Famous People Who Died At 77

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The list of famous people who died at 77 includes Ted Kennedy, Galileo Galilei, Ed Gein, Lucille Ball, Nikita Khrushchev. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, poets and physicists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 77 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Galileo Galilei
(Known as “Father” of Observational Astronomy who Invented the ‘Thermoscope’ and Various Military Compasses)
Galileo Galilei
62
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 8, 1642
 2 
Lucille Ball
(Actress and Comedienne Best Known for Her Shows: 'I Love Lucy', 'The Lucy Show' and 'Here's Lucy')
Lucille Ball
48
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: April 26, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
77
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 26, 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Frederick Douglass
(Abolitionist, Social Reformer)
Frederick Douglass
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: February 20, 1895
 5 
Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
9
Birthdate: May 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 12, 1982
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
12
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
 7 
Niels Bohr
(Physicist)
Niels Bohr
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962
 8 
Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24, 1905
 9 
Carl F. Gauss
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Tim)
Carl F. Gauss
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 30, 1777
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: February 23, 1855
 10 
Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 16, 2003
 11 
Beatrix Potter
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: December 22, 1943
 12 
John Mahoney
(Known for Playing 'Martin Crane' on the NBC Sitcom 'Frasier')
John Mahoney
7
Birthdate: June 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Died: February 4, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
6
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994
 14 
Moe Howard
(Actor, Comedian and Leader of Comedy Group ‘The Three Stooges’)
Moe Howard
15
Birthdate: June 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 1975
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 15 
Joseph Haydn
(Composer of the Classical Period Known As 'Father of the Symphony' & 'Father of the String Quartet')
Joseph Haydn
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 31, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: May 31, 1809
 16 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12, 2000
 17 
Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and a Pioneer in Abstract Art)
Wassily Kandinsky
5
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Janet Leigh
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Films: ‘The Romance of Rosy Ridge’, ‘Act of Violence’ and ‘Psycho’)
Janet Leigh
12
Birthdate: July 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Died: October 3, 2004
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Jonathan Swift
(Satirist & Author of 'Gulliver's Travels',' A Tale of a Tub' and 'A Modest Proposal')
Jonathan Swift
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745
 20 
Paul Robeson
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)
Paul Robeson
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23, 1976
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
Ayn Rand
(Writer and Philosopher Known for Her Best-Selling Novels ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’)
Ayn Rand
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 6, 1982
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Georgy Zhukov
(Military Commander)
Georgy Zhukov
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zhukov, Kaluga Oblast
Died: June 18, 1974
 23 
Conchata Ferrell
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Berta’ in the TV Series ‘Two and a Half Men’)
Conchata Ferrell
13
Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loudendale, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 12, 2020
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
8
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965
 25 
Richard Benjamin Harrison
(Businessman, TV Personality)
Richard Benjamin Harrison
15
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: June 25, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Terry Jones
8
Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: January 21, 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Rodney Alcala
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)
Rodney Alcala
44
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: July 24, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Rod Steiger
(One of Hollywood's Most Charismatic and Dynamic Stars)
Rod Steiger
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 2002
 29 
Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')
Jack Lord
6
Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 21, 1998
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Adolf Dassler
(Founder of Adidas)
Adolf Dassler
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: September 6, 1978
 31 
John Dalton
(Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist Best Known for Developing the 'Atomic Theory')
John Dalton
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 6, 1766
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England
Died: July 27, 1844
 32 
George A. Romero
(Film Director Known for His Iconic Horror Films: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’)
George A. Romero
4
Birthdate: February 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 2017
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Tony Dow
(Film Producer and Actor Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Leave It to Beaver')
Tony Dow
10
Birthdate: April 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: July 27, 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Cecil B. DeMille
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Producers & Directors in Film History)
Cecil B. DeMille
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 21, 1959
 35 
Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)
Gale Sayers
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Beruni, Uzbekistan
Died: 1050 AD
 37 
Benny Goodman
(Bandleader and clarinetist)
Benny Goodman
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 13, 1986
 38 
James Buchanan
(President of the United States (1857-61))
James Buchanan
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 31, 1868
 39 
Toshiro Mifune
3
Birthdate: April 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qingdao, China
Died: December 24, 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Howard Cosell
(Journalist)
Howard Cosell
7
Birthdate: March 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem
Died: April 23, 1995
 41 
Wilhelm Rontgen
(Mechanical engineer, Physicist)
Wilhelm Rontgen
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 27, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lennep, Remscheid, Germany
Died: February 10, 1923
 42 
Ben Johnson
(Stuntman)
Ben Johnson
6
Birthdate: June 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Foraker, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 8, 1996
 43 
Denver Pyle
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’)
Denver Pyle
11
Birthdate: May 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethune, Colorado, United States
Died: December 25, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Robert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)
Robert Browning
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889
 45 
Alex Karras
(American Football Player, Sportscaster, and Actor)
Alex Karras
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10, 2012
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Sir James Matthew Barrie
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Died: June 19, 1937
 47 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30, 2001
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Jackie Collins
(Novelist)
Jackie Collins
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
John Philip Sousa
(Conductor, Composer)
John Philip Sousa
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: March 6, 1932
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Ida Lupino
(Actress)
Ida Lupino
4
Birthdate: February 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: August 3, 1995
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)