List of Famous people who died in 1974

Georgy Zhukov

First Name Georgy
Died on June 18, 1974 (aged 4)

Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov was a Soviet general and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He also served as Chief of the General Staff, Minister of Defence, and was a member of the Presidium of the Communist Party. During the Second World War, Zhukov oversaw some of the Red Army's most decisive victories.

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Juan Domingo Perón

First Name Juan
Last Name Perón
Born on October 8, 1895
Died on July 1, 1974 (aged 78)

Juan Domingo Perón was an Argentine Army general and politician. After serving in several government positions, including Minister of Labour and Vice President, he was elected President of Argentina three times, serving from June 1946 to September 1955, when he was overthrown in a coup d'état, and then from October 1973 until his death in July 1974.

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Oskar Schindler

First Name Oskar
Last Name Schindler
Born on April 28, 1908
Died on October 9, 1974 (aged 66)

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is the subject of the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark and its 1993 film adaptation, Schindler's List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit, who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity, courage, and dedication to save the lives of his Jewish employees.

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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh
First Name Charles
Last Name Lindbergh
Born on February 4, 1902
Died on August 26, 1974 (aged 72)

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York City to Paris. Lindbergh covered the ​33 12-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. While the first non-stop transatlantic flight had been made 8 years earlier, this was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest transatlantic flight by almost 2,000 miles. Thus it is widely considered a turning point in world history for the development and advancement of aviation.

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Christine Chubbuck

First Name Christine
Last Name Chubbuck
Born on August 24, 1944
Died on July 15, 1974 (aged 29)

Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida. She was the first person to commit suicide on a live television broadcast.

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Erich Kästner

First Name Erich
Last Name Kästner
Born on February 23, 1899
Died on July 29, 1974 (aged 75)
Born in Germany, Saxony

Emil Erich Kästner was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography Als ich ein kleiner Junge war. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

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Virginia Apgar

First Name Virginia
Last Name Apgar
Born on June 7, 1909
Died on August 7, 1974 (aged 65)

Virginia Apgar was an American physician, obstetrical anesthesiologist and medical researcher, best known as the inventor of the Apgar Score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child immediately after birth in order to combat infant mortality. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology.

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Mamá Tingó

First Name Mamá
Last Name Tingó
Born on November 8, 1921
Died on November 1, 1974 (aged 52)

Mamá Tingó was a Dominican activist leader and defender of the rural farming community in Dominican Republic. She was assassinated fighting against the unjust plunder of the resident farmers’ land in Hato Viejo in Yamasá during the second government under Joaquín Balaguer one of the presidents of the Dominican Republic.

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Cass Elliot

Ellen Naomi Cohen
First Name Cass
Last Name Elliot
Born on September 19, 1941
Died on July 29, 1974 (aged 32)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Cass Elliot, also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and actress who is best known for having been a member of the Mamas and the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the Mamas and the Papas.

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Georges Pompidou

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou
First Name Georges
Last Name Pompidou
Born on July 5, 1911
Died on April 2, 1974 (aged 62)

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou was a French politician who served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974. He previously was Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968—the longest tenure in the position's history. He had long been a top aide to President Charles de Gaulle; as head of state, he was a moderate conservative who repaired France's relationship with the United States and maintained positive relations with the newly independent former colonies in Africa.

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