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
34
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
34
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
204
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: January 30
 4 
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
 5 
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
 6 
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(The Founder of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: September 11
 7 
Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')
Zelda Fitzgerald
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10
 8 
Osamu Dazai
(Author)
Osamu Dazai
7
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)
 9 
Witold Pilecki
(Polish World War II Cavalry Officer, Intelligence Agent and Resistance Leader)
Witold Pilecki
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets, Russia
Died: May 25
 10 
Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)
Hugo Boss
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9
 11 
D. W. Griffith
(American Director Who is One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of the Motion Picture)
D. W. Griffith
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 23
 12 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
10
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4
 13 
Hideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)
Hideki Tojo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23
Height: 4'9" (145 cm)
 14 
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)
 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
7
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 
Sergei Eisenstein
(Russian Film Director Best Known for His Film 'Battleship Potemkin')
Sergei Eisenstein
4
Birthdate: January 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Charles Evans Hughes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: August 27
 20 
Aldo Leopold
(American Author & Environmentalist Who is Best Known for His Book 'A Sand County Almanac')
Aldo Leopold
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21
 21 
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
 22 
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
 23 
Harry Dexter White
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16
 24 
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
 25 
Karl Brandt
(Physician of German Dictator Adolf Hitler)
Karl Brandt
8
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: June 2
 26 
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
 27 
Franz Lehár
(Austro-Hungarian Composer Known for His Operettas)
Franz Lehár
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Komárom, Hungary
Died: October 24
 28 
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)
 29 
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
Sonny Boy Williamson I
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison County, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 1
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 22
 32 
Gregg Toland
(Cinematographer)
Gregg Toland
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28
 33 
Kurt Schwitters
(German Artist Best Known for His Collages and Relief Constructions)
Kurt Schwitters
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 8
 34 
Samuel P. Bush
(Businessperson)
Samuel P. Bush
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 4, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Orange, USA
Died: February 8
 35 
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
 36 
Harilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)
Harilal Gandhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: June 18
 37 
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
 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 
Kantarō Suzuki
(Political leader)
Kantarō Suzuki
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuze, Izumi, Japan
Died: April 17
 40 
Louis Lumière
(Inventor of Cinematographer)
Louis Lumière
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: June 6
 41 
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
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: May 27
 43 
Monteiro Lobato
(Brazilian Novelist, Children’s Writer and Journalist)
Monteiro Lobato
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taubaté, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: July 4
 44 
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 3
 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 
Yellapragada Subbarow
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhimavaram
Died: August 9
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen
Died: February 17
 48 
Heitarō Kimura
(Military personnel)
Heitarō Kimura
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Died: December 23
 49 
Jan Masaryk
(Czechoslovakia's Foreign Minister From 1940 to 1948)
Jan Masaryk
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: March 10
 50 
Weston Price
(dentist, nutritionist)
Weston Price
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stone Mills
Died: January 23