Famous People Who Died In 1949

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1949. This list includes people like Sarojini Naidu, George Gurdjieff, Wallace Beery, Victor Fleming, Birbal Sahni and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, artists, novelists and political leaders who died in 1949. This list includes people from United States, Germany, India & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Sarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)
Sarojini Naidu
66
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: March 2
 2 
Richard Georg Strauss
(Considered a Leading Composer of The Late Romantic & Early Modern Eras)
Richard Georg Strauss
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 8
 3 
Charles Ponzi
(Con Artist)
Charles Ponzi
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 3, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lugo, Italy
Died: January 18
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 4 
Margaret Mitchell
(Writer of 'Gone with the Wind')
Margaret  Mitchell
4
Birthdate: November 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: August 16
 5 
Bill Robinson
5
Birthdate: May 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: November 25
 6 
Frank Morgan
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 18
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
George Gurdjieff
(Russian Philosopher and Spiritual Teacher Known for His Work ‘All and Everything’)
George Gurdjieff
2
Birthdate: 1866 AD
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
Died: October 29
 8 
Wallace Beery
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clay County
Died: April 15
 9 
Nathuram Godse
(Assassin of Indian Independence Leader ‘Mahatma Gandhi’)
Nathuram Godse
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baramati, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 15
 10 
Victor Fleming
(Film Director)
Victor Fleming
2
Birthdate: February 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States
Died: January 6
 11 
Edward Thorndike
(Psychologist)
Edward Thorndike
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9
 12 
Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)
Lead Belly
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 6
 13 
Angela Hitler
(Adolf Hitler's Sister)
Angela Hitler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: October 30
 14 
James Forrestal
(1st United States Secretary of Defense (1947 - 1949))
James Forrestal
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: May 22
 15 
Solomon Guggenheim
(Businessman)
Solomon Guggenheim
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 3
 16 
Robert Ripley
(American Cartoonist and Creator of the Newpaper Panel Series 'Ripley’s Believe It or Not!')
Robert Ripley
0
Birthdate: February 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: May 27
 17 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer' Who Dissolved His Victims in Acid After Killing Them)
John George Haigh
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10
 18 
Elton Mayo
(Psychologist, Professor)
Elton Mayo
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: September 7
 19 
Birbal Sahni
(Palaeobotanist)
Birbal Sahni
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1891 AD
Birthplace: Saharanpur district
Died: April 10
 20 
Amadeo Giannini
(Founder of 'Bank of America')
Amadeo Giannini
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: June 3
 21 
Sigrid Undset
(Novelist)
Sigrid Undset
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kalundborg, Denmark
Died: June 10
 22 
James Ensor
(Painter)
James Ensor
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: November 19
 23 
Aurora Quezon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baler
Died: April 28
 24 
Marcel Cerdan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: October 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Douglas Hyde
(Former President of Ireland)
Douglas Hyde
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castlerea
Died: July 12
 26 
Willard Bean
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States
Died: September 25
 27 
Sam Wood
(Director)
Sam Wood
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Chairil Anwar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medan, Indonesia
Died: April 28
 29 
Ginette Neveu
(Violinist)
Ginette Neveu
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28
Joaquín Torres García
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: August 8
 31 
Kim Gu
(13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea)
Kim Gu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: June 26
 32 
Bill Traylor
(Artist)
Bill Traylor
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benton, Alabama, United States
Died: October 23
 33 
Antoun Saadeh
(Lebanese Politician and Founder of the 'Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)')
Antoun Saadeh
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon
Died: July 8
 34 
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
(Infante Carlos of Spain and Inspector General of the Spanish Army)
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gries-San Quirino, Bolzano, Italy
Died: November 11
 35 
Vasily Degtyaryov
(Former engineer who specialized in weapons design)
Vasily Degtyaryov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: January 16
 36 
Tom Longboat
(Athletics competitor)
Tom Longboat
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: January 9
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Arnold Büscher
(Military officer)
Arnold Büscher
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Died: August 2
 38 
John Neville Keynes
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Died: November 15
 39 
August Krogh
(Zoophysiologist)
August Krogh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grenå
Died: September 13
 40 
Hassan al-Banna
(School teacher)
Hassan al-Banna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El-Mahmoudeya, Egypt
Died: February 12
 41 
José Clemente Orozco
(Mexican Caricaturist and Painter, Who Specialized in Political Murals That Established the 'Mexican Mural Renaissance')
José Clemente Orozco
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
Died: September 7
 42 
Wiley Blount Rutledge
(Justice of the Supreme Court)
Wiley Blount Rutledge
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cloverport, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 10
 43 
Al Shean
(Comedian)
Al Shean
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: August 12
Prince Harald of Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: March 30
 45 
Frank Murphy
(jurist-consultant, lawyer, politician, judge)
Frank Murphy
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19
William Jacob Will Cuppy
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Listed In:
Birthdate: August 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 19
 47 
Friedrich Bergius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Breslau (Wrocław), Germany
Died: March 30
 48 
Carmen Lyra
(Writer)
Carmen Lyra
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: May 14
 49 
Henri Giraud
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Henri Giraud
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 13
 50 
Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
(Indonesia Communist Leader Who Became Sukarno's Rival in the Country's Independence Movement)
Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima Puluh Kota Regency Limapuluh Koto, Dutch East Indies
Died: February 19