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 Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: September 21
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra.
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Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Pol Pot

Pol Pot.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Cambodia
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prek Sbov, Cambodia
Died: April 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford
Died: May 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Orlando Anderson

Orlando Anderson.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Died: January 5
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 7 Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, Musician
Birthdate: September 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 James Earl Ray

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

 9 John Derek

John Derek.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Died: May 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 10 Akira Kurosawa

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

 11 George Wallace

George Wallace.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States
Died: September 13

 12 Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Gay Hate Murder Victim
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: October 12

 13 Richard McDonald

Richard McDonald
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: February 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 14

 14 Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Derry
Died: July 21

 15 Lloyd Bridges

Lloyd Bridges.
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Famous As: Film & TV Actor
Birthdate: January 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, U.S.
Died: March 10

 16 Roddy McDowall

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

 17 Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Guitarist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne
Died: February 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 Michelle Thomas

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

 19 Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bounds
Died: April 6
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 20 Barry Morris Goldwater

Barry Morris Goldwater.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Senator
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29

 21 Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle
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Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida U.S.
Died: November 17

 22 Vasili Arkhipov

Vasili Arkhipov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19

 23 James Thomas Patrick Walsh

James Thomas Patrick Walsh
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Listed In:
Birthdate: September 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: February 27

 24 Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers.
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Famous As: King of the Cowboys
Birthdate: November 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 6

 25 Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet and Children's Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: October 28

 26 Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn.
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Famous As: Journalist & Writer
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: February 15

 27 Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8

 28 Rob Pilatus

Rob Pilatus.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: April 2

 29 Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael.
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: November 15

 30 Robert Young

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

 31 Jack Lord

Jack Lord.
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Famous As: Television actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: January 21

 32 Leo Penn

Leo Penn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died: September 5
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 33 Maureen O'Sullivan

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

 34 Beverley Cross

Beverley Cross
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Librettist
Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greater London
Died: March 20

 35 Justin Fashanu

Justin Fashanu.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Died: May 2
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Falco

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

 37 Francys Arsentiev

Francys Arsentiev
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: May 24

 38 Jeanette Nolan

Jeanette Nolan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: June 5

 39 Gene Autry

Gene Autry
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Yodeler, Screenwriter, Television actor, Radio personality
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Texas
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 40 Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Puppeteer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 2
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 41 Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: September 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria
Died: June 8

 42 Flip Wilson

Flip Wilson.
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Famous As: Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25

 43 Junkyard Dog

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

 44 Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cajamarca, Peru
Died: April 27

 45 Norman Fell

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

 46 Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: May 25

 47 Wendy O. Williams

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

 48 Roy Benavidez

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

 49 Eddie Rabbitt

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

 50 Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19