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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud.
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Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Příbor, Czechia
Died: September 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Pilot
Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5

 3 Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Street artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alabama
Died: December 22

 4 W B Yeats

W B Yeats.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28

 5 Douglas Fairbanks

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 James Naismith

James Naismith.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Invented Basketball
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte
Died: November 28

 7 James Naismith

James A. Naismith
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28
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 8 Howard Carter

Howard Carter.
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 2

 9 Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivancice, Czechia
Died: July 14

 10 Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya

Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: February 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: February 27

 11 Louis Wain

Louis Wain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4

 12 Anton Ferdinand

Anton Ferdinand
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peckham
Died: 1939 AD

 13 Zane Grey

Zane Grey
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: October 23

 14 Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: May 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desio, Italy
Died: February 10

 15 Charles M. Schwab

Charles M. Schwab.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: American Steel Magnate & Businessman
Birthdate: February 18, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
Died: October 18

 16 Prince Valdemar of Denmark

Prince Valdemar of Denmark
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bernstorff Palace
Died: January 14

 17 Chick Webb

Chick Webb
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 10, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: June 16
Height: 4'1" (124 cm)

 18 Norman Bethune

Norman Bethune.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 3, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gravenhurst, Canada
Died: November 12

 19 Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Merton, Surrey, England
Died: June 26

 20 Werner von Fritsch

Werner von Fritsch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier, Military personnel
Birthdate: August 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Düsseldorf
Died: September 22

 21 Havelock Ellis

Havelock Ellis.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: February 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: July 8

 22 Karl Radek

Karl Radek
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, University teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: October 31, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: May 19

 23 Hans Langsdorff

Hans Langsdorff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen auf Rügen
Died: December 19

 24 Harvey Williams Cushing

Harvey Williams Cushing.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Neurosurgeon
Birthdate: April 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: October 7

 25 Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: September 19, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lewisham
Died: September 6

 26 Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: January 17, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laupheim, Germany
Died: September 24

 27 Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer
Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kediri, East Java
Died: December 23

 28 Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville
Died: February 22

 29 Joseph Force Crater

Joseph Force Crater
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: January 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Easton
Died: June 6

 30 Otto Rank

Otto Rank
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: April 22, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 31

 31 Joseph Lyons

Joseph Lyons
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stanley, Australia
Died: April 7

 32 Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin Tucker
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Famous As: Journalist, Philosopher, Economist, Translator, Anarchist
Birthdate: April 17, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmouth
Died: June 22

 33 Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Linguist, Sociolinguist, University teacher, Ethnologist
Birthdate: January 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lębork
Died: February 4

 34 Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brody, Ukraine
Died: May 27

 35 Eugen Bleuler

Eugen Bleuler
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: April 30, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zollikon
Died: July 15

 36 Sidney Howard

Sidney Howard
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: August 23

 37 Philipp Scheidemann

Philipp Scheidemann
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel
Died: November 29

 38 Otto Wels

Otto Wels
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: September 16

 39 Gerardo Machado

Gerardo Machado
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 28, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camajuaní, Cuba
Died: March 29

 40 Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brownsville, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 24

 41 Wu Peifu

Wu Peifu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Warlord
Birthdate: April 22, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penglai, China
Died: December 4

 42 Ernst Toller

Ernst Toller
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Politician, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet lawyer, Poet
Birthdate: December 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Szamocin
Died: May 22

 43 Roman Dmowski

Roman Dmowski
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician
Birthdate: August 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kamionek
Died: January 2

 44 Gwen John

Gwen John
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Famous As: Painter, Visual artist, Model
Birthdate: June 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haverfordwest
Died: September 18

 45 Polaire

Polaire
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Algiers, Algiers, Algeria
Died: October 11
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 46 Owen Moore

Owen Moore
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland
Died: June 9

 47 Kyōka Izumi

Kyōka Izumi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 4, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Died: September 7

 48 Har Dayal

Har Dayal
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: October 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: March 4

 49 William James Mayo

William James Mayo.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician and Surgeon
Birthdate: June 29, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Sueur
Died: July 28

 50 Alice Brady

Alice Brady
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 28