Famous People Who Died At 64

The list of famous people who died at 64 includes Lyndon B. Johnson, Karl Marx, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bobby Fischer. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, artists and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 64 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Jackie Kennedy
(First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963)
Jackie Kennedy
51
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
Died: May 19, 1994

Jackie Kennedy was a literature editor, photographer, and socialite who was once married to the former American President John F. Kennedy. She became the First Lady of the United States when her husband became the president. She was known for her iconic fashion style. She is considered one of the most popular and recognizable First Ladies in American history.

 2 
Karl Marx
(Philosopher & Economist - Famous for His Theory of 'Marxism' )
Karl Marx
119
Birthdate: May 5, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: March 14, 1883

Karl Marx, the philosopher, economist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary, is best-known for the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. His theories, called Marxism, maintained that class conflict leads to the development of human societies and that internal tension were inherent in capitalism, which would ultimately be replaced by the socialist mode of production.

 3 
C. S. Lewis
(Known for His Classic Series 'The Chronicles of Narnia')
C. S. Lewis
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1963

C. S. Lewis was a British writer whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide after having been translated into over 30 languages. His works, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, have inspired the works of other famous authors. Lewis' work continues to attract readership and he was ranked 11th on The Times' 50 greatest British writers since 1945 list.

 4 
Sammy Davis Jr.
(Singer, Dancer and Actor Known for His Song ‘The Candy Man’)
Sammy Davis Jr.
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: May 16, 1990

Nicknamed “Mister Show Business,” posthumous Grammy-winner Samuel Davis Jr. was a multifaceted performer who excelled in dancing, singing, and acting. From delivering vaudeville performances as a child, Samuel graduated to creating Billboard charters and performing with Frank Sinatra as part of the Rat Pack. Sadly, he died in debt.

 5 
Bobby Fischer
(American Chess Grandmaster and the Eleventh World Chess Champion)
Bobby Fischer
68
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 17, 2008

Bobby Fischer began as a chess prodigy in his teens and went on to become the youngest "grandmaster," at 15. His participation in a politically controversial match in Yugoslavia led to the revocation of his U.S. passport and his arrest. He spent the final years of his life in Iceland.

 6 
Napoleon III
(President of France from 1848 to 1852 and Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870)
Napoleon III
39
Birthdate: April 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 9, 1873
Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the French emperor from 1852 to 1870. He rebuilt Paris and other French cities, apart from reforming the French banks, railways, and marines. He lost the Franco-Prussian War and eventually died in exile.
 7 
Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: February 13, 2002
Waylon Jennings was one of the pioneers of outlaw country music. He began performing on KVOW radio, at age 12, and then performed with several bands, such as The Texas Longhorns, The Waylors, and The Highwaymen. He also contributed to Wanted! The Outlaws, the first platinum country album. 
 8 
Lee Van Cleef
(American Actor, Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘For a Few Dollars More’)
Lee Van Cleef
19
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16, 1989

Lee Van Cleef was an American actor popular for playing important roles in many Spaghetti Westerns. Since his physical appearance often overshadowed his acting skills, Lee Van Cleef is regarded by some as the unsung hero of the Western films of the 1950s. Ironically, his appearance served as an inspiration for characters in the Metal Gear Solid video game series.

 9 
Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))
Lyndon B. Johnson
73
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Died: January 22, 1973

The era of Lyndon B Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, saw the passage of many important laws pertaining to civil rights, gun control and social security.  Also, his ‘war on poverty’ helped millions to rise above the poverty line. However, he was criticised for the escalation of the Vietnam War.

 10 
Hannibal
(Carthaginian General and Statesman)
Hannibal
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0183 BC
 11 
Donna Reed
(American Actress Known for Her Portrayal of 'Mary Hatch Bailey' in 'It’s a Wonderful Life')
Donna Reed
12
Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison, Iowa, United States
Died: January 14, 1986

Donna Reed was an American actress whose career spanned over four decades. She is best remembered for her performance in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Donna Reed is also remembered for her TV work and received the Golden Globe Award for her role in The Donna Reed Show.

