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In the year 1979

542 Notable deaths

John Wayne

American actor (1907–1979).

Born May 26th, 1907 in Winterset. [ref]

Died June 11th, 1979 at 72 years old in Westwood (stomach cancer). [ref]

Louis Mountbatten

British statesman and naval officer (1900-1979).

Born June 25th, 1900 in Windsor Castle. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1979 at 79 years old in Mullaghmore (explosion). [ref]

Josef Mengele

Nazi officer and physician (1911-1979).

Born March 16th, 1911 in Günzburg. [ref]

Died February 8th, 1979 at 67 years old in Bertioga (stroke). [ref]

Sid Vicious

English bassist (1957–1979).

Born May 10th, 1957 in Lewisham.

Died February 2nd, 1979 at 21 years old in Manhattan (opiod overdose).

Minnie Riperton

American singer-songwriter.

Born November 8th, 1947 in Chicago. [ref]

Died July 12th, 1979 at 31 years old in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (breast cancer). [ref]

Nelson Rockefeller

Vice president of the united states from 1974 to 1977.

Born July 8th, 1908 in Bar Harbor. [ref]

Died January 26th, 1979 at 70 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction).

Conrad Hilton

American hotelier and member of the hilton family.

Born December 25th, 1887 in San Antonio.

Died January 3rd, 1979 at 91 years old in Santa Monica.

Jean Seberg

American actress (1938–1979.

Born November 13th, 1938 in Marshalltown. [ref]

Died August 30th, 1979 at 40 years old in 16th arrondissement of Paris (drug overdose). [ref]

Richard Beckinsale

English actor (1947-1979).

Born July 6th, 1947 in Carlton.

Died March 19th, 1979 at 31 years old in Sunningdale (myocardial infarction).

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Fourth president and ninth prime minister of pakistan (1928-1979).

Born January 5th, 1928 in Larkana. [ref]

Died April 4th, 1979 at 51 years old in Rawalpindi (hanging). [ref]

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