The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1997

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

Macedonian-Indian missionary
Princess Diana

Princess Diana (1961 - 1997)

First wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
Chris Farley

Chris Farley (1964 - 1997)

American actor and comedian
Betty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz (1934 - 1997)

American educator and activist, wife of Malcolm X
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley (1966 - 1997)

American singer and songwriter
Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)

American painter and pop artist
John Denver

John Denver (1943 - 1997)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997)

American poet and writer
Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment (1875 - 1997)

French super-centenarian
Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum (1917 - 1997)

American actor and singer
Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping (1904 - 1997)

Chinese politician
Anton LaVey

Anton LaVey (1930 - 1997)

American Satanist religious leader
Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau (1910 - 1997)

French diver, author, marine biologist and naval officer
Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti (1938 - 1997)

Nigerian singer-songwriter, musician, and activist
Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace (1946 - 1997)

Italian couturier
Mobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko (1930 - 1997)

Congolese politician
Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist
Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt (1944 - 1997)

American musician and songwriter
Brian Keith

Brian Keith (1921 - 1997)

American actor
Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire (1921 - 1997)

Brazilian educator, philosopher, and theorist
Brian Pillman

Brian Pillman (1962 - 1997)

American football player and wrestler
Andrew Cunanan

Andrew Cunanan (1969 - 1997)

American spree killer
Red Skelton

Red Skelton (1913 - 1997)

American actor and comedian
Diosdado Macapagal

Diosdado Macapagal (1910 - 1997)

Filipino politician, 9th President of the Philippines
Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro (1947 - 1997)

American singer-songwriter and pianist
Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan (1912 - 1997)

American golfer
Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck (1916 - 1997)

German-English psychologist
Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle (1920 - 1997)

American actor
Ronnie Lane

Ronnie Lane (1946 - 1997)

English musician, songwriter and record producer
James Goldsmith

James Goldsmith (1933 - 1997)

Financier and politician
Adriana
Caselotti

Adriana Caselotti (1916 - 1997)

American actress and singer
Georg Solti

Georg Solti (1912 - 1997)

Hungarian conductor
Brian Connolly

Brian Connolly (1945 - 1997)

Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)

Hungarian painter
Rich Mullins

Rich Mullins (1955 - 1997)

Singer, songwriter
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959 - 1997)

American singer-songwriter and musician
Jack Kent Cooke

Jack Kent Cooke (1912 - 1997)

Canadian entrepreneur and sports teams owner
Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh (1906 - 1997)

American Astronomer