The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1979

John Wayne

John Wayne (1907 - 1979)

American actor
Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious (1957 - 1979)

English singer and musician
Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton (1947 - 1979)

American singer and songwriter
Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979)

Canadian actress
Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller (1908 - 1979)

American politician, 41st Vice President of the United States
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928 - 1979)

Pakistani politician, 4th President of Pakistan
Park Chung-hee

Park Chung-hee (1917 - 1979)

Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea
Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance (1909 - 1979)

American actress
Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg (1938 - 1979)

American actress
Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (1922 - 1979)

American jazz musician, composer, and bandleader
Jack Haley

Jack Haley (1898 - 1979)

American actor
Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway (1945 - 1979)

American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon (1911 - 1979)

Indian-American actress
Jim Hutton

Jim Hutton (1934 - 1979)

American actor
Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan (1902 - 1979)

Indian activist and politician
Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir (1894 - 1979)

French director
Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell (1906 - 1979)

American actress
Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons (1902 - 1979)

American sociologist
Barbara Hutton

Barbara Hutton (1912 - 1979)

American philanthropist
Charles Coughlin

Charles Coughlin (1891 - 1979)

Canadian-American priest and broadcaster
Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)

American composer
Ted Cassidy

Ted Cassidy (1932 - 1979)

American actor
Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979)

German philosopher
John Diefenbaker

John Diefenbaker (1895 - 1979)

Canadian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada
Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower (1896 - 1979)

American first lady
Zeppo Marx

Zeppo Marx (1901 - 1979)

American actor and agent
George Brent

George Brent (1899 - 1979)

American film actor
Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand (1905 - 1979)

Indian hockey player
Lowell George

Lowell George (1945 - 1979)

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Actor
Giuseppe Meazza

Giuseppe Meazza (1910 - 1979)

Italian footballer
Hanna Reitsch

Hanna Reitsch (1912 - 1979)

German test pilot
Nino Rota

Nino Rota (1911 - 1979)

Italian composer
Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979)

American art collector
Carmine Galante

Carmine Galante (1910 - 1979)

American gangster
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson (1947 - 1979)

American baseball player
Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields (1898 - 1979)

English singer and comedienne
Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet (1888 - 1979)

French economist and diplomat
Hannelore Schmatz

Hannelore Schmatz (1940 - 1979)

German mountaineer
Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (1912 - 1979)

Bandleader, pianist, composer, arranger
Sally Rand

Sally Rand (1904 - 1979)

Burlesque dancer Actress
Rudi Dutschke

Rudi Dutschke (1940 - 1979)

German student leader