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.
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 1 
Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)
Frank Sinatra
91
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
28
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Died: May 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Alan Shepard
(Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur)
Alan Shepard
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Derry
Died: July 21
 4 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 5
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Linda McCartney
(American Photographer, Musician, Animal Rights Activist and Vegetarian Cook Book Author)
Linda McCartney
24
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Tammy Wynette
(American Music Artist Who is Known as the ‘First Lady of Country Music’)
Tammy Wynette
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 7 
Michelle Thomas
23
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: December 22
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 8 
Lloyd Bridges
(American Film, Stage and Television Actor)
Lloyd Bridges
13
Birthdate: January 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Akira Kurosawa
(Japanese Filmmaker Who is Regarded as One of the Most Important & Influential Filmmakers in Film History)
Akira Kurosawa
19
Birthdate: March 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shinagawa City, Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Roddy McDowall
(Best Known for Portraying ‘Cornelius’ and ‘Caesar’ in the Original ‘Planet of the Apes’ Film Series)
Roddy McDowall
6
Birthdate: September 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Herne Hill, London, England
Died: October 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Florence Griffith Joyner
(Former Sprinter Who Won Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner
23
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 
Roy Rogers
(King of the Cowboys)
Roy Rogers
10
Birthdate: November 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 6
 13 
Ted Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)
Ted Hughes
30
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: October 28
 14 
Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)
Barry Morris Goldwater
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29
 15 
Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')
Jack Lord
9
Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 21
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Carl Wilson
(American musician)
Carl Wilson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Stokely Carmichael
(Key Leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States)
Stokely Carmichael
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 15
 18 
Flip Wilson
(Comedian, Actor)
Flip Wilson
6
Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25
 19 
Gene Autry
(Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions)
Gene Autry
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States
Died: October 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Falco
(Austrian Singer and Musician)
Falco
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Esther Rolle
(Former Actress known for Florida Evans in Maude and Good Times)
Esther Rolle
7
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Died: November 17
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Maureen O'Sullivan
(Actress)
Maureen O'Sullivan
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: June 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)
Martha Gellhorn
13
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15
 24 
John Derek
(Actor & Director)
John Derek
17
Birthdate: August 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Harry Caray
(Sports commentator)
Harry Caray
9
Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 18
 26 
Eddie Rabbitt
(Singer)
Eddie Rabbitt
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: May 7
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Rob Pilatus
(German Singer, Rapper and Member of the Pop Music Group ‘Milli Vanilli’)
Rob Pilatus
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 3
 28 
Norman Fell
(Actor)
Norman Fell
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 14
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19
 30 
Roy Benavidez
(Soldier)
Roy Benavidez
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cuero
Died: November 29
 31 
Robert Young
(Actor)
Robert Young
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 21
 32 
James Thomas Patrick Walsh
(Actor)
James Thomas Patrick Walsh
3
Birthdate: September 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Shari Lewis
(Former Children's puppeteer and cheerful TV personality whose character's, Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse)
Shari Lewis
7
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 2
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 34 
Vasili Arkhipov
(Soviet Naval Officer)
Vasili Arkhipov
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19
 35 
Jeanette Nolan
8
Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 5
 36 
Eldridge Cleaver
(American Writer and Political Activist who Became an Early Leader of the Black Panther Party)
Eldridge Cleaver
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas
Died: May 1
 37 
Bob Kane
(Comic Book Writer)
Bob Kane
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Grandpa Jones
(Banjoist, Singer, Songwriter)
Grandpa Jones
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara
Died: February 19
 39 
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)
 40 
Mary Frann
(Actress)
Mary Frann
8
Birthdate: February 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 23
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Junkyard Dog
(American Professional Wrestler)
Junkyard Dog
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wadesboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
E. G. Marshall
7
Birthdate: June 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 43 
Valerie Hobson
(Actress)
Valerie Hobson
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Larne, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: November 13
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 44 
Alice Faye
(Actress)
Alice Faye
5
Birthdate: May 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 9
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Archie Moore
(American Professional Boxer Who Has Had One of the Sport’s Longest Professional Careers)
Archie Moore
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 9
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Octavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)
Octavio Paz
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19
 47 
Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15
 48 
Cozy Powell
(Drummer)
Cozy Powell
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cirencester
Died: April 5
 49 
Jerome Robbins
(Dance Choreographer)
Jerome Robbins
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 29
 50 
Richard McDonald
(Co-Founder of McDonald's)
Richard McDonald
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 14