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In the year 1977

494 Notable deaths

Elvis Presley

American singer and actor (1935–1977).

Born January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo. [ref]

Died August 16th, 1977 at 42 years old in Graceland (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Charlie Chaplin

English comic actor and filmmaker (1889–1977).

Born April 16th, 1889 in Walworth. [ref]

Died December 25th, 1977 at 88 years old in Corsier-sur-Vevey (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Anthony Eden

British soldier, diplomat and politician (1897–1977).

Born June 12th, 1897 in Durham. [ref]

Died January 14th, 1977 at 79 years old in Alvediston Manor (liver cancer). [ref]

Joan Crawford

American actress (190?–1977).

Born March 23rd, 1904 in San Antonio. [ref]

Died May 10th, 1977 at 73 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction, pancreatic cancer). [ref]

Bing Crosby

American singer and actor (1903–1977).

Born May 2nd, 1903 in Tacoma. [ref]

Died October 14th, 1977 at 74 years old in Alcobendas (myocardial infarction, cardioplegia). [ref]

Wernher von Braun

German and later american aerospace engineer and space architect.

Born March 23rd, 1912 in Wyrzysk. [ref]

Died June 16th, 1977 at 65 years old in Alexandria (pancreatic cancer, liver cancer). [ref]

Freddie Prinze

American actor and comedian (1954–1977).

Born June 22nd, 1954 in New York City.

Died January 29th, 1977 at 22 years old in Los Angeles.

Groucho Marx

American comedian (1890–1977).

Born October 2nd, 1890 in Manhattan. [ref]

Died August 19th, 1977 at 86 years old in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (pneumonia). [ref]

Francis Gary Powers

American pilot shot down flying a u-2 spy plane over the soviet union (1929-1977).

Born August 17th, 1929 in Jenkins.

Died August 1st, 1977 at 47 years old in Encino (aviation accident).

Ronnie Van Zant

American singer and founding member of lynyrd skynyrd (1948–1977).

Born January 15th, 1948 in Jacksonville.

Died October 20th, 1977 at 29 years old in Gillsburg (aviation accident).

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