whoisbigger.com has a ranking of the most famous people who have ever lived, by order of significance. It of course aims to be objective as possible - whether it is or not is another matter. It was made about 2010-2011, so is not quite up-to-date.
I've gone through a list of births for each year from 1928 and earlier (an example list is: 1928 births)
(I've noticed that there are people who should appear in such lists but for some reason do not - a minor issue).
Such a list gives a description of the person, so it makes it easier to tell if the person was dead by 2011 or so (it's not as simple as that though, as there are instances of people being referred to in a past tense who are still living).
My list of still living people by birth year, ordered by "significance" within each year:
Aharon Leib Shteinman (birth also listed as 1912)
Olivia de Havilland
I. M. Pei
Earl Cameron (actor)
Charles E. Lindblom
Diana Serra Cary
Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington
Anne Cox Chambers
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao
Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon
Edmond H. Fischer
A. E. Hotchner
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Michael of Romania
Aaron Temkin Beck
Francisco Morales Bermúdez
Chen Ning Yang
George H. W. Bush
Doris Day (birth also listed as 1922)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Eva Marie Saint
Daniel arap Moi
Dick Van Dyke
Pope Benedict XVI
Fidel V. Ramos
I only included people in the top 100,000 in the overall ranking, and I think for the years 1921-1988 I limited the number of people quite considerably).
Looking at the 2017 Deathlist, Liz Dawn, Jill Gascoine, and Errol Christie are outside the top 100,000. Leah Bracknell and Sandy Gall don't appear to be ranked, Javier Perez de Cuellar breaks the website basically (the characters in his name seem to be the issue), and Ian Brady doesn't have his own wiki-page which probably means they didn't process him.