The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1986

Cary Grant

Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)

English actor
L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard (1911 - 1986)

American science fiction author and founder of Scientology
Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson (1896 - 1986)

American wife of Edward VIII
Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz (1917 - 1986)

Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer
Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi (1960 - 1986)

American model
Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton (1962 - 1986)

American bass player and songwriter
Len Bias

Len Bias (1963 - 1986)

American basketball player
Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott (1949 - 1986)

Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932 - 1986)

Soviet-Russian director
Donna Reed

Donna Reed (1921 - 1986)

American actress
Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe (1948 - 1986)

American educator and astronaut
Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (1909 - 1986)

American clarinetist, songwriter, and bandleader
Henry Moore

Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

English sculptor
Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan (1894 - 1986)

English politician
Ted Knight

Ted Knight (1923 - 1986)

American actor
Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers (1910 - 1986)

American actor singer, dancer, and musician
Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas (1904 - 1986)

Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan
Chiune Sugihara

Chiune Sugihara (1900 - 1986)

Japanese diplomat
Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

American author
Olof Palme

Olof Palme (1927 - 1986)

Swedish politician
Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn (1927 - 1986)

American lawyer
Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1904 - 1986)

English-American author
Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade (1907 - 1986)

Romanian historian of religions and writer
Ray Milland

Ray Milland (1907 - 1986)

Welsh-American actor and director
Richard Manuel

Richard Manuel (1943 - 1986)

Canadian musician and songwriter
V. C. Andrews

V. C. Andrews (1923 - 1986)

American author
Jean Genet

Jean Genet (1910 - 1986)

French author, poet, and playwright
Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger (1905 - 1986)

Austrian-American director, producer, and actor
Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester (1902 - 1986)

English-American actress
Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn (1916 - 1986)

American actor
Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg (1911 - 1986)

American baseball player
Kate Smith

Kate Smith (1907 - 1986)

American singer
Judith Resnik

Judith Resnik (1949 - 1986)

American astronaut
Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki (1912 - 1986)

American architect
Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

American songwriter
Ellison Onizuka

Ellison Onizuka (1946 - 1986)

American astronaut
Juan Rulfo

Juan Rulfo (1917 - 1986)

Mexican novelist
Erik Bruhn

Erik Bruhn (1928 - 1986)

ballet dancer, actor