Famous People Who Died At 87

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The list of famous people who died at 87 includes Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Margaret Thatcher, Gregory Peck, Coco Chanel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, novelists and journalists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 87 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Helen Keller
(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Helen Keller
81
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968
 2 
Dr. Seuss
(Children's Author And Illustrator)
Dr. Seuss
54
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 24, 1991
 3 
Desmond Doss
(U. S. Army Corporal)
Desmond Doss
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg
Died: March 23, 2006
 4 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993 - 2020))
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
66
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 2020
 5 
Coco Chanel
(French Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of 'Chanel' and Her Signature Perfume ‘Chanel No. 5’)
Coco Chanel
35
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: January 10, 1971
 6 
Little Richard
(Known for His Hit Single 'Long Tall Sally' & Regarded as the 'Architect of Rock and Roll')
Little Richard
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: May 9, 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Hirohito
(Former Emperor of Japan)
Hirohito
35
Birthdate: April 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 7, 1989
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Gregory Peck
(One of the Reigning Actors of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Gregory Peck
22
Birthdate: April 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: June 12, 2003
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: April 17, 2014
 10 
Arnold Palmer
(Golf Player)
Arnold Palmer
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25, 2016
 11 
Jerry Lee Lewis
(One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
29
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Died: October 28, 2022
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Lady Godiva
(11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman)
Lady Godiva
5
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 1067 AD
 13 
Mother Teresa
(Roman Catholic Nun, Founder and Active Member of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’)
Mother Teresa
176
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997
 14 
Elie Wiesel
( Author, Holocaust Survivor, Political Activist and Winner of 1986 Nobel Peace Prize)
Elie Wiesel
13
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 15 
Margaret Thatcher
(The Longest-Serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century)
Margaret Thatcher
104
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Jacques Cousteau
(Co-Inventor of the First Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus 'Aqua-Lung')
Jacques Cousteau
22
Birthdate: June 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
Died: June 25, 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Larry King
(The Host of The Nightly Interview Television Program 'Larry King Live')
Larry King
28
Birthdate: November 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 23, 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Thomas Hardy
(Novelist & Poet)
Thomas Hardy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stinsford, Dorset, England
Died: January 11, 1928
 19 
Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
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Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10, 2006
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Jack Dempsey
(One of the Most Popular Boxers in American History)
Jack Dempsey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
Died: May 31, 1983
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Mae West
(Actress, Screenwriter, Singer)
Mae West
6
Birthdate: August 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1980
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 22 
George Segal
(American Actor Who Became Popular in the 1960s and 1970s for Playing Both Dramatic and Comedic Roles)
George Segal
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Birthdate: February 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: March 23, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
12
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 12, 2000
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: January 27, 1901
 25 
John J. Pershing
(Former Military Officer Who Served as the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I)
John J. Pershing
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15, 1948
 26 
Jonathan Winters
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ and ‘The Loved One’)
Jonathan Winters
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Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 11, 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)
Jim Nabors
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Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Josip Broz Tito
(Yugoslav Communist Revolutionary and the chief Architect of the 'Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia')
Josip Broz Tito
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kumrovec, Croatia
Died: May 4, 1980
 29 
David Ben-Gurion
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
David Ben-Gurion
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Płonsk, Poland
Died: December 1, 1973
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 30 
Chuck Barris
(Game Show Host)
Chuck Barris
4
Birthdate: June 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 21, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Buckminster Fuller
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Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 1, 1983
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 32 
Ezra Pound
(American Poet and Critic Known for His Works: ‘Ripostes’, ‘Hugh Selwyn Mauberley’ and the Epic Poem, ‘The Cantos’)
Ezra Pound
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Idaho, United States
Died: November 1, 1972
 33 
Nipsey Russell
(Stand-up Comedian)
Nipsey Russell
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2, 2005
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
James Whitmore
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Birthdate: October 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 2009
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Ellen Corby
(Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her Role in Film ‘I Remember Mama’ and the TV Series 'The Waltons')
Ellen Corby
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Birthdate: June 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 14, 1999
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 36 
Maureen O'Sullivan
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: June 23, 1998
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
Jonathan Harris
2
Birthdate: November 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 3, 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Mary Pickford
(One of the Most Popular Actresses of the 1910s and 1920s)
Mary Pickford
8
Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 29, 1979
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 39 
Ellen G White
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1827
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gorham, Maine, United States
Died: July 16, 1915
 40 
Sterling Holloway
(Voice actor, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor)
Sterling Holloway
6
Birthdate: January 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: November 22, 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Qianlong Emperor
(Emperor of China)
Qianlong Emperor
5
Birthdate: September 25, 1711
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Died: February 7, 1799
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
Chiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)
Chiang Kai-shek
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xikou
Died: April 5, 1975
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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(The Fifth Daughter and the Youngest Child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert)
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1944
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Napoleon Hill
(Writer of personal-success literature)
Napoleon Hill
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pound, Virginia
Died: November 8, 1970
 45 
Rube Goldberg
(Cartoonist)
Rube Goldberg
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Birthdate: July 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, U.S.
Died: December 7, 1970
 46 
Ossie Davis
(Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Thor Heyerdahl
(Norwegian Adventurer and Ethnographer Known for His ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Ra’ Transoceanic Scientific Expeditions)
Thor Heyerdahl
2
Birthdate: October 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Larvik, Norway
Died: April 18, 2002
 48 
Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
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Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991
 49 
Ralph Bellamy
(Actor and Screenwriter Best Known for His Films: ‘Sunrise at Campobello’ and ‘The Awful Truth’)
Ralph Bellamy
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Birthdate: June 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1991
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 50 
Max Born
(German Physicist Who Won Nobel Prize for His Contribution to Quantum Mechanics)
Max Born
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: January 5, 1970