Famous people died in 1979 - page 3

Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto was the first President of the People’s Republic of Angola and a prominent writer

AngolanSeptember 17, 1922128 views

Sonia Delaunay

The famous painter and designer, is known for her innovative techniques in fine arts and their application to designing and décor

FrenchNovember 14, 1885111 views

Marjorie Lee Browne

Marjorie Lee Browne was an eminent African-American mathematician & educator

Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger was a French musician counted among the best teachers of musical composition of the 20th century

FrenchSeptember 16, 1887133 views

Dhyan Chand

Considered to the greatest ever field hockey player, Dhyan Chand helped India win three Olympic gold medals

IndianAugust 29, 1905191 views

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress and one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

CanadianApril 8, 1892115 views

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus was an eminent African-American jazz musician

AmericanApril 22, 1922139 views

Allen Tate

Allen Tate was an American poet who also served as the official poet laureate of the United States

Alvin Karpis

Alvin Karpis, better known as “Creepy,” was a notorious gangster and a founder member of the infamous ‘Barker–Karpis Gang.’ Find more about the childhood, personal life, and criminal activities of the gangster.

CanadianAugust 10, 1907358 views