Famous People Who Died In 1948

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1948. This list includes people like Mahatma Gandhi, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Zelda Fitzgerald, Hideki Tojo and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, artists and military leaders who died in 1948. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Japan & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Babe Ruth
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Orville Wright
(Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane)
Orville Wright
29
Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30
 3 
Mahatma Gandhi
(Indian Freedom Fighter who Employed Non-violent Resistance & Known as 'Father of the Nation')
Mahatma Gandhi
178
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: January 30
 4 
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Founder of Pakistan, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (1947-48))
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: September 11
 5 
Hideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)
Hideki Tojo
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23
Height: 4'9" (145 cm)
 6 
John J. Pershing
(Former Military Officer Who Served as the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I)
John J. Pershing
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15
 7 
Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')
Zelda Fitzgerald
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10
 8 
Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4
 9 
Witold Pilecki
(Nazi-era Polish Army Officer)
Witold Pilecki
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets
Died: May 25
 10 
Osamu Dazai
(Author)
Osamu Dazai
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Harilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)
Harilal Gandhi
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: June 18
 12 
Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)
Hugo Boss
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9
 13 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
9
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4
 14 
D. W. Griffith
(American director)
D. W. Griffith
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 23
 15 
Edith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Edith Roosevelt
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 30
 16 
Manuel Roxas
(Former President of the Philippines)
Manuel Roxas
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roxas City, Philippines
Died: April 15
 17 
Claude McKay
(Writer)
Claude McKay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22
 18 
Carole Landis
(Actress)
Carole Landis
5
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July 5
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Sergei Eisenstein
(Russian Film Director Best Known for His Film 'Battleship Potemkin')
Sergei Eisenstein
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Charles Evans Hughes
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: August 27
Aldo Leopold
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21
 22 
Karl Brandt
(Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler)
Karl Brandt
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: June 2
 23 
Harry Dexter White
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16
 24 
Folke Bernadotte
(Swedish Diplomat Who Negotiated the Release of 31000 Prisoners from German Concentration Camps in World War II)
Folke Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17
 25 
Arshile Gorky
(A Leading American Painter of 20th Century and a Founding Father of Abstract Expressionism)
Arshile Gorky
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: July 21
 26 
Franz Lehár
(Composer)
Franz Lehár
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Komárom, Hungary
Died: October 24
 27 
Ruth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)
Ruth Benedict
0
Birthdate: June 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 17
 28 
Guillermo Kahlo
(Former Photographer who photographically documented important architectural works, churches, streets, landmarks, as well as industries and companies in Mexico)
Guillermo Kahlo
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 26, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pforzheim, Germany
Died: April 14
 29 
Hack Wilson
(Baseball player)
Hack Wilson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 23
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Sonny Boy Williamson I
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison County, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 1
 31 
Kurt Schwitters
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 8
 32 
Malcolm Campbell
(British Racer Who Achieved the World Speed Record on Both Water and Land on Multiple Occasions)
Malcolm Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Died: December 31
 33 
Gregg Toland
(Cinematographer)
Gregg Toland
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28
 34 
Charles A. Beard
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher)
Charles A. Beard
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knightstown
Died: September 1
 35 
Nikolai Berdyaev
(Former philosopher who emphasized the existential spiritual significance of human freedom and the human person)
Nikolai Berdyaev
0
Birthdate: March 18, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: March 24
 36 
Yellapragada Subbarow
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhimavaram
Died: August 9
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 22
 38 
Richard Tauber
(Austrian Tenor and Film Actor)
Richard Tauber
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 8
 39 
Monteiro Lobato
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taubaté, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: July 4
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: May 27
 41 
Louis Lumière
(Inventor of Cinematographer)
Louis Lumière
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: June 6
 42 
Akira Mutō
(Military personnel)
Akira Mutō
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minamiaso, Kumamoto, Japan
Died: December 23
 43 
Olga Samaroff
(Pianist)
Olga Samaroff
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: May 17
 44 
Caroline Lacroix
(Mistresses)
Caroline Lacroix
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: February 12
 45 
Tony Garnier
(French architect)
Tony Garnier
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 13, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 19
 46 
Ans van Dijk
(Collaborator)
Ans van Dijk
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 14
 47 
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 3
 48 
Kantarō Suzuki
(Political leader)
Kantarō Suzuki
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuze, Izumi, Japan
Died: April 17
 49 
Heitarō Kimura
(Military personnel)
Heitarō Kimura
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Died: December 23
 50 
Maria Mandl
(Prison officer)
Maria Mandl
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Münzkirchen, Austria
Died: January 24