List of famous people who died in 1977

List of celebrities who died in 1977
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  1. A. A. Luce

    A. A. Luce

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    British, Philosopher

  2. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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    Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Bengali: অভয় চরণারবিন্দ ভক্তিবেদান্ত স্বামী প্রভুপাদ Abhoy Charonarobindo Bhoktibedanto Swamy Probhupad; Sanskrit: अभय चरणारविन्द भक्तिवेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपाद, IAST: abhaya-caraṇāravinda bhakti-vedānta svāmī prabhupāda) (1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977) was a Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual teacher (guru) and the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a school of Vaishnavite Hinduism that had been taught to him by his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, throughout the world. Born Abhay Charan De in Calcutta, he was educated at the prestigious local Scottish Church College. Before adopting the life of a pious renunciant (vanaprastha) in 1950, he was married with children and owned a small pharmaceutical business. In 1959 he took a vow of renunciation (sannyasa) and started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years, as a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and specifically to the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966. As the founder of ISKCON, he "emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans." Despite attacks from anti-cult groups, he received a favorable welcome from many religious scholars, such as J. Stillson Judah, Harvey Cox, Larry Shinn and Thomas Hopkins, who praised Bhaktivedanta Swami's translations and defended the group against distorted media images and misinterpretations. In respect to his achievements, religious leaders from other Gaudiya Vaishnava movements have also given him credit.


  3. A. D. Walsh

    A. D. Walsh

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    British chemist

  4. A. K. Gopalan

    A. K. Gopalan

    191 views
    Indian politician

  5. A. Maceo Smith

    A. Maceo Smith

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    A. Maceo Smith (April 16, 1903 - December 19, 1977) was a pioneer civil rights leader in Dallas, Texas, whose years of activism with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other civil rights and community groups led Texans to dub him "Mr. Civil Rights" and "Mr. Organization".


  6. A. P. Hamann

    A. P. Hamann

    8 views
    United States Navy officer

  7. A.P. Nagarajan

    A.P. Nagarajan

    4 views
    Indian film director

  8. A. W. Farwick

    A. W. Farwick

    3 views
    American football player and coach

  9. Aarne Ervi

    Aarne Ervi

    11 views
    Finnish architect

  10. Aarne Pulkkinen

    Aarne Pulkkinen

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    Aarne Ilmari Pulkkinen (1 January 1915, Pielavesi - 30 December 1977) was a Finnish smallholder and politician. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1958 to 1970 and again from 1972 until his death in 1977, representing the Finnish People's Democratic League (SKDL). He was also active in the Communist Party of Finland (SKP).


  11. Aarre Simonen

    Aarre Simonen

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    Aarre Edvard Simonen (18 November 1913, Helsinki - 3 February 1977) was a Finnish lawyer and politician. He served as Minister of the Interior from 29 July 1948 to 16 March 1950, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications from 24 March 1949 to 16 March 1950, Minister of Justice from 20 October to 6 November 1954, Minister of Trade and Industry from 20 October 1954 to 3 March 1956, Minister of Finance from 3 March 1956 to 26 May 1957, Deputy Prime Minister from 2 September to 31 October 1957 and again as Minister of Justice from 27 May 1966 to 13 May 1970. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1951 to 1962. Simonen began his political career in the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP). He was later among the founders of the Social Democratic Union of Workers and Smallholders (TPSL) and served as its chairman from 1964 to 1970. When the majority within the TPSL decided in 1973 to rejoin the SDP, Simonen belonged to the minority which opposed the decision and went on to found the Socialist Workers Party (STP).


  12. Abdel Halim Hafez

    Abdel Halim Hafez

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    Egyptian actor and singer

  13. Abdul Hakim Ansari

    Abdul Hakim Ansari

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    Abdul Hakeem Ansari (Urdu خواجه عبدالحكيم انصاري) (29 July 1893 – 23 January 1977), Naqshbandi, Chishti, Mujaddadi, Tauheedi was a Sufi (ثصوف) of the Naqshbandiya, Chishti Orders. He studied other doctrines of spiritual thought. A student of Risaldar Muhammad Hanif Khan, who "aligned him with the Vision of Allah" on Uwaisi pattern, he founded the fifth spiritual discipline as Tauheediyah school.


  14. Abdul Haq Vidyarthi

    Abdul Haq Vidyarthi

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    Maulana Abdul Haq Vidyarthi (1888–1977) joined the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in 1907. In 1914, Maulana Muhammad Ali and his associates founded the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam missionary society in Lahore and Maulana Abdul Haq joined. He spent the rest of his life there as missionary, journalist, lecturer, writer and scholar. He studied ancient languages and scriptures to discover what he believed to be prophecies about Muhammad and to refute negative criticism of Islam. He earned the title vidyarthi due to his extensive knowledge of the Hindu Vedas.


  15. Abdul Majid Daryabadi

    Abdul Majid Daryabadi

    21 views
    Exegete, Journalist

  16. Abdul Rahim (Indian politician)

    Abdul Rahim (Indian politician)

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    Member of the Rajya Sabha

  17. Abdullahi Yousuf

    Abdullahi Yousuf

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    Abdullahi Yousuf (d. 1977), was an Ethiopian Oromo politician belonging to the All-Ethiopian Socialist Movement ('Meison').


  18. Abdus Salam (editor)

    Abdus Salam (editor)

    4 views
    Journalist

  19. Abe Goldstein

    Abe Goldstein

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    American boxer

  20. Abner Biberman

    Abner Biberman

    25 views
    American actor, director, and screenwriter

  21. Abraham Sarmiento, Jr.

    Abraham Sarmiento, Jr.

    18 views
    Filipino activist journalist

  22. Abuna Theophilos

    Abuna Theophilos

    9 views
    Patriarch of Ethiopia

  23. Achille Campanile

    Achille Campanile

    16 views
    Italian, Playwright

  24. Adalbert Püllöck

    Adalbert Püllöck

    2 views
    footballer

  25. Adam DeBus

    Adam DeBus

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    Professional baseball player

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