Famous Deaths for Year 1951

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 176

Jan 2nd - Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
Jan 3rd - Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69
Jan 5th - Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
Jan 7th - Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
Jan 7th - René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
Jan 10th - Athos Palma, composer, dies at 59
Jan 10th - Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
Jan 10th - Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
Jan 10th - Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
Jan 18th - Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
Jan 19th - Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
Jan 22nd - Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
Jan 22nd - Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
Jan 28th - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
Jan 29th - James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
Jan 29th - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
Jan 30th - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
Feb 9th - Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
Feb 10th - Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
Feb 12th - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
Feb 13th - Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
Feb 16th - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
Feb 17th - Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
Feb 18th - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
Writer André GideWriter André Gide (Feb 19th) Feb 19th - Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81
Feb 20th - Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
Feb 21st - Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
Feb 27th - Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
Mar 6th - Ivor Novello, actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
Mar 6th - Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
Mar 7th - Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
Mar 7th - Ivor Novello, British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58
Mar 7th - Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
Mar 8th - Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
Mar 8th - John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
Mar 10th - Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
Mar 11th - Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
Mar 13th - Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
Mar 13th - James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
Mar 15th - John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
Mar 20th - Jan Ingenhoven, composer, dies at 74
Mar 20th - Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
Mar 22nd - J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79
Mar 25th - Edward Collins, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's), dies at 63
Mar 25th - Eddie Collins, American baseball player (b. 1887)
Mar 26th - James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
Mar 31st - Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
Apr 1st - Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51
Apr 2nd - Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
Apr 3rd - Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
Apr 4th - Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
Apr 4th - George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
Apr 5th - Edward Rigby, dies at 72
Apr 6th - Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
Apr 9th - Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies
Apr 9th - Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
Apr 12th - Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
Apr 16th - Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
Apr 18th - António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
Apr 20th - Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
Apr 22nd - Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
Apr 22nd - Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
Apr 23rd - Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
Apr 25th - Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
Apr 26th - John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
Apr 26th - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
Apr 27th - Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
Apr 29th - Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
Apr 29th - Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
May 5th - Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo DiegelGolfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel (May 5th) May 5th - Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52
May 6th - Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
May 7th - Warner Baxter, dies at 62
May 9th - Marie Ault, dies at 80
May 12th - Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
May 13th - Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
May 17th - Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
May 25th - Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
May 26th - Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
May 27th - Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
May 29th - Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
May 29th - Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
May 29th - Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
May 29th - Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
May 30th - Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
Jun 1st - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
Jun 2nd - Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
Jun 2nd - John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
Jun 4th - Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
Jun 6th - Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
Jun 6th - Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
Jun 7th - Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
Jun 8th - Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
Jun 11th - Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
Jun 14th - Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
Jun 17th - Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77
Jun 19th - Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
Jun 21st - Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
Jun 23rd - Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
Jul 2nd - Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
Jul 6th - Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
Jul 9th - Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
Jul 9th - Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54
Jul 13th - Arnold Schoenberg, Austria/US composer (Verklärte Nacht), dies at 76
Jul 14th - Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
Jul 19th - Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
Jul 20th - Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
Jul 20th - Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
Jul 20th - Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
Jul 23rd - Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
Jul 23rd - Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film maker, dies
Jul 31st - J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
Aug 3rd - Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
Aug 11th - Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52
Newspaper Publisher William Randolph HearstNewspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst (Aug 14th) Aug 14th - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills aged 88
Aug 15th - Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
Aug 16th - Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
Aug 21st - (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
Aug 22nd - J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
Aug 28th - Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
Sep 1st - Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
Sep 3rd - Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
Sep 3rd - Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
Sep 6th - James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
Sep 7th - Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
Sep 8th - Jurgen Stroop, Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed
Sep 8th - Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33
Sep 9th - Cecil Gray, composer, dies at 56
Sep 9th - Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
Sep 10th - Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
Sep 14th - Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
Sep 15th - Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
Sep 17th - Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
Sep 18th - John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
Sep 24th - Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
Sep 26th - Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
Sep 29th - Bradley Barker, dies
Sep 29th - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
Oct 4th - Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
Oct 6th - Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
Oct 6th - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
Oct 6th - Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
Oct 7th - Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77
Oct 12th - Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62
Oct 13th - W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
Oct 16th - Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
Oct 29th - De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
Oct 29th - Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86
Nov 5th - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
Nov 5th - Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67

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