Famous People Who Died In 1997

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1997. This list includes people like The Notorious B.I.G., Mother Teresa, John Denver, Andrew Cunanan, Chris Farley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, poets and philosophers who died in 1997. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
American
Serial killer
Mother TeresaMother Teresa
Albanian, Indian
Founder of Missionaries of Charity

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
American
Rapper

John DenverJohn Denver
American
Singer-songwriter

Chris FarleyChris Farley
American
Actor

James StewartJames Stewart
American
Actor
Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
Australian
Musician

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
American
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
American
Poet

Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum
American
Film actor
Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
Chinese
 

Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
French
French Explorer
Jeanne CalmentJeanne Calment
French
Oldest Person Ever

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
Egyptian
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana

Burgess MeredithBurgess Meredith
American
Actor
Anton LaVeyAnton LaVey
American
Occultist

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Pakistani
Qawwal and Ghazal Singer
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Brian KeithBrian Keith
American
Actor

Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
American
Singer & Songwriter
Ben HoganBen Hogan
American
American professional golfer

Joanna MooreJoanna Moore
American
Actress
Red SkeltonRed Skelton
American
Comedian, Pantomimist

Fela KutiFela Kuti
Nigerian
Multi-instrumentalist

Mobutu Sese SekoMobutu Sese Seko
Congolese, Moroccan
Dictator

Denver PyleDenver Pyle
American
Actor
Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
American
Painter, Sculptor
Audra LindleyAudra Lindley
American
Actress

Paulo FreirePaulo Freire
Brazilian
Educator and Philosopher

Adriana CaselottiAdriana Caselotti
American
Voice Actor
Anatoli BoukreevAnatoli Boukreev
Kazakh, Nepalese, Russian
Mountaineer

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Jolie GaborJolie Gabor
American
Entrepreneur, Socialite

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
German
 

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
Austrian, British, American
Film Director
Cheddi JaganCheddi Jagan
Guyanese
Guyana's Father of Nation

Melvin Ellis CalvinMelvin Calvin
American
Biochemist
Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell
American
Physicist

Leo RostenLeo Rosten
American
American humorist

George WaldGeorge Wald
American
Scientist
John KendrewJohn Kendrew
British
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American
Physician & Surgeon
Sir John Carew EcclesSir John Eccles
Australian
Neurophysiologist

Alfred Day HersheyAlfred Day Hershey
American
Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine

Diana, Princess of WalesDiana, Princess of Wales
French
Princess

Gianni VersaceGianni Versace
Italian
Entrepreneur, Designer

Gulshan KumarGulshan Kumar
Indian
Businessperson, Film producer
Michael LeMoyne KennedyMichael LeMoyne Kennedy
American
Lawyer

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
Austrian
Surgeon, Psychotherapist, Psychologist,

Magda GaborMagda Gabor
American
Actor, Socialite, Television actor

Marshall ApplewhiteMarshall Applewhite
American
Religious leader
Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist, Nurse, Educator

James GoldsmithJames Goldsmith
French
Politician
Toshiro MifuneToshiro Mifune
Chinese, Japanese
Actor, Film producer, Film actor

Nicolette LarsonNicolette Larson
American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Richard JaeckelRichard Jaeckel
American
Actor
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist

Dora MaarDora Maar
French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,
Henri PaulHenri Paul
French
 

Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
American
Guitarist, Musician

Lillian DisneyLillian Disney
American
Philanthropist, Secretary, Artist
Hughie GreenHughie Green
British
Television presenter, Actor, Television producer

Don MessickDon Messick
American
Actor, Dub actor, Stage actor
Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
Dutch, American
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, University teacher

Rich MullinsRich Mullins
American
Singer, Musician, Composer

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
Latvian, British
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher,

Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
British
Diplomat, Socialite
Vittorio MussoliniVittorio Mussolini
Italian
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film critic,
Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
Hungarian
Conductor, Pianist, Musician, Composer, Music

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal
Filipino
Economist

Michael ManleyMichael Manley
Jamaican
Politician

Billy BremnerBilly Bremner
British
Association football player, Association football
Davide SorrentiDavide Sorrenti
American
Photographer

Coleman YoungColeman Young
American
Former Mayor of Detroit

Chien-Shiung WuChien-Shiung Wu
Chinese
Physicist

Clyde TombaughClyde Tombaugh
American
Astronomer, University teacher

K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
Indian
Author, Poet
Hastings BandaHastings Banda
Malawian
President

William J. Brennan Jr.William J. Brennan Jr.
American
lawyer, judge
Jeane DixonJeane Dixon
American
Real estate broker, Astrologer

Charles KuraltCharles Kuralt
American
Journalist, Correspondent, News presenter

Eldon HokeEldon Hoke
American
Singer
Stéphane GrappelliStéphane Grappelli
French, Italian
Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist

Walter GotellWalter Gotell
German
Actor
James DickeyJames Dickey
American
American poet

Otto Ernst RemerOtto Ernst Remer
German
Writer

Chiang Wei-kuoChiang Wei-kuo
Politician

Jean-Dominique BaubyJean-Dominique Bauby
French
Journalist, Autobiographer, Writer
Laurie LeeLaurie Lee
British
Screenwriter, Poet, Autobiographer, Journalist

Jean LouisJean Louis
French, Haitian, American
Artist, Screenwriter, Costume designer
Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely
French, Hungarian
Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor

Robert IrsayRobert Irsay
American
 
Chaim HerzogChaim Herzog
Israeli
Former President of Israel

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
French, Greek
Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University
Eugene Merle ShoemakerEugene Merle Shoemaker
American
Astronomer, Geologist, Physicist