Famous People Who Died In 1948

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.

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 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)

Babe Ruth
22
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
23
Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30

 3 
Mahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

Mahatma Gandhi
152
Listed In: Leaders
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
31
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
15
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
(Military officer)

John J. Pershing
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15

 7 
Zelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist, Socialite)

Zelda Fitzgerald
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10
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 8 
Mileva Marić
(Physicist, Mathematician)

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
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets
Died: May 25

 10 
Harilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)

Harilal Gandhi
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: June 18

 11 
Osamu Dazai
(Author)

Osamu Dazai
2
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)

 12 
Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)

Hugo Boss
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9

 13 

Antonin Artaud
8
Listed In: Writers
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
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 30

 16 
Carole Landis
(Actress)

Carole Landis
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July 5
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 
Claude McKay
(Writer)

Claude McKay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22

 18 

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

 20 
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

 21 
Sergei Eisenstein
(Film Director)

Sergei Eisenstein
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: February 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 22 
Karl Brandt
(Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler)

Karl Brandt
5
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 
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

 25 
Franz Lehár
(Composer)

Franz Lehár
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Komárom, Hungary
Died: October 24

 26 
Arshile Gorky
(Abstract Painter)

Arshile Gorky
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: July 21

Sonny Boy Williamson I
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison County, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 1

 28 
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

 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)

 30 

Yellapragada Subbarow
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhimavaram
Died: August 9

 31 
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

 32 

Folke Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17

 33 
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

 34 
Malcolm Campbell
(Journalist, Racecar driver)

Malcolm Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Died: December 31

 35 
Richard Tauber
(Opera singer)

Richard Tauber
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 8

 36 
Gregg Toland
(Cinematographer)

Gregg Toland
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28

 37 

Therese Brandl
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 1, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staudach-Egerndach, Germany
Died: January 28

Prince Adalbert of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 22

 39 
Louis Lumière
(Inventor of Cinematographer)

Louis Lumière
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: June 6

Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 29

Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: May 27

 42 
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

Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Died: March 13

 44 

Smaranda Braescu
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buciumeni, Romania
Died: February 2

 45 
Denton Welch
(Writer)

Denton Welch
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: December 30

 46 

Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 3

 47 
Earl Carroll
(Theatrical producer)

Earl Carroll
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 17

 48 

Elsa Ehrich
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bredereiche, Fürstenberg/Havel, Germany
Died: October 26

 49 

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 21

 50 
Tony Garnier
(French architect)

Tony Garnier
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 13, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 19