 12 
Ibn Battuta
(14th Century Explorer and Scholar Who Travelled Extensively in the Lands of Afro-Eurasia)
Ibn Battuta
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco
Died: 1369 AD

Ibn Battuta was a Berber-Moroccan explorer and scholar who traveled extensively, visiting most of the Old World over a period of three decades. He is one of the most traveled explorers in history. After returning home, Ibn Battuta dictated an account of his journeys, which is simply referred to as The Rihla.

 13 
Shoeless Joe Jackson
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 5, 1951

MLB player Joseph Jefferson Jackson, or Shoeless Joe, was associated with the Philadelphia Athletics, the Cleveland Naps/Indians, and the Chicago White Sox. He was dragged into the Black Sox Scandal, through which the 1919 Chicago White Sox team members conspired to fix the World Series, leading him to be banned.

 14 
William Faulkner
(Regarded as One of the Most Significant American Writers of All Time)
William Faulkner
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 6, 1962
Nobel Prize-winning Southern author William Faulkner is remembered for works The Sound and the Fury, A Rose for Emily, and As I Lay Dying. He immortalized Mississippi as the fictional "Yoknapatawpha County" in his works. He also won two Pulitzers, one each for A Fable and The Reivers.
 15 
Bram Stoker
(Irish Author Best Known for His Horror Novel ‘Dracula’)
Bram Stoker
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 20, 1912
Irish author Bram Stoker wrote the iconic Gothic novel Dracula, which has inspired scores of movies over the years. The Victorian-era author also served as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and managed the Lyceum Theatre, which was owned by Irving. He had also written many short stories.
 16 
Tiny Tim
(Singer)
Tiny Tim
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 30, 1996

Folk singer and ukulele artist Herbert Butros Khaury, better known as Tiny Tim, is remembered for his hits such as Tiptoe Through the Tulips. His album For All My Little Friends was nominated for a Grammy Award. He earned a star outside the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue.

 17 
Malcolm Young
(Musician)
Malcolm Young
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

 18 
Franklin Pierce
(14th President of the United States)
Franklin Pierce
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 8, 1869

Franklin Pierce was an American politician who served as the 14th president of the US. A northern Democrat, Franklin Pierce's actions leading up to the American Civil War are believed to have contributed to the commencement of the war. Scholars and historians rank Pierce as one of the least memorable and worst US presidents.

 19 
Edward III of England
(King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377)
Edward III of England
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1312
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Windsor, England
Died: June 21, 1377
Edward III, or Edward of Windsor, was the King of England and the Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377. He took to the throne after his father, Edward II, was deposed by his mother, Isabella, and Roger Mortimer. He strengthened the military and participated in the Hundred Years' War.
 20 
Louis XV of France
(Former King of France (1715 - 1774))
Louis XV of France
8
Birthdate: February 15, 1710
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: May 10, 1774
After losing his parents and his brother to measles, Louis XV became the king of France at the tender age of 5. Known for his extravagances and his reliance on his mistresses, Louis XV was disliked by most. His reign also witnessed judicial reforms and the Seven Years’ War.
 21 
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
(Priest, Confessor and Founder of the Society of Jesus)
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1491
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Azpeitia, Spain
Died: July 31, 1556

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a  Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian in the 16th century. He was one of the founders of the religious order called the Society of Jesus and served as its first Superior General at Paris. He was an inspired spiritual director and the founder of what is today known as "Ignatian spirituality."

