Connor
(Actor)
Hugh O'Connor
9
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 28
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Cheyenne Brando
(French Fashion Model and Daughter of Actor Marlon Brando and Actress Tarita Teriipaia)
Cheyenne Brando
12
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Died: April 16

Cheyenne Brando was a French model and daughter of legendary American actor, Marlon Brando. Troubled by drug addiction and bouts of depression throughout her teenage and adult life, Cheyenne also struggled to cope with personal losses, such as the death of her partner Dag Drollet, who was fatally shot by her half-brother Christian. Brando committed suicide at age 25.

 34 
Maxene Andrews
(Soprano)
Maxene Andrews
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21
 35 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))
Harold Wilson
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 24

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two non-consecutive terms, Harold Wilson was a British Labour politician. Historians commend him for leading his party through difficult political issues with considerable skill. With a moderate approach to socialism, he was a popular politician during his first tenure as the prime minister; his second tenure wasn’t as successful.

 36 
Warren Earl Burger
(Former Chief Justice of the United States)
Warren Earl Burger
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died: June 25
 37 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colt, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 25
 38 
Fred Perry
(British Tennis & Table Tennis Player Who Won Eight Grand Slam Tournaments & Two Pro Slam Singles Titles)
Fred Perry
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portwood, Stockport, England
Died: February 2

Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.

 39 
Peter Edward Cook
(Actor, Comedian, Satirist, Writer)
Peter Edward Cook
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 9
 40 
Orville Redenbacher
(Businessman)
Orville Redenbacher
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: September 19
 41 
Butterfly McQueen
(Actress)
Butterfly McQueen
6
Birthdate: January 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: December 22
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 42 
Lewis Nixon
(Was a United States Army officer who, during World War II)
Lewis Nixon
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 11
 43 
Robert Stephens
(Actor)
Robert Stephens
7
Birthdate: July 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK
Died: November 12
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Gale Gordon
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.New York, New York, United States
Died: June 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 45 
Big John Studd
(American Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Big John Studd
10
Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 20
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 46 
Anatoly Dyatlov
(Nuclear Engineer)
Anatoly Dyatlov
26
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atamanovo, Russia
Died: December 13
Anatoly Dyatlov was the deputy chief-engineer of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He oversaw the safety test that eventually ended in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Dyatlov was later imprisoned for his negligence but was released in 1990, as part of an amnesty. His recorded memoirs were later released on YouTube.
 47 
Louis Malle
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera operator, Cinematographer, Actor)
Louis Malle
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thumeries
Died: November 23

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his film Le Monde du silence, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957. He was also the recipient of two Golden Lion awards, one of the only four directors to have achieved this feat. He was active in both French cinema and Hollywood.

 48 
Patricia Highsmith
(Novelist)
Patricia Highsmith
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 4
 49 
Lita Grey
(Actress)
Lita Grey
9
Birthdate: April 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 29
 50 
Morarji Desai
(Politician, Prime Minister of India)
Morarji Desai
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: April 10
Bharat Ratna-recipient Morarji Desai was a freedom fighter and served as the prime minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He had also been the minister of home affairs and the minister of finance. He was initially part of the Indian National Congress and later joined the Janata Party