Famous People Who Died In 1942

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.

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 Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Died: January 16

 2 Bruce Kingsbury

Bruce Kingsbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victoria Cross Winner
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29

 3 Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New London, Canada
Died: April 24

 4 John Barrymore

John Barrymore
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 29

 5 George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan
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Famous As: American playwright
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: November 5

 6 Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 22

 7 Edith Stein

Edith Stein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9
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 8 Grant Wood

Grant Wood
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Famous As: Former painter particularly well known for American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of early 20th-century American art
Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died: February 12

 9 Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Former educator, children's author, pedagogue
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7

 10 Franz Boas

Franz Boas
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Westphalia, Germany
Died: December 21

 11 Hans-Joachim Marseille

Hans-Joachim Marseille
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II
Birthdate: December 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 30

 12 Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan
Birthdate: September 23, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Felkirchen
Died: March 12

 13 Jamnalal Bajaj

Jamnalal Bajaj
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sikar, India
Died: February 11

 14 Sabina Spielrein

Sabina Spielrein
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: October 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died: August 11

 15 Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19

 16 Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: July 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: March 2

 17 Tamon Yamaguchi

Tamon Yamaguchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 5

 18 William Henry Bragg

William Henry Bragg
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 2, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wigton, England
Died: March 12

 19 William G. Morgan

William G. Morgan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: January 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Died: December 27

 20 Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: September 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16

 21 Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia

Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: July 7, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 8

 22 Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: November 15

 23 Gerard Philips

Gerard Philips
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaltbommel
Died: January 26

 24 Walter Sickert

Walter Sickert
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: January 22

 25 Deenanath Mangeshkar

Deenanath Mangeshkar
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor, Composer
Birthdate: December 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mangeshi village
Died: April 24

 26 Stjepan Filipović

Stjepan Filipović
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: January 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croatia
Died: May 22

 27 François Darlan

François Darlan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: August 7, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nérac
Died: December 24

 28 Irene Nemirovsky

Irene Nemirovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: August 17

 29 Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: January 5

 30 Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Malinowski
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Sociologist
Birthdate: March 15, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1942 AD

 31 Fritz Todt

Fritz Todt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect
Birthdate: September 4, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pforzheim
Died: February 8

 32 Helmuth Hübener

Helmuth Hübener
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: October 27

 33 Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Joseph Franklin Rutherford
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: November 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morgan County
Died: January 8

 34 Robert Musil

Robert Musil
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former philosophical writer whose unfinished novel, The Man Without Qualities is generally considered to be one of the most important and influential modernist novels
Birthdate: November 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: April 15

 35 Albert Kahn (Architect)

Albert Kahn (Architect)
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 21, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rhaunen, Germany
Died: December 8

 36 Teddy Sheean

Teddy Sheean
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor, Military personnel
Birthdate: December 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lower Barrington, Australia
Died: December 1

 37 Lucy Parsons

Lucy Parsons
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1851 AD
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: March 7

 38 Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal

Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: July 13, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Germany
Died: July 31

 39 Sasha Filippov

Sasha Filippov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: June 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Died: December 23

 40 Albert Payson Terhune

Albert Payson Terhune
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 18

 41 Daniil Kharms

Daniil Kharms
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 2

 42 Harro Schulze-Boysen

Harro Schulze-Boysen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military officer, Spy
Birthdate: September 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: December 22

 43 Gustav Stickley

Gustav Stickley
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Osceola
Died: April 21

 44 Hector Guimard

Hector Guimard
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: May 20

 45 Alexander von Zemlinsky

Alexander von Zemlinsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 14, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 15

 46 Miguel Hernández

Miguel Hernández
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orihuela, Spain
Died: March 28

 47 Séraphine Louis

Séraphine Louis
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 3, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arsy, France
Died: December 11

 48 Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: painter, illustrator
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Acton, London
Died: September 2

 49 Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 7

 50 Walther von Reichenau

Walther von Reichenau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: October 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: January 17