 22 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)
Pat Summitt
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 23 
Slim Pickens
(Actor and Rodeo Performer)
Slim Pickens
5
Birthdate: June 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingsburg, California, United States
Died: December 8, 1983
Louis Burton Lindley Jr., or Slim Pickens, gained fame for his roles in Westerns. His background as a rodeo performer helped him grab cowboy roles. Some of his most noteworthy movies were Dr. Strangelove and One-Eyed Jacks. He also appeared in series such as The Americans and Hee Haw.
 24 
Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)
Thelonious Monk
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 17, 1982

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer who was noted for his unorthodox approach and idiosyncrasy during his performance. Mentored by Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk contributed to bebop and was associated with Columbia and Riverside labels. His run-in with the police affected his performance after his New York City Cabaret Card was confiscated following the discovery of narcotics in a car.

 25 
Howard Carter
(Archaeologist)
Howard Carter
18
Birthdate: May 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 2, 1939
 26 
Darius the Great
(King of Persia)
Darius the Great
8
Birthdate: 0550 BC
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0486

Darius the Great was a Persian ruler. He served as the third King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 522 BCE until he died in 486 BCE. The empire was at the peak of its glory under his reign and included much of Western Asia and parts of the Balkans. He invested a lot in construction projects.  

 27 
Flip Wilson
(Comedian, Actor)
Flip Wilson
6
Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25, 1998
 28 
Philo Farnsworth
16
Birthdate: August 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States
Died: March 11, 1971
 29 
Pete Postlethwaite
(English Actor)
Pete Postlethwaite
9
Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 2, 2011
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Lisa Loring
(Actress)
Lisa Loring
14
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, U.S.
Died: January 28, 2023
 31 
Gig Young
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘They Shoot Horses, Don't They?’ and ‘Teacher's Pet’)
Gig Young
9
Birthdate: November 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 19, 1978
Gig Young is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? He also delivered stellar performances in films such as Come Fill the Cup and Teacher's Pet, and for his Emmy-nominated role in the TV film The Neon Ceiling.
 32 
Edvard Grieg
(One of the Main Composers of the Romantic Era)
Edvard Grieg
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: September 4, 1907
Regarded as Norway’s Shakespeare, musical legend Edvard Grieg learned the piano from his mother. The Scottish claim he was their own, as Grieg’s Scottish grandfather had migrated to Norway. Grieg was known for his compositions such as the Piano Concerto and for infusing Norwegian folk elements into his music.
 33 
Al Jolson
(Singer and Comedian Known as 'The King of Blackface Performers')
Al Jolson
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seredžius, Lithuania
Died: October 23, 1950

Singer, comedian, and actor Al Jolson was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak of his career. Known for his brash and extroverted performances, he is credited to have played a major role in defining the modern musical. He was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal for Merit.

 34 
Dick Sargent
(American Actor)
Dick Sargent
20
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Robert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)
Robert Boyle
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691

Robert Boyle was an Anglo-Irish chemist, natural philosopher, inventor, and physicist. Regarded as the first modern chemist, Boyle is often counted among the founders of modern chemistry. One of the pioneers of the scientific method, Robert Boyle is also remembered for his books, including The Sceptical Chymist, which is viewed as a keystone book in chemistry.

 36 
Bela Bartok
(One of the Most Important Composers of the 20th Century)
Bela Bartok
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sânnicolau Mare, Romania
Died: September 26, 1945

Bela Bartok was a Hungarian pianist, composer, and ethnomusicologist. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent composers, Bartok is also counted among Hungary's greatest composers of all time. He is credited with co-founding comparative musicology, which came to be known as ethnomusicology.

 37 
Marion Davies
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Films: ‘When Knighthood Was in Flower’ and ‘Little Old New York’)
Marion Davies
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 22, 1961

Marion Davies was an American actress, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. During the mid-1920s, Davies was Hollywood's number one female box office star due to the popularity of her films Little Old New York and When Knighthood Was in Flower. Since her death, Davies has been portrayed in several films by different actresses, including Kirsten Dunst, Virginia Madsen, and Amanda Seyfried.

 38 
Paul Winfield
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 7, 2004

Paul Winfield was an American actor best remembered for playing Nathan Lee in the 1972 drama film Sounder, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also earned four Emmy nominations over the course of his career, one of which came for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 miniseries King.

