Famous Deaths for Year 1960

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 212

Jan 1st - Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 48
Jan 2nd - Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
Jan 2nd - Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
Jan 2nd - Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
Jan 2nd - Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
Jan 2nd - Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
Jan 3rd - Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
Jan 4th - Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
Jan 5th - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
Jan 5th - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
Jan 6th - Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (Jan 4th) Jan 6th - Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
Jan 7th - Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
Jan 7th - Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
Jan 9th - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
Jan 10th - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
Jan 11th - Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
Jan 12th - Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
Jan 13th - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
Jan 20th - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
Jan 24th - John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
Jan 25th - Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
Jan 25th - Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
Jan 28th - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
Jan 28th - Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
Jan 29th - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
Jan 31st - Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
Feb 2nd - Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
Feb 3rd - Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
Feb 5th - Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
Feb 5th - Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
Feb 6th - Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
Feb 7th - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
Feb 8th - Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
Feb 8th - John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
Feb 9th - Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
Feb 9th - Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
Feb 10th - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
Feb 12th - Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
Feb 13th - Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
Feb 20th - Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
Feb 22nd - Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
Feb 22nd - Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
Feb 23rd - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
Feb 24th - Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
Feb 25th - Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
Feb 26th - Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
Feb 27th - Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
Feb 28th - F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
Feb 28th - Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
FBI Agent Melvin PurvisFBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Feb 29th) Feb 29th - Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56
Mar 2nd - Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
Mar 3rd - Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
Mar 4th - Leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48
Mar 4th - Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
Mar 9th - Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
Mar 11th - Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
Mar 22nd - José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
Mar 23rd - Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
Mar 24th - Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
Mar 26th - Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
Mar 27th - Ian Whyte, composer, dies at 58
Mar 28th - Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
Mar 30th - Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
Mar 30th - Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Mar 31st - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Apr 1st - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
Apr 3rd - Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
Apr 5th - Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
Apr 10th - Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
Apr 14th - Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
Apr 17th - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
Apr 18th - Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
Apr 23rd - Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
Apr 23rd - Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
Apr 24th - John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
Apr 25th - Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
Apr 25th - Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
Apr 25th - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
Apr 26th - Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
Apr 28th - Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
May 2nd - Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
May 5th - Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
May 6th - Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
May 8th - Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
May 8th - J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
May 10th - Juri Olescha, writer, dies at 61
May 10th - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (May 11th) May 11th - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86
May 12th - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70
May 23rd - Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
May 27th - Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
May 27th - George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
May 27th - James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877)
May 30th - Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70
May 31st - Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
May 31st - Walther Funk, Nazi leader (b. 1890)
Novelist & Poet Boris PasternakNovelist & Poet Boris Pasternak (May 30th) Jun 1st - Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
Jun 1st - Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
Jun 4th - Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
Jun 9th - René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
Jun 14th - Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
Jun 14th - Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
Jun 17th - Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70
Jun 20th - Mahlon Hamilton, actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80
Jun 20th - Walter Dehmel, writer, dies at 57
Jun 25th - WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
Jun 26th - John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
Jun 27th - Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
Jun 27th - Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
Jun 28th - Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
Jun 30th - Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
Jul 3rd - Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
Jul 6th - Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
Jul 9th - Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
Jul 9th - Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
Jul 13th - Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
Jul 13th - Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
Jul 15th - Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
Jul 15th - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
Jul 16th - Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
Jul 16th - John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
Jul 24th - Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
Jul 24th - Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
Jul 26th - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
Jul 26th - Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
Jul 29th - Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
Jul 31st - Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77
9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (Aug 5th) Aug 5th - Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86
Aug 7th - Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
Aug 8th - Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
Aug 9th - Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
Aug 10th - Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
Aug 10th - Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
Aug 10th - Oswald Veblin, mathematician
Aug 16th - Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
Aug 20th - Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
Aug 21st - David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
Aug 22nd - Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
Aug 23rd - Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
Aug 26th - Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
Aug 28th - Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
Aug 29th - Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46
Aug 29th - Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
Aug 29th - Vicki Baum, writer, dies
Sep 3rd - Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
Sep 4th - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
Sep 6th - Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
Sep 7th - Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84

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