Famous People Who Died in 1984
View famous people who died in 1984 such as Truman Capote, Indira Gandhi, and Marvin Gaye.
Prime Minister / 1917 - 1984
Indira Gandhi was India's third prime minister, serving from 1966 until 1984, when her life ended in assassination. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.
Serial Killer / 1906 - 1984
Ed Gein was a notorious serial killer and grave robber. He inspired the creation of several film characters, including Norman Bates (Psycho), Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
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profile name: Ansel Adams profile occupation: Environmental Activist, Photographer
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