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 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

 2 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud
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Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Příbor, Czechia
Died: September 23

 3 W B Yeats

W B Yeats
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28

 4 James Naismith

James Naismith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Inventer of Basketball
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28

 5 Howard Carter

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

 6 Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Street artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22

 7 Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivancice, Czechia
Died: July 14
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 8 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, United States
Died: October 18

 9 Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: May 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desio, Italy
Died: February 10

 10 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

 11 Norman Bethune

Norman Bethune
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gravenhurst, Canada
Died: November 12

 12 Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya

Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Deputy Minister of Education in the Government of the Soviet Union 1929 – 1938
Birthdate: February 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 27

 13 Harvey Cushing

Harvey 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

 14 Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blitar, Indonesia
Died: December 23

 15 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

 16 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

 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 Otto Rank

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

 19 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

 20 Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: July 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: May 26

 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 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Lois Weber

Lois Weber
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: November 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Ernst Toller

Ernst Toller
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, left-wing politician and revolutionary, known for his Expressionist plays
Birthdate: December 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Szamocin, Poland
Died: May 22

 28 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

 29 Zinaida Yusupova

Zinaida Yusupova
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Lady in waiting
Birthdate: September 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24

 30 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

 31 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)

 32 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

 33 Heywood Campbell Broun

Heywood Campbell Broun
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 18

 34 John R. Lynch

John R. Lynch
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician, lawyer
Birthdate: September 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Died: November 2

 35 Kyōka Izumi

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

 36 Charles R. Walgreen

Charles R. Walgreen
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: American pharmacologist
Birthdate: October 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Knoxville, Illinois, United States
Died: December 11

 37 Wilhelm Groener

Wilhelm Groener
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 22, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: May 3

 38 Joe Arridy

Joe Arridy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Wrongfully convicted of murder
Birthdate: April 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Died: January 6

 39 Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen

Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: January 18, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Osborne, East Cowes, England
Died: July 18

 40 Douglas Fairbanks

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)

 41 Marthe de Florian

Marthe de Florian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: September 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 29

 42 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

 43 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

 44 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

 45 Armand Călinescu

Armand Călinescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Piteşti, Romania
Died: September 21

 46 Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen

Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Art Dealer
Birthdate: October 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
Died: May 25

 47 Pierce Butler

Pierce Butler
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: March 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Died: November 16

 48 Wilfred Trotter

Wilfred Trotter
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: November 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: November 25

 49 U Ottama

U Ottama
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: December 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: September 9

 50 S.S. Van Dine

S.S. Van Dine
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Famous As: Art Critic
Birthdate: October 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: April 11