Famous People Who Died In 1942

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Carole Lombard
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Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Died: January 16
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Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New London, Canada
Died: April 24
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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)
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George M. Cohan
(American playwright)
George M. Cohan
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Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: November 5
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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
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Edith Stein
(Philosopher, Christian Nun and One of the Six 'Patron Saints of Europe')
Edith Stein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9
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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
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Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died: February 12
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Franz Boas
(Anthropologist)
Franz Boas
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Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Westphalia, Germany
Died: December 21
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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
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Sabina Spielrein
(Psychiatrist)
Sabina Spielrein
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Birthdate: October 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died: August 11
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Robert Bosch
(Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan)
Robert Bosch
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Birthdate: September 23, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Felkirchen
Died: March 12
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Hans-Joachim Marseille
(German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot and Flying Ace During World War Ii)
Hans-Joachim Marseille
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 30
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Bruno Schulz
(Writer and One of the Great Polish-Language Prose Stylists of the 20th Century)
Bruno Schulz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19
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Jamnalal Bajaj
(Businessperson)
Jamnalal Bajaj
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sikar, India
Died: February 11
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Charlie Christian
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: March 2
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16
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Tamon Yamaguchi
(Military officer)
Tamon Yamaguchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 5
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William Henry Bragg
(Physicist and Mathematician Who Invented the ‘X-Ray’ Spectrometer)
William Henry Bragg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 2, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wigton, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 12
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William G. Morgan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Died: December 27
Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 8
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Gerard Philips
(Entrepreneur)
Gerard Philips
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaltbommel
Died: January 26
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Irene Nemirovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: August 17
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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
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Deenanath Mangeshkar
(Actor, Composer)
Deenanath Mangeshkar
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mangeshi village
Died: April 24
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Sir Flinders Petrie
(Egyptologist)
Sir Flinders Petrie
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Birthdate: June 3, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 28
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Tina Modotti
(Photographer Known for Her Symbolic Close-Ups and Images of Mexican Workers)
Tina Modotti
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: January 5
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Walter Sickert
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Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: January 22
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Joseph Franklin Rutherford
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morgan County
Died: January 8
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François Darlan
(Politician, Military personnel)
François Darlan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nérac
Died: December 24
Helmuth Hübener
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: October 27
Annemarie Schwarzenbach
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: November 15
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Fritz Todt
(Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect)
Fritz Todt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pforzheim
Died: February 8
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Robert Musil
(Former philosophical writer whose unfinished novel, The Man Without Qualities is generally considered to be one of the most important and influential modernist novels)
Robert Musil
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: April 15
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Bronislaw Malinowski
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)
Bronislaw Malinowski
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Birthdate: March 15, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1942 AD
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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
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Bunny Berigan
(Trumpeter)
Bunny Berigan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hilbert, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 2
Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Germany
Died: July 31
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Teddy Sheean
(Sailor, Military personnel)
Teddy Sheean
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lower Barrington, Australia
Died: December 1
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Albert Kahn (Architect)
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 21, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rhaunen, Germany
Died: December 8
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Lucy Parsons
(Journalist)
Lucy Parsons
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1851 AD
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: March 7
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Daniil Kharms
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 2
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Sasha Filippov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Died: December 23
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Harro Schulze-Boysen
(Military officer, Spy)
Harro Schulze-Boysen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: December 22
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Alexander von Zemlinsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 15
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Miguel Hernández
(Spanish Poet and Playwright)
Miguel Hernández
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orihuela, Spain
Died: March 28
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Walther von Reichenau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: January 17
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Michel Fokine
(Russian Choreographer and Dancer)
Michel Fokine
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 22
Gustav Stickley
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Osceola
Died: April 21
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Hector Guimard
(Architect)
Hector Guimard
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: May 20
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.