Famous People Who Died In 1939

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1939. This list includes people like Sigmund Freud, Amelia Earhart, James Naismith, Havelock Ellis, Norman Bethune and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, poets and playwrights who died in 1939. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Russia & Austria and many more countries.

James NaismithJames Naismith
Canadian, American
Invented Basketball
Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud
Austrian
Neurologist

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
American
Aviator, Pilot

W B YeatsW B Yeats
Irish
Poet & Dramatist

Howard CarterHoward Carter
British
Archaeologist

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
Italian
Religious Leader
Norman BethuneNorman Bethune
Canadian
Physician

Charles M. SchwabCharles M. Schwab
American
American Steel Magnate & Businessman

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
British
Physician
Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
Dutch
Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft

Harvey Williams CushingHarvey Williams Cushing
American
Neurosurgeon
William James MayoWilliam James Mayo
American
Physician and Surgeon

Charles Horace MayoCharles Horace Mayo
American
Surgeon

Oscar MiloszOscar Milosz
French
Poet

James A. NaismithJames A. Naismith
Canadian
Coach, Inventor

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
American
Street artist, Musician
William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
Irish
Poet

Douglas Fairbanks Sr.Douglas Fairbanks
American
Actor

Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha
Czech
Painter

Nadezhda Konstantinovna KrupskayaNadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya
Russian
Revolutionary
Louis WainLouis Wain
British
Artist, Painter

Anton FerdinandAnton Ferdinand
British
Footballer
Zane GreyZane Grey
American
Novelist

Chick WebbChick Webb
American
Musician

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Novelist
Karl RadekKarl Radek
Austrian, Polish
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
British
Painter, Illustrator
Werner von FritschWerner von Fritsch
Soldier, Military personnel

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Carl LaemmleCarl Laemmle
German, American
Filmmaker
Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian
Psychologist

Continue Reading Below
Sidney HowardSidney Howard
American
Playwright
Joseph Force CraterJoseph Force Crater
American
Lawyer, Judge

Prince Valdemar of DenmarkPrince Valdemar of Denmark
Danish
Military personnel

Richard HalliburtonRichard Halliburton
American
Author

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American
Anthropologist, Linguist, Sociolinguist,
Joseph LyonsJoseph Lyons
Australian
Politician
Philipp ScheidemannPhilipp Scheidemann
German
Politician

Hans LangsdorffHans Langsdorff
German
Soldier

Joseph RothJoseph Roth
Austrian
Writer, Journalist

Benjamin TuckerBenjamin Tucker
American
Journalist, Philosopher, Economist, Translator,
Eugen BleulerEugen Bleuler
Swiss
Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher

Otto WelsOtto Wels
German
Politician

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado
Cuban
Politician

Ernst TollerErnst Toller
German
Playwright, Politician, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

Har DayalHar Dayal
Indian
Revolutionary
Alice BradyAlice Brady
American
Actress

Roman DmowskiRoman Dmowski
Diplomat, Politician
Lois WeberLois Weber
American
Actress

Gwen JohnGwen John
Welsh
Painter, Visual artist, Model

Wilhelm GroenerWilhelm Groener
German
General
Owen MooreOwen Moore
Irish, American
Film actor

Kyōka IzumiKyōka Izumi
Japanese
Novelist
Wu PeifuWu Peifu
Chinese
Warlord

Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron DuveenJoseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen
British
Art Dealer

Charles R. WalgreenCharles R. Walgreen
American
American pharmacologist

Kelly MillerKelly Miller
American
American mathematician

PolairePolaire
French
Actor, Singer, Stage actor
Stanisław Ignacy WitkiewiczStanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
Polish
Writer

Frank BensonFrank Benson
British
Actor

Franz SchmidtFranz Schmidt
Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

Pierce ButlerPierce Butler
American
Jurist
S.S. Van DineS.S. Van Dine
American
Art Critic

John R. LynchJohn R. Lynch
American
politician, lawyer
Anton MakarenkoAnton Makarenko
Russian, Russian
Educator

Alexander YegorovAlexander Yegorov
Russian
Military leader

Margaret Floy WashburnMargaret Floy Washburn
American
Psychologist
Archduke Franz Salvator of AustriaArchduke Franz Salvator of Austria
Austrian
Politician

Vladimir ShukhovVladimir Shukhov
Russian
photographer, architect, civil engineer, engineer
Johann Strauss IIIJohann Strauss III
Austrian
Composer

Heywood Campbell BrounHeywood Campbell Broun
American
Journalist

Armand CălinescuArmand Călinescu
Romanian
Economist
Ambroise VollardAmbroise Vollard
French, Réunionese
Art Dealer

Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
French
Scholar
Grace AbbottGrace Abbott
American
Social Worker

Pavel PostyshevPavel Postyshev
Russian
Politician

Kuzma Petrov-VodkinKuzma Petrov-Vodkin
Russian
Painter

Edvard WestermarckEdvard Westermarck
Finnish
Philosopher
Frank Johnson GoodnowFrank Johnson Goodnow
American
Educator
Kole IdromenoKole Idromeno
Albanian
Sculptor

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American
Physician, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, Academic,

Johann Heinrich von BernstorffJohann Heinrich von Bernstorff
German
Politician

George William MundeleinGeorge William Mundelein
American
Cardinal
Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American
Geneticist

Fay TempletonFay Templeton
American
Singer and actress

Patriarch Miron of RomaniaPatriarch Miron of Romania
Romanian
Cleric

Frank Watson DysonFrank Watson Dyson
British
Astronomer

Wojciech KorfantyWojciech Korfanty
Polish
Politician
Wilfred TrotterWilfred Trotter
British
Surgeon

Volter KilpiVolter Kilpi
Finnish
Writer
Stanisław LeśniewskiStanisław Leśniewski
Polish, Russian
Mathematician

Ernest LawsonErnest Lawson
Canadian
Painter
Kálmán DarányiKálmán Darányi
Hungarian
Politician
Llewelyn PowysLlewelyn Powys
British
Essayist