Famous People Who Died At 78

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The list of famous people who died at 78 includes Mahatma Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dean Martin, Andrew Jackson, Idi Amin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, actors and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 78 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(34th President of the United States (1953–1961))
Dwight D. Eisenhower
78
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Died: March 28, 1969
 2 
Dean Martin
(One of the Most Popular and Enduring American Entertainers of the Mid-20th Century)
Dean Martin
42
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 25, 1995
 3 
Eleanor Roosevelt
(Longest-Serving First Lady of The United States)
Eleanor Roosevelt
30
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 7, 1962
 4 
Andrew Jackson
(7th President of the United States)
Andrew Jackson
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waxhaws
Died: June 8, 1845
 5 
Kublai Khan
(Founder of the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China,)
Kublai Khan
10
Birthdate: September 23, 1215
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: February 18, 1294
 6 
Mahatma Gandhi
(Indian Freedom Fighter who Employed Non-violent Resistance & Known as 'Father of the Nation')
Mahatma Gandhi
204
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: January 30, 1948
 7 
Claudius Ptolemy
(Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician)
Claudius Ptolemy
22
Birthdate: 0090 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0168 AD
 8 
Coretta Scott King
(Civil-Rights Activist and the Wife of Martin Luther King Jr)
Coretta Scott King
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Died: January 30, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882
 10 
James Naismith
(The Inventor of the Game of 'Basketball')
James Naismith
7
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939
 11 
James Herriot
30
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995
 12 
Robert Forster
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Max Cherry’ in the Film ‘Jackie Brown’)
Robert Forster
4
Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 11, 2019
 13 
Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
15
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986
 14 
Jason Robards
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 2000
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Roy O. Disney
(Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company)
Roy O. Disney
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 20, 1971
 16 
Martin D. Ginsburg
(Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Husband)
Martin D. Ginsburg
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: June 27, 2010
 17 
Thales
(Philosopher)
Thales
6
Birthdate: 0624 BC
Birthplace: Miletus Ancient Theater, Turkey
Died: 0546 BC
 18 
Buddy Hackett
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Films: ‘The Music Man’ & ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’)
Buddy Hackett
4
Birthdate: August 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 30, 2003
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')
Vladimir Nabokov
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977
 20 
Esther Rolle
(Former Actress known for Florida Evans in Maude and Good Times)
Esther Rolle
6
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 1998
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Mario Puzo
(Novelist, Screenwriter)
Mario Puzo
6
Birthdate: October 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1999
 22 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French Impressionist Painter)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
9
Birthdate: February 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: December 3, 1919
 23 
George Marshall
(3rd United States Secretary of Defense)
George Marshall
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1959
 24 
Steve Allen
(TV personality)
Steve Allen
5
Birthdate: December 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2000
 25 
Donald O'Connor
3
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 27, 2003
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
B. J. Thomas
(Singer)
B. J. Thomas
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hugo, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 29, 2021
 27 
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
(United States Army General)
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 27, 2012
 28 
Don Williams
(Singer-Songwriter)
Don Williams
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Floydada, Texas, United States
Died: September 8, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Tony Mendez
(CIA Officer)
Tony Mendez
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: January 19, 2019
 30 
Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
2
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17, 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 31 
Dolores del Río
(Mexican Actress Who is Regarded as the First Major Female Latin American Crossover Star in Hollywood)
Dolores del Río
5
Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11, 1983
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23, 1906
 33 
Louise Brooks
(Actress)
Louise Brooks
4
Birthdate: November 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
Died: August 8, 1985
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 34 
Christiaan Barnard
(Cardiac Surgeon)
Christiaan Barnard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaufort West, South Africa
Died: September 2, 2001
 35 
Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)
Peter Kropotkin
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
 36 
Sarah Bernhardt
(One of the Most Popular French Actresses of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century)
Sarah Bernhardt
2
Birthdate: October 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 1923
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
Larry Flynt
(American Publisher and the President of 'Larry Flynt Publications')
Larry Flynt
16
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: February 10, 2021
 38 
Harold Pinter
(Playwright, Screenwriter)
Harold Pinter
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008
 39 
Zeppo Marx
(Actor, Comedian)
Zeppo Marx
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 30, 1979
 40 
Ruth Williams Khama
(First Lady of Botswana as the Wife of 1st President Sir Seretse Khama)
Ruth Williams Khama
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London
Died: May 22, 2002
 41 
Terry-Thomas
2
Birthdate: July 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 8, 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Charles Boyer
(French-American Actor)
Charles Boyer
8
Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Dirk Bogarde
(English actor)
Dirk Bogarde
2
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: May 8, 1999
 44 
Helen Reddy
(Pop Singer Whose Hit ‘I Am Woman’ Became a Feminist Anthem in the 1970’s)
Helen Reddy
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: September 29, 2020
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 45 
Juan Perón
(President of Argentina)
Juan Perón
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lobos
Died: July 1, 1974
 46 
Martha Raye
(Actress)
Martha Raye
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
Died: October 19, 1994
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 47 
Tito Puente
(actor, bandleader, conductor, composer, jazz musician, percussionist)
Tito Puente
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 1, 2000
 48 
Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
5
Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002
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Jagadish Chandra Bose
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Died: November 23, 1937
 50 
Johns Hopkins
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
Johns Hopkins
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 24, 1873