 39 
Lee J. Cobb
(American Film and Stage Actor)
Lee J. Cobb
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: February 11, 1976

Lee J. Cobb was an American actor best remembered for playing intimidating, arrogant, and abrasive characters. He received two nominations for the prestigious Academy Award under the Best Supporting Actor category. Also renowned for his theatre work, Lee J. Cobb was inducted posthumously into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. 

 40 
Chief Joseph
(Nez Perce leader)
Chief Joseph
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wallowa River
Died: September 21, 1904

Chief Joseph, a leader of the Nez Percé tribe of Native Americans, had initially agreed to the U.S. demand of them moving into a reservation in Idaho. However, fearing retaliation after his men killed a few whites, he attempted an escape to Canada, leading his people through an arduous trek.

 41 
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
(First Wife of Muhammad ibn Abdullah)
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0555 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: November 22, 0619

Khadīja bint Khuwaylid was the first wife of Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the founder of Islam. She is also widely regarded as Muhammad's first follower. A successful businesswoman, Khadīja is an important female figure in the Islamic tradition and is counted among the four ladies of heaven. Khadīja bint Khuwaylid is often referred to as The Mother of Believers by Muslims.

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George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 5, 1942
 43 
Wilson Pickett
(American Singer and Songwriter)
Wilson Pickett
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States
Died: January 19, 2006
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(Russian Composer Known for His Operas: ‘Sadko’ and ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 18, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tikhvin, Russia
Died: June 21, 1908

While he grew up listening to Russian folk songs and church music, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov later joined the navy with his brother. One of the legendary Russian composers known as The Mighty Handful, he is remembered for his pieces such as Flight of the Bumblebee from the opera Tsar Saltan.

 45 
Alberto Giacometti
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alberto Giacometti
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11, 1966

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss painter, sculptor, printmaker, and draftsman. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, Giacometti's career and his friendship with American writer James Lord inspired the 2017 British-American drama film Final Portrait, in which Alberto Giacometti is portrayed by Australian actor Geoffrey Roy Rush.

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Rudolf Steiner
( Austrian Occultist, Social Reformer and Founder of 'Anthroposophy' Spiritualist Movement)
Rudolf Steiner
7
Birthdate: February 27, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hungary ,Austrian
Died: March 30, 1925

Austrian philosopher and architect and Rudolf Steiner gained fame as a literary critic and published works such as The Philosophy of Freedom. His interests included esotericism and clairvoyance. He termed his work spiritual science. He designed the Goetheanum and also laid down concepts such as Waldorf education and biodynamic agriculture.

 47 
Joseph Pulitzer
(Journalist & Publisher)
Joseph Pulitzer
13
Birthdate: April 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makó
Died: October 29, 1911

Joseph Pulitzer was a newspaper publisher who became a national figure in the Democratic Party after crusading against corruption and big business. Pulitzer is also credited with founding the Columbia School of Journalism. The world-renowned Pulitzer Prizes, which are awarded annually to reward excellence in various fields, are named in his honor.

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian Independence Activist and One Third of the 'Lal Bal Pal' Triumvirate)
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: September 1, 1920
Indian nationalist and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak, promoted the concept of Swaraj, or self-rule. He was part of the freedom-fighter trio know as Lal Bal Pal, along with fellow Indian National Congress members Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pal.
 49 
Allan Pinkerton
(Founder of Pinkerton National Detective Agency)
Allan Pinkerton
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 1, 1884

A walk through the woods in Dundee, changed Allan Pinkerton’s life, as he bumped into a group of counterfeiters and reported them to the police. This incident inspired him to later become Chicago's first full-time detective. His agency’s logo, an unblinking eye, inspired the phrase “Private Eye.”

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Robert Stephens
(Actor)
Robert Stephens
7
Birthdate: July 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK
Died: November 12, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)