Famous People Who Died In 1998

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1998. This list includes people like Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, Sonny Bono, Linda McCartney, Pol Pot and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, artists and composers who died in 1998. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany 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 
Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)

Frank Sinatra
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 14

 2 
Phil Hartman
(Former Member of the Comedy Group 'The Groundlings' and 'Saturday Night Live', Co-writer of 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure')

Phil Hartman
16
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Died: May 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 
Linda McCartney
(Photographer)

Linda McCartney
11
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 
Alan Shepard
(Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur)

Alan Shepard
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Derry
Died: July 21

 5 
James Earl Ray
(Assassin)

James Earl Ray
20
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: April 23

 6 

Michelle Thomas
7
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: December 22
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 7 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')

Sonny Bono
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 5
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 

Lloyd Bridges
6
Birthdate: January 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10

 9 
Roy Rogers
(King of the Cowboys)

Roy Rogers
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 6

 10 
Ted Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)

Ted Hughes
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: October 28

 11 
Florence Griffith Joyner
(Track and Field Athlete)

Florence Griffith Joyner
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 

Roddy McDowall
3
Birthdate: September 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Herne Hill, London, England
Died: October 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 
Tammy Wynette
(Singer-songwriter)

Tammy Wynette
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 
Akira Kurosawa
(Filmmaker)

Akira Kurosawa
8
Birthdate: March 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shinagawa City, Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 
Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)

Barry Morris Goldwater
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29

 16 
Stokely Carmichael
(Political activist)

Stokely Carmichael
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 15

 17 
Vasili Arkhipov
(Submariner)

Vasili Arkhipov
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19

 18 
Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)

Martha Gellhorn
6
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15

 19 
John Derek
(Actor & Director)

John Derek
8
Birthdate: August 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')

Jack Lord
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 21
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 
Falco
(Singer)

Falco
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 

Maureen O'Sullivan
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: June 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 23 
Rob Pilatus
(Singer)

Rob Pilatus
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 3

 24 
Esther Rolle
(Former Actress known for Florida Evans in Maude and Good Times)

Esther Rolle
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Died: November 17
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 25 
Carl Wilson
(American musician)

Carl Wilson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 
Flip Wilson
(Comedian, Actor)

Flip Wilson
5
Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25

 27 
Harry Caray
(Sports commentator)

Harry Caray
5
Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 18

 28 
Gene Autry
(Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions)

Gene Autry
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

Eldridge Cleaver
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas
Died: May 1

 30 
Roy Benavidez
(Soldier)

Roy Benavidez
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cuero
Died: November 29

 31 

Norman Fell
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 14
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

James Thomas Patrick Walsh
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 

Eddie Rabbitt
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: May 7
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 34 

Jeanette Nolan
2
Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 5

 35 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)

Carl Perkins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19

 36 
Shari Lewis
(Former Children's puppeteer and cheerful TV personality whose character's, Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse)

Shari Lewis
5
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 2
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 37 

Karla Faye Tucker
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: February 3

 38 

Robert Young
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 21

 39 
Junkyard Dog
(Wrestler)

Junkyard Dog
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wadesboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 
Matthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

Matthew Shepard
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: October 12

 41 
Bob Kane
(Comic Book Writer)

Bob Kane
2
Birthdate: October 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 42 
Pol Pot
(Prime Minister of Cambodia (1976-79))

Pol Pot
55
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prek Sbov, Cambodia
Died: April 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 43 
Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)

Benjamin Spock
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15

 44 
Octavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)

Octavio Paz
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19

 45 
Cozy Powell
(Drummer)

Cozy Powell
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cirencester
Died: April 5

 46 
Archie Moore
(Professional boxer)

Archie Moore
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 9
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 47 

Valerie Hobson
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Larne, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: November 13
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 48 

Wendy O. Williams
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Webster, New York, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 
Joan Hickson
(Actress)

Joan Hickson
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Died: October 17
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 50 
Persis Khambatta
(Actress, Model)

Persis Khambatta
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: August 18