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In the year 1976

499 Notable deaths

Howard Hughes

American aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer (1905-1976).

Born December 24th, 1905 in Houston.

Died April 5th, 1976 at 70 years old in Houston (myocardial infarction, kidney failure). [ref]

Mao Zedong

Chairman of the chinese communist party & founding father of the people's republic of china (1893–1976).

Born December 26th, 1893 in Mao Zedong's Former Residence. [ref]

Died September 9th, 1976 at 82 years old in Zhongnanhai (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Agatha Christie

English mystery and detective writer (1890–1976).

Born September 15th, 1890 in Ashfield, Torquay. [ref]

Died January 12th, 1976 at 85 years old in Winterbrook. [ref]

J. Paul Getty

American industrialist and art collector (1892-1976).

Born December 15th, 1892 in Minneapolis.

Died June 6th, 1976 at 83 years old in Guildford (heart failure). [ref]

Werner Heisenberg

German theoretical physicist and nobel prize winner.

Born December 5th, 1901 in Würzburg. [ref]

Died February 1st, 1976 at 74 years old in Munich (gallbladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma). [ref]

Anneliese Michel

German homicide victim (1952-1976).

Born September 21st, 1952 in Leiblfing.

Died July 1st, 1976 at 23 years old in Klingenberg am Main (dehydration, starvation, undernutrition). [ref]

Dalton Trumbo

American screenwriter and novelist (1905-1976).

Born December 9th, 1905 in Montrose. [ref]

Died September 10th, 1976 at 70 years old in Los Angeles (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Jack Cassidy

American actor, director, and singer (1927-1976).

Born March 5th, 1927 in Queens.

Died December 12th, 1976 at 49 years old in Hollywood.

Martin Heidegger

German philosopher (1889-1976).

Born September 26th, 1889 in Messkirch. [ref]

Died May 26th, 1976 at 86 years old in Freiburg im Breisgau (infectious disease). [ref]

Carlo Gambino

American mobster.

Born August 24th, 1902 in Palermo.

Died October 15th, 1976 at 74 years old in Massapequa (myocardial infarction).

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