Famous People Who Died In 1942

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1942. This list includes people like Reinhard Heydrich, Carole Lombard, John Barrymore, George M. Cohan, Lucy Maud Montgomery and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, soldiers, political leaders and poets who died in 1942. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Austria & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Carole Lombard
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Off-Beat Roles in Screwball Comedies)
Carole Lombard
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Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: January 16
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Lucy Maud Montgomery
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New London, Canada
Died: April 24
 3 
Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29
 4 
John Barrymore
(Best Known for His Silent Films: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Sea Beast’)
John Barrymore
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Birthdate: February 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 29
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 5
 6 
Stefan Zweig
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Translated Writers in the World During 1920s & 1930s)
Stefan Zweig
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Birthdate: November 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 22
 7 
Edith Stein
(Philosopher, Christian Nun and One of the Six 'Patron Saints of Europe')
Edith Stein
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9
 8 
Grant Wood
(Former painter particularly well known for American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of early 20th-century American art)
Grant Wood
2
Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died: February 12
 9 
Robert Bosch
(Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan)
Robert Bosch
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Felkirchen
Died: March 12
 10 
Janusz Korczak
(Former educator, children's author, pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7
 11 
Franz Boas
(German–American Anthropologist and a Pioneer of Modern Anthropology)
Franz Boas
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Germany
Died: December 21
 12 
Bruno Schulz
(Writer and One of the Great Polish-Language Prose Stylists of the 20th Century)
Bruno Schulz
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19
 13 
José Raúl Capablanca
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 8
 14 
Sabina Spielrein
(Psychiatrist)
Sabina Spielrein
1
Birthdate: October 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died: August 11
 15 
Tamon Yamaguchi
(Military officer)
Tamon Yamaguchi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 5
 16 
Walter Sickert
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: January 22
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16
 18 
Hans-Joachim Marseille
(German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot and Flying Ace During World War Ii)
Hans-Joachim Marseille
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 30
 19 
William G. Morgan
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Died: December 27
 20 
Sir Flinders Petrie
(Egyptologist)
Sir Flinders Petrie
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 28
 21 
Stjepan Filipović
(Yugoslav Croat Communist Leader Who Became an Icon of Resistance to Fascism)
Stjepan Filipović
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croatia
Died: May 22
 22 
William Henry Bragg
(Physicist and Mathematician Who Invented the ‘X-Ray’ Spectrometer)
William Henry Bragg
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 2, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wigton, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 12
 23 
Charlie Christian
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: March 2
Helmuth Hübener
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: October 27
 25 
Kārlis Ulmanis
(4th President of Latvia)
Kārlis Ulmanis
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bērze, Latvia
Died: September 20
 26 
Teddy Sheean
(Sailor, Military personnel)
Teddy Sheean
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lower Barrington, Australia
Died: December 1
 27 
Irene Nemirovsky
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: August 17
 28 
Tina Modotti
(Photographer Known for Her Symbolic Close-Ups and Images of Mexican Workers)
Tina Modotti
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: January 5
 29 
Deenanath Mangeshkar
(Actor, Composer)
Deenanath Mangeshkar
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mangeshi village
Died: April 24
 30 
Gerard Philips
(Entrepreneur)
Gerard Philips
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaltbommel
Died: January 26
Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 8
 32 
William Henry Jackson
(Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist, Mountaineer)
William Henry Jackson
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 4, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Keeseville
Died: June 30
 33 
Daniil Kharms
(Soviet Author Who Specialized in Surrealist and Absurdist Writings)
Daniil Kharms
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 2
 34 
Bronislaw Malinowski
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)
Bronislaw Malinowski
0
Birthdate: March 15, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1942 AD
 35 
Harro Schulze-Boysen
(German Publicist and Military Officer Who was Active During the Second World War)
Harro Schulze-Boysen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: December 22
 36 
Bunny Berigan
(Trumpeter)
Bunny Berigan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hilbert, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 2
Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Germany
Died: July 31
 38 
Albert Payson Terhune
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 18
 39 
Michel Fokine
(Russian Choreographer and Dancer)
Michel Fokine
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 22
 40 
Carolyn Wells
(Former Writer remembered largely for her popular mysteries, children’s books, and humorous verse.)
Carolyn Wells
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 26
 41 
Jean Baptiste Perrin
(French Physicist and Winner of the 1926 Nobel Prize for Physics)
Jean Baptiste Perrin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: April 17
 42 
Jamnalal Bajaj
(Businessperson)
Jamnalal Bajaj
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sikar, India
Died: February 11
 43 
Vera Figner
(Revolutionary Whose Work to Free All Russian People Led to Her Involvement in the Assassination of 'Alexander II')
Vera Figner
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
Died: June 15
 44 
Alan Blumlein
(Engineer, Audio engineer)
Alan Blumlein
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: June 7
 45 
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 22
 46 
Miguel Hernández
(Spanish Poet and Playwright)
Miguel Hernández
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orihuela, Spain
Died: March 28
 47 
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince Who Served as Italian East Africa's Viceroy During the Second World War)
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 3
 48 
Yosano Akiko
(One of the Most Infuential and the Most Controversial Post-Classical Woman Poets of Japan)
Yosano Akiko
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Died: May 29
 49 
Yanka Kupala
(Belarusian Writer and Poet)
Yanka Kupala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzechna District, Belarus
Died: June 28
 50 
Amédé Ardoin
(Accordion Player)
Amédé Ardoin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Basile, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 3