The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1978

Jim Jones

Jim Jones (1931 - 1978)

American founder and leader of the Peoples Temple
Keith Moon

Keith Moon (1946 - 1978)

English drummer
Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978)

American politician and activist
Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978)

American painter and illustrator
John Cazale

John Cazale (1935 - 1978)

American actor
Golda Meir

Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)

Israeli teacher and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel
Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978)

American ventriloquist and actor
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

American anthropologist
Ed Wood

Ed Wood (1924 - 1978)

American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer
Nancy Spungen

Nancy Spungen (1958 - 1978)

American murder victim
Bob Crane

Bob Crane (1928 - 1978)

American actor
Georgi Markov

Georgi Markov (1929 - 1978)

Bulgarian author
Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

38th Vice President of the United States
Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel (1906 - 1978)

Austrian mathematician
Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel (1929 - 1978)

Belgian singer-songwriter and actor
Burt Munro

Burt Munro (1899 - 1978)

New Zealand motorcycle racer
Will Geer

Will Geer (1902 - 1978)

American actor
Adolf Dassler

Adolf Dassler (1900 - 1978)

German entrepreneur
Louis Prima

Louis Prima (1910 - 1978)

American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor
Terry Kath

Terry Kath (1946 - 1978)

American rock musician
Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny (1947 - 1978)

English singer-songwriter
Gig Young

Gig Young (1913 - 1978)

American actor
Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies (1894 - 1978)

Australian politician
Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan (1925 - 1978)

American politician
Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian (1903 - 1978)

Russian-Armenian composer
Jack Warner

Jack Warner (1892 - 1978)

Canadian-American film producer
Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch (1889 - 1978)

German painter and photographer
Aldo Moro

Aldo Moro (1916 - 1978)

Italian politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy
Claude François

Claude François (1939 - 1978)

Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer
John D. Rockefeller III

John D. Rockefeller III (1906 - 1978)

American philanthropist
Ramón Mercader

Ramón Mercader (1913 - 1978)

Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky
Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney (1897 - 1978)

United States Marine
Ronnie Peterson

Ronnie Peterson (1944 - 1978)

Swedish race car driver
Bill Lear

Bill Lear (1902 - 1978)

American businessman and inventor
Lucius D. Clay

Lucius D. Clay (1897 - 1978)

United States general
Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton (1899 - 1978)

Journalist, author
Charles Herbert Best

Charles Herbert Best (1899 - 1978)

medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin
Mark Robson

Mark Robson (1913 - 1978)

Film director, producer, editor
Alma Woodsey Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (1891 - 1978)

Expressionist painter and art educator
Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson (1904 - 1978)

Swedish author and poet Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate
Charles Eames

Charles Eames (1907 - 1978)

American designer and architect
Dutch Clark

Dutch Clark (1906 - 1978)

American football player